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C5-C6 steroid injection location wrong?

jeffearleyjjeffearley Toledo, ohioPosts: 3
edited 11/30/2016 - 5:33 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
 Hello, I had my first epidural shot for my cervical issues I've been having since June. They found a herniated disc C-5 C6, but I could not help but notice today that the Band-Aid was located well below my neck in where my shoulder blades are. Is this common? I expected a shot in my neck area so this was quite a surprise. I'm still having some discomfort, so I was also wondering how long it took for other people who had this procedure done to feel relief. I have to get additional shots after I see the doctor next week.


  • dilauroddilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,521
    Hopefully you had a doctor you can trust....
    But if you have questions about the placement of the ESI, then I would call your doctor and ask the same question.

  • joowee40joowee40 Mississippi Posts: 311
    seems like I can remember thinking that also. Mine was in or just below the hump everyone has...what is that "hump" anyway. ha I am having another one on 12/20 and will be asking that question now so thanks for reminding me about that. I remember thinking now how in the world will injecting anything right there help in my 5/6 and of course it didn't do jack for it at all. I would love for them to discover an injection that will go in there and instantly feel like a warm wave to  ease all the pain in the neck, shoulders and thoracic for x amount of time...oh wait yeah that was a dream. Kind of like when you are having a csection and they give you an epidural and you can feel that warm sensation in your legs and you feet are warm finally. lol THAT is what I would love to feel.
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  • jimandjrjimandjr Dallas TXPosts: 735
    I remember the "steroid injection" exercises on each of the 3 herniated discs I have had in my life. I did 3 injections the first disc, 2 the 2nd, and 1 on the third. I learned that I did not have to do 3 to satisfy the insurance company's requirement before surgery.  I also learned the steroids do not heal a herniated disc. At last in my experience. GLTU
  • ashlina85aashlina85 TennesseePosts: 3
    Mine just below C7 for a C5/C6 protrusion.  It was 10 days ago and it hasn't helped at all.
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