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kayleeamberkkayleeamber Posts: 1
edited 02/15/2013 - 7:50 AM in Spinal Injections
On Friday I had my first epidural injection and 3 days later my back is in so much pain I can barely walk. I've done regular injections and physical therapy but nothing has helped. I have a follow up on the 19th and next step is a discogram. Anyone know what the point of a discogram is? I have a degenerative disc L3-L4, bulging disc L4-L5 & MAJOR degenerative disc L5-S1. that one is so deteriorated that there's only a thin line left. anyone else have experiences? keep in mind I'm only 16 and the doctors are stumped as to why I have it
Kaylee Ellyson


  • Your condition sounds very painful....I suffer from L5/S1 Disc degeneration/Herniation which has resulted in Sciatica in my left leg. I have been like this for over a year now and got my first epidural injection last Monday. It offered very minor relief for a few days but the pain eventually came back. I am scheduled for a second injection this coming Monday and hoping for better results. They allow up to 3 injections for the year is what i have been told and for some, the injection offers relief on the very first shot, for others it takes all three and yet people have posted that not even epidurals offer comfort. Good luck and I hope you find relief.....
    Santiago Cortes Jr.
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