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Anyone have any tips or advice of what to expect after a cervical epidural?

Sep 29, 2016 5:43 AM

Headed to get an epidural steroid injection* for my neck-only had trigger point injections everywhere else (face/shoulders/knees/)
C4-c7-three years of failed treatments or lack there of (thanks doc**pffft) how bad is the recovery as far as being sore?
They always lie and say it's not bad but when i had FOUR TPI for my TMJ that shite felt like I had a tooth pulled. Omg miserable!!
Thanks!!! 😷🤘🏻🙏 idk who did this drawing but what a rad sketch of anatomy!

Sep 29, 2016 6:04 AM

You will have a pretty strong ache for a few days but its bearable.
Its different for everyone, i got one in my L4 and it lowered my pain for maybe a week. I hope it will last longer for you

Sep 29, 2016 6:06 AM

Thanks I figured as much as far as being sore but my face is super hyper sensitive so praying for an easier time!!!! Thank you :) it's the only way they work I suppose-the drs I mean-they said they have to try this first but surgery is the only way for me-ahhh well. Here goes nothing !

Sep 29, 2016 10:31 AM

Ice ice ice & rest rest rest... At heart 48 hours or more. Hugs love & prayers you get the relief you need.

Sep 29, 2016 11:27 AM

Yeahhh this is not cool!! Lol no pun intended. Super sore. It burned the whole time!! Yikes!! 🙏❤️💊

Sep 29, 2016 1:07 PM

It will hurt. My epidural steroid injx mostly were fine after a few days rest. But the facet block was not. It hurt three weeks and I had to go back for a second injx which thankfully deadened it.

Sep 29, 2016 1:22 PM

I'm not sure if anyone has told. I have had around 3 or 4 in the past,but it makes you hungry like crazy and gain weight. No one told me until after the fact and I ask now and the doctors tell me we won't talk bout that now.. good luck and I hope it makes you feel better

Oct 01, 2016 1:36 AM

I had trigger point injections over my shoulders and neck....was told i could be worse up to a week, but would then feel better.

It took me about a month to feel the benefit :-/ my physio thought my muscles spasm'd around the injection sites....it fookin hurt...but i did then get some relief :)

But definately do your best not to move the muscles/linking muscles of where they inject you...whilst i dont know for sure, due to living on my own, i had to fend for myself after having the injections, and i suspect that moving/using my arms, aggravated things...and i done minimal movement, so definitely rest....maybe up to 24 hours afterwards? Not sure on that but take it easy :)

Fingers crossed for you :)

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