neck injections

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by natrlvr2, May 26, 2006.

  1. natrlvr2

    natrlvr2 New Member

    I saw my old rheumy yesterday.After 5 yrs. of not seeing him,he remembered me.We did have to do an update on my records though. He has a wonderful sense of humor.We joke and laugh.I am nto sure what MORE meds. he gave me,fibrofog.I have to go pick them up today.I am thinking a muscle relaxer.He upped my anti-depressant dose.I already have Vicodin.
    He asked if I wanted to try the novacaine/cortisone injections in my neck again.I had 6 many yrs. ago but the dr. was not presice and I never felt NOTHIING.Not even numbing.Since I have unbearable neckpain 24/7 for decades,I said why not try it again.He did a good job of finding my 'spots'.He said we would only try 4 to see hwo it works on me.
    My whole neck and back of my head were totally numb for at least 12 hours when I went to bed.But this morning...OH MY GOD! I feel like I have whiplash again(had 9 cases of that in the past).I really have unbearable pain now.I hope this is just a side effect opf hitting the trigger points.UGH!
    Anyoen have this and how did it feel the next day?
  2. ksp56

    ksp56 Member

    I had neck injections several weeks ago. Because I had several side effects from oral steroids, my pain specialist tried something that would wear off immediately.

    He had hoped I would feel it somewhere for just a short time. They did nothing. I would have rather had the steroids. It did stir up the pain in my cervical area and fibro amplified it, after hitting 2 of my trigger points.

    They will trying a steroid one in my lower back in a week. I am hoping it will work. They said it could take several injections, and even then could not gurantee it would help.

    I am also starting PT. Hopefully, it will do something. He also said to try a mild deep tissue massage.

    I hope you get relief somehow. Neck and back problems are awful.

    Kim

  3. diva42597

    diva42597 New Member

    I had neck injections years ago before I was even diagnosed with fibro. I was yet another fallen victim of the medical field with misdiagnoses after misdiagnosis...but anyway, I digress. It was the most painful experience I ever had. Oh my goodness. I was not moving well to begin with...actually I was doing very badly. I was pretty much bedridden. It felt like the procedure woke all of my muscles up and they just started yelling at me. It did get better eventually, but I felt the procedure overall was not a success. But, my doctor was also treating a problem that I didn't have and stirring up a condition that he was not aware of. Arghhh. Aren't doctors supposed to be educated??? I apologize to all of you out there who might be doctors that are thorough and caring, but I am truly a forgotten patient of many a doctor.

    Kristen
  4. natrlvr2

    natrlvr2 New Member

    in pain.I was in worse shape after the injections but I have no improvement from when I started.Is cortisone a steroid?
  5. ksp56

    ksp56 Member

    Yes, cortisone (sp) is a steroid.

    I am sorry it did not work again. They are painful!

    I have a lower back epidural next week. Not looking forward to that at all!

    I hope you find something.. Let me know.

    Kim

  6. ksp56

    ksp56 Member

    Yes, cortisone (sp) is a steroid.

    I am sorry it did not work again. They are painful!

    I have a lower back epidural next week. Not looking forward to that at all!

    I hope you find something.. Let me know.

    Kim

  7. maggie428

    maggie428 New Member

    Injections in the neck. I have a head tremor that is called Spamodic Torticolis. S.T for short. I also have back neck pain from the Tremor plus I have Fibro. I do get Botox injections in the back of my neck and the two front muscles in the front of my neck every 3 month by a Neurologist who specizes in this procechure. Not pleasant for me and I wonder if I can do this for the rest of my life. But it does help me. So don't know if this helps anybody on the board but thought I would put in how I am trying to cope. What the botox does is paralize the neck muscles. Bless you all.......Maggie
  8. IlivetocantoronXena

    IlivetocantoronXena New Member

    I have had many of these's injections!!
    I have found the 3 days after the injections I am in worste pain very hard to get thru the pain, one diffentaly needs pain meds. But the help me with my mirgaines for a month or two and then need to go back and get more. Endless chain. My heart goes out to You.
    Michelle