My PCP who handles all my back care has been telling me since my last fall and more disk damage (sigh) that he would like to me to try cortisone injections for the new pain in my thoracic spine area. I have always had all my pain in lower back and of course down the but, legs, etc.
My pain meds handle those pains very well but this new pain from thoracic area pain meds don't touch
I don't mean to sound negative but I have yet to hear 1 person say they got relief from this treatment.
My own research shows that the injections are know to cause further disk degeneration, which for someone with DDD that is not good.
Plus the Dr said I may get relief for aprox 3 months max but they are only allowed to give injections 3 times a year.
If I am wrong about any of what I understand or if you have had this treatment and it been helpful please share your story with me
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.