i have had tgus chronic pain in my lower lumbar for almost 20 years now an now my Dr has been treating it with hydrocodone an nurontin , its help some but the consistant pain is ALWAYS THEIR! my Dr is now reffering me to get steroidal injections , i have several family members that have told me to refuse this procedure as it has made their pain much worse after the fact. I am truly at a loss as to what to do , i sm currently u employed due to my inAbility to bend ir lift anything or to stay on my feet for any linger then 20-30 mins at a time due to the severe pain an the numbness down my right side . If anyone has any opinions or ideas as to hiw i should proceed with my situation PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!! Ty
Regular steroid injections helped me quite a bit. Used to get two between l4-l5, especially after my spinal fusion. I also had an epidural nerve root block before my fusion and will NEVER NEVER let anyone do that to me again. 15 years later I am on a pain daily medication regimen. Fentanyl, hydrocodeine, and gabapentin.
Although, too many years of steroid treatment made the bones in my back age prematurely but... it helped with the pain
I had spinal fusion on l4-6. With S1 involvement.
With physiotherApy and facet joint injections and towards the winter a caudal epidural has kept me mobile and relatively pain free. It's worked wonders for me.
Pain is tiring. Draining. One course may help you evaluate possibly facing physiotherapy and mobilisation more readily. I hope you find some relief soon. And hope you make a decision based on your own needs rather than others opinions. Each individual is different. You've only your pain to loose.
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