I got a call that I was taken off the wait list after over a year for the pain clinic near me, and that if I'm interested in "injection therapy" I should call for an appointment. I'm just not sure. It seems like any sort of injection therapy given to individuals with AS turns out to give results that vary from terrible to no effect. I don't often hear of this helping. Maybe you all have some input. Thanks :)
I have had a few epidural injections and facet joint injections and they did help me. Nothing last forever though.
Very minimal help for me.But it's because of Opioid problems.They try shots before doing more detailed treatments such as surgery etc..
Sadie from my personal experience, if back pain is caused by stenosis or otherwise pinched or damaged nerves then steroid injections will help. If your pain is caused by AS then steroid injections are not effective. I go back to my rheumatologist next week and hopefully he will try a biologic infusion. NSAIDS such as Aleve or Motrin may provide some relief but since I take a blood thinner I cannot use them. Biologics are the only thing that may give some relief. The down side is they will lower your immune system. I still use pain management because opioids also give some relief. I wish you success in your decisions. I will be adding you to my team.
I used to be on Humera and noted less joint pain. I came off of it and the pain has been increasing after a year. My daughter didn’t work well on Humera. All I can say is try until you find something that works for you, keep it. Everyone has different reactions. My daughter didn’t work well on Humera.