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Spinal Cord Disorders board

Hi there,

I am scheduled for an ESI (Epidural Steroid Injection) on Wednesday, but I am scared out of my mind, and keep talking myself out of it. I've heard good and bad about ESI's.

My brother had it done, and only had a localization shot, and said that it hurt pretty bad, and then on the other hand my mother-in-law had it done last week, and they gave her an IV, and she said it wasn't bad at all. My doctors office doesn't do the IV thing, and gave me a prescription for Valium.

Will the Valium help about the same as an IV.

This is making crazy. Please advise.