Hi all I was recently diagnosed with a herniated disk in L5 S1 after 3/4 of a year going the chiropractor route. I am still young (24) and my chiropractor thought it was a twisted pelvis that kept getting out of alignment.
I went and got a MRI and was suggested to a pain management doctor that then scheduled me for a cortizone epidural injection. Long story short I heard him while giving the injection say that my l5 S1 was " too close to get in" so he went to the disk above. This does not seem right to me. What is the size of a needle? How was it too tight to get a needle in? Would the anti inflammatory medicine work from being injected so far away?
It seemed to relieve the pain for a week but now I am back to the same old crap of waking up in pain.
Any thoughts on this?
MircoD of L4-S1 on 3/5/2014
MRI stating either re-herniation or post-op granulation tissue- 5/16
Re-herniation confirmed, ESI on 5/29