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    Pinch nerve in lower back
    itsaflower posted:
    Has anyone every receive an epidural injection for a pinch nerve and was it successful?
    jselleck responded:
    My maternal grandmother suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has recently developed back problems. (I forget what exactly) Her doctor gave her epidural shots once every two to three weeks for three months and they really helped her. Said it was the best she had felt in years. Don't know if that exactly answers your question, but hope it helps.

    andyandy111 responded:
    I had 2 to my lumbar area with minimal pain relief. I was recommended a 3rd and last one but I refused. As far as how effective these injections are, every one responds different; some people get excellent results while others dont.
    bj1208 responded:
    Hi Itsaflower - welcome to the support group

    A pinched nerve could be an underlying problem for something else. Meaning a herniated disc could be pressing on a nerve root (lumbar) where it travels from the lower back to the leg(s). I don't believe I would get an injection for this until I have had a full examination done by either a Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist. They can order the proper testing (MRI/CT Scan etc) to see what is going on with the spine and give a complete diagnosis. They can also offer proper treatment options.

    What type of doctors have you seen? Have you been given a diagnosis? Any other treatment options given? The more we know about you the better we are to offer suggestions.

    Please keep us posted what you find out.
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