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steroid injections. do they work?

astarrnowaastarrnow Posts: 7
edited 09/12/2013 - 8:47 AM in Spinal Injections
As my journey continues with my horrific sciatic pain, my next step is likely to be epidural steroid injections. I am noticing a lot of people say that they actually worsened their condition. But is there anyone out there that has had a positive experience? Neeeeed hope!!! 6am and haven't slept. Pain doesn't even begin to describe what im experiencing.


  • Even my GP sent me to chiropractor . About 4 visits 1st anti-inflammatory 800 mg. of course tough on stomach but they worked that muscle out. Also when I went home. 2o mins cold pack on 20 min off. Really helped. Did not let them do anything else but work on that. I have L5/S1 compressed and 1st shot only lasted 5 days then a round of physical therapy .
    Did not work but had to take care of that first.
  • I have had several shots, in my spine and my SI joints. In my experiences they have never worked that well for me. The longest one worked for about three weeks. Some people have amazing results with the injections. I'm sure those people are out enjoying their pain free lives.
    Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.
  • http://www.spine-health.com/forum/pain/chronic-pain/chronic-pain-treatment-step-step

    Yes, in some cases, the injections do help and continue to do so for some time. It really depends on what is causing the condition/inflammation, and how early into the ongoing pain the injections are offered.
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