Good Morning Joy, I would have thought I would have been able to feel the nerve pain in my leg if the Dr. had been injecting in the right place but I didn't. I didn't ask him about an EMG or Nerve Conduction Test. I did ask his nurse if this epidural or the one in two weeks didn't help if they could inject my hip to see if that's where the pain is coming from. I guess it will be a case of "seek and find".
Well, I had my epidural injection this afternoon about 3:30PM and I have not been able to tell a difference. Why can't a pain Dr. tell where the pain generator is? I'm so discouraged. I was so hoping this was going to help the back, leg and hip pain.
Sorry about your pain proudmama. I have been having sciatic pain since Sept. and it hurts like hell. I am scheduled for an epidural on the 28th. If the Dr. knew how painful this is he would have scheduled me sooner. I hope this will get rid of my pain.
I really don't see how you take care of 5 children being in pain as you are.
Ice will help numb it up and may take the swelling away. Hope you get some relief soon.
Hey Dave, I know they use fluoroscope but seems to me it would be hard to tell which disc needs the injection since it branches into one big nerve. I'm going tomorrow to a pain Dr. I've used before to have an injection to see if it helps the hip/leg pain.
After reading all the posts,replies and talking with several friends who have had back surgery for compressed nerves, I really don't know what to do. I can't go out and shop for myself anymore because of the horrible pain in my back,hip,butt and legs. It's just not worth it. Even those who have had the surgery say they still have pain or have to go back for a second or third surgery.
You would think with all the technology today the Dr's. could help you. I guess it's a case of it's hell if you do and hell if you don't.
Hope you all get a good nights rest and have lots less pain tomorrow.
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