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This is all great to know. The PRP I had in my left knee was a super easy and painless procedure and seems to be starting to kick in (they take 6 weeks for any improvements to be noticable).I've had cortisone injections in my L5 three times -- that's why I needed an MRI (I have spinal stenosis). And though at first it really freaked me out, it was absolutely fine. They rub some anesthetic on your back before you get the shot, so you only feel a slight pinch. (It also helps that you're lying face down, so you don't see anything.) I was told the effects of the injection can last anywhere from three months to who knows how long. My first one didn't help at all. This happens sometimes, so not as weird as it sounds. The second helped for about three months; and the third, well, it's been almost a year. It may also help that I've been doing back exercises every single blasted morning. Who knows. Anyway, I will definitely get it again if I need it. (Side note: I'm a bona fide chicken, so it can't be that bad.)
My back is really starting to become all consuming which is why I mentioned cortisone injections to my PT which she agreed are a potential treatment for it esp seeing as I'm not bad enough to need surgery.
We'll see what the specialist says when I see him .... fingers crossed .