Hello! I had the same problem. I had the injections as a last resort before a discectomy. The injections work well if the medicine is able to get to the pain area. I had the discectomy (C5,6) March 6, 2002 (4 weeks ago)and feel so much better, I wish I would have agreed to the surgery earlier. I've been suffering since 1997. Good luck and let me know how you do.