Hi. First post here. I'm 29 yr. old male about to get my first ever cortisone injection at the L5-S1 level. I've had significant pain in my lower back shooting down my left leg that has progressively gotten worse over the course of 3 months. After numerous doctor visits, I'm finally receiving my injection this afternoon. I've heard stories where its effectiveness in patients lasts a couple days or even a couple years.
Does anyone have positive experiences and can give advice for an increased chance of effective performance?