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Sacroiliac joint pain and my introduction

Spine Health | Last Active: Feb 16 7:09am | Replies (94)

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@karolyn You are correct. Epidural injections of steroids into the spine are not FDA approved. It will not cure anything, and can help pain temporarily. I had one in my neck, but I will not do another. I had a bad reaction to it that they called a parasthesia. That was a big electric shock stabbing pain (in my hand) caused by the pressure of the injected fluid that had no place to go. It took about 4 weeks for the pains to stop, and I had cold sensitivity in my hand from this for at least a year. You are right to question things like this and it is your choice if you do them or not. These injections can also have serious consequences like paralysis if they are injected in the wrong place. A lot of patients get them, and insurance probably would rather pay for this over surgery. My injection was $1600 and took away pre existing pain from my spine problem for only 5 days before symptoms slowly started to return (but I had the pain that the injection had caused). Physical therapy might help and building core strength is the best way to prevent spine problems. I ride my horse which does wonders for my back strength.

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Thank u so much for your help I go to a pain management and if I refuse it she will no longer give me my meds and kick me out I don't know what to do I'm so scared I was set for a medial branch block but she changed it I don't kn why or how to not get this epideral done

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