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I have had severe lower back pain and nerve pain in my legs. I'm completely disabled by it for 7 months now of bed rest. I try to stand and walk as much as I can, it's very difficult and my tolerance has not been improving despite my efforts. (I don't sit or kneel at all, sitting is immediately sorer with an increase in the already unbearable nerve pain and kneeling is like that to a lesser extent)
My case is not trivial, I had an MRI and it showed a single degenerative disc at L4L5 although not encroaching on the nerves nor herniated. The other discs looked fine
I was wrote off as being completely fine by all doctors since that MRI report (that I have seen thus far) and had to beg for a diagnostic nerve block procedure to see if indeed the degenerative disc was causing the pain or perhaps something else was (I've also been denied any further testing at all)
I was denied and instead given a caudal epidural injection.
That was the 10th of October.
I have had nothing but an increase in pain since and in particular an increase in difficulty walking and standing. My tolerance has nearly reached zero.
Can I expect this to go down? Shouldn't the steroid have kicked in by now?
I'll update here if it improves I guess.
Suggestions to see another doctor, specialist, get to a neuro, beg for help off anyone willing, I'm trying but nobody is listening, it's been really tough