Re: epidural steroid injections
I feel badly that so many other people are in as much if not more pain than I am. I have had spinal fusions at C2-3, C3-4 and C4-5 in the past year. The second surgery which was for only one fusion didn't help the problems it was supposed to help. I have had two epidural steroid injections and am scheduled for a third as well as a cervical facet injection. The first epidural I had, directly into the neck, caused so much pain I almost passed out. I will NEVER do that again. However, because I have had this problem for ov er 12 years without being treated it could have been that they hit the one nerve that was most irritated. Either way, the injection did not help, thus the operations.
Now I am still having the pain that operation #2 was supposed to fix. have bone spurrs and and a bunch of other things. Am trying these last two injections as a last resort (my second epidural injection did nothing either).
My take on this whole steroid injection thing is that it works great for some people and not at all for others. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/round.gif">
Good luck to you and I sure hope it works !!!