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Thread: SI joint injection

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    New Bern, NC

    SI joint injection

    I had my first SI joint injection last Friday and am scheduled for a second shot in about a month. I am enjoying a little pain relief at the moment and am very happy about that. My face flushed slightly the next day and the other side effect that I have experienced is cramping of my feet early in the morning when I first wake up and am still in bed. I am just curious if this is a side effect that anyone else has experienced? Other than that, all is well.
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    hey Sally
    i never had a bad reaction to the shots...
    until i had too much steroid and my cortisol level dropped
    to almost was .39 at it's lowest level....
    it is still fluctuating as it makes it's way back up...
    for some reason, it was 12.1 last time and 11.1 this, ACTH is too high....all in all, ongoing
    problems that began with steroid overdose....

    but i miss the SI joint shots has been over 8 months
    since last shots, and the further away i get, the worse the lower
    back pain gets...the SI joint shots were the ONLY shots that
    gave me pain relief....almost total relief
    i hope they do the same for you....

    jess...& Sparky

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