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Back Problems board


Can anyone inject( no pun intended) any info. on this. Was advised by Pm doctor that my back pain isn't derived from mechanical pain, but rather inflammation from a large amount of scar tissue from a prior Micro -d & from a disc thats torn all the way through , saying the acids from the nucleus polposus are inflamming the nerve. He said he wants to try a series of 3 ea. S1 transforaminal epidurals using Betamethasone. He said I could have pain for a few days after the injections but it should subside. Has anyone gone through these with any Luck ? Do they give you anything for pain prior to the procedure ? Oh ya, he did a leg/ knee/ ankle reflex test on me, everything responded fine, except the achillies ( back of my heals on both feet. He seemed stumped ? Dont know what thats all about. Thanks for any information ! :confused: