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Has  anyone  tried  injections  to  ease  the  pain?  I  am getting injections in  about 2 weeks  supposedly do  not  need pain  medication.

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    Hi Tristin21, I had 2 nerve block injection in March . To be honest for the first 10 weeks it was like magic.

    They are wearing off now and I'm back on Gabbapentine.. it was so nice not to be taking drugs and I suppose it gave

    A period of time, for my body to clear my system. As it was explained the injections are not the super golden bullet.

    But to me it felt like it at the time. You have nothing to loose by having them. Iam awaiting the NHS to place me back on the pain specialist

    List to enable me to hopefully get anot her set of injections. First lot

    Where paido for privately.

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      Thank  you for replying.  Good  to  know  you already  had  them. I  have C7 nervepain goes into back, shoulders, arm and elbow,  only  on  theleft  side  I  have  it.

      Norco was  prescribed, which  really  didnt do  anything, Oxycodine 5mg works  best, just started with a Family Practice Dr. so  they are reluctant to give it to me.Ortho Drs did prescribe it tho.

      Gabbapentine I heard about bad side effects but I was nver prescribed it so I dont know.

      Whereyouafraid the first time you gotthe injections?


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    Yes, I did try injections for the extreme nerve pain I had in my right hand. For me, these did not work. A couple of years later, I was experiencing more neck sensations and was asked if I wanted to do more shots, I refused that option as my experience wasn't good with it the first time. I hope that you find relief in your journey.

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    I've had 2 injections. Neither worked. From what I've read, spinal stenosis can't be "fixed" by nonsurgical methods. I think surgery is the only long term's my neck issue

    C6-C7: There is disc desiccation and broad-based disc bulge. There are

    bilateral uncovertebral joint hypertrophy and moderate neural foraminal

    stenosis. Compression on exiting bilateral C7 nerve roots are possible.

    C7-T1: Facet joint hypertrophy bilaterally.

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