I had my last ESI 12/22....last Wednesday I started getting NEW sharp pains. I have been home in bed everyday now for a week. I kept calling and emailing my pain management dr to get in before my 2/22 next injection. Thank goodness he will see me tomorrow morning at 7:30. Holy Cow! to call and beg and email and plead to be seen is just so frustrating.
I realise I may not be bleeding to death but I just wish there was more of a sense of urgentness. (oh by the way...I am fairly new to these back pain issues and I haven't learned paitence yet I guess)
I have issues with L5 S1 and more but that is the main source of pain (they think)
I'm not sure what will be done tomorrow because this is only my second time with this dr. I do really like and trust him....just getting a little scared. I had a lumbar puncture last year (with different dr) with epidural headache that needed repaired with blood patch.(which was THE WORST!).
If anyone is still reading....anything special I can do to prepare to make this ESI work? Drink more water? do stretching? I am going to read through some old posts but I just had to vent.