I had an epidural for back pain on the 8th Sept. I am more upright & seem to be able to walk better, but the pain in what feels like my ham string continues. I have a numbness in my foot, all of which worsens if I walk any distance. I get pins & needles in my leg & then it goes numb. I get relief by just sitting down, although the more I have walked the symptoms click in faster. The relief that the injection has given took about 8 days to take effect in & I improved very slightly for the days that followed. Today it doesn't seem so good. Am I expecting too much - should I be getting any other treatment?
I have had a scan The L2-3 disk is severly narrowed L4-5 & lumbosacral discs are reduced in height.
L1-2 annular disc bulge
L2-3 mild canal narrowing
L3-4 disk bulge & degree of canal narrowing is most marked at this level
L4-5 right lateral disk prolapse. difficult to identify the right L5 nerve root separately.
I would appreciate any suggestions. Many thanks