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spine injections

LisaRachelLLisaRachel Posts: 286
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi everyone,

I'm wondering has anyone before a year's time after a fusion has had any type of pain injections in there back? my surgeon says I have to wait a year but my pain is increasing over the last month and I dont want anymore pain meds!

It's been 6 months I'm getting frustrated I still don't have my life back!! :(

Hope all of you are well,



  • I had L5/S1 fused march 28 and just had a steroid injection a few days ago since I was still having pain. That is the earliest my surgeon would do it. He said any earlier it would interfere with the healing. It seems to have worked too!!


    Spinal stenosis, spondolysis, spondolythesis, L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion with instrumentation and bone graft from hip, L1/S1 fusion with replacement disc put in and a nice bolt from my spine to my pelvis; PT, accupuncture, prolotherapy, many cortisone injections, 4 rhizotomies. Currently on tramadol.
    L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.
  • And then 2 more ESI's @ 5 months. Had nerve root block @ 7 months. Due to continued pain in my lumbar spine post ALIF. Had 2 cervical ESI's also, due to cord compression at 8 months. So I've had a few!
    Good luck & I hope you find pain relief!
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