Today, I had my cervical lumbar steroid injection. Any nervousness I may have had was quickly thwarted simply by Dr. Michels coming in and sitting down to discuss the steps of the procedure. My trust in him and confidence in his skill and knowledge lent itself to calming me.
I was given my gown, and upon changing, I got up on the table and surrendered my trust and outcome to him. He did not let me down. He talked to me and explained each step before he did anything. We agreed to my simply saying "ouch" if I feel uncomfortable. His hands, as large as they are, felt nimble and smooth. I had no problem in the procedure and only the typical discomfort due to the spine being "treated" and "invaded".
It had been 12 hours since my procedure and, at this point, I only suffer a very minor headache that I am treating with Tylenol.
If you have pain, and need someone who truly cares about helping you thru, you have to visit Dr. Michels. I can openly say that I deal with chronic pain and have had injections before. I have had to relocate with work and, once we got to Texas, I needed a pain management doctor. Lucky me, I found the right one on the first try.