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butterbeanbbutterbean Posts: 20
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all, I was given a Torodol injection a while back for some acute shoulder and arm pain. My question is has anyone else had one of these injections? It helped my arm and shoulder pain for several weeks. Maybe it could help some of those with acute back and neck pain...It did nothing for my chronic lumbar problems.
just a thought...butterbean


  • Nice of you to come and share your positive experience with others. It's information sharing that helps us interact better with our surgeons.

    I have not had injections but I'm sure other who have will chime in with their experience.
  • When my back pain started escalating 4 or so years ago, I was seen by my GP's partner as an emergency... he gave me a shot of torodol in the back and said it might give me an hour or four relief... I think I got about an hour of slightly lesser pain? It allowed me to get home again and back into bed....but it didn't last :( I wish it had as I've heard from people that it worked better for. It's so great that you got so much relief from it!

    I've been in such a state this week that I'm actually considering calling the gp and seeing if we could give it a try again. Maybe it has to do with where you get it? When I got it he shot me on the left side of my back at about where a granny-panty line would be?
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  • I can't take NSAIDS at all. I have read about Toradol, wish I could try it!
  • Clandy, they gave me the shot in the hip or butt if you will...I have talked with my doc and he says they can only give it a few times a year...I have never heard of it being targeted at a certain point...
    Good luck all
  • Hey Butterbean :)

    That's what the partner told me as well, only a few times a year and it either works or it doesn't! I didn't know if it was targeted or not, but now from what you've said, it sounds not :) I'm still so very glad that you're getting some relief from it!

    Sometimes it just takes less pain in one place to make all the others feel not as bad, yanno?
    ...if things don't pick up this week, I'll ask my GP what he thinks about trying it again... even if it just helps a bit in some joints it would be an improvement!

    Take care and keep feeling better!!
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  • I had a torodol injection to help get me thru one of my MRI's and it didn't do anything for me.
  • I had a torodol injection after my 3 round of epidural steroid injections. The Torodol worked for about 3 hours or so in my Lumbar region. It's basically a mild pain killer I think. Correct me if I am wrong. Either way, It didn't have much effect long term on the pain
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