I am looking for information on cervical epidurals.
I will be having one soon. I don't know anything about them I know that I will be awake witha local anesthetic. Does it hurt? How long will this needle be in my neck? Will I have immediate relief? Or any relief at all. If so, for how long? I know that I can not drive myself. Will I be alright after I get home? Can I go to work the following day?
If anyone has had this done I would LOVE your input!
I has ACDF c 5-6 on 08/08/08. Since then I have only gotten worse. My surgeon referred me to pain management, as he did not know why I was still in so much pain because he "fixed" my neck. Now he has left the state.
My first visit with the pain dr. was yesterday. He was very concerned because it was he who referred me to the surgeon ( same clinic) for my c 3/4 disc was herniated & crushing my spineal cord. He is now going to refer me to 2 different surgeons to get thier opinions also.
Oh Boy! I am not happy at all. I want this to end. I so hate being this way. I just want some relief. I thought that's what I would have after the surgery. I was convinced by the surgeon that I would be better. Now look at me.
Again I would love any advice & input anybody may have for me.
Thank You! Kim