epidural cervical spine injections
I have in the last month recieved 2 sets of injections in a 4 week period of time. Did it cure all the pain? No. But does it feel better then it did? Yes. I have had migraines and headaches chronically for over 7 years with no relief that lasts longer then few months. So far there has been nothing found such as tumors or polyps or brain hemmorrages. I am one of those people that stress over the little things and have recently started to learn how to say if I cant fix it then oh well. The stress we have learned over the years has always been centered in my neck and along the tops of my shoulders. So tense at times that I could cry out if touched. My migraines ironically would either start from the left of neck and move up to blinding pain or begin with blinding pain and move steadily to my left side of neck. coincidence, I think not. Recently had an MRI done on cervical spine for straightening of the spine, still not sure what that is but to go on, found I had a few herniated discs in cervical spine area. Sent to an orthopedic pain management doc, was informed I would be having these injections almost immediately. The first time around I swore I would never do it again, i was in so much pain and I almost coouldnt cope. I also suffer from clinical depression, so you can imagine what kinda hot mess I was. The second series wasnt as bad but the depression got worse and lately have had unimaginable headaches in forehead and left side back of head. To the point where I cant life my head or my arms, is this a side effect? The doc told me i should not need anymore injections but i am still having on a scale of 1 being good and 10 being bad, about a 5 in middle of shoulders and a little ways up on spine. I am clueless as to what to do next. I would like some advice from someone who has been there.