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    post spinal epideral
    kmbear posted:
    I had a spinal epideral injection two weeks ago. My pain has increased! I have l4-l5, tear and bulge. Although doctors keep saying "tiny"tear my pain is terrible. I fell on tailbone in January.
    beauxla responded:

    Where is your pain now, back or leg or combination? Did the steroid provide any relief initially? Tear in the disc is not the end of the world. Have you consulted a spine surgeon for a solution?

    Concerned patient advocate
    bj1208 responded:
    Hi and welcome to the support group

    Please ignore the post from Beauxla they r and ad posting responses without WebMD's permission.

    I would call the attending physician that gave the injection and ask them bout this.

    Sometimes a second injection is needed in order to feel relief.

    I also would ask if u have seen a spine specialist either Orthopedic or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist. If so u may want to get a second opinion. This way u know exactly what ur up against.

    We r all different and react to pain differently. One person may not feel pain while another will be in tears. So if u feel u r not being treated properly please see another doc. A good pain specialist is a PHYSIATRIST as they go deeper into pain management than most pain clinics.

    please keep us posted
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    ~~ Joy ~~
    beauxla replied to bj1208's response:

    I mentioned a technique from a world renowned surgeon not as a ad as an alternative to research. In one of your posts you mentioned Laser Spine Institute which has had many lawsuits and not board certified spine surgeons at one time. Many people have been hurt that went to that place you recommend. FYI. I am trying to offer my experience as you are as well. I am not a doctor and either are you. I am only trying to help. I have enjoyed reading your well informed posts and I appreciate what you are trying to help. So discrediting me is not the answer. We have opinions and sometimes they are good and sometimes we are way of off.
    bj1208 replied to beauxla's response:
    If.y look at the post correctly u will note I have never referred anyone there but have referenced the site because.if the practice if having to pay up front fees. I may have referenced a procedure they have listed but never would I refer anyone there.

    We may put sites in as a reference to a particular procedure and that us what I do and some of the other long time members.

    Don't put words in my mouth please
    ~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~
    ~~ Joy ~~
    beauxla replied to bj1208's response:
    kmbear responded:
    My brother recommended this site, as he suffers from much different and worse conditions than I. So, before I tell my "story," let me say that I live my life grateful that I do not have worse health and I know it is not the end of the world.

    As I am new to any such forum, perhaps I should explain my situation in more detail:

    I am 41 years old. In January I fell backwards on my bottom while removing a 15 foot tall advertising flagfrom a fence. I was standing on a wooden block and lost my balance.I felt pain immediately and f course it knocked the wnd out of me! The next morning I could hardly get up. I assumed once the bruising healed it would be fine, as I am in good shape-WRONG!!

    The MRI showed a tear in L4 and a bulge in L5. Very common. Very Painful. I was referred to spinal specialist. He performed epideral it will be two weeks tomarrow.

    Will I heal?
    kmbear responded:
    My pain is deep in my buttocks, hip, side of thigh is on fire and I have numbness in foot shin and leg. I feel like someone jammed a hot rod up the heal of my left foot and its hitting my tailbone!
    bj1208 replied to kmbear's response:
    Hi KMBEAR -

    It's really hard to say if you will heal - normally tears do not heal and/or if they do take time (up to a year or longer). This really is a question for your surgeon or even a pain management specialist.

    If I could give some advise it would be to get a couple of opinions - from either Orthopedic or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist. This way you will know exactly what you are up against. It would also benefit you too to have a CT Scan done. I do believe these show more details. Having it with and without dye would show more too.

    I would also suggest seeing a good PHYSIATRIST Pain Specialist as they go deeper into pain management control based on client needs.

    please keep us posted what you find out~~
    ~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~
    ~~ Joy ~~

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