I had a Cervical epidural steroid injection at C6/7 along with bilateral nerve blocks at the foraman (I think).
An Ortho surgeon with 20 years of flawless injections did the procedure 2pm Thursday.
I have instability at C6 with spinal cord compression.
He thought we would try steroids first before fusing C6/7
So....After the injection my shoulder went numb along with the outside of my neck.
That night, I was in so much pain at my C6 area that I went to the ER and got Toradol and Ativan for the severe pain and panic.
Friday I slept OK with no pain meds.
Saturday night, 48 hours later, the pain is still intense!!!!! No fever, pain mostly in the neck and base of skull.
Doc said I need to manage the pain for a few days until the steroids kicks in.
I'm half way into day three and no relief!!!
Anyone ever have this problem?