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ESI~ how long for full effect?

Mmaem03MMmaem03 Posts: 53
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Spinal Injections
Last week I had my third ESI. My question is this ~ how long does it take to get the full effect of the steroid. With the first two injections I seemed to get the most relief on days 7-10 after each injection. Will this be it or do I have to give it additional (more than two weeks) time to work before being bumbed out.


  • It's such and individual thing it's really hard to say. Generally it's 2 weeks before you really start to feel the good effects from it.

    Hang in there,

  • Thanks for the reply. I'm hoping to get more relief from this last one than the others. I'll keep my fingers crossed and try to be patient.
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  • Has got to be the single hardest thing in regards to anything with the spine or body for that matter. Hang in there and we will do our best to help you with passing the time.

  • I just had an ESI last Monday (my 2nd) and was very down and out the first two days. By day four I felt great for the first half of the day and was very excited, but by the end of that day I was in more pain than prior to the ESI.

    I am hoping that I just did something to aggrivate it and it will calm down here soon and give at least as much relief as the 1st shot. Time will tell, and I guess we just have to calm down and hope for the best.
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