Re: questions I should ask my Dr. ?
Many people will try a series of 3 epidural injections at 2 week intervals before giving up on them, as the next step may be surgery. If the injections end up not helping, you might consider a rhizotomy, a procedure similar to the injections where the nerves carrying the pain impulses are "burned" and that gives relief for 9-12 months. Also called radiofrequency treatment. With 3 levels involved, it is important to establish which levels are causing the most pain, so they can be done first.