Hello! Well today i had a cortisone injection guided by fluoroscopy in my cervical spine and it went well. Im pretty sore right now but i know it will be a couple of days till i will be able to have more movement range in my neck. The doctor didnt want to do my lumbar and my cervical at the same time due to the amount of cortisone he was injecting. At this point...Im really happy he made that descision because this isnt fun! LOL!! I have a recheck appointment with him in a couple of weeks to check if this injection was helpful and if i will need more. I would also like to know what i can do as a preventative to keep my spine healthy.
Hi, well not being a Dr, I can only tell u what I was told, and I am sure at some point in ur life u heard this too...POSTURE is very important for our spine. There is a method that I have yet to try, but was suggested to me by my NL...it is Feldenkrais by Moshe I hope I have the spelling correct....
Here is a link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvoBRIHdqbs&feature=related
Whether or not to do a epidural is really up to you, and should largely depend upon how much pain you have. If you are in a lot of pain every day, and it adversely affects your work, your regular activities, and your functioning (in other words your LIFE), then, by all means, go for it!
But in the end, it's your decision. Good luck!
BTW, I had a few epidurals, which helped me a lot . The last one lasted barely 3 weeks, and I am scheduled for surgery early next month. ( I have severe central cord stenosis and spondylolysthesis at L4-L5, with enlarged ligaments all contributing to the stenosis.)
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