I have an appt. with a Pain Management doctor on the 4th. I have facet arthritis, bone spures, etc. They say on my L5's left lateral recess is severly stenosed from joint enlargement, impinging the left L5 nerve.
My main complaint is pain, aching and numbness in my left buttocks, thigh and calf aching and my ankle and part of my foot tingle like they are asleep.
I guess my regular doc says I should get the spinal injections. I just have one question?
Can getting these shots cause paralysis? Just comments people have made to me. Ones that have never had any shots.
I have never had anything like this done but I don't like taking pills for pain and I want to give this a try.