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Posted by alan zykofsky on November 03, 2000 at 01:46:40:

In Reply to: Epidural Injections 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.

epidurals could work depending onhow bad the injury is. i know that i have been through 4 sereies of epidurals in 3 years, for my lumbar spine, and they did not work for me. the msin reasons why they did not work is i have permanent nerve damageand other major disc problems.
they aare painless and should make you feel better right away, and you will know if they work within a 2 week peoid. i would do thm to see if they work,and the steriods have never given me any problems. you have nothing to less,but the pain you are suffering from. goodluck>

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