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Still have lower back pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:20 AM in Spinal Injections
Hello everyone, I have had 1 LSI and then had 1 LSI with X-ray and I had my 3rd LSI with X-ray and he also went into the joints at the same time while he was in there. He had told me that after 3 of these I should be pain free. After 3 injections I am now in more pain and hurt more often now then I did before. Before, it was not a constant pain and now it is almost constant. Does anyone have any ideas or advise? I'm a newbie here and am at wits end.



  • Hi there, I also went through a series of cortisone injections. And like you , it made the pain worse and it also increased my leg weakness. I ended up having a disectomy at L5, the injections were adding pressure to an already narrow area for my epidural sac to pass through. You may need them to go in there and make some room. The first time I had it done I was like Cured!! Unfortunately I hit a bump in the road and needed to have mine redone.
    But that was my experience with injections..
    Hang in there -PAT-
  • Can I ask what tests you have had done and what was the diagnosis? What other treatments have you had done? It makes it a little easier to give an opinion with some additional info. Hope to help you out if I can.
  • I've had e-rays & MRI L4-L5 deteriated and S-1 Bulging
  • I had been going to a chiropractor for a long time and that was't helping either. That's when I starting going to my PM but now I'm worse. :?
  • I will be going back in the day after tomorrow to have my 4th ESI w/x-ray & facet block. I'm going to have a good stern talk with my PM DR and tell him, I'm worse now then I was before I came in here and started the ESI's, what can you do different that can help me because this is for sure not working. If it's not giving me any relief but making me worse we need to try something different. Does any one have any ideas for me before I go back in to see him.

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