I recently (july) had nerve root block injections around S1.
I had these first around 3years ago and they worked amazing and I felt great with no pain aftetwards.
However, in around March this year I started to feel the pain coming back again. It was managed with Tramadol and Pregablin, which kept me.comfortable enough to drive my car, work etc.
I then had these injections again...that's when everything started to go downhill. I couldn't walk, the pain is excruitiating, I can't sleep, my back is very tender to touch,enough that sitting back in a chair is very uncomfortable.
The pain management team that I am under are under the impression that there is irritation at the nerve root where the injection went in. So they gave me a 2 week course of naproxen to take alongside tramadol and prevailing ,which made no difference.
I was told them it was just a wait and see and it should settle down. I have now been given meloxicam and nefopam to also take with my other medication now,to try to get pain under control.
And now I have been told to see how I am doing in 8 weeks time. I feel like I have just been palmed off with tablets.
The side effects I get with the tablets doesn't help either tiredness, headaches, sickness etc.
Sleep doesn't happen because I can't lay on back or on the painful side.
They have given me crutches to help me walk aswell.
I am just feeling very fed up and frustrated with the whole thing.
Has anyone experienced anything similar? Any tips on how to try and be more comfortable? And how to stay postive?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read!