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Old 04-03-2009, 06:31 PM
Terry Allen Blackburn Terry Allen Blackburn is offline
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Even though they use the injections for diagnostic testing of the facets you may still benefit from the medicine that they use in the injections. I had facet blocks and SI joint injections prior to my 4 level ADR that did not help in the least. After my ADR surgery I had facet blocks or SI joint injections every three months for the first year. Then a year lapsed before I needed another set of two SI joint injections that I had this past December. I still feel really good since this last set of injections. So I am telling you that it may be worth having this done to see if you get any relief. It took about up to three weeks to get relief after each set of injections in the past.

Hang in there as you are still in recovery. It took me all of twenty months to start feeling really top shelf after such major surgery.

Terry Newton
1980 ruptured L4-L5
1988 ruptured SI-L5
1990 ruptured C5-C6
1994 ruptured C6-C7
1995 Hemi-Laminectomy C5-C6, C6-C7 Mayo Clinic
Bicycle Accident 2004
MRI, EMG, Facet Injections, Epidural Blocks, Lumbar Discogram.
Stenum Hospital Surgery November 4, 2006
Prestige Disc C5-C6, C6-C7
Maverick Disc S1-L5, L4-L5
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