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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in New Member Introductions

I stumbled upon this site after another sleepness night due to lower back/right hip pain. Was diagnosed with DDD 24 months ago. Had a epidural one week ago today that seems to have only made things worse??? How does that happen? Have been alternating heat and ice, doing some stretching and using an inverter. Also, TENS unit helps. Any help, info or just opinions would be appreciated.


  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. so glad you found us! =D> i don't sleep much either at night, as do alot of us spineys, so drop by the "Sleep Problems" forum one night. (|: it can make a long night pass much quicker.. i am sorry you are having pain. ~X( we do have that in common! :D good luck as you seek pain relief! Jenny :)
  • Sorry to hear that your having a tough time of it at present! What kind of medication are you on for this apart from the ESI you've had?? could you up the dosages a bit?? If you read my tag line you will see that ESI's don't always work and again it can depend on the type you have and even how good the DR is that does it!?! There can be all kinds of minor things that can affect the ESi's, have you called you Dr & let them know that its not really working? They might not have gotten quite the right spot or not quite enough mediciation went in. I have always been told that it can take up to 7 days for these to kick in & some people can go months at a time with no issues once this happens, mine never last over 7 weeks, others it never actually works at all. Good luck with things and you shuld get some other replies soon that might just put another slant on things ! DB
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