Hi, I have a question regarding cervical cortisone injections. I have had neck pain for a number of years, recently getting a cortisone injection near about C4-5 facet joint on left side. I believe the injection also included some Markaine? (similar to Novacaine?)
Since the injection, my neck has been much worse, especially worsening about 2 days following the injection. I actually have swelling and much achiness on the other side of my neck as well. It was so bad last night I didn't get a lot of sleep.
Any idea what this may be the result of? Would it worsen before it gets better as the initial Markaine wears off?
Not sure what to expect as I've never quite reacted like this to an injection before. Thanks for your input.