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Injection for Pain

GreyEagleGGreyEagle Posts: 350
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Pain Management
I've noticed pain in my left arm especially increasing in recent weeks. I'm waiting for my neurosurgeon to settle on which surgery he is going to perform. He is having me see a second opinion neurosurgeon to make that determination.

He has talked about c-5 to c-6 acdf. He has talked about laminectomy on that level. Until then we are dealing with pain management. Currently I'm on 15 mg morphine extended release tabs 2x a day and vicodin 5/500 1x a day.

Since my pain has increased my DO has ordered a cortisone injection into my neck this next friday. I had an injection in the same part of my neck about a month and a half ago. That one was a diagnosticEagle c-6 nerve root block and was positive.

So, we'll see how that injection goes.

Ken GreyEagle


  • Good luck with your cortisone injection....
  • I had my injection into the C-6 nerve root of my Cervical Spine on Thursday. The doctor said he injected something to numb the area followed by cortizone.

    The documentation they gave me indicated it could take a few days before the cortizone kicks in. So far my pain levels are the same as before. There were no guarantees this would work. Its worth the try.

    I see the 'second opinion' neurosurgeon a week from this coming thursday, Dec 18th, referred by my primary neuro. He will hopefully pinpoint what surgery should be done in which spot(s) on my cervical spine.

    Upates to follow as I know more.

    Ken GreyEagle
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