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Kristol

864d

I’m having an injection/epidural in my spine in a few hours…. I was in an accident beginning of December and after having scans done, we learned I have bulging disks w/ a tear between my L4/L5, and arthritis in my spine. This will be my first injection, and I’m kinda (extremely) nervous. Any advice? What should I expect? And should I opt in or out of anesthesia?

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    • Susie949

      5d

      @Kristol in which state are you?

    • Susie949

      58d

      Hello, how was your epidural? What did they give you to not feel the pain?

    • KikiMack

      828d

      I never get anesthesia and I do fine. It’s just a few needl pricks and it’s nothing compared to my daily pain. The injections worked awesome for 5 years but now not helping. Trying to find answers myself. Try it. It might work great for you. Good luck!

    • Benny7

      861d

      Hopefully it works for you. I've had plenty injections and none has helped.

    • Kristol

      863d

      ❤️Thank you Alexandriavictoria, I had the procedure done with no problem or issue. I was in and out within an hour and a half. I was numbed and then put under anesthesia, which obviously made the whole thing fly by lol but compared to the epidurals I received for labor, this was cake! Not nearly as stressful or uncomfortable as before. It just felt like I had a nice nap. I’m sorry your facility isn’t offering you anesthesia, I think you’ll be fine even without it though. You’re not alone either ☺️ I hope you have a easy and speedy recovery.

      • Susie949

        5d

        @Kristol in which state are you?

    • Alexandriavictoria

      863d

      I’m having the same thing done to my neck next month due to a accident as well and they told me that where I’m getting it done at doesn’t do anesthesia and I’m super nervous about it too. I know I don’t have advice for you but I just wanted you to know your not alone

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