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I fell getting out of my husbands truck n December I came down hard on the side rail..could not walk sit.left leg was numb with shooting pains....Family Dr dismissed it as a bruised tailbone..
I had x-rays ,.negative and negative results from massage,physio and chiro..Finally was sent to pain Dr.
.Bone scan..CT scan were done....Cannot have MRI due to hardware in my ears..Diagnosis. Bulging discs in l4 and l5..sciatica.facet joint shows some arthritis. ... it hurts to stand or walk for any length of time. I have lower back pain..burning and it travels down into left foot..
.bursitis in left hip..which I never had any issues but now interfers with daily life.
I have had facet joint injection..sacrum injection and muscle injection to relieve pain. So far nothing has worked...
Pain Dr actually said he is running out of ideas on how to treat this and has not referred me to a specialist.He believes the numbness and pain is residual effects from a disc that was herniated and a violent strain..By the time I had a CT scan the disc was no longer herniated buy bulging????He decided I should go for a lumbar epidural injection
I'm getting injection Oct 3 and was wondering what should I expect day of or after??.
I'm going thru hell and feel like Dr's don't listen .This pain is not in my head..