Finally after 6 months, i've seen a specialist today re my lower back pain , degenerative disc L5 S1
After several different pain meds and some progress i just can't take the fact that i can't walk or do anything physical for more than 15-30 mins without it becoming painful and stiff. I can't get back to my job and can only do certain things with my partner and family for a short length of time . Depression is setting in and i want my life back!
He suggested an Epidural and then told me i couldn't have one because i rarely have pain down my legs! Can anyone explain this to me because he wouldn't!
He then suggested facet joint injections and said i would need 6 , 3 each side of my spine and all in one go .
Since reading up on this type of injection i'm terrified of what lies ahead , the procedure, the side effects and after effects sound awful.
Can anyone shed any light on it for me ?
I am in the UK under the NHS and should be seen within 4 weeks