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Epidural Steroid Injection. Great for pain, Bad for solving the


from Bronx, NY

Comments about Epidural Steroid Injection:

The doctors informed me that I have a herniated disk. there is a portion of my spinal column that compresses my nerve. The L4 and L5 nerve that travels all the way down the leg to communicate signals in the form of information to those respected muscles is being compressed It's like stepping on a water hose. Water will still come out the nozzle, but not as much if you lift your foot off the hose.

I wondered what was I to do to take care of this problem. Not having medical insurance at the time had to file for that first and foremost. So I do that, make appointments to see the doctor to ask he or she what should I do. Let me tell you at this present point and time at least 8 doctors told me different, conflicting, contradicting responses. Once again I asked someone(not my mother) who isnt a doctor someone who just abuses the hell out of the welfare system and he says you should see if you can get an epidural steroid injection. This was approximately August and at this point I didn’t know where nor did I know who to turn to. I make an appointment and in November I get approved to receive this shot. You have to get the green light because you have in life people who abuse the system and use that same shot just to get a feel good sensation.

During the procedure, you get undressed all the way down to your socks and boxers if you're a guy and I guess otherwise if you're not. You lye face down. The doctor sterilizes your injection area good. The doctor pulls your boxers down enough where his injection area is clear. You get anesthesia to numb that same area and then about 3 minutes after you get the steroid shot. You feel this sensation of slight heaviness where the shot entered. Almost like someone pushing down on your lower back unforcefally. The doctor asks you to get up and have a seat. Now trying to walk to the seat which is about 5 feet away is impossible by yourself so the doctor helps you. He or she is almost like your leg at that point. After about 20 minutes the doctor walks up to you asks you, "How do you feel,""Can you stand up for me." Once he or she sees that you have no trouble getting up he tells you' "Get dressed you are good to go home." You leave with this feeling that all the pain you had in your lower back is gone and you can now return normally to your regular life. Wait a minute, The compressed nerve is still there?" Just like the foot off the hose in order to relieve pressure on anything something has to be removed.

This shot is great, excellent, awesome only if you have pain. Please don’t take this as a remedy to get rid of something like a compressed nerve, herniated disk, bulging disk whatever you want to call it its all the same thing just worded differently.

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