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Old 02-07-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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Question Facet Joint Injections anyone?

Hello fellow pain suffers. Can anyone help me understand what I will be goin thru on monday. conscious sedation? just local block and pain after proceedure. Did you get up right a way as normal or did you stick around for awhile? Leave with any RXs for pain or was that not necessary.Thanks for any help is appreciated.

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Old 02-08-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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Re: Facet Joint Injections anyone?

I had facet joint injections (4 of them) just over a week ago. I wasn't sedated or anything. For me personally, it was no where near as bad as I was assuming it would be after reading here. It wasn't fun, but I wasn't in pain either. More 'uncomfortable'. I stood up right away after the procedure, but was a bit dizzy. They took me to another room where I sat with ice on my neck for 15 min. and then my husband drove me home (I was still dizzy). I was quite sore at the injection spots (for a few days actually) and the nurse recommended that I use ice.. I also took a few ibuprofen, but was not given, nor did I need, any pain medication. Hope that helps some, I know how nervous I was prior to my injections. I'm going in for another set and feel no anxiety about it now that I've gone through it once.

Old 02-08-2010, 10:29 PM   #3
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Re: Facet Joint Injections anyone?

Thanks Soon2bmommy. I had it today bilater 4/5, 5/6. Painful experince, I think I too have a follow up in three wks. Thanks for posting painfulneck

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Re: Facet Joint Injections anyone?

I've had one facet injection and will be going for another one soon. I had conscious sedation and it wasn't too bad. It is seemed a little different than the epidurals I've had in the lumbar area. I thought it would be worse than it was. Good luck.

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