- Left sided lower neck pain, worsening with movement.
- Lower back pain, radiating to both legs on walking and when standing for long periods of time.
- Symptoms started after a workplace injury.
MRI Cervical and Lumbar spines:
- Shows inflammation around the left C5/6 and left C6/7 facet joints, which is most likely the cause of the lower left neck pain.
- Disc bulge at L4/5 level, causing compression of the exiting nerves to both sides, which is most likely the cause of the lower back and lower limb symptoms.
Requested cortisone injections:
- CT guided left C5/6 and C6/7 facet joint injections – to treat left lower neck symptoms.
- CT guided L4/5 level epidural injection – to treat lower back and bilateral leg symptoms.
The injections were performed on two separate days for the two different regions.
Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory to help treat joint and nerve injury/inflammation. It is administered via a needle, which is positioned by a radiologist under CT guidance. When the correct position has been obtained, a combination of anaesthetic and cortisone is injected which is designed to relieve the symptoms. This may take up to a week to reach full effect.
Our workers compensation cases are dealt with by dedicated staff who are specifically trained to assist in liaising with claims officers for pre-approval and to book an appointment and follow up with the referring doctor. All that is needed is a request from a medical practitioner, patient contact details and insurance details.
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