Everyone is different and epidural steroids affect people differently! The steroid prevents inflamation, nerves that are iritated or compressed become inflamed, and cause you pain, the steroids work on the inflamation and and by doing that it will hopefully stop the pain! The amount of relief one gets, varies from individual to individual and the length of time it last. When I get the epidural steroids in my neck, I get very good relief from pain, but it usually only last about 3 or 4 weeks! Some people get 2 or 3 months relief! Others get no relief at all! Even for me it varies on where they give the injection at! I had a steroid injection in my shoulder and the relief lasted for months, but I had one done in my hip joint and I got no relief at all from it! Hopefully you will get lots of relief from your pain and it will last a long time! Keep up your positive attitude, we are all here for you, to help and give you support!
I do Wish You Well!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!