Pain Clinic Injections?

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  • #33712
    sam
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    Hi
    I am due to go for injections into my lumber spine in late January here in Northern Ireland and I was wondering has anybody had this treatment? and how did it turn out for them. Do you know which drug or chemical they inject? The area that is damaged in my spine had been deemed inoperable because to many disc are damaged i.e. 5. Any information would be greafully recieved. My e-mail address is ursa_minor_1984@hotmail.com

    Please feel free to contact me.

    Thanks Sam

    #33713
    clare
    Participant

    Sorry, this is not a reply, I just wanted to add another question. I didn’t want to start a new topic as it is almost the same sort of question.
    Has anyone had joint injections for arthritic conditions at all and how did you get on? Particularly, how long did you have to wait on the NHS to get it done or if you went for it privately how much did it cost? (I can’t get medical insurance cos I was already ill before I turned 18)

    #33714
    Louise
    Participant

    Hi Sam
    What sort of injections are you due to have? Facet Joint Injections or Facet Denervation or the ones with the anti-inflamatory and pain killing drugs? I don’t want to give you information on the wrong thing!
    Louise x

    #33715
    sam
    Participant

    To Louise.
    As far as I remember the treatment was to my facet joints. do you know what or anything about this type of treatment or where i can find out. i would be espcially interested in info that has to do with UK treatment. thanks again Sam.

    #33716
    Pam
    Participant

    Hi Sam,
    I have had this treatment for facet joint. See denervation – John 21/11/02 . It works for some & not for others. For me it helped with one of the pain sources, but temp.John’s procedure is after the lumbar injections are not successful. I believe they can be very helpful to the Dr.’s as a diognostic tool, as well.The injections are used to decrease the inflamation of the joint on the nerve. I find that not ‘being out of alignment’ also works to keep the inflamation down of the facet joint. Jan has in other posts, referred to excelent information sites. It can be frustrating to feel as though you don’t have enough info. can’t it? I’m grateful to be able to learn – most days, anyway.
    Cheers Pam

    #33717
    Pat
    Participant

    Not sure what injections they are going to give you, but I had had steroids injected into the sacram area over some about 3 years back in the mid 90’s. I also had a caudal block done once. The steroid injections relieved about 50% of the pain, but of they eventually wore off – hence I had more of them. Apparently you can only have so many of them & after I’d had quite a few, they didn’t give so much relief. Sorry to be so negative but I found the caudal block, whilst giving almost instant relief for about 24 – 48 hours, wore off completely after that!! Good Lick.

    #33718
    Jo
    Participant

    Hi

    Sorry to be on a downer – but I had the injections and due to the amount of spinal scar damage following my operation – this did not work at all and also it was really painful – I just thought I would let you know both sides of the coin.

    If it is an option – give it a go – i do know of some peole who got pain releig but this was for a matter of days rather than weeks

    jo

    #33719
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Sam

    I have had x 3 nerve block injections in the front of my body in scar/Nerve tissue and 2 caudal blocks in my back – I was numb for about half a day for the back one – and that was it – I had this done 3 times – and boy it did hurt – then the last time I said I can’t do it again and they gave me a local then I couldn’t tell them if they hit the nerve – and it did not work – the pain specialist has discharged me and said there is too much damage to go in again – Give it a go and see if it works for you – I hope it does and sorry if I sound a bit negative but after 7 nearlly 8 years pain is a wearer – best wishes Kathy x

    #33720
    sam
    Participant

    Well I went to the pain clinic and so far so good, the injection was not as bad as I was told it would be althought I have been very sore the last few days after it and mobility is down a good bit.
    SAM

    #33721
    Louise
    Participant

    Hi Sam
    So glad things went well for you. Fingers crossed that your pain relief will be ongoing.
    Take care
    Louise x

    #33722
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi I have lumbar and caudal injections into my spine on a couple of occasions now and first time I didn’t feel any benefit but the second time i was virtually pain free for nearly a month, as long as you do not overdo if you feel very little or no pain you should be okay, I am sure you will be okay

    #33723
    sam
    Participant

    Thanks Louise for you kind remarks. You were asking what the drug was that I was injected with well the name of it is Depomedrone. Do you know anything about this etc…. PS I have losted your e-mail but if you feel like writing to me my address is at the top of the board….. Sam.

    #33724
    clare
    Participant

    To save any of you some research, depo-medrone is methylprednisolone (a steroid) and it comes with or without the local anaesthetic Lidocaine. Hope that helps!

    #33725
    Tish
    Participant

    I am actually going in for my second sacroiliac joint injection in 3 hours. This may be a different type of injection. The way it was explained to me was that the primary purpose was diagnostic, to determine for sure my pain is originating from the sacroiliac, or “SI” joint. Relief from pain is secondary, and did not occur for very long at all for me last time. This rendered the “test” injection inconclusive, and therefore scheduled a second. I have hope this injection will offer a bit of relief, as I was in a car accident 10 months ago today, and have been in agony since, at the si joint, and surrounding muscles and ligaments. While reading my post, please bear in mind many people do get relief, although temporary, from these injections. Like everything else, everyone’s reaction to medicine and medical procedures will be different. Given the low risk of injections, I plan to make sure I exhaust all my treatment options before I commit to surgically fusing the joint, which would mean a LONG non-weight bearing recovery, which I do not wish to go through unnecessarily!

    #33726
    Linda
    Participant

    Hi Tish,
    I was very interested to read about your SI injections and the possibility of surgery.
    I have an unstable SI joint and there hasnt been much of a response on this website about that condition.
    How did they diagnose your condition- what kind of tests did they do- and what was the injection like? Sorry for all the questions but I am very interested.
    Hope your injection is a success and the best of luck.
    Linda x

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