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My experience with nerve block/cortisone injection to L5/S1



  • @bodashus1 How did the procedure go? Are you feeling any relief yet? I would advise you to take it very easy for the first 72 hours or so. I didn't really rest as much as I should have, which may have been the reason for my negative experience. Good luck!
    Easter 2013 : Onset of sciatic pain.
    Sep 2016 : L5-S1 minimally invasive microdiscectomy.  Pain returns in full 10 days after surgery.
    Oct 2016 : MRI rules out a re-herniation. 
    Oct 2016 : ESI (cortisone and nerve block).  Increased Sciatic Pain from 2 days afterwards.
  • going for my 2nd round of injections next week. I have an L5S1 disc protrusion since April 2017 and the pain has not let up. I'm on Lyrica 150mg twice a day. Last time i had the injections in September, they shrugged off in 5 days. My Dr has mentioned going for surgery if round 2 doesn't work...i'm 33 years and not looking forward to that prospect but don't want to be on Lyrica for the rest of my days not to mention the panadeine forte to get me  through the odd sciatic attack. Anyone else in the same situation as me but went for surgery? Please post here!

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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,745

    This is an old discussion so I am closing it


    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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