Has anyone had any experience of a steroid injection?
I have been suffering from sciatica for 6 weeks ( missed the vasculitis AGM because of it! ) . After a very difficult first few weeks, I was making good progress, although still not pain free and having the usual symptoms of nerve irritation, tingling numbness etc. I had managed to cut down drastically on the painkillers I had been taking, namely co codamol (and for one week diazepam). (There are certain painkillers that are off limits due to medication clashes and dependence issues). Also, I have been seeing a physiotherapist privately. He told me last week that it could still take a further 6 weeks or so for things to get back to normal.
However, today, the pain has come back with a vengeance, and I wondered about seeing my GP about the possibility of a steroid injection. Co codamol is not without its problems (upset stomach and constipation etc) so rather than taking it again for any length of time, I wondered about the possibility of having a steroid injection.
Has anyone any experience to share on this, and also has anyone taken turmeric(supplement or otherwise) to help with joint or nerve pain, as there is a lot of evidence to suggest it is good for inflammation