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My Nuerosurgeon frowned upon epidural injection for cervical herniations so I haven't any experience to share with epidurals.

Good luck to you Brightlightplac, an EMG was used on me 4 months after the herniation to confirm that it was the C6-C7 nerve compression causing the pain and weakness. An EMG is good for confirming the notions of the NS (the EMG revealed false nerve irregularities from C4 on down to T1), but not very good at pinpointing other trouble. An EMG is very uncomfortable but a necessary evil in my opinion. I hope the epidural will reduce the inflamation enough for you to get on with your life. I know the pain and weakness was a show-stopper for me.
[COLOR=Indigo][CENTER][B]Hello Everyone :wave: [/B] [/CENTER]

[INDENT]I had 3 lumbar epidurals and one cervical epidural. I had the lumbar injection's in my doctor's pain management office but the cervical one had to be done in the pain management at the hospital. All of these injection's did not give me any pain relief but instead caused me more pain. While I have read of other's getting some pain relief, this is why I had continued with the injection's and prayed that with time, that I too would get pain relief. But if I would have known then what I know now, I would have not continued with so many of the epidural's. If the first two didn't work, I should have stopped then. Also I should have medically researched them on the internet. My suggestion is for those of you who have not read, "The Burton Report," to please do so. This report tells you what the doctor's do not. I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend.[/INDENT]

[CENTER][B] :angel: Jeanne :angel: [/B] [/CENTER] [/COLOR]
Posterolateral Fusion & Infuse with Laminectomy & Discectomy on L4,L5,S1
June 2003
Instrumentation = 2 Rods, 6 Screws, 2 Disc Spacers
[B]FBSS[/B]-Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Straightening of the Normal Cervical Lordosis.
Mild Congenital Narrowing of the Spinal Canal.
C4-5, C5-6, C6-7 Herniated Discs
C4-5 & C5-6 , Cord Flattening at these levels.
[B]Bilateral Distal Peroneal Neuropathy
Bilateral Chronic L4 versus L5 Radiculopathy
Bilateral Frozen Shoulder
Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis,
Tendonosis, Pre-Diabetic, Anemia, Asthma,
Acid Reflux, Migraine's, Sleep Apnea[/B][/COLOR]

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