Hello everyone. I had pneumonia, a UTI and afib all at once and was hospitalized four four days. A couple months later I had a successful ablation. However, I’m still taking Pradaxa and may be doing so for a long time. On top of this I have bulging and slipped discs in my lower spine. The doctor was going to give me a shot in the spine to relieve the pain UNTIL she discovered I take the blood thinner. She said do more back exercises, but they don’t help. Should I ask my cardiologist to take me off Pradaxa so I can get the shot?