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ESI yesterday

marirlpnmmarirlpn Posts: 1,028
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Spinal Injections
Hi fellow spineys,

Yesterday I had an ESI to L4/5 where I had my fusion in 2008. Doctor was unable to get into the L4 foramen due to bony overgrowth from fusion so restuck me at L5. He put in extra steroid medication hoping to get it to migrate up to L4. He even thought that sometime soon I may need a laminectomy. I was told 3 to 7 days before I would notice any improvement. I'm a bit hesistant to say this, but for a very long time I have been awakened frequently at night due to right leg nerve pain, but not last night!!!!! I was able to also walk better this morning. I do hope this lasts for a while.

Best to all,



  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    Hi Marianne

    I am so happy for you, I hope this gives you relief for a good while.
    What a nice surprise not to be woken by the nerve pain you have been experiencing lately.

    Liz xx

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • That sound like great news.Good for you its time you got some relief. I hope you have more days like that.

    I am a sucker for good news.

  • i think that is great. hope the feeling lasts a longgggg time!!!!
    gives the rest of us some hope.
  • I am very happy to read that the injection is helping you.

    I hope your relief lasts a good long time.

    Tammy :)
  • I'm glad to hear this. I had my injection 2 weeks ago and I'm even feeling better today though I did wake up with my leg in spasms only because I forgot my flexeril last night but all's well here. It's great news for you. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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