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Cortisone injections poor treatment advice help URGENTLY NEEDED PLEASE

I have been ill with poor balance and difficulty walking. I have a fast heart rate and lots of pain and heat in my arms especially my left arm.

In May I found out that I had severe degeneration of my c spine C34567

And then after sitting at a wedding I then was in uncontrollably pain they found. I had herniated discs at c3/4 C4/5 C6/7

I went to see a private consultant who had my second mrs scan on disc, he said my pain was explained by the damage shown on the MRI

The second time I went he suggests injections, he talked about degeneration and I mentioned my second MRI scan, he then tried to open the disc but it said on his screen a fatal error had occured.

He then pushed on my lower neck and top of back and I expressed pain and he said he would arrange injections.

I had the injections at C3/4 and C5/6 facet joint injections

The injections were very painful at the time I would go as far as saying they were excruciatingly painful.

I then was cc into a letter which said my mrs showed some degenerative changes but that it was unusual to have symmetrical upper rediculopathies from the same level and also impossible to have any lower limb pain.(which occasionally I do get, impossible or not, my left foot at times aches and burns.

it continues "there is no point trying to seek any further additional diagnosis.

During the procedure she said she had a lot of pain, though under local anaesthetic this is not a major problem for most"

I was upset by this letter and have told them I don't think they have looked at my second mrs scan and that I think because of this the procedure was painful as I have herniation at c6/7 also so basically I am now lost but I really don't feel I have been given good care I was unable to walk for 3 days following the procedure and in bed for 2 weeks afterwards I have only just started to feel as I did before this horrible experience. When I went to a follow up consultation he did not mention the herniation at all. And when my mum brought it up he suggested another MRI scan which further suggests to me the treatment was under taken without looking at the second mrs scan.

please help me as I am very upset and lost, I don't know what to do. when sent a copy of the second mrs scan and my doubts about them looking they have asked to see me this Monday. I want to be strong and I feel they might be very dismissive of my concerns. please HELP


2 Replies

  • c4013

    that sounds a horrible experience.  What was the outcome yesterday? xx

    • liz01146

      I was laughted at and told my questions were ridiculous and told i had chronic pain syndrome. He told me this is why the procedure was so painful. He told me this "didnt mean I was a loony" i was so upset by the demeaning manner that i left. I have since made a formal compliant. I dont intend on going back. Yes it was very very horrid. As if the pain isnt bad enough! Thank you for your reply xx

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