Category Archives: Spine

June 17, yesterday, I had a steroid injection.

I have a new pain doctor and he is still doing procedures whereas my old doctor stopped doing them. Now I see this new doctor and he doesn’t waste time. I had an injection in the left side of my back yesterday and on July 9th I will have the right side done. Too soon to see how it will work. Right now I am in less pain, but the first 3 days can vary back and forth and it takes 3 weeks to get the final results on whether it has helped or not.

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MRI – severe changes in spine in one year

They were to do just the lumbar spine, but for some reason they did both lumbar (lower) and thoracic (mid spine) and the results showed really bad changes. No wonder I am in such terrible pain.

Good news, no surgery yet. Bad news I have to have a series of 6 injections in the facet joints in one section and then the 2nd section. If this doesn’t help then they use radio waves in the nerves.

The girl scheduled me for more than 4 weeks and I said she wanted 2 to 3. The doctor happened to be standing there and since it was her day to work in the procedure room she could add another patient if she wanted, so I am scheduled for October 2.

Wish me luck!


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