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|Re: needle angle for blepharospasm/injection pain|
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Posted by: dana15 ® |
Thanks, all, for your consideration.
June, thanks for searching the Archives, producing the study of sites & dosages, & bleph sites used by ophths & neuros.
Peter, the video is approx 27 mins long, as you know, & the 3rd part is said to be the injection technique section, a ways into the video. I have broadband & alot of buffering & it will take awhile to view, but I shall.
The neuro I've been going to for years has, during the last 2 treatments, administered the shots in a very painful way, resulting in immediate copious tears (on my part!) as a reflex .
I had never minded the previous treatments, being accustomed to the brief momentary punctures, so I wondered about the variables with this dramatic change in pain level.
The dosages & sites & needle gauge have been the same & worked wonderfully.
His technique hasn't changed, I sit on a chair & he stands over me & reaches over & down.
So all the variables were the same for the last 2 visits, but resulting in great pain, & I'm not exaggerating, nor do I by any means wish to discourage anyone from injections.
So I question his angle of injections. He does not do surgery, so he does not have a surgeon's delicate dexterity. Tho I'm sure many neuros do.
So he stands up, in front of me, rather than to my side, so there is a greater distance than if he were to at least stand to my side, as I could easily turn my head sideways to accomodate his posture.
Judith, your comment about a lateral angle might be a clue, would that be a 45 degree angle?
Again, I vaguely remember some discussion about the efficacy of subcutaneous vs. intramuscular depth, but I could be way off about that, & any relevance.
BTW, coincidence or not, my last 2 painful treatments resulted in very poor spasm relief.
Thanks again for all your help here.
Modified by dana15 at Wed, Aug 15, 2012, 17:14:31
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