The Pain Journal is a great thing to have! Where exactly did you get your epidurals? I have had a few of them and I think they are easier in the neck than getting them in the lower or mid back. I hate getting them there! I do wish you well with your visit with your surgeon. I know my Pain Doctor is sending me back to the surgeon he will not give me any more epidurals in my neck at C-3 he tells me that surgery is the only thing that will stop the pain, so I see the neurosurgeon the first of October, to see if he agrees! I hope everything turns out well for you and please let us know how your appointment goes with your surgeon!
Pam I just had a steroid injection into my right hip joint a couple of weeks ago, and it wasn't to bad at all, much better than the arthrogram of the hip, they had a dickens of a time trying to get the dye into the hip joint! Anyway my hip joint is bad and the steroid injection did nothing for me, so I see the Orthopedic surgeon tomorrow morning to see what he can do with it! I wish you well with your injection in your hip tomorrow!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!