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Pain following Epidural



  • I did talk to the doc this past Tuesday and he didn't seem to think it was an issue. He was more interested in whether or not it helped the back/leg pain. The pain from the procedure is gone,(although it is still tender to the touch), and it didn't seem to help the leg, but it did give a little relief locally. Only were I to remain inactive though. if I strain my back in any way its status quo per usual and I have to lye down to relieve it.
  • I've read this thread with renewed interest.I've had mild back pain for years and it was getting progressively worse.
    After visiting a surgeon here in the U.K I was told after MRI's,Lumbar puncture,Nerve inductions tests all I had wrong was excess wear L4/L5 and didn't warrant surgery.

    The pain got worse and as a Prison Officer being high on pain killers was no answer.I was referred to the Hospital Pain Clinic and an Epidural of Steroids was advised.

    On February 27th 09 I had this procedure and within 2 days I was in absolute agony.8/10.

    Doctor prescribed Trammadol for Pain.
    Diclofenac-anti inflammatory.
    ...and Diazepam-to relax the muscles.

    It's been 7 weeks since the procedure and I found this site in desperation. I'm still waiting for a follow up appointment to discuss what happens next.
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  • I don't know where in the UK you are but I hope it's not Dorset where I live, as you could be waiting a while for that follow up appointment!!! I have put in a bit of a whinging post under Spinal Injections "Really Bad Day" as my last injections done 5 weeks ago have just worn off and I have crashed & burned today!!! Have a read! You will probably have to chase them up! Ian
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