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.