Hello there! I am a 33 year old female new to the site-but not to back pain. I was diagnosed with facet joint arthropathy in L3,4,5 about 3 years ago and have a herniated L5. Over this time I have had a number of facet injections, and had a successful rhizotomy in August.
Unfortunately, my disc pain has become severe, compressing the L5 nerve root and causing severe radicular pain and numbness along the L5-S1dermatome. For lack of a better description, it feels like I'm walking on gravel in the middle of my foot.
I had an epidural injection yesterday, and compared to my facet injections, am in much more pain. I am experiencing more spasm than I am used to, and not getting much pain relief from meds (perc 7.5, robaxin) Anyone have a similar experience/advice to share?