I'm wondering if any of y'all have had ruptured discs and spinal injections of cortisone. What have you experienced in the procedure and recovery? I am anxious about feeling the pain of the numbing needle...I've been told that that needle and med (I think it's Novocain or morcain) I'm also anxious about the pain afterwards and wondering how long I will be stiff and out on my back on ice packs. I know there is a chance that the treatment wont work or that it will work for a good long time and then I'll have the problem again. I'd like to think this will be the only fix needed. When the MRI was done, besides finding the two ruptured discs and another two bulging discs, they said I had a lot of fatty marrow replacement for someone my age (45). I'm wondering if this is due to the FMS (or Sjogrens, or Celiac). Any thoughts? experience to share?