Thank you kat1611 for your reply! Yes, that's what I am understanding about the set of 3 injections only. I guess I was just wondering why the PM doc didn't go ahead and inject that 3rd disc (L3) he said needed it, too. It was my 1st injection, but he put 2 separate shots into 2 separate discs...just wish he could have done the other one too! May be one reason I still have some pain. I kind of question whether the dr's hold out on doing the "other disc" because it will more profitable, money-wise, for them to do it in another session. Makes me wonder...
I can't really tolerate ice either. I know they always say to ice it at first, but I just find that ice/cold is painful to me. Heat always feels more comfortable. However, when I applied a heating pad to that injection site...wow...I had to remove it fast, as it felt like my skin was going to rip open! I guess, like you say, that injection site was still tender. It actually still is, so I think I am one of those people that are sensitive to needles. I do remember, as a kid, that vaccinations and other injections always hurt so bad for me, even causing my arm/butt to swell up.
Anyhow, it's good to meet you here...but sorry you have the need to be here, too.
DDD, 3 bulging lumbar discs, bone spurs, facet joint arthrosis/sclerosis, osteoarthritis, possible fibromyalgia (my dr's are telling me that I "most likely" have fibro but won't actually diagnose it...)