Hi I have severe nerve pain from the top of my spine and neck which causes extreme pain in my neck shoulder and right arm. I also have a painful pulling sensation in my neck. Can anyone advise if this injection will help with the pain as my mst, gabapentin and oramorph are not working?
My pain mgmt doctor went straight to nerve ablation (burning the nerves, which grow back in about 6 months). I have only fonr right side of lower back ( I think L1-5) Its too soon for me to recommend it because i still have pain on that side but I'm thinking the remaining pain is from my SI joint because of the AS or arthritis of the SI joint. Not sure. Still a bit new to this and still looking for relief from lower back and buttock pain.
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I have had injections in both shoulders. They did help a lot & was painfree for a few years. There is a limit to how many you can have.
It does help some but as people will tell you after time they may be less effective. When you get the shot it can take up to a week to notice the difference. Only bad thing is the pain generally comes back weeks before your next injections.
Hi rosemary. I saw my neurologist yesterday and he advised due to me previously having 2 discs in my neck replaced an operation in the last option as I could eventually end up with no movement in my neck as the replaced discs don't do the job of discs so the normal discs over compansate. Due to there only being 5 discs in cerviical spine the other 2 would have to work harder. He has advised injection of anti inflammitories and pain relief. I'm only 48 so hoping the injection works.. I really feel for you. I don't know if I could handle this pain for the rest of my life. Xx
For some people it works. My first spinal injection worked but the 2nd did not. I can not have any more because I have a terrible reaction to the steroid. They did a chemical burn of the right side of my sciatica nerve. This helped for 20 years. I finally had to have my fusion surgery but it is 30 years later, I was taking gabbapen- 300mg 4 times a day and it helped but only masked the pain.The muscle relaxers did nothing. I am one month out of my surgery. I now only take 1 300mg gabapentin a day, I am now waiting for therapy, but I have slight pain in my back and butt but hopefully it will get better after therapy, but now it is more muscle pain not nerve. I do feel so much better for the constant pain and bladder and intestinal issues.
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