Has anyone recieved an epidural of steroid for back or leg pain?

Has anyone recieved an epidural of steroid for back or leg pain?

Joined: April 1st, 2005, 4:58 am

March 29th, 2012, 12:36 pm #1

Im about to get one.

I broke my back two years ago and am experiencing an amazing amount of pain.


Familiar with the procedure, but never had it.


Any successes or failures? How was the pain of a needle going into your spine?
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Joined: December 3rd, 2005, 3:06 pm

March 29th, 2012, 12:55 pm #2

And it didn't do anything for me.
They wanted to do a third because my insurance paid for three procedures and I declined.
It may work for you though.
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Joined: April 14th, 2006, 2:36 am

March 29th, 2012, 1:33 pm #3

Im about to get one.

I broke my back two years ago and am experiencing an amazing amount of pain.


Familiar with the procedure, but never had it.


Any successes or failures? How was the pain of a needle going into your spine?
Didn't do anything for me. I guess you can have it done up to three times. Give it a try, nothing to loose. You might be one of the lucky one's that it helps.
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Joined: April 1st, 2005, 4:58 am

March 29th, 2012, 4:54 pm #4

Dang, not what I wanted to hear. I really hope for relief. nt
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Joined: January 13th, 2010, 4:57 am

March 29th, 2012, 5:09 pm #5

Im about to get one.

I broke my back two years ago and am experiencing an amazing amount of pain.


Familiar with the procedure, but never had it.


Any successes or failures? How was the pain of a needle going into your spine?
My wife ruptured a disc in her lower back 2 years ago. She had shooting sciatic nerve pain from the top of her R buttock to her R ankle. Nothing that we could give her would even take the edge off. We spoke with a back specialist who recommended the steroid injection for the short-term and surgery for the long. The injection is a hit or miss proposition at best. Odds with surgery aren't much better. My wife decided to try NUCCA Chiropracty and physical therapy first. (Multiple referrals) It worked wonderfully!!! She is back in the gym with me running and lifting weights. I am a born sceptic. If I had not seen the difference, I would not beleive that the adjustments work. Give the injection a try. If you can't find releif from traditional methods, try NUCCA it worked for my wife and a number of our friends. Good luck.


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Joined: November 7th, 2010, 3:57 am

March 29th, 2012, 6:54 pm #6

Im about to get one.

I broke my back two years ago and am experiencing an amazing amount of pain.


Familiar with the procedure, but never had it.


Any successes or failures? How was the pain of a needle going into your spine?
Intradiscal Electro therapy. I've had every treatment there is done to me and this was the best. I literally felt the pain leave my sciatic as i was on the table! It may or may not result in a permanent fix but mine has lasted over two years. 80% pain free for the first time in 22 years!

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Joined: October 21st, 2000, 9:30 pm

March 29th, 2012, 11:37 pm #7

Im about to get one.

I broke my back two years ago and am experiencing an amazing amount of pain.


Familiar with the procedure, but never had it.


Any successes or failures? How was the pain of a needle going into your spine?
The first only worked for about 2 to 3 weeks. The last one was much more effective (and more painful to get) and with a combination of Gabapentin meds, has been good for almost 2 years now. Before the shots I was literally in agony for weeks. I couldn't sleep or find any kind of comfort.

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Joined: September 17th, 2005, 8:48 am

March 29th, 2012, 11:38 pm #8

Im about to get one.

I broke my back two years ago and am experiencing an amazing amount of pain.


Familiar with the procedure, but never had it.


Any successes or failures? How was the pain of a needle going into your spine?
A single simple candy made from extract of pot has given me relief of back pain ( 3 burst disks in the L1,2,and 3. It also lowered my blood pressure to 'normal'. I had been in constant pain day and night for over 20 years. A friend gave me a chunk of candy made by a 'leagle care provider'. I did not get 'High' or a buzz or anything else. But for the first time in 20 years, I was pain FREE! Can you even imagine how great that felt! Fuk the PC laws,it works!
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Joined: April 1st, 2005, 4:58 am

March 30th, 2012, 12:06 am #9

Desperate to try it a loooong time ago. Felt high, WITH pain. nt
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Joined: June 16th, 2009, 7:43 pm

March 30th, 2012, 3:00 am #10

Im about to get one.

I broke my back two years ago and am experiencing an amazing amount of pain.


Familiar with the procedure, but never had it.


Any successes or failures? How was the pain of a needle going into your spine?
with an inversion table for 2 years with phenomenal results. I no longer need the cyclobenzaprine unless I do something stupid. I wouldn't be without the inversion table. My three ruptured discs are within 10% of their normal size.

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