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First ESI today....

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Spinal Injections
I am having my first esi today at two this afternoon. This is cervical for left arm and shoulder. Sure has been a long road finding a good PM clinic. Its hard to believe its been 16 months since I got diagnosed with cervical issues [was being treated for arthritis in shoulder] Trying to stay postitive here and hope for the best. :S Hopeing everyone finds some peace today.....Mike
Side note: When the PM doc wrote the script for c-esi and I took it to check out they entered it as caudal esi lumbar not cervical esi. Could have caused some confusion today when I bring in my MRI and check in. Alway got to watch that the I,s are dotted and T,s are crossed don't you?


  • Just stopping by to wish you the best outcome with the ESI I hope it brings you some pain relief.

    Let us know how it went when your able O:)
  • I hope they do the right epi. Mine is caudal which is lumber. Hope they get it right. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • Thanks guys! and yes they did get it right!!! In and out in less than 2 hours. Soreness at the injection site just below C7,some nausea,and I can't do chin to chest this morning in my ROM routine. The IV left a bigger mark than the ESI. I was aware the entire procedure even with valium,etc.. felt a cold stick and mild pressure thats about it! They wheeled me into a recovery area with warm blankets,cable TV,and fountain drinks {ahh! sierra mist with IV valium,lol!!] After 30 min. of BP monitoring I went home. Let you know in a couple of days how its going.
    Thanks again...Mike
  • I am so jealous.I have cervicle DDD and when I get my injections I don't get IV's or anything to relax me or for the pain.All they do is give me a numbing agent injection and then proceed with the ESI...and it HURTS.I'd have liked to have had the IV's with the relaxing and pain meds as I've read about.

    Why do I feel this anger at my Dr(who I really like)for not offering this to me??? Honestly I feel like a jealous kid who didn't get a toy she wanted right now..[ugh]

    Michael~I really hope that your injection is successful,and yes you have to 'watch' them*lol*.When I had my surgeries I actually had to mark which foot they were doing(with a black marker) so that they didn't get them mixed up..and THEY advised me to do this.Scary huh?
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