Ok! I have had epidurals and whatnot before. BUT they have been in my L5 area's. My SI joint is all messed up and causing pain. And to be honest with you I think the L4 is messed up also. I wont get another MRI until October.
ANYWAY...As far as the procedure goes I get that it is basically the same as my prior injections. I guess my questions are the following:
1) Is the injection done more in the hip area or at the base of the spine where the pelvic bone meets up?
2) Do you need to request to be knocked out for the procedure?
3)Is it any more painful then the injections in the L5 or spine are itself?
I have read on here that a lot of you are sedated a little while getting the injection. The injections I had before were uncomfortable while they were being done and I dont know if I should request being medicated while the procedure is done. I do want to be because I am so overly sensitive when it comes to my lower back because of my issues. I have had a doc try to do a steriod injection before and he was unable to do it because it hurt so stinking bad. And I dont want to get there and then not be able to do it.
Anyway thanx in advance to everyone!