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Anxiety of Pain Management Appointments

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Tomorrow marks another trip to the pain management doctor. I’m scared. Then again, I’m always scared. There’s an anxiety from pain management appointments that is to be expected. Hello, you’re going into a place knowing you are likely to be getting a TON of injections or an injection that goes far into a muscle, joint, […]

Chronic Daily Headache and Chronic Pain

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Well, my headaches are back 110%. I previously have been diagnosed before with chronic daily headache and sure enough, that is what’s happening right now. Last week, I was in the doctor’s office twice. No relief. We started a new medicine and it has done NOTHING to hit the headache. I’m sick of taking medicines […]

Another SI Joint Injection=More Pain

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I do not know why I agree to let the doctor do this, especially knowing how I hurt the first time around. I am know three days post-injection and I am regretting once again allowing the doctor to give me the “Let’s see if this will work”. My leg is burning, my hip joint feels […]

Sacroiliac Joint Injections…say that ten times fast.

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Today I had an appointment with my pain management specialist. I expected we would do my typical trigger point injections and so forth. I brought up the what has now become constant pain in my hip. I started physical therapy but my movement is still very limited in what they want me doing. I might […]

Talk about a Rude Awakening

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There is nothing worse than waking in the middle of the night becase of pain. Last night/this morning I woke to some of the worst nagging sharp pain in my back that was radiating from my rib down to my hips and around the front to my chest. It made me sick to my stomach […]

Scratch That, I DIDN’T need trigger point injections!

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So, I was anticipating today that I’d be encountering a round of trigger point injections all over again. NOPE! My doctor said I’ve been doing great from what I told him and because of that, we’re pushing it out. If I need to get in before the next appt., I just need to let them […]

Finding Closer Pain Management Care

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Since the first time I was referred to Iowa City, quite honestly, I was given hell by everyone about, “Why do you have to go so far? You need to go somewhere closer.” Really? Um because if I had a choice yeah, I’d totally pick the god awful long drive to get injections and the […]