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Facet Injections (T4, T3)

Jun 02, 2015 3:41 PM

Yeah! After a month of waiting, I have facet injections scheduled next week. I really hate needles, so I'm glad they offer sedation. However, I'm concerned about the procedure not working. The stabbing pain is directly centered over T5, actually. The more generalized pain is from fibro. I have a pain plan, I agreed upon a month ago. This is only a part of it. After the facet injections are completed, I'll be scheduled for either the pump or internal stimulation. In the meantime, I have my last PT appt (this round) next week, and last chiro appt toorrow.

Jun 02, 2015 4:19 PM

That's really good news Moonrabitzmom! I'll be praying it works better than you expect. The first two days after my injx I was actually sore from the procedure. I used ice but had to double insulate. Good luck & hugs!🙏🌼

Jun 03, 2015 12:21 PM

I think mine is working, had cortisone in T3/T4 2 weeks ago. That cleared up heaps.

Had RFN ( radiofrequency neurotamy) about 1.5 weeks ago in L3,L4 and L5, still feeling a lot of aches and pains from it. Slowly I do feel it's getting better. Maybe at this rate my pain might just drop down to 0!!

I hope u have as much success as I am having.

Jun 03, 2015 3:04 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I hope all goes well for you both. Let me know how it goes for you.

Jun 03, 2015 11:49 PM

My husband has had Facet injections it has helped him a little.

Jun 04, 2015 6:09 AM

I had cortisone epidural injections done in the lumbar region for about 6 months. They provided some partial relief, 20 to 30%, for a couple weeks. But after each monthly injection the amount and length of time the injections worked became less and less to the point where it stopped working.

From what the doctor at the clinic told me is that it varies from each person as to how successful the treatments are so hopefully it works for you and you get some relief

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