I had my L5 laminectomy/ L5-S1 diskectomy in April. It was a huge herniation that I dealt with for a long time and through a pregnancy so I am not surprised that I still have nerve/pain symptoms. My doctor thinks that a 3rd ESI would help with the nerve pain. A lot of my pain (more 'swooshing' cold feelings) is in my foot and then some pain and burning in my front thigh. I am not convinced the ESI will help the front of my leg because isn't the root of that a different level?
Any experience whether this ESI would help? I had 2 pre-surgery that didn't help much, but that could be because the herniated disk was so large?
I'd like to do it soon for insurance reasons and because my husband is home for a month to help with lifting the baby to possibly give it a chance to work. My chiro says it wouldn't help, but my dr. says it will. Any more opinions?