Discussions that mention demerol

Spinal Cord Disorders board

Prior to my surgery about three months prior, they tried steriod injection. Basically its cortisone that is injected into the epidural space where the problem is happening. Mine was c4-5. Its done in the OR with an anesthesiologist. The procedure took about two minutes however I was at the hospital for three hours waiting. Prior to having the injection, they gave me versed. This barely worked and I remember the whole thing, but you could probably ask for more. The injection wasn't that painful until after. When they were finished they gave me a demerol injection and I was released with a driver. The first three days it hurt the worse, I felt alot of pressure in my spine. Overall, its not too bad, it just didn't work for me. However I hear that some people respond very well to the injections. Hope it works well for you.