Injections for CS

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I am waiting for my refferal to come through from the pain clinic for my CS and multiple bulging discs in my back. Can anyone who has already had these injections let me know if they are really painful and would i have to go to a hospital to have them done.

Thankyou in advance for any information

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    Hi Lesley, it is not too painful - like a bee sting, maybe a bit more. It does not hurt long after the injection but the impact is almost immediate (at least with the only one that I ever had). Where I live, you need to go to a hospital or clinic of some sort to get these - had you had in mind a private nurse or self injection I think it's a negative for the later and maybe for the former in general... Unless you have mobility problems, I would advise taking the first shot in a clinic, “just in case.” Good luck.
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      Hi. Thankyou for your reply. I have not got a very good pain threshold as it is, even though I have gone through a lot over the last 2 years. I hope they really work. Can I ask another question? Even though I am having problems with both my neck and my back, will I only have one injection or 2?

      Has your pain never returned?

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    I have had two injections both into my sacroiliac joints and hips - they were much less painful than I expected - more like a thump.  There is a limit to how often you can have them though.
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