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Old 12-10-2003, 02:19 AM   #1
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Question Facet Block shots? Risks? Benefits?

Hi All,

My C6 above my titanum plate at C7 is buldging a bit, and sending some pain at different times of the day down to my hand, sometimes its a lot of pain and numbness, others not so much. Ive had some trigger point injections, and Vioxx, now they have suggested a Facet block but have not told me the risks, Im not in that much pain that I can't deal, sometimes its bad, but if a Facet has risks, please let me know

Thanks SOOOO much
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Old 12-12-2003, 05:11 PM   #2
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Re: Facet Block shots? Risks? Benefits?

Nobody has any input about the facet blocks? I'd love to hear myself about these, since I'm considering them also to determine if a major part of my pain is being generated there. I'm just tired of getting stuck with needles between the epidurals that didn't work and the trigger point injections that helped but only short term. If the facet injections had reasonable hope of helping, I'll pursue them, but I haven't heard enough good input yet to start forming an educated opinion. I hope some folks out there have something to share with us.

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Originally Posted by mdla
Hi All,

My C6 above my titanum plate at C7 is buldging a bit, and sending some pain at different times of the day down to my hand, sometimes its a lot of pain and numbness, others not so much. Ive had some trigger point injections, and Vioxx, now they have suggested a Facet block but have not told me the risks, Im not in that much pain that I can't deal, sometimes its bad, but if a Facet has risks, please let me know

Thanks SOOOO much

 
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