Pain Clinic Injections?

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  • #33742
    ann
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    I’ve had block injections in the lower back about 4 weeks ago and sadly they didn’t help. Consultant said I may need to have the vertebrae fused; have another consultation soon with back surgeon. Anyone had that done?

    #33743
    Anonymous
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    hi everyone,
    I had a nerve block thurs. am, and have
    been in bed with drowsiness and slept 23 out of 24, just wakened up sun. pm.
    my nerve block was into my head, i didn`t have time to think abought this before hand, as the consultent just decided to do it and that was it, felt as though i had 2 heads which was a block of stone for 24 thurs.
    anyone else had one in the head ?
    take care Doreen

    #33744
    Barbs
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    Anyone had successful steroid injections in the SI joint or in the groin area or both?

    Barbs

    #33745
    susanliang
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    My aunt had 5 spinal injections last wednesday. $ were along the spine itself and one on the right. She says that she is now completely pain free.

    #33746
    Barbs
    Participant

    Eggserlent! Some postive news, my chiropractor has wanted me to have these injections right from the start and both orthopaedic consultants recommended them. I suppose when the Pain Management Clinic said that they would help me through none injecting ways I leapt at the chance as I am pretty petrified of the stories that I have heard about how much the injections hurt and how big the needles are.

    Am going to have to sign off now, me back is killing me, have been on computer for too long.

    Barbs

    #33747
    organiclemon
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    Had successful injections in Si joint. Was painful at first as local area where injection was-inflamed at site location. But once inflammation down and used NSAIDs pai seemed to ease up and felt much better. Found sleeping and exercising and walking /bending easier.

    #33748
    Barbs
    Participant

    Cheers organic lemon, have also just been to local pub and met a lady who had had back and hip problems for years has had injections. WOW what a mover, she was up dancing (got a few years on me), as soon as I saw that, I was convinced. I use to be a right mover myself but havnt danced for over 3 years now!

    Definately going to go for injections despite the fear factor.

    Cheers peeps once again.

    Barbs

    #33749
    organiclemon
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    AS long as the person who is doing injections is sensitive and competent -that you trust them is important, it should be fine. Would suggest though you ask via pain clinic seceretary /pain nurse WHO will be doing injections. Consultant, Asosciate specialist? , specialist registrar?? How many have they done before? What are the usual outcomes? Don’t be afraid to ask questions-an enquiring mind is important.A good clinic will not be defensive and won’t mind in the least. I found the most aggressive and defensive clinics were the most unhelpful to me. the most open, honest and willing undefensively to answer anything I asked without feeling threatened helped me the most. As long as someone who has done plenty before under x ray guidance you’ll do ok. Fear is a natural thing. Not being scared would prob be un natural. We are only human. It is the fear of unknown.To tackle fear-education-reduces anxiety.The injections should be x ray guided to help them get the right spot. Now and again they don’t work but was explained to me that whilst results are positive and encouraging nothing in life is guaranteed!! But the better skilled, sensitive and experienced practitioners tend to have a better outcome. Also a positive frame of mind. believing something will work has an impact too-something about the power of positive thinking!! fenella

    #33750
    Barbs
    Participant

    Thanks for advice re injections. Have made an appointment with my GP to discuss all the shananigans and options. Have contacted PALs to try and sort something out as I have a horrible feeling that the people on the Pain Management Course will be the same ones doing the injections!

    Waiting for outcomes!

    Barbs

    #33751
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Originally posted by: Sarahlou103 – Sudbury Suffolk
    29/04/2006

    Hi Barbara

    I had SI joint injections, facet joint injections and injections into my pubis symphysis (joint at the front of the pelvis).

    For about 3 weeks afterwards I had increased pain (the steriods can irritate before they work their magic). Now 4 weeks down the line I am virtually pain free (for the first time in 3 years).

    I was sedated whilst they did the injections and can’t remember much. They did 12 injections in total.

    I would definately recommend them.

    I have ended up being under a pain management consultant after terrible back problems after being pregnant with my first baby.

    Thank you all for reading this and go for it Barbara!

    Sarah

    #33752
    Barbs
    Participant

    Cheers,

    Am seeing GP on Thursday and will discuss with her how to go about it. Thanks for all the advice and support.

    Barbs

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