Im 32 years old, female, been having lower back pain, muskoskeletal pain, and nerve pain shooting down my right leg since 2005. I did endless doctoring for it, had numerous MRI's. They determined my spine is degenerating and I have a bulging disk at L4. I live in constant pain, just varying degrees of it. I take way too much ibuprofen, and am on gabapentin (600 mg) to control the nerve pain.
As soon as my insurance kicks in I can get a cortisone shot. This is where my question comes in. I had 3 roughly 2 years ago. The first one worked for 6 weeks, the other two didn't at all. Is getting another shot a waste of time or would ya'll recommend trying it again? I'm desperate for some pain relief, but I don't want to be unrealistic about the chances it'll work either.