I had my 1st injection yesterday, and stumbled upon this forum while trying to better understand my condition and options. I was diagnosed with "facet disease"....L5 I think was what they told me. Anyway, it was explained to me that I had severe arthritis. Ive had a great deal of pain for 3 months now, from my lower back, running down my left leg. I finally gave up and went for the MRI, hence the diagnosis.
My injection went well and I have been moving about today some. Kinda sore at the point of injection and Ive had a couple of bad moments of pain, but I have felt better. As I understand it, hopefully the results will continue to improve over the next few days. They want me to have a total of 3 injections, a week apart from each other. One thing I noted from reading posts here was that some talked about the use of a fluoroscope in the injection process? Thats was not used in my process :SS
and now Im somewhat concerned. Actually, when it came time for my injection, I was placed in and upright siting position on the side of the bed and simply given the injection. Does this sound right to any of you? It went ok....no issues afterwards and I felt relief as soon as it was done. But now....Im left wondering how they knew what they were doing if this instrument was not used. Ok....it makes me a little paranoid...lol.
Anyway, I plan to post my continued experiences here so that it may benefit others.
Best wishes to all of you here for relief of your suffering.