Hi, Sherry. I've never had epidural injections, sorry. I only had injections into the tendons in my hands for trigger fingers and into my knees for artificial cartilage. I did have a problem with my C 5-6 disc years ago, was on the point of being put in traction when it resolved spontaneously. At that time, I had extreme pain in my right head, neck, shoulder and chest for 6 weeks, the the pain went away and the muscles in the back of my shoulder went flaccid and I couldn't raise my arm. After a few more weeks, that receded and I haven't had a serious problem with it since. Scared the heck out of me at the time, though.
I hope the injections help. I know you've been enduring a lost of pain for a long time.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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