I had a MRI in December showing Degenerative Disc Disease and 3 bulging discs between C-4 and C-5, C5-C6, C6-C7.
I went through 5 weeks of physical therapy and had ups and downs during it. I do feel better as I have bought a Saunders home traction unit and have been using that along with trying to stretch the area and exercise it. Anyway I went from a pain level of about a 7 or 8 and have been pretty consistent with a pain level between 1 and 4 since. Although the pain is not that high, it is very annoying.
I went back to see the neurosurgeon and he still suggests that I have the Epidural steroid injection. I have done a lot of reading and here all these horror stories about these injections and I am supposed to have my first injection tomorrow but I am not sure I should go through with it. It seems like this might go ahead and give me the extra boost to getting back to normal.
My wife is friends with the neurosurgeon’s Physician assistant and that is who I had seen and he recommends me get them. He is a very good guy and I don’t think he would steer me wrong but I am still unsure of it.
Can anyone make me feel better about the process?
Thanks for any info you want to share.