Not sure if I'm posting this in the right place. Here's the situation: I have a synovial cyst in my spine/neck which is pushing down on a nerve, causing a pinched nerve and refers pain to my Right arm/hand. The pain is getting so bad, I can't do daily activities without being in pain (writing, laundry etc.) I'm also up at night in pain, even when my arm is resting.
My spine specialist is recommending cortisone injections which are given like an epidural. I'm very nervous about getting an injection in my spine but if it gets rid of this pain and gives me my life back it will be worth it.
Has anyone experienced what I have described? (I'm still really confused about how the cyst got there and how this all started) Has anyone had cortisone shots and did they help? How many did you have before the pain was gone?
Last edited by leila20; 05-27-2009 at 12:02 PM.