This is the most amazing thing.
Since February, I've been having the most horrible lower back pain and sciatica down both legs and (as I've posted before, I think) got an MRI two weeks ago. Last week I got the results - L4/5: The facet joints are inflamed and swollen, and rubbing together; those are causing a diffuse bulge at L4/5 which is pressing on nerves, causing my sciatica. The treatment is an ESI for the sciatica and Facet Joint Injections for the lower back pain. I couldn't get my appointment for those shots until Aug. 6.
In the meantime, my surgeon's PA gave me a medrol pack that she hoped might help.
I just realized that I'm on day 5 of taking the medication and my sciatica has virtually disappeared. It's actually a very strange sensation not having that pain all the time.
Has anyone else been prescribed the medrol pack and had excellent relief and for how long? I wonder how long mine will last...
Thanks for any input fellow spineys.