Follow Up with Pain Doc on Monday am

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FunnyGurl
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 12/20/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ALL
A few of you were aware I just started to see a back pain specialist in Nov.  Quick update for my pain from back and nerve leg pain due to severe ddd, 2 herniated discs L5-S1, severe narrowing of spinal cord, and oa all in same area. 
I had a bilateral flouroscopic steroid injections on 2 Dec.  It helped I would say like 50% or more but only for about 11 days.  Then nerve pain has started to increase since then. Currently I believe I could say I am having about a 25% decrease from initial.
Maybe offered another treatment in am. What would you do? Procedure was quite painful. Will it improve more or is it just a temp fix?
Doc also said we may look at treating back and oa next.  Ie,,,surgery or other treatments.
IDK it was painful but still in pain now so hard to decide.
Thanks all
 
 
Humour is always the Best Medicine!
 
Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression


Jim1969
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 12/20/2009 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   
In theory if the first set of steroid injections helped then additional injections are suppose to last longer.

I have had different types of steroid injections, facet and caudal. The facet injections made my pain worse for a little over a year. The caudal injections did nothing for me one way or another. Now they are trying to talk me into the bilateral injections that you just had.

If it were me, and the injections helped some I would give it another go. If you get more relief from the next set then do it again, and if not call it quits on the injections.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


FunnyGurl
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 173
   Posted 12/21/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jim
thanks for replying to my post!  Also looks like you win the prize as being the first and only but that is ok it is a busy time of year for people.
i went to pain doc today and i saw the PA not Doc today.  We discussed how the last injections helped and how much etc... She also asked it my legs hurt when the medicine was given and I said Oh Yes bad.  She stated when the nerves and such are inflamed it can cause alot more pain.
Well we decided to another round of injections hopefully next week.  And maybe it will not hurt as bad this time. ;)
PA also refilled my percocets and I was on my merry way.
Thanks again for the info and I will do another round.  The last one was so painful I was thinking not even though it has helped with the pain.
Have a Wonderful Holiday!
PS You should give it a try and see if you can find some relief.  It is worth it I think.
Humour is always the Best Medicine!
 
Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression

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