So, since May of last year I have had 2 bulging dics: L4/L5, L5/S1 causing me great deals of pain, sciatica, you name it. I finally got in to see a pain management doctor who has basically saved me.
I had my first epidural injection at the beginning of last month...it did nothing. Two weeks later he injected directly into the nerves coming out on the left sides of those dics. I could have done a backflip (if i knew how). It was the first time I was not in pain. The relief lasted almost 2 weeks, and started to come back.
Wednesday I had my first round of facet joint injections bilaterally. All I can say is so far so good. I am hopeful that with the injections I can finally lead a normal life again. I am still under strict restrictions, but at least I can move without collapsing from pain.
Just wanted to drop in and say hello and let others know there is hope out there