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just had ESI for my low back pain

tammycttammyc Posts: 894
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi everyone,
Yesterday i saw the pain doc. and he did an epidural injection for my low back and leg pain. I've been taking a lot of nerve pain meds. for the pain which has helped somewhat but i had a lot of break through pain to deal with. Its the first time that i've had one done and it wasn't as bad as i thought it was going to be. The afternoon wasn't pleasant but the injection itself was just a moment of some pain. At least this morning i woke up with almost no pain in my legs,first time in two years or more! and now when i sit my groin area and tailbone isn't killing me. My low back is still very tender from the needle but i'm hoping that will go away as the days go by. All in all a positive experience.


  • Super news that you've gotten substantial relief from the epi!! I used to get those, and they were very helpful for a time. The doc always did it in the hospital so they could sedate me since I'm the nervous type.

    May your relief last many, many months!! :)))
  • Belyc i had mine done in the hospital as well only i wasn't sedated. He warned me that it was going to be painful,but the pain only lasted a few seconds. I feel more of the pain today actually from the needle site then yesterday because the freezing has come out. I'm so happy that my leg pain is so much better already .I'm almost afraid to do anything in case it comes back.
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