Im christina 22 yrs old. feel im too young to be having such severe back pain...I recently found out the possible source of all this pain, is from my x-ray and mri that i have an extra disc in my spine...after the l-5 there is a l-6. strange i know.
i have had this pain for over a year now, and they say its a little disc disease, sciatica, and unusual anatomy of my spine..
I have tried all the drugs under the sun, to find that anti imflammatory drugs DONT WORK. muscle relaxers DONT WORK. pain killers DONT WORK.
So a couple days ago, I went in for a steroid injection shot.
It was I belive a lateral. Which means i think that it was done on either side of my lower spine.
Im sure some of you have had these, so i dont need to say how horrible it hurts once they find that painful area they need to inject the medicine into. OUCH.damn
My question is :
Tomorrow will be day 3 sinse the shot, and I am yet to feel any sort of relief ...If anything, I feel it may be getting worse. If any of you have had this, when did you get relief...?
The docs werent so clear on what the hell exactly to expect...gotta love that.
but they told me some people it could take up to 5 DAYS to feel any benefit of the shot..
Any input on that?
I would appreciate alot!
Back Pain..Associated with an extra disc, L-6!