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Epidural Steroid Injections

KimmiekaylewisKKimmiekaylewis Posts: 4
edited 09/03/2013 - 4:01 AM in Spinal Injections
I have2 bulging discs in my lumbar region..the surgeon said he didn't see anything that would require surgery at this time but scheduled me for 2 epidural steroid injections.I have had one and it did nothing to relieve the back pain but did help with the sciatica for 4 days.I am scheduled for another one in a week--my question is...if this next injection doesn't work what would be the next step? seems to me if it helped my sciatica then there is something that can be corrected surgically..does this make sense? I just wanna be out of pain and am willing to go through a surgery if it will work. HELP! Need someone who has been through this before.


  • There is a link to the Treatment of Chronic Pain step by step at the bottom of this post. Read it, it basically gives you an outline of the steps of treating Chronic Back pain, so you have an idea.
    I know that you think that you are in pain now, but surgery is not the cure for that. Surgery is never done to relieve pain but it is done to relieve a mechanical problem. Anyone going into surgery for pain relief is going to be disappointed, and in fact, might find that the pain can become much worse.
    If I could go back and undo my first surgery, I would......no matter how bad the pain was previous to my first surgery it is nothing compared to where I am today.
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