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SI injection

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Anonymous (not verified)
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SI injection

I just returned from one of my Dr.s' and He's scheduling me for a SI injection (Lidocan & Celestrol). I'm not really clear on this type of injection, The nurse was rather rude and didn't explain herself very well when I asked "I want to know what type of injection is this and what is going into my body". I have to have a "driver" and wait an hour post injection to see what reaction I may encounter.
Silverfoxdjr

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TerriJV (not verified)
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hi

first do your homework on this.
make sure the dr does them all the time.
the dr i went to , this is his job all day. about 30 or so a day.

my experience was good. i actually got nervous for nothing.
they used a fluroscope which is a guided xray so they know they have the right spot.

i was on my belly and they cleaned the area.
then they injected the novicane. yes uncomfy but only for like 3 seconds.

then they did the medication. it was alot of pressure. like a large person standing on your tush. yes it hurt BUT that also only lasted about 5 seconds.

i sat in the office for about 15 minutes. i felt no pain at all when done. the issue i had was i went to get up and my one leg was numb. so they sat me back down. the numbness went away the following day.
hubby did take the day off and thank goodness he did. i looked like limpy trying to walk to the car.
then i came home took a med and rested the rest of the night.
i was a bit sore but nothing major at all.

i wish you the best of luck and if your not comfortable w/ the dr i would look around a bit more.
they explained everything in detail to me. even through the procedure.
i had the dr, nurse and xray tech in with me.

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Get the Info First!

Hi Silverfoxdjr.

There is no question, that the doctor/nurse needs to explain to you in detail what actual procedure they are doing.

There are a number of different types of Spinal Injections.
The one that Terri describes is the Epidural Spinal Injection.

When you mentioned Lidocaine, my first reaction would be that the doctor is talking about Trigger Point Injections.
I tried looking up Celestrol, but could not find anything about it. Epidurals include some type of cortisone makeup.

But, the bottom line, make sure that you get all the details before the injection. Before any of my Epidurals, my doctors provided me with a detailed pages of what the procedure was, how it was to be done and what to expect afterwards.

Never go into any medical procedure without first understanding what is being done and what is to be expected.

Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Moderator
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Silverfoxdjr (not verified)
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Thanks Gang

Thanks for your input. As I mentioned, the nurse that I asked about the procedure, just wasn't "with it" at the time. She apparently was preoccupied with many other task. But I will certainly obtain all the information needed before I have this procedure done.
Today, the day after the Dr. gave me an evaluation, my pain levels are screamin' mad. I'm in what you may consider, an awkward position as a patient right now. I'm in the middle of changing med. facilities for better types of treatment, and now, I'm wondering if I did the right thing. I suppose you'd have to wear my boots to understand this. As always, Prayers to those in pain. To Ron Di, I may have mispelled the Celestoral in my first post.
Silverfoxdjr

DoxieCity04 (not verified)
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I had my SJI and Facet Injection two days ago :(

I just got mine not to long ago and I'm still in some great deal of pain. My butt feels like its going to fall off, and they had a hard time getting an IV started my veins roll and disapear plus I have tough skin. I still sit with a pillow under my butt and last night I had a hard time trying to get to sleep due to the Sciatica nerve being pinched. Anyways, I'm starting to feel some of the pain back but not all of it praise GOD!!!

How is yours doing now?
Getting any relief?

Actually right now I'm having pain on the back side of my hip next to where the injection sites are. I have six little holes. I've iced it got in the hot shower tried heating pad and takin meds. Some relief but I still jump when the pain is throbbing or stabbing.
Thanks for listening
One Nation Under GOD!!!!
Misty

janiel123 (not verified)
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Worked for me...

I got injections into both my SI joints in May. I have also had an ESI injection and 4 facet injections, and I must say the SI injections are the only ones that gave me relief.

They gave me the option of being sedated for the procedure (I would definitely recommend that route - it's not unbearably painful, but it's just more pleasant if you don't have to lie there freaking out about it!) I really don't remember any of it. The injections were done right above my butt crack at an angle...All I could see afterwards were two tiny needle marks. I had some pain at the injections site immediately following, and some numbness down my legs. This all went away within a few days.

The relief was quite noticeable for my hip pain (I have cysts on both my SI joints). The only downside was that the majority of the pain relief last for only 2 weeks or so.

It's a very simple and relatively painless procedure, that I would be quick to do again. You only spend about 15 minutes back in the OR where they do the injections, and another 30 minutes or so in the recovery area for them to monitor you.

Good luck - hope you have a positive and pain relieving experience!

Janiel

semper (not verified)
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Hello

Hi, I just had my second TF LESI on Wed and it is WONDERFUL to be almost pain free. They sedate me before my injection and the only painful thing is the IV itself. I would do my homework and know exactly what the Dr is going to do. Best to you and hope everything goes great!!!!
Semper

semper (not verified)
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Hello

Hi, I just had my second TF LESI on Wed and it is WONDERFUL to be almost pain free. They sedate me before my injection and the only painful thing is the IV itself. I would do my homework and know exactly what the Dr is going to do. Best to you and hope everything goes great!!!!
Semper

semper (not verified)
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Hello

Hi, I just had my second TF LESI on Wed and it is WONDERFUL to be almost pain free. They sedate me before my injection and the only painful thing is the IV itself. I would do my homework and know exactly what the Dr is going to do. Best to you and hope everything goes great!!!!
Semper

Doreeen (not verified)
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Trigger shot injections

I am new to this site and just joined today. I've been researching back pain for a year and a half and have had all sorts of therapies and injections. I had 4 epidurals which did nothing. Yesterday I went to a new doctor who recommended and gave me a trigger shot of cortisone in the spot that has caused me the most problems. I went alone and was very whoosy after the shot. I stayed in the office until I felt well enough to leave. I forgot that cortisone gives me the sweats and mild chest disomfort. I was up half the night sweating.I feel for all of you here but it was nice to realize I'm not alone. Wave