I am feeling very lost with managing my pain. I've now been advised the pain is not in my SI joint after going through physio, acupuncture and other treatments for SI joint pain. It is believed to be lumbar facet joint pain. I have been offered the spinal injections under x-ray as the next treatment plan however the doctor has said it is more for diagnostic purposes to make sure it's the facet joint as he wants to do radio frequency on the facet joints.
So far I have gone through physio twice, one on one Pilates, acupuncture and local pain management none of which helped, unfortunately I can't take NSAIDS so I'm restricted in pain killers.
This spinal injections treatment has me very nervous. This has been offered even though I have never been scanned and seems unclear if the doctor know where exactly the pain is coming from. The pain specialist said he won't scan until the injection or the radio frequency fail. Has anyone found success with spinal injections?
I feel lost at the moment and fearful to try this one, I don't want to miss out from fear but also I don't want to out myself through a procedure that may not work.