Hello All(I'm half/practically asleep whilst typing this)
2 weeks ago this wednesday(10th) i had a nerve root block injection. I have a prolapsed disc at L5/S1 I had a wait of 17 weeks to have it done, it's failed nothing happened no change!! My G.P. wants to wait 6 weeks for it to work!! I have not worked since Mid-May, I am going/gone mad stuck at home relying on others, struggling to walk, do normal stuff(i've had moans on here before)
Has anyone else had a unsuccessful injection like this?? Please tell me what the likely next steps will be?
I'm 30 oears old, injured back last October, usually so independent now relying on others, can't work, can't drive or do normal stuff like walk around the supermarket or even 1-2 small shops to pop in and get something.
I just don't know what to do anymore, so emotional, in pain and very annoyed it hasn't worked stupid G.P. just continues to sign off month after month he hasn't actualy seen me since last year, just talk on the phone. I have a telephone app with someone from the pain clinic tomorrow so hopefully they will tell me what happens next. My follow up is Mid-Oct again a telephone app??
I attempt a few exercises but so painful, and yes I do need to lose some weight to take pressure off of back.I'm so annoyed over myself for weight creeping back on.Just before i hurt my back i had lost 2st 5lbs now all back on and a bit more pissed off and fed up
sorry for the rant