I understand this is more for surgery quest. but this is sort of related and there seems to be a lot more activity in this section.
Reason I am upset after my Epidural, I started to look at side effects about 48 hrs after injection because I was not feeling the best. I noticed possible side effects include insomnia, ulcers. I just talked to my Dr. and they new I had history of Ulcers, they even mention it in my file. Since Monday I have horrible indegestion, and I know it is a flare up, only because I have had many of them I just know the symptoms. I thought this was Bull and I should have been told.
2. Dr.'s office said to me not to worry about pain not going away on thursday, that a individual like me who has stayed on top of the Back Pain and not let linger should have a lot less pain in coming days. Wrong, Pain is actually worse.
So Know they say if injection doesn't take they will then go to a nerve conduction or the EMG (?) test. Well I have had fusion on L4/5 already isn't it to late for that test, and if you have had one 1. what happens if it comes back positive. 2. what happens if it reveals nothing?
Lastly if I can choose should I just see a neurosurgeon.
Maybe I will just live with it, I think I am at a point anymore I really dont know how to feel without the multitude of things that come with back injuries. I wish Dr.'s were more educated on facts about exercise and reducing pain as well with Foods to reduce Inflamation in the body naturally. How some foods increase it and others help to decrease it a more natural approach, it may take longer then quick fix surgeries but at least it is in the long run easier on the body.