}:) I just had a cortisone shot, in a series of many over the years. I have never had success with them. I have had 3 surgeries and 2 fusions. I am fused L1-L5 and now L5 is slipping forward and causing pain. The doc is hoping the cortisone works so I don't have to have another surgery. But he also says it is structural. Which to means that it is the vertebrae and not some inflammation somewhere. Has anyone ever numerous cortisone shots that didn't work and then miraculously one does??
Spinal stenosis, spondolysis, spondolythesis, L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion with instrumentation and bone graft from hip, PT, accupuncture, prolotherapy, many cortisone injections, 4 rhizotomies.
L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.