I had a friend that has a herniated disc. He went to get steroid injections and received three. His doctor told him that he could not give him anymore. When I went for my shots (I have a transitional segment of my L5/Sacrum, and a bulging disc in that area), he gave me 3 shots. Two weeks later, I got 3 more shots, and I told him I was having leg pain so he gave me an additional 3 shots.
So, in total, I've had 9 shots within a 2-week period. Is that normal? He told me it should help my pain for 6mos to 1 year.
I was just having back pain when I was on my feet. I couldn't stand for more than 5-10 minutes. After the first shot, I had back and leg pain whether I was on my feet or not. The leg pain was totally new. The second sets of shots helped a bit, but today I'm just lying on my couch and my legs are aching.
Has anyone had experiences with getting that many steroid injections in such a short amount of time?