I had 1 epidural middle of May for a degenerative/ herniated disk at L4,5, it is intrapping a nerve and causing pain from low back to middle of butt, down leg to foot. The first shot did nothing , second shot , I was given 2 injections at one time , I did get some relief (second shot was 2 weeks later ) Just got 3rd shot July 30 th , ( 2 shots again ) still have some pain . Still not able to workout , and still feel the pain just not as bad. I have an appointment to see my DR at the end of the month and he said he can give me another injection . I have read all over the internet that you should only have 3 in a year. Some sites say you can have 3 in 6 months. I'm concerned about having another one so close, and the side effects .So far I havent had any side effects , but I know the steroids can be bad for your body long term. Please give your thoughts, or recommendations.