I was in a car crash late last year and it has triggered severe back pain. I had an MRI and it has uncovered a Pas Defect in L5 with degradation to the discs around L4 and S1 also. I have seen two of the top surgeons in the country who have each recommended maintenance before deciding if surgery is needed - although both have said this may be inevitable. I am 33 and before the car accident I was very active (marathons, contact sport etc), now I have trouble putting on socks.
I had my epidural on Friday to start the maintenance. As of yesterday (4 days), it had made no difference. Can anyone tell me how long it takes for it to kick in?