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ESI, now really stiff

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I have a disc bulge in my c-4. I have had pain from it for over two years, I just got my first esi done today. I feel stiff and in pain. It hurts to turn my head from side to side or up or down. Is this normal? I'm just hoping that this will go away by tommorrow. Any insight would be great because I feel horrible and disappointed right now.
Thanks, Jennifer


  • Put ice on the injection spot to help the inflammation. I had lumber injections and had a heavy stiffness that lasted a few days and didn't feel relief until 8 days after. Having had just the 3rd ESI on Saturday I feel almost free of any sciatica. I'm sleeping alot more and don't know if that's related but it's nice to sleep more than 8 hours and not feel any backpain. Anyway it takes time to work and contact the Dr. if no relief. Take care. 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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