cervical injections for pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lillieblake, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. lillieblake

    lillieblake New Member

    I am scheduled for cervical injections for pain. I don't know what they are. Any help on this one?


  2. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    Hi Lillie...I do not get the injection in my neck other that trigger point for awhile. But I do get similar injection to your cervical ones in the sacroiliac area and in my hips.

    The sacroiliac ones...in my lower back did help with the pain...trigger point did not, nor did the ones in the hips.

    The best I can suggest is you try them and see if you get any relief...it might take a couple of days before you can tell especially if you have soreness in the injection site.

    The injections for me...after valium are uncomfortable but bearable...the ones in the hips were worst, but again still bearable.

    I will continue with the lower back injections because I do have some relief for several weeks and some pain relief is better than no relief in my book anyway:)

    Best of luck!
  3. vannafeelbettr

    vannafeelbettr New Member

    They were wonderful!! Really helped me with my hands, shoulder and rib pain. Didn't do much for neck pain, but I was still thrilled. My results lasted a little over a month, but everyone is different.

    Good Luck!!!
  4. lillieblake

    lillieblake New Member

    Thanks for the input. Not sure I want to do it now, if you didn't get help for your neck pain. That is what I need, not arms, shoulders, ribs, etc.

    Maybe I'll put it off for a while. I would have gone for surgery, but I am really not sure about these injections.

  5. monica33flowers

    monica33flowers New Member

    First of all have you had an MRI yet?

    For me I had 4 of these injections and they confirmed that I did have problems in my neck.

    The shots are really not bad at all. What hurt the most was numbing medication they put into my neck and then when they hit the nerve that was painful. But it was very quick so you weren't in "real" pain while they performed the procedure.

  6. lillieblake

    lillieblake New Member

    Monica33 and Mustluvdogs: Yes, I had an MRI, I have degenerative disc disease. I had lower back surgery for that and it helped, but I just hesitate on the injections.

    I think part of the problem is that I felt the doctor (spine surgery specialist) just blew me off to the pain doctor when he found out I have medicaid.

    So I am going to cancel and find another spine doctor.

    Thanks for the help.

  7. lillieblake

    lillieblake New Member


    Loved your comment:

    They gave me this stuff that put me out for 20 minutes. Wish I could go to the hospital every nite to sleep. That was the best part.

    Made me laugh. (And I can relate)