From all my readings and research these injections in general do not work for the majority of patients with lower back issues.... such as disk herniations, nerve damage, DDD etc etc.
and yet a large % of pain clinics offer the steroid injections as the "cure". I use the word offer loosely! My experience has been that the pain clinics DEMAND you try the injections first.
If you go against their recommendations you are now consider a uncooperative patient.
Are the pain clinics working "for" the insurance co's? Hoping that the injections work, and the insurance can avoid paying for surgery or other treatments?
To me none of this makes sense when so few find true relief from these type of treatments :??
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.