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Old 12-02-2003, 07:12 AM   #1
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Post Coccygeal Injections

Hi,

I have an undiagnosed back complaint. I have had x-ray / MRI etc but nothing has been found yet. The pain I get (along with other symptoms) is in my coccyx area and my consultant has said that he would like to do coccygeal injections.

The procedure is done under a general anaethetic.

I have two questions:

1) I am told that the only risk is infection, does anybody here dispute that or have had any bad problems with it?

2) For the general anaethetic to be admininstered - I have to have a cannula placed in the back of the hand. I have been told by people that this can be very painful. Has anybody here had that done and would they say it was painful?

Thanks

Shaun

 
Old 12-05-2003, 12:42 AM   #2
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Re: Coccygeal Injections

I guess nobody here has had this procedure done then?

There must be people who have had a cannula placed for general anaesthetic?

I would really appreciate your input if you have had this done, I know it sounds ridiculous but I have such a phobia of needles - it is worrying me!

Thanks

Shaun

[QUOTE=shaunc2345]Hi,

I have an undiagnosed back complaint. I have had x-ray / MRI etc but nothing has been found yet. The pain I get (along with other symptoms) is in my coccyx area and my consultant has said that he would like to do coccygeal injections.

The procedure is done under a general anaethetic.

I have two questions:

1) I am told that the only risk is infection, does anybody here dispute that or have had any bad problems with it?

2) For the general anaethetic to be admininstered - I have to have a cannula placed in the back of the hand. I have been told by people that this can be very painful. Has anybody here had that done and would they say it was painful?

Thanks

Shaun[/QUOTE]

 
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Old 12-05-2003, 04:59 AM   #3
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Re: Coccygeal Injections

Shaun,

I just saw your post. I have had 'caudal injections'. They are steroid injections into the caudal area which Did help w/ my coccyx/tailbone pain. But....the anesthesia was not general. General is when they completely knock you out. I w/b very surprised if they would do that for an injection.

Yes, I had the 'in the hand' thing. That is for light sedation and in case they need to get you hooked up to any other fluids/meds.

My first caudal was painful mainly bcuz the inflammation was very severe - had been building up for 3+ years. The second was easier and the combo helped me w/ that pain Tremendously!

Hope this helps a little.

Karen

 
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