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I had a C6-7 ESI about 3 months ago.
I was having horrible left sided pain between the shoulder blades & left tricep numbness, tingling & weakness. Neurosurgeon diagnosed "disk flattening" C6-7 from MRI and said to try the injection. I was nervous but it was fairly painless. (I almost freaked when he told me they inject from the front) I noticed the pain went from the normal burning to a deep ache. Anyone else relate?
I also noticed the pain switched sides over to the right for a few days. I have no idea why. The burning relief seemed to last for about 10 days and began to creep back. Now the doctor is recommending fusion sugery. The pain can be unbearable at times. Any suggestions?
It's expensive, but I get no relief from Tylenol, Advil, Lexapro (my current meds).
Do I have any other options?

Thanks in advance
Quote from marbelmo:
I had a C6-7 ESI about 3 months ago.
I was having horrible left sided pain between the shoulder blades & left tricep numbness, tingling & weakness. Neurosurgeon diagnosed "disk flattening" C6-7 from MRI and said to try the injection. I was nervous but it was fairly painless. (I almost freaked when he told me they inject from the front) I noticed the pain went from the normal burning to a deep ache. Anyone else relate?
I also noticed the pain switched sides over to the right for a few days. I have no idea why. The burning relief seemed to last for about 10 days and began to creep back. Now the doctor is recommending fusion sugery. The pain can be unbearable at times. Any suggestions?
It's expensive, but I get no relief from Tylenol, Advil, Lexapro (my current meds).
Do I have any other options?

Thanks in advance



I think you should get a second opinion before rushing in to surgery expecially if you are not having any loss of sensation or control of your arms or fingers.

Carol