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1 mth after esi and sciatica is returning :(

I had ESI a month ago and no pain at night and finally after 2.5 yrs i slept pain free! Saturday i had some leg pain though and again last night. Is it back already?? Nurse said could be flare and see if it goes away in a week. Anyone have esi wear off or a flare up and have the pain go away again or is that it and I'm back to pain again? Is it worth trying once more or not? Thanks


  • It is a fairly common occurrence for the esi to wear off, but I agree with what the nurse told you, it might be a flare up and since you got relief with the first injection, it would be worthwhile if your doctor agrees to go ahead with another or two. Usually they are done in groups of up to three injections in the same area , to see if the extended relief continues to occur. Sometimes, it may take a bit of time and repeat injections to calm the inflammation enough to offer longer pain relief.
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