Hi Aunt Kay,
I have not had the epidurals done because my first pain mgt doc said they rarely work. In all honesty, I know of numerous people that had them done and swear never again. Some never got past the first 2 injections. My own PM dr said they are painful and why add that pain to a patient. He says all they are is a money thing for drs because they are expensive. Now, this came from a pain mgt drs mouth!!! Use it how you see fit.
If I am going to have a procedur done, I want something that will help me. I have had many done just not the epidurals for obvious reasons. I appreciated my dr being honest with me. He also said they do not work well for chronic pain to begin with.
Sad but true the dollar is real imporant to our drs these days cause the ins companies have whittled their payments don to peanuts, but as a patient, I am not there to pad their pockets.
Hope you get to feeling better. Hugs, Susie