Back from the doc again today...I am starting to understand that if I want to get rid of my pain, I will have to 'bite the bullet' and have the double fusion. I had injections (for the 5th time in less than a year) on Dec 30 and had odd results. It took 10 days for them to kick in, and after 4 days pain free, I can feel the pain coming back already. Doctor gave me the option of yet another injection next week and immediate PT (2-3weeks worth) and if that doesn't work, to schedule the surgery. I sort of feel like these injections are just bandaids, and although I don't want to have surgery...I would like to get my life back sooner rather than later.
Am I just wasting my time with all these injection that provide minimal relief?