I saw my surgeon's PA yesterday and apparently the facet joints at L4/5 are swollen and inflamed which is causing my lower back pain and the disk is bulging and impinging on a nerve which is causing my sciatica.
I'm on a medrol pack for the next five days and next week I'll get an ESI and facet injection, both at the same time.
Does anyone have experience with these? Have you had them both done together? Did you get any relief and if so, for how long?
Please let me know your experience. I'm not too worried, but would like to hear your story.