Re: I am on my 2nd epidural injection with no relief. Help
Hi, I am really sorry to hear about your pain. You being in severe pain 3 days after the 2nd injection means the injections are not helping you at all and you need dif. treatments. Injections can work well for bulging disks, but they did not work for my large herniation. I had a large herniation in the same area also ( L 4-5 ) about 10 years ago. Physical therapy helped with the pain, but did nothing for the herniation. I could not stand long either, and I walked with a limp. I then had 2 injections, the 1st only moved my symptoms from side to side, the 2nd did nothing. Still alot of pain. I then went to 2 dif. neuros, and both recommended surgery. I heard some docs immediately tell the person to lose weight, but I also know this is not the cause of the problem, it just aggravates it. I see a pain management doctor, they deal with these conditions daily. Could you make an appointment with one? This is what I would suggest. There is water therapy for pain, accupuncture, exercises, dif. anti-inflamatory meds. and many other options that PM docs can provide you with that I don't know about. I would ask around or call around for a pain management doctor to help you. Mine is female, and I like her personality and the way she takes her time and listens to me very well. Good luck and please come back and keep us updated.