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Pain following epidural

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 4, 2006
  • 02:12 PM

I had a cervical epidural a week ago for pain I was having in my left shoulder and arm. During the procedure I experienced a very painful sensation like a severe electrical shock. I have experienced very much pain and numbness since the procedure - but the pain is in my RIGHT arm and hand, not the side for which I was receiving treatment. I have been taking Lortab for several days but no relief. I am scheduled for another epidural tomorrow. What has happened to me?????

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  • Hi -- I had a cervical epidural and after the first one I felt great --was able to do things that I hadn't been able to do for a long time -- however after the second one I had extreme pain in my hands -- like someone was hitting them with a hammer -- I couldn't even open the toothpaste, my mascara, a bottle of water, etc. my roommate had to help me -- he took me to the Dr. and all they did was say they didn't understand what had happened -- doubled my medications, and since then have added two more -- and now ran test and said I have carpul tunnel syndrom -- then a different Dr. said he thinks I have nueropathy -- but the thing is I did not have any of these pains prior to the 2nd cervical epidural -- Everytime I call the Dr. I just get a run around that I need to see another specialist, etc.Hopefully you will get to the bottom of your problem -- mine has been going on for a year now -- and I'm talking 4 real strong medications -- and the side effect on 3 of the 4 causes blurred vision, my vision is blurred so bad that I wouldn't dare drive in areas that I dont' know because I can't read the road signs -- and I had perfect vision, and my hands and fingers still throb with painGood Luck, Alisa
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2007
    • 04:54 AM
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  • WHY IN HEAVENS NAME WOULD THEY DO AN EPIDURAL FOR SHOULDER/ARM PAIN??? DID YOU START WITH EASIER POSSIBILITIES LIKE MASSAGE, STRETCHING, ACUPUNCTURE??? SOUNDS LIKE THEY "HIT A NERVE" THAT IS HOW THE BODY REACTS TO A NERVE BEING "TAPPED". WE HAVE EXCELLENT RESULTS IN OUR ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC FOR SHOULDER AND ROTATOR CUFF PROBLEMS. ALSO BRACHIAL PLEXUS AND BURSITIS PATIENTS SHOW MARKED IMPROVEMENT. DID YOU TRY ANY OF THESE TREAMENTS OR JUST GO STRAIGHT TO THE SURGEON/MD??? I'VE BEEN DOING MASSAGE FOR 14 YEARS AND THAT SEEMS EXCESSIVE TO ME. I WOULD ONLY USE THAT AS A LAST DITCH EFFORT. ALSO CARPAL TUNNEL IS A POPULAR DUMP PHRASE WITH THESE DOCS. DON'T BUY INTO IT-DO YOUR HOMEWORK. IT'S YOUR BODY!!! MANY TIMES IT'S REALLY NOT THAT COMPLICATED. THEN THERE'S THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL INTO LIVER/KIDNEY DAMAGE AND ADDICTION FROM PAIN AND ANTI INFLAM MEDS. GOOD LUCK TO YOU! I WOULD CONSULT WITH AN ACUPUNCTURIST BEFORE IT GETS WORSE OR THEY DECIDE TO REMOVE THE LIMB TO REMEDY IT!!! :eek: GOD BLESS
    1111healer 106 Replies
    • January 8, 2007
    • 08:52 AM
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  • either injection site pain or rsd
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2007
    • 07:55 PM
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