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maggiemay
maggiemay Member Posts: 122
edited 7. Feb 2011, 18:45 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi Folks
Its been a while since being on the forum, at least 41/2 months. I have been through some torture with the Arthritis in spine, well actually it has been Physio, with Acupuncture, Hands on and Traction (which I personaly thought was a bit funny having Arthritis) the Physio has given up on me now as everything she has done didnt seem to make any difference and she said that herself, so my next Port of call is Injections into the spine at the Pain Clinic.

Has anybody been through this, and if so has it helped their symptoms anyway at all.

I know it is a good bit late, but I would like to wish everybody in the Forum A Very Happy and Hopefuly Painfree 2011
Regards
Mags

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mags

    Welcome back :grin:

    Did you get in easy enough? and yes Happy New Year to you Too :grin:

    My ex MIL has had these jabs and always had really good results.

    I do hope they work for you.

    Love

    Toni xx
  • maggiemay
    maggiemay Member Posts: 122
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Toni
    Got in no probs, admittingly tried last week, but no joy

    I just want hopefully to continue my business idea, but with the aches and pains I cant sit in a car for more than an hr at most.

    Then there was talk if the injections didnt work an operation would be tried next.

    So hope to catch up on everybody next few days

    Regards
    Magsx
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mags

    Lovely to see you back again. I am sorry to hear about your awful aches and pains.

    Injections in my lower back via xray direction got rid of the sciatica I had had for a year. I have been painfree now 14 months. The pain clinic and wonderful Dr Evans performed miracles for my aches and pains. :smile:

    Luv
    Elna x
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  • maggiemay
    maggiemay Member Posts: 122
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Cheers Elna

    Things seem to be looking good then for the injections, great news

    Refards
    Mags
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mags, don't think we have spoken before.. Hope that you are ok tonight?
    I had fact joint injections in my lower spine and both knees three weeks ago today, he used a slow release steroid and said it mey take a few weeks to work if they are going to.. So far, sadly nothing for my knees or back. I am really hoping that it is just me being impatient though..

    I have learned not to pin my hopes on things... :roll:
    Had the knees both done in november, took about 3 or 4 days before my knees felt like bliss, better than they have in over 20 yrs... Only lasted till Christmas, but I cared not a jot... Any relief when they hurt like that is welcome..

    Best wishes with yours. Mine were done at the pain clinic here in Leeds.

    :grin:
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  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi mags,

    Nice to see you again.

    Over the years I have had loads both in the lumber, the thoracic and the neck. Recently they have only done the lumber and the neck. For me the plan was to calm them both down a bit and take the pain back down to an acceptable level.

    They were quite effective for a while but even now can help a bit but the pain clinic have moved on to medrone and botox and that's so far working reasonably well.

    I really hope you get a good result and we will do the pocket thing if needed cus they are a bit painful. The last neck ones I had went in through the side and were much easier... not least cus she gave me a bit of sedative.... ended up burbling about Shaun the sheep,.... I got no pride :lol:

    Good luck and let us know when they are going to do them. Cris x
  • maggiemay
    maggiemay Member Posts: 122
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Chris

    Waitin on my appointment to come through, Physio and Dr have both refered me to make sure I get one (appointment)
    One way or another.

    I can just imagine what I would Babble about if I was given a relaxent, and it wouldnt be Shaun the sheep.

    Baaaaaaaad thing to babble about hahaha lol.

    Regards
    Mags :grin::grin:
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mags,

    i was just lucky I had Shaun on my mind... cus it could have been far worse.... they did all laugh at me though and the pain doc kept having to tell me to shut up :lol::lol:

    She is good and quite long suffering I think :wink:

    The first ones I had with no sedative.... really don;t recommend that cus they do hurt that way for sure...

    Mind....

    Your too busy crying to burble :lol::lol:

    let us know when your appointment comes through? Cris xx