im not going to lie to you. the scacriliac joint injections hurt. I've had 15 facet joint injections in 2 different times and a caudal epidural. they were very painful. but you have to think how much it will help and weigh up the benefits compared to the disadvantages. Steroids have no affect on me due to my hypermobility syndrome. However, if you react well to steroid, I'd go for it. I hopemthismhelps xx
I've had both and yes they're painful to get, and can be painful after. The bursa injx I get without being sedated, and it feels like a bad dental injx. Moving the joint to keep it flexible afterwards is very importan, or you'll wake up very stiff and the pain will be worse. Icing on & off for 24-48 hours will also help with swelling related pain.
I was put to sleep with the spinal block injx. My very first one I was awake and swore if never do it again without being asleep. It does hurt the first 24-48 hours, or if the nerve wasn't quite deadened. Icing on & off is important for reducing swelling & pain. 😷🙏🌼💕
Couldn't have said it better, Flappsy!!! I had the first one awake and broke a sweat and almost passed out!! I swore never again. When I had the next ones, I was put out and when the lidocaine wore off, holy crap!! But, like Flappsy said, moving is very important and icing for 24-48 hours really helps.🌻🙏🏻
I'm due to have both facet and sacroiliac injections but I'm a bit concerned whether its gonna work for me, this concern derives from the fact I had a steroid/pain relief injection into my shoulder for a tear in my shoulder in the supraspinartis area and it flared it up for 2 weeks then it went back to same level of pain as before the jab. I don't really want to be going through the procedure if its not gonna work like the shoulder one. Don't really know what to do any ideas on this one would be welcome. 🙋
The sacroiliac injection definitely hurts, but it did helo. When I had the injections it was a test. After they saw that it helped they did RFL or radio frequency lesioning. It reduced the pain for much longer and they put me in twilight for it.
Hello group! So you guys get to get put out for epidurals? My last one hurt so bad my bf could hearme in the waiting room. I swore i would never return to that doctors office. Im on medicaid and was treated very poorly. I will Never go back to that office. Now im labeled cuz im doctor shopping. Ugh ty
Walk, in answer to your question, I usually get put out for facet joint injections, but the last time I elected not to(stupid mistake). My blood pressure on the table was so high, they thought I was going to stroke out. But when I was back in recovery, perfectly normal. Pain management said to me after that I can't do anymore injections without sedation as it's not fair to me with that many levels involved(L4,5 and S1)
I just had an SI injection and it was painful (the numbing felt like bees stinging my lower back) but it wasn't that bad at all. Mostly pressure once the numbing stuff set in. I didn't even need a veresed shot....