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Thread: Cortisone injection

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Cortisone injection

    Has anyone had cortisone injections for pain post-op? Having an appt with a physiatrist on Wednesday, who will pinpoint where I need the shot(most definitely will be the SI joint or around there) and administer it. I've had one once before in my bursa on my hip when I had hip bursitis from running and it was extremely painful, but did help soothe the pain afterwards...just wondering how the procedure for a shot in a joint would be different, if it is. Eek! I'm praying that it works. I'm sick of these silly issues keeping me on Vicodin-which is making me get terrible acne!!!

    Thanks for your input!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California
    Hi Hannah...

    Spine injections are generally done under fluoroscopy. I've had injections several times, and for me it was just not a big deal. The only uncomfortable part is that you have to lay on your tummy for maybe 15-30 minutes. My physiatrist does them with or without twilight sleep, depending on what the patient wants.

    Hope it works for you.

    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Twain
    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Indianapolis area

    Are you in the clear for anti-inflammatories? I think that's what the injection is. Let us know how it works. Best wishes!

    age 48
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Broken rods 12/1/19; scheduled for revision fusion L1-L3-4 with Dr. Lenke 2/4/2020
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

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