Welcome to healing Well Community *huggs* It is very very nice to meet you. I do hope you decide to stay and hang out, I think, you will find, that most of us have similar problems. I think all of use have nerve pain, the major nerves that run down the leggs are a very hard area to get under control.
My MRI portrayed quite a mess, L4/L5 tear: stenosis: DDD, herniation and others.
Most of us use/have used, Pain Management Doctors. Mine in is also spine specialist. he takes ever so good care of me. I too get injections.. but I get them on a regular basis and they are part of a very detailed pain management programm as I am so young. My "start-up" took a lil over 3months (we tried many diffeant types/area injections.. took a while) , and my "whole life" treatment took a lil over 6months. Not as easy as you would think, to re define yourself... AND! Depression is very very common. Completly normal, and your pain management doctor will know exactly what to do when you mention it to him.
If the doc that gave me the shot is responsible for permanent nerve damage, I'm gonna sue him for pain and suffering, what an ordeal. I'm soo tired.
Im not sure about nerve damage from shots? Ive heard of partial burns on those whole qualify to try / use nerve ablation. Not on shots thou. I bet someone knows what your talking about thou whis place is a wealth of knowladge. I myself have had a reaction like you described.. but I was in labor getting an epidural.. she missed, i was mad at time but later we find out ive got a nice case of levoscoliosis *shruggs*
How long have you had sleepless nights? are you awake whole time or sleeping and waking? Seems to me that another common aspect we all have is sleeplessness, thou all in differant ways. Some stay up all night, some toss and turn, some wake and sleep in intervals... but everyone seems to share the same burdon. If you brought that up, I bet your doc could help? Hopefully.
|TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
|And sorry I could not travel both
|And be one traveler, long I stood|