Question on injections in sacroilliac
I am a 61 year old retired school teacher who has fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, had spinal fusion in L5 in 1998, now have more degerative discs in L3 and L4 and arthritis in both joints of the sacroilliac. I am going to have an MRI with contrast done to see what might be causing the sudden increase of pain in low back and hips. My doctor mentioned all of these different injections but if they don't knock me out for them there is no way. I have had some horrible experiences with getting IVs in that hurt worse than labor pain and other medical proceedures that were bad enough that now I get severe panic attacks concerning them. Dr. Pellegrino thinks my pain may be caused by the arthritis in the sacrolliac and suggest injections into those joints, but I am terrified. Has anyone had any of these shots and if so what was it like?
sue in ohio