I had the four facet injections on 5/3/06 and it worked great
from the 6th till the 12th I was able to do more around the house than I have all year. At the last PM clinic I went to they only tried SI injectins on me all year with no relief, they wantedto do the nerve burning and I was scared to death.
My new PM doc said that the problem might not be the SI joint. He believes it to be a combonation of things. He said something about some kind of fluid leaking out of somewhere and irritating the nerve,causing the leg pain. So he did the facet injections. The prodcedure didn't hurt that bad, but I didn't expect 4 injections at once
Reguardless they worked great! They took almost all the leg pain away and signifigantly reduced the LBP I didn't use my cane for a week
So I got a good 6 days of relief out of the shots and the PM doc wants to see me on the 17th, this wed to see how it worked.
What could this diagnose? I have to admit I know very little about the way the back and nerves work. All I know is that it hurts like a bear non-stop. Unfortunatly as soon as the injections wore off I was back to square one.
Anyone have any insight to what is going on? Do you think the will just keep giving injections? Or is there something esle they can do.
I've still taken my meds regularly and those helped tremendously (Lyrica and oxycontin) However, two days before I go into the visit I stop taking the meds so I can see how well the injections work. Plus that is what is says in the paperwork.