Epidural Steroid Shots
I had a microscopic diskectomy done in 2003 (I was 30 then) on my L5S1 and was painless until now. Few weeks back I had blackouts due to pain and was in the hospital for 4 days since I could not even stand. The right left was going through a lot of pain with the L5 nerve, especially the calf and toes.
I was given a steroid shot 10 days back and recovery has been steady.
But today the pain has increased a bit and the numbness and weakness in the right leg is high. Not to forget there is some mild soreness in my back around the L5S1 area.
Will a booster shot help? How often do we need to take them.
I am not on any other pain med, except nurotin for the nerves.