Please do NOT let your doctor send you for epidural steroid injections for pain!!! You WILL be sorry!!
I have Adhesive Arachnoiditis from injections. It is incurable with intractable pain!! I am on pains meds for the rest of my life now.
Here are the symptoms of AA (Adhesive Arachnoiditis)
Extreme lumbar and leg pain.
Numbness in feet - a "hot" feeling
Feeling of walking on broken glass
Feeling of bugs crawling on your skin or water dripping down legs
Cramps and spasms in legs and feet.
Nerve pain, especially in legs
Night disturbance (terrors)
Electric shock type pains
Spinal surgery can also leave you will AA. If you think that you may have AA, you must get an MRI with contrast for a neurosurgeon to diagnose this. Mine was diagnosed by a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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