I need injections explained to me .. I can't ask my surgeon since I can't book an apt for soon enough.
How exactly do they work? By reducing inflammation? If injections don't "cure" the herniation, then the nerves are still squeezed, and becoming damaged right? So even if the injection takes away the pain, the nerves could still be getting more and more damaged, and then once it wore off, if I needed surgery it would be too late wouldn't it? Please help - thanks.
discectomy in June 2010 - success! No sciatic pain, just some remaining numbness in foot. And I get charlie horses a lot.