I had a shot in early 2008, for spasms from a bulging disc and sciatic nerve pain.
My UC was not at all an issue.
I hope it gives you some relief. Just FYI, I was already doing better by the time I had my shot, so I don't know if it helped. But since my golf coach/trainer, physical and massage therapists have all advised against the shots ("masking agent" or "stays in the muscles and keeps them from responding to therapy"), I haven't had any more...but I'm not to the point of approaching surgery.
Oh, and I know I should not, but I take Aleve, almost daily now. If I don't take it, or take oxycodone, I am miserable. Do you happen to know if oxycodone will irritate the UC like Aleve or ibuprofen? I'm hoping a long winter without golf or gardening, and with therapy and targeted workouts, will resolve it. If if doesn't I don't know what I'll do.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder at first, now Forte pills. Doing much better, but still having some bad days.