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Does it matter which side of your spine the epidural injections are on?

Started by shanekemplin22 on 01/31/2014 4:22pm

I recently (yesterday) had the first of three epidural steroid injections in my L5/S1. 100% of my pain is in my right side in my lower back and just above my right buttock.
However, when I went in for my ESI yesterday, they kept saying Left lower lumbar injection??

Does it matter which side the injection is administered on? If so, I just wasted one of my three injections. But how would the doctor not know this when I've told him half a dozen times that my pain is on the right side?

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I have had dozens of epidurals over the years and my doc always inject me on the side where the pain is .

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