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Went for the ESI two weeks ago and I really can't tell any difference. I was diagnosed with stensosis but that is all that the Neuro told me, not the level not the severity not anything other than he ordered up an ESI. When I got to the pain clinic for the injection, I talked with the doc and asked if I could see the read out from the myelogram. He said it was at L3 L4 above my fusion site and that it was mild to moderate. What does mild to moderate mean? Anyway I ended up going to my GP the day after the injection (previous appointment) with different pain up higher in the thorasic area. After the GP looked at all of my consult notes from my Neuro they recommended Pain Management. Also the prescribed percocet 7.5 every 6-8 hours. Just curious about the stenosis diagnosis and what do they do for it?
Before my surgery, I had tried everything you can imagine that's over the counter, percocet, skelaxin, flexeril, medrol dose packs, ultram, and vicoprofen. Medrol packs helped the most on the first 2 days at the high dosages, though I still had alot of pain. The muscle relaxers did nothing for me; Percocet & Ultram did nothing either; Vicoprofen helped slightly after taking it for a while, probalby b/c of the combo of vicodin and ibuprofen, but again, I still had alot of pain. I had ESI's, which only helped my sciatic pain, it did nothing for my stenosis pains/claudication. I had stopped the vicoprofen b/c I developed some severe extensive bruising, showed my rheumy, he thought it was due to this med. (though he gave me this med again one time after surgery and I didnt get the bruising again). So for several months beforer surgery, I had nothing for pain. THe PM I saw for the ESI's never wanted any follow ups after my shots were done, my rheumy just kept telling me I need surgery. WHat did soothe my spasms somewhat was using moist heating pads. I had these all over me. But as soon as they cool down or I took them off, my spasms were still there in full force.

I do know that walking and standing aggravate stenosis and before surgery I could hardly walk at all anymore. Trying to lean back makes it even worse.

Right now, I am not really sure what's causing my pain, cramping, and spasms but I am taking Lyrica and Soma. I don't really notice too much of a difference on these meds.