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Red_34
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   Posted 6/26/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I just found out today one of the causes of my back and neck pain was 2 maybe 3 bulging discs in my C5, C6 and maybe C7.  I have to go in for epidural injections on July 15th.  I forgot if you mentioned it or not, but did you have this done or was it somewhere else in the spine?  If it was in that area, did it help?  The doc wants me to go in for a series of 3 injections to try to get me painfree.  Not sure where we are going to go from there so we are playing it by ear.  I've had the epidural injections in my SI joint; the first did wonders but the second one, not so much.  But some reason, the thought of someone sticking needles in my spine is making me nervous!


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   Posted 6/26/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sherry; I know this question was for Judy, but thought I'd pop in and let you know that my late husband had these injections done, and had great relief from them.
Carol

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bellski
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   Posted 6/26/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sherry, I have a friend that had the injections in her neck, and I believe she only needed 2 before she felt better. I think they do up to 3 a year if needed. It beats surgery. My dad has them done in his lower back and they do help him for a while. My husband has them done in lower back and it never helped, he eventually needed back surgery. I hope the injections work for you. Good luck.
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Red_34
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   Posted 6/26/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replys! I'm sincerely hoping that it will take this bad pain away. But it explains soooo much as to why it hurts so bad. Just wish a doctor would of caught it sooner. Why does it seem that I can't get away from steroids??? LOL
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   Posted 6/26/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
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.
Judy
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 6/26/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah ok, for some reason I thought you had the epidurals but now I remember you mentioning about the finger shots.
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