After being sent for x-rays the medical staff at Central Prison continues to ignore the proven fact that Terrance back continues to get worse due to ignoring such. Medical staff still refuse to give Terrance a therapeutic mattrew, cancel physical therapy after order was approved, rather give him injection shots in his spine that only builds up calcium and makes the situation worse. One minute the nurse will inform Terrance that he's schedule to see the doctor then call him to the nurses station and say he's not able to see the doctor and charge him $5. Terrance was told by the nurse that his current X-Ray showed that he has a mild curve of his thoracic spine.
Potential Risks of Epidural Steroid Injections
As with all invasive medical procedures, there are potential risks associated with lumbar epidural steroid injections. In addition to temporary numbness of the bowels and bladder, the most common potential risks and complications include:
- Infection. Severe infections are rare, occurring in 0.1% to 0.01% of injections.
- Dural puncture ("wet tap"). A dural puncture occurs in 0.5% of injections. It may cause a post-dural puncture headache (also called a spinal headache) that usually improves within a few days. Although infrequent, a blood patch may be necessary to alleviate the headache. A blood patch is a simple, quick procedure that involves obtaining a small amount of blood from a patient from an arm vein and immediately injecting it into the epidural space to allow it to clot around the spinal sac and stop the leak.
- Bleeding. Bleeding is a rare complication and is more common for patients with underlying bleeding disorders.
- Nerve damage. While extremely rare, nerve damage can occur from direct trauma from the needle, or from infection or bleeding.
Terrance has been diagnosis with nerve damage.
Flood complaints to:George Solomon, Director of PrisonsGwen Norville, Deputy Director of PrisonsHeadquarters 831 West Morgan Street 4260 Mail Service Center Raleigh NC 27699-4260Phone: (919) 838-4000Fax: (919) 733-8272Courier # 53-71-00