I went in to get some steroid injections at the nerve root this week. They were going to try and hit the L/5 and S/1 roots. Which was weird enough to me becaus eI am fused at that lever and my arthritis/stenosis is at the l/4 l/5 level. But while going fot the l/5 they had to give up because she said there was too much bone. Then did the s/1. SO I have no relief really, maybe a tiny bit.
A) I still don't get why if my stenosis is at l/4 l /5 why they were going into the s/1.
Now what?! Does this mean only option is surgery? To be honest my pain level is not near surgery heights yet so not gonna happen soon. But I am thinking down the road. Ar
C) are facet join injections different than nerve root injections and would that maybe work/help despite all the bone growth?
D)I am more confused every day as to what is wrong with me and they seem to be too.