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Epidural FAILED

I had my injection in November & unfortunately it failed im so disappointed but I know I had to give it a try.I suffered a bad bout of sciatica 6dys after & now all the lower back pain & stiffness in the mornings.I had my accident in 2011 so I personally think this injection was too late.Dont know what can be done now but im not having another one if my consultant suggests it.What next who knows ????


  • http://www.spine-health.com/forum/pain/chronic-pain/chronic-pain-treatment-step-step

    I have read that the injections work best in the first three months or so post injury. After that time, I have found that they weren't as effective but I also think that the injections work better for mechanical problems and not so much when there is nerve related compression because the steroids can not relieve the compression only mask it....in the mechanical/structural problems, it can soothe the inflammation and reduce some of the swelling ....so I think it can mask the symptoms more , for longer.
  • To my knowledge they are to be given in a series of 3 to see if you respond.
  • others, depending on the basis for the injections may not. Most of the decision making process is dependant upon what the problem is that the doctor is trying to treat......
    Some may decide that if the first one or two injections don't work , to change the type of injection and continue with a different kind, while others may not want to at all.
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