All posts by sanman

Cervical Epidural

I typically don’t have problems with steroid injections but this time I have an excruciating headache that will not stop. My blood pressure is through the roof as well. I have not gotten any sleep due to my head feeling like I want to pull if off my shoulders. I have taken 2 pain pills together and it is not doing anything for the pain. Right now my pain is mostly headache but if I bend my neck the nerves that are pinched radiate pain down the back or arms and the neck is in pain as well.

I had a neck discogram on 5 levels and 3 of the disc are bad. I only went through with the epidural injection because my insurance stated that I needed to do a more conservative treatment. I have been to therapy, nerve block, chiropractors, massage therapy, you name it I have done it for my neck and lower back. I don’t understand why they will not consider chiropractic as a treatment but will pay for me to have it done. They consider Acupuncture as a treatment but do not help in paying for that treatment…seriously!

I really not overly upset just don’t get it when people need the structural part of the pain fixed to keep the pain away forever! I have had several steroid shots in knees, shoulders, low back and now the neck and have not found relief, so I am one that just wants the problem fixed. Maybe this is wrong but I will say with my first low back surgery, I was so glad to get it because I could play sports again and was without pain for years. Due to age, I have just started feeling pain again but had many good years with out pain! Well it will all work out and I wish you all the best!