So I got these C2/C3 joint injection and 3rd occipital nerve block shots yesterday. I didn't notice a decrease in pain...it's seemed to be steady or even slightly increased after the injection. Does it get better after a couple days?
I had C5C6C7 ACDF in Jan 2013, but had still been battling pain at the upper left side of my neck at the base of the skull. Since the pain is in a different location from where the surgery took place....my ortho/physio doctor/chiropractor feel that it's in the C2/C3 region. The pain is around a 3-4 (on scale of 1-10) but it's pretty constant all day and gets me depressed.