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Posted by Brenda Tucker on November 02, 2000 at 09:52:24:

I am hoping someone out there can help me decide if these are for me. I was diagnosed years ago with degenerative disc disease in my neck. My new dr. has said that this is an old term and a new MRI has revealed disc protrusion and spurs at C5-C7. She is recommending epidural injections. I really am leary of letting anyone put a needle in my spine once, let alone 3 times. And if the epidural doesn't hurt, does the steroid? My neck pain is manageable, though I do get dizzy sometimes, and don't get much sleep at night, and sometimes I get muscle spasms down my arm. I am just wondering if these injections will be worth it? She says they will relieve some of the pain, and allow healing. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

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