I have degenerated disc disease in L4-L5 and L5-S1. It has created bulge disc more on left side of spine which sometimes create sciatic pain in left glute and hamstring. MRI was done in January. I have been scheduled for epidural cortisone injection. I will receive 2 injection, 1 on both the right and left of L5. Versed will be used as the sedation. Can you please give me an expiation of your procedure and how the versed sedation affected you? I'm nervous every that I will not be completely asleep for procedure. I don't enjoy needles. I'm nervous that a needle will be in my spine. I just worry about the procedure. Thank you fir your help.
L4 - L5 Diffused Annular Disc Bulge
L5 - S1 Diffuse Concentric Disc Bulge, caused neural foraminal canal narrowing bilaterally, left more significant
Sciatic pain on left left