Hi, I had 6 lower facet joint injections in my back plus an epidural on a bulging disc L4 L5 on Christmas Eve.
All was wonderful with no pain until a few weeks ago unfortunately the epidural has worn off and the pain is back as before.
I had my follow up appointment yesterday at the pain clinic he explained that the epidural only reduces the inflammation around the disc.
The pain is not all the time, though very painful sometimes when walking, standing.
He went through some options with me he’s going to speak to his colleague about me and meet up again next Wednesday to talk through the options open to me.
The options he discussed were:
It may still work as I have some good days so just up the meds.
Two epidurals one either side as I have some pain in left thigh as well.
Be referred to the spinal clinic possible op to remove the bulge (not the disc).
Just wondered what any of your experiences were with this.