My MRI shows buldging/herniated disc at L5/S1.
I have been treating with facet injections and epidural shots. My last one was 12/22/11 and it was a transforaminal lumbosacral epidural. My next one isn't till 2/22/12.
Today is Friday and on Wednesday I got sudden increased pain. My pain was normally just in my back but now it goes down my butt on the right into the hip and down to my right foot. It hurts to walk. So I am laying in bed...for 3 days now and I am a mess! I am taking pain pills (hydrocodone, advil, aleve).
I contacted my dr and they said try and heat then ice every 40 min....DONE...nothing is better.
Hurts to move my pelvis in any direction, hurts to walk on my leg (pain from foot up to the back).
Do I just lay around and wait till Feb 22 for my next injection or if I go to the hospital can they do anything.
Not only am I going out of my mind but my husband is getting impaitent with me. There is so much I should be doing but my increase pain (up to an 8) is all I can think about and just want the pain to go away.
Can a hospital give anytype of shot to hold me over till I see my pain specialist?
I just started treating in Sept 2011 and my progress is all downhill. I'm only 40...how will I live with this the rest of my life?