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Facet Joint Injections

charryccharry Posts: 5,660
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Spinal Injections
Hi Everyone, I had my 3rd epidural on Saturday and for the first time Facet joint injections for my arthropathy and my back is feeling a little better. I can turn a little better and I don't feel the "grinding" or hear it when I turn. Also my radiculopathy to my foot is much improved and there is hardly any more tingling or pain. I'm glad I went to this 2nd pain management Dr. or I would've received more useless trigger point injections from that 1st pm Dr. who wanted to do 10 weeks of epis. Anyways just to let you know those pain injections helped. Have a more painfree day everyone. 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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Comments

  • >:D< >:D< take it easy, and get well soon >:D< >:D<






    Angie
  • hi

    glad to hear injection aiding your back and leg,well done and take it easy.......

    :H karen
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  • I just had an injection in the facet joint by my new pm doc and the pain went down some. If this is the pain generator what is usually the next step?
  • hiya >:D< welcome to spine health :D Thats good if its helping you :D . The next step depends on your PM doctor :?




    Angie x
  • Is sometimes a rhizotomy (nerve burn) which has worked very well for me.
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  • charryccharry Posts: 5,660
    edited 12/03/2017 - 2:58 PM

    I've had RFA nerve burn done for several years now and the pain is gone for one or 2 years now. I still have some pain through and now every lumbar upper S1-s2 discs are herniated.

    I feel like a squeezing pressure in my spine. I guess that's the feeling of all my discs being herniated and DDD. Its not pleasant. 

    Hope everyone is okay! 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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