I totally agree with everyones postings back to you.
You were injured last December, and that is a long time to be living with so much pain. I know it is difficult to have to realize that your life my end up being a constant stream of taking pain meds. I think all of us at one time or another have had to make the decision about medications.
Heres the thing, if you want to have quality of life, and I am sure you do, sometimes the options are not always what we might want, but they are what we need. Being in constant pain is no way to live and you dont have to, it great that you like your pm doctor, as many will attest to thats half the battle sometimes. So at some point he or she probably will be putting you on pain meds, then its trial and error to see what works and what doesnt.
As far as the injections, I myself have had some minimul success with the injections, of which I am sure I have at one time or another had all three types. The one that did what I considered at the time a miracle, was the 3 series faucet shots I had after I fell in 2007 and had a burning sensation in my lower right leg and foot. It actually felt like my leg and foot were on fire. The pm doctor I had at that time, just kept increasing my meds, which were not helping.
I dropped him and was so fortunate the very next doctor I saw, the same day I first saw him, began the series of shots, by the 3rd shot my leg was no longer on fire, neither was my foot. I was left with a numb right foot but a small price to pay, and the shots did not cause the numbness, turns out I had neuropathy, from the fall I had taken.
So I hope you feel better sooner than later, and dont be afraid to ask your pm doctor questions.
Also this forum is one of the best things that has happened to me in a long time. I feel so fortunate to have found it. CP is a very hard road to go down, having people who really know what you are going thru, is a true blessing. Hope you have a low pain day and praying for many many more.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson