Anyone ever received a lumbar facet injection?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Lynda B., May 17, 2003.

  1. Lynda B.

    Lynda B. New Member

    I'm going on Wednesday and wondered what to expect and about others experiences. A little anxious too.

    Lynda B.
    [This Message was Edited on 05/18/2003]
  2. carolweedwad

    carolweedwad New Member

    I've had 3 injections for DDD in my lower spine. They last for a couple months at most. On the 3rd shot I got at the pain clinic the doctor hit my nerve and that was the most painful thing that has ever happened to me. It made me jump and I screamed and the head doctor came running into the room. My hip muscles went into spasm and he had to massage my hip to get it to stop cramping. The head doctor took over and finished the job. It also made my foot go numb and i could not walk on it for awhile. I now see the risk of paralysis as too great for the amount of temporary pain relief that i got. It was at a teaching hospital and the intern was not as good as he should have been but it was a teaching thing and they have to learn on someone. They now know that if I ever come back only the head guy will be allowed to tough me.