Ok, had facet joint injections-thoaracic, after epidurals failed...What is next pain mang 4 thoracic spine 6 bulgd disc, help, sugg?
Bulging discs. The fact that there are bulging discs, might have nothing to do with your pain. There are lots of people with bulging discs (a normal phenomenon of aging) and no pain at all, and having an image finding with bulging should not lead to you becoming a pin-cushion. There is probably another reason that makes you hurt, and maybe a second opinion with a good physical exam might help.
Injections. If you have many causes for back pain, it may be harder for these injections to work. Sometimes we give these injections to find the source of most of your pain. Like if you had relief from the facet blocks but not an epidural than we would know most of your pain is from the facet joints. You need to be careful not to have too many injections though. You can always get a second opinion.
Ok, had facet joint injections-thoaracic, after epidurals failed...What is next pain management 4 thoracic spine 6 bulgd disc, help?
Back pain. Most patients with back pain are best treated with weight loss, core strengthening, regular exercise, regular stretching, and anti-inflammatory meds as needed. It is very unlikely that the disc bulges in your thorax are the major cause of you back pain. Please consult your pcp for further input on this complex problem. Read more...
Check 4 Trigger Pts. In my experience, trigger points leading to paraspinal muscle spasm are the leading cause of "back pain" and more involved treatment. They are easily treated with nimimally invasive injections not requiring sedation or fluoroscopy. Treatments frequently last for months. Read more...