sorry didnt finish response. So I also limit my meds and tolerate a bit. My other motto is keep moving. I walk everyday or bike to keep moving. I did just hear about transdermal epidural from Dr Vad. It sounds like it targets the specific area of sciatica and gives pain relief for months. I have access to a University hospital pain clinic. I do make sure only an attending physician does my proceedures.......no interns who are practicing. Good luck! May your pain subside to a baseline and may you find good relief. I keep the fith that there are great stem cell reseatch out there. Someday this way of regenerating nerves and rebuilding discs are my hope.View Thread
back pain can be so debilitating. Look up Dr Vijay Vad MD, he has a total mind and body approac with Eastern and Western medicine. I have had epidural steroid injections......they should never feel like what you experienced. As a nurse I am guessing your nerves were hit directly and inflamed. I have only experienced this kind of pain with a nerve injury in my arm from a blood draw. They hit my nerve and damaged it. The searing pain lasted for 6 months while the nerve regenerted. My biggest savior for back pain(I have 3 buldging disc L3,4 and 5 and 3 buldging in cervical area of neck) is pilates and yoga. You can do this at home if you dont have a gym. It strengthens your core and the empowerment of pain relief is amaing, not to mention standing taller. I stay away from too much pain meds like you.They . TheyView Thread
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