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hi im der,i m geting a cortizon injection in c6 but what he is doing is injecting me half way down back as there is a funnel tunnel there that will travel up to c6,thats the way he operates as he told me he doesnt inject into neck as he worried he would hit an atrery,i have posts in spinal disorders lokk them up
hi im der,i m geting a cortizon injection in c6 but what he is doing is injecting me half way down back as there is a funnel tunnel there that will travel up to c6,thats the way he operates as he told me he doesnt inject into neck as he worried he would hit an atrery,i have posts in spinal disorders lokk them up
Hello all. I'm new to this forum and just wanted to add my experiences thus far. I have a herniated c-7 disk which has kept me out of work for 9 months now. I am finally going for epidural injections, had 2 and am going for my 3rd and final injection in a few days. the injection procedure itself is a piece of cake, I go into the pain management clinic, get taken right in and with IV sedation I feel nothing at all. The only pain if you can call it that is the initial IV going into my arm before they take me in. As far as relief is concerned I can't say it has been helping. My 2nd injection left a burning sensation in my middle to lower back which I'm told may have been caused by hitting a nerve during the procedure. I'm still having numbness in my fingers and pain in my neck and back. Looks like surgery is around the corner!!!
Debi
I had a cervical epidural just after I had my neck injury. I had tried oral steroids before and failed but the result from the epidural was miraculous - my pain and weakness was improved within 24 hours. I've been told that 90% of neck problems resolve with time plus epidurals, pt etc - I'm one of the 10%. The pain relief actually lasted over a month but then returned, there were other factors contributing to the reoccurence of symptoms. However the epidural was wonderful and not painful.

A couple of things you should check out. Firstly, make sure the injection is done under xray guidance to make sure the needle is in the correct spot. Also, there is one approach called transforaminal which most people do not do any more as this has been known to produce nerve damage. The other type of cervical epidural is extremely safe.

Good luck, hope it does the trick.
W





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