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Update On My Next Step-Injection

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Well, I have just received my first Epidural Injection in my neck yesterday. The spine specialist I am seeing at first tried the trigger point shots in my shoulder and neck, but they didn't work so he had me get the Epidural injection. The doctor numbed my neck and kept putting the injection in, but he kept hitting my bone. I could hear it grind everytime. He tried to inject me in between C5-C6, but he couldn't get it in. After trying so many times it really started to hurt. He ended up going in between C7-T1 just fine. He said my neck was too narrow to inject me where he wanted it to go in. I am still pretty sore from the injection, but I will live. i just hope this works for me. I would like to prolong surgery as long as I can. Thanks for listening.



  • did your PM doctor use x-ray (flouroscopy) when he was giving the injection? I'm just curious. My 2nd and 3rd shots were very painful that day and day after because he said he hit bone, but he did end up getting it in there eventually (I didn't even know he was hitting bone). Sorry to hear about that.

  • Yes the doctor used the flouroscopy. He said he could see a narrow opening, but everytime he tried he just couldn't get that needle to go in. It's been a couple days now and I am feeling better than I have. Thanks for your reply.
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