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Nerve Root Injection for Herniation at L5-S1

Started by Alan B on 03/24/2011 10:29am

I have been diagnosed with a L5-S1 disc herniation that is causing radicular symptoms in my left leg. Main symptoms were pain behind thigh and calf to foot. Pins and needles/ numbness feeling in lower leg. All of which have limited my mobility to an extent. After all of the prerequsite treatments including oral steroids, physical therapy, etc., At the reccomendation of my neurosurgeon, I had a fluoroscopic nerve root injection done one week ago. The injection contained only a steroid. I had no relief at all until yesterday (6 days) and today it seems that the bulk of the pain is gone, but the other symptoms remain. I see the neurosurgeon again tomorrow and I don't know what to expect.

My questions are whether this improvement could be a result of the steroid? Is it normal to continue to have all of the other symptoms? Does this indicate anything? Thanks for any help.

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