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Posted in: Herniated disc, and Neck pain.

Failed Cervical Epidural?

Started by therookie on 06/24/2017 9:27am

I had a epidural in the C-6 area. The doctor said it could take 2-5 days or up to 2 weeks for the Epidural to provide relief.
I have a herniated disc with CONSTANT stabbing and aching in my upper trapezius. I have NO numbness or tingling down the arm, etc.

Should I continue with Epidurals??? I believe I have 2 more to go.

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Hello, therookie--thank you for your post! We'd like to share some information with you that we hope will help as you look to manage your cervical herniated disc pain.

First, this is a good overview article about cervical herniated discs and provides some information about treatment options to consider ( Cervical Herniated Disc or Ruptured Disc ).

This next article provides some information specific to medications and injections for herniated discs ( Drugs, Medications, and Spinal Injections for Herniated Discs ).

Herniated discs (and most all spinal issues, really) can be treated in a many ways--there's rarely one "magic bullet" treatment. So, if you're not comfortable continuing with an epidural injection regimen, talk to your doctor about the other options you have to manage your pain. One thing to keep in mind is that spinal problems often take time to heal--and sometimes pain is not completely eliminated. We encourage you to have an open and honest discussion with your doctor about all the treatments available to you, along with their risks, benefits, and effectiveness to help set your expectations.

We hope this information helps--and we wish you the very best of luck!