I have my first lumbar injection Tuesday of next week....I have three herniated discs based on my MRI results and one of them is sitting on one of my nerves causing me severe grief....walking is impossible for any period of time, standing is painful...lying down on my back is very uncomfortable...basically I'm broken...:o(
Horrific sciatic pain & numbness.
I had epidurals when I was having my kidlets but then you're already in pain and don't care what they do - just get it over with.
Is the injection painful??? I know they freeze the area first...well that can't be pleasant.
I'm just a big baby but know I have no choice in the matter....I'd like to walk around a grocery store again.
Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.