Re: Cortisone Injection in neck??
You may find more answers on the Spinal Cord Disorders page as it's where neck problems are discussed or even perhaps on the Pain Management board.
If you've had problems with oral steroids you can have some of the same with injections BUT ESI seem to have less of an effect on most people than oral steroids.
For years I got ESI in my neck and did well. Then they stopped working and I eventually had surgery. Later on my PM doctor thought additional ESI may help ongoing symptoms and after a few cycles (1 injection every 2 weeks for 3 injections per 6 month period) I started having some "typical" steroid side effects like insatiable hunger and steroid related hot flashes so I avoid them now.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08