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I have had an L5-S1 disc/lami on the left side, worked really well. I also have a small disc bulge on the R at the same level which was not treated. I recently had a series of steroid shots on my L SI joint which worked well.
Then I did something around the house wrong and now I have problems on the R side. I thought it was my spine, but the doc said he thought it was the R SI joint. I got a steroid shot and things seemed to be going OK.
Fast forward to Xmas day and I was kneeling down and then my back started to give me problems. Weakness, pain, trouble walking etc., Today I slipped slightly and stepped heavily on my right leg. Now my back is a mess. Called my PM Doc and he said I needed a bilateral nerve burn. I'm on Tramadol now.
I have several concerns. The first is the potential for loss of feeling. This is supposed to stop/reduce pain, but it doesn't treat the underlying condition. Nasty though the pain is, it is there for a reason, I am concerned the pain band aid, could ultimately cause more problems as the mechanical problem(s) are not being treated.
Anyone have any experience with this type of treatment? I trust my doc totaly, but it doesn't stop me being concerned!