Has Anyone Had a Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mike C., Sep 10, 2016.

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    1. Mike C.

      Mike C. Member

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      Hello all, wondering if anyone has ever had a CESI?

      I've got somatic tinnitus, volume changes from neck and jaw movements and just by touching any part of my head/scalp.

      Much like many of you on this forum I've gone to over a dozen different Dr's from a regular chiro, atlas chiro, multiple ENT's, Neurologist and have been doing PT for about 6 month (including dry needling) and have had 3 rounds of trigger point injections.

      None have helped that much.

      My Dr. recommended I see a neck specialist as I had an MRI done and have a "massive" bulge in the C5-C6 with substantial compression on the C6 nerve root.

      The neck specialist wants me to get a CESI. Said the bulge is really bad and that down the road I should consider surgery to repair it.

      I read online that CESI has helped some with somatic tinnitus but then I also read that tinnitus can be a side effect. Just wondering if anyone has had a CESI and what the results were.

      Thank you in advance.
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    2. Mike C.

      Mike C. Member

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      What about a steroid pack. My dr. gave me a Medrol pack. I looked on this forum and there are people who have had totally different experiences. Any tried a steroid pack with somatic tinnitus?

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