It's been a while since I've posted, so if you don't know my story ,here's a quick overview. I am 24years old and have been design with severe lower back and right leg pain for over a year. I had numerous MRI scans, nerve conduction tests etc all coming back inconclusive. I've seen a orthopaedic surgeon, neurologist and had Physio and yet still no one could find the root cause of my problem. My gp has me on 600mg a day of pregablin, tramodol, ibuprofen and diazepam. I am also on crutches as the pain when I walk was excruciating.
I was then referred to a pain management consultant, who, as I am on the Isle of Man had a 4 year waiting list!! I knew I couldn't wait that long so in the end I decided to pain and go private. The sad fact is it was worth every penny, they had me in the week later and I told the consultant my story, he knew straight away what the problem was and how what he was going to do. And a plus was he was good no to do it urgent on the NHS as he thought it was awful what I had been through.
So it's been 2 weeks now since I have had a S1 nerve root block injection. I am. It going to lie the first week I felt awful and like I had been beaten up. Turns out I have severe deep bruising , an unfortunate side effect from the injections. I am still bruised and tender but have been told that will take a few weeks to settle.
The plus side is my leg pain is a lot duller and more manageable and I have my first Physio session tomorrow, so I am feeling very hopeful and positive!
I am aware however that this was not a cure and is only treating the symptoms not the cause but I am just happy for some relief and a decent night sleep.