I've been receiving epidurals every other month for the past year without much success. The meds don't help much either (oxycodone 6/day and gabapentin 3/day. My stenosis is moderate to sevrere and my dr said surgery would not help. Depression is getting the best of me and really do not want to go thru surgery again (L5/S1). Does anyone know if its ok to have that many epidurals? I asked my dr and he stated that it was ok as long as its every other month. At times I want to stop with epidurals but afrid that they are working and if I stop the pain will be alot worst and not able to schedule another epidural for a few weeks(scary).
Any advice would be appreciated.