Usual caveats that nobody here is a doctor.....
I used to have really bad hip pain when standing, really bad sciatic pain, numbness in my lower legs and bladder/bowel dysfunction.
Long story short: I ended up with a L4-5 TLIF last February, which fixed everything.
About six weeks ago, I fell backwards and landed on my sacrum. Fortunately, the sciatic symptoms didn't last for more than a day, but the horrible pain in my hips when standing for more than ten minutes has returned and stayed. An X-ray revealed that the fusion was u disturbed so the Doc put me back on morphine and has listed me for an L5 nerve block an a caudal epidural which is due next Friday 10th July.
Does anyone have any experience of this, know what the cause is and whether the CE / nerve block is likely to help?
L5-S1 herniation. Both knee meniscus tear. L4-5 herniation - 2 x nerve block injections. L4-5 discectomy. L1-2 nerve block injection. L4-5 reherniation - TLIF fusion. 2016: L1-2 and L5-S1 retrolistheses and multiple facet joint degeneration.