cervical DDD, arthritis, bone spur help herniated disc!
I was diagnosed with Cervical degenerative disc disease in C-2,3,4,5,6 and 7, arthritis with a bone spur and a herniated disc two years ago and my doctor refered me to a pain management physician for a series of "steroid injections" which I had the first of. After that first shot though the inside of my arm has been numb and I haven't felt any relief in my neck. With the neck exersises that I learned in therapy, I have felt pretty ok and have been able to control the pain with migraine meds. but two weeks ago I must have turned my head wrong or something and now I'm in terrible pain again.
I'm really cautious and nervous about getting those shots again but I know that's what my MD will be subscribing. I do realize that it's much less invasive than surgery and I would prefer injections over anything major but I would like to know if anyone has had these injections that could maybe reasure me or give me your opinion on the matter.
To be quite honest I believe that the doc. who gave me the injection was probably a quack to begin with, he hardly said a word to me in his office and like a dumby I went ahead with the prosedure. Even after he was done he never talked to my husband who was sitting in the waiting room. I wasn't able to walk on my own either, my legs were numb and my husband had to carry me in the house but I was not even adviced that that might happen. And wouldn't you know it, he's not even here in my town anymore. He left a few months after I had the procedure. Well not that I would go back to him anyway!
Could someone give me some input and maybe let me know how this procedure is supposed to go???
Thank you for any help that I can get!!!
Last edited by eyecnn; 01-01-2006 at 10:16 PM.
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