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dmoonchildddmoonchild Posts: 383
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Pain Management
Ive had my 2nd EPI injection last week. They work for about 1 month and then the pain comes back as bad as ever. Also have my meds. Im wondering when to seek a more permanant solution to to pain as surgery is not an option for me. Im thinking like a SCS. Not that I dont appreciate the injections, I do, but to have them every 2-3- months is kinda bothering me. I go for a follow up visit with my injection Dr in 2 weeks. SHould I bring it up then?


  • I would definitely bring it up. Needing to repeat the injections every month would be a lot. Have you tried an tens unit or a muscle stimulator?

    My PM mentioned it but when the shots failed me he decided these wouldn't work either. I got no relief after the injections. Since you get some relief they might help.

    Good luck. Back pain with little kids is really hard. Mine are 3 & 5 (saw your siggy) so I can relate.

  • I do have a tens unit, doesnt work for my severe pain. My kids are asking Santa for a new back for Mommy.
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