Re: Cortizone Injections In Spine
I've had an epidural/si combo...haven't heard of a "double" injection. It is painful, especially when 2 are done. And, the pain will last for a day or 2. Hopefully, though, it'll last for a bit and give her relief. Mine usually last 3 weeks.
She also needs to use injections sparingly...more than 3 or 4 a year will typically result in muscle degeneration and bone loss. Since my pain's worse in the winter, I save my injections for then.
I've never been put under...they usually use flouroscopy to guide the injection. I wish her well, and hope this gives her some relief.
Sciatica Diag '01
L3-4 Tear Diag '03
SI Diag '04
Stenosis Diag '06
Bulging Disc L4-5 Diag '06
DDD L3-4 thru L5-S1 Diag '06