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what can i expect with second esi?

robynrrobyn Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Spinal Injections
i have a 3cm extrusion at l5s1 that my pain doc was sure would need surgery after looking at mri. spine surgeon wants a series of esis. first one was on tuesday, and im feeling about 40% better. actually ate at a restaurant for the first time in 3 weeks. im scheduled for another injection 2 weeks from the first. can i expect further relief with another? is this a cumulative situation? thanks for any insight


  • The 2 nd injection can help further reducing inflamation and posibly with pt it will remove itself off the nerve thats agrivated,

    You dr is doing the right thing by not rushing in to doing surgery if it can posibly be avoided.

    Yes somerimes its nice to get that releif after injection when it works, i also went out to eat right after the injecrion a few times because thats the only time i was able to do it and enjoy it. Good luck,, Keep us updated on how it goes.
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
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