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    Hi I am new here Im wondering about shots.
    dano1259 posted:
    I think my doctor is going to try shots for my pain. I have been on alot of different pain meds for about 7 years. I don't know anything abouts the different shot medications I take 3- 30 mgs oxycodone and she just gave me 1- 4mg Dilaudid also Per day. because she said I am max out on the oxyconde witch I know people are on more oxy. a day then 90 mgs. I'm afraid I will be in pain if they don't work. So if anyone knows about shots will you tell me thank. you Dan
    davedsel57 responded:
    Hello and welcome.

    Here is a link to a Tip that lists links to websites that have good information about spinal problems and treatments:
    You can go to these sites to do your research on the technical details about each type of treatment, including the various available injections.

    My wife has facet block injections with steroid on 2/2/12 and has had some lasting relief. The steroid caused her to have high blood pressure, though, and she is now continuing on medication for that. The pain management specialist is planning to do another set of injections without steroid for her soon.

    As with any treatment, each patient gets unique results. I believe statistically the success rate for injections is about 50%. You need to understand the benefits and risks before making a decision.

    I pray you find effective ways to manage your pain.
    Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.


    dano1259 replied to davedsel57's response:
    Thanks Dave, you are the only one to respond so far I still cant
    decide to try them or not. yet my doctor still wants me to. I
    think she hopes they will help so she can lower my meds.
    but she has added dilaudid since I last posted. and it has helped.
    Thanks again Dan
    bj1208 replied to dano1259's response:
    hi dano1259 -

    the only way to really know if the shots will work is to try them - I've had numerous shots in my back at my L5-S1 site and also facet injections. I've had so many injections that they shots don't even phase me.

    besides the steroid injections they can also do pain shots - it's a mixture of a mild pain medication and a numbing agent. I get these when my back is at it's worst. I've had so many steroid injections over the last 6 yrs and for some reason they have not worked for me

    steroid injections do reduce swelling and also reduce pains in quite a few people meaning they have had great results from them. so i would give them a try - sometimes it takes 2-3 injections before you start seeing results - and it's also good to do physical therapy along with the injections as it should make the PT treatments easier.

    hope this helps - please keep us posted - take care - Joy

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