Re: back problems for three years/Im only 23
Hi, ruptured discs would explain the pain. I have had a few of the injections. Mine were given under sedation, so I was in la la land and barely remember them. This is the next course of treatment for a herniation after trying PT. I would ask your doc how these are going to be done so you know what to expect. They are supposed to do these under floroscope, ( x-ray ) now, to get the exact right area. Also, I will only have them under sedation, some people do not. I go into same day surgery at the hospital, am given a gown to put on, then an IV, then taken into an operating like room, and moved onto a table on my stomach. Then I am sedated. I barely remember or feel a thing, just a little. The injections are done, then I am taken back to my original room and monitored. I stay in there about an hour or so, for the sedation to wear off and I am able to walk. I have to have a ride home after that. At home I sleep on and off a few more hours. You really should have somebody stay with you at home for about 4 more hours if you have the sedation, as a person is still sedated but can walk around and do things and say things and not remember. The hospital calls the next day to see how my night went. Good luck and I hope you get some pain relief.