I got injections into the nerve, they injected dye then steroids and numbstuff. They said they gave me something to take the edge off andthe patient before me couldn't even remember why her butt hurt, that she had had an injection. They might as well have given me water, it did not do anyting or even make me drowsy and they neither checked or cared when I told them. Then they went ahead with the procedure and I was screaming and crying it hurt so bad. I will never have another.
I told the docs after the first injection that they better give me some more pain stuff and not to do the next one until they do, but they ignored me and went ahead and jammed the second needle in. The doctor was busy educating another assistant, ie, bragging about how he hit the nerve, showing how good he got he needle in while I was screaming and crying but I couldn't get up because of the block.
Then they did the second one and I have never ever felt pain like that. It was worse than when I woke up in surgery. It was horrible.
After they were freaking out because they hurt me so bad, it was criminal. Then they all came up and told me it was okay I was crying and screamiing and that Idid fine. It was a joke. We have pain meds for a reason. I have to be awake for a liver biopsy and colonscopy and I've gone through them with less painand appropriate anaesthesia. They either entirely missed in the IV or they gave me nothing. The doc tried to tell me I must be slow and it would hit when I got home, but it didn't. I was given no pain meds for home and all I have is ultram. The nurse came up and smiled in my face and said, "well, I just want to make sure that you don't think we didnt give you anything for pain." Well, come to think of it, they didn't. My heart was very irregular for a while afterwards from freaking out and I had to stay there and "calm down" until my heart got better.
I could not in good conscience inflict pain like that on another human being in a non-necessary procedure like pain management injectins of steroids. Especially if I had meds at my disposal to make it not hurt like that. It was sick and the doctor couldn't care less. There is insensitivity, then there is liking to inflict pain.
My boyfriend said that another woman was really hurt out in the waiting room, said it was "Godawful". I guess they pick and choose who they think deserves to suffer. I swear, mankind is evil.
I will never go through that again. Surgery hurts less and accomplishes more. They lost a customer with me.
N ow I know why everyone tells me the injections are worthless. And they don't even give you the "pred" benefits, but now I cant get pred probably. Oh well, live and learn. That's going to be the new quality of care on medicare though I'm sure they are billing for pain meds. I'm planning on getting a drug test to see if I test positive since I don't take anything. if I don't, I'm going to contest. Well, I guess its one way to weed out the medicare people.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids