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BACK INJECTION #7567875
04/23/22 09:05 PM
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Anyone ever had a steroid shot into their disc? Did it help? Going in Monday morning to get the shot.

I have had a ruptured L4 disc since 2005. I have been able to manage the pain for the most part and I do whatever I want within reason. I golf, bowl, longline mink, and still occasionally get on a roof and do repairs. My main concern is my toes and feet are going numb and now my left thigh is starting to go numb. The doctor suggested trying a steroid shot before he considers surgery. He said if the shot doesn't help, the other option is to remove some of the bone in my back to open up the canal the nerves go through and then put a rod and screws in my back and fuse some of the vertebra together. Yikes, not sure I want to do that.


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Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567879
04/23/22 09:09 PM
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set to start em here on may 10 hope they help us both


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Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567881
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Good luck, Cotton.


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Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567892
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Had a shot once, it was a pointless venture, required by Worker's Comp to proceed to the next level of care (surgery). On the MRI, any idiot could see the disc in my back protruding into the spinal canal. Nevertheless, I was administered the shot, followed by a surgical discectomy about a month later. I, suspect, it depends on your situation as to whether or not it helps. I wish you luck!


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Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567893
04/23/22 09:20 PM
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I've had over a dozen through the years. The first ones would give me relief for a couple of months, but as time went on they were less and less effective. By the last one I had, I only got about 2 days out.of it. Last May I had 15 vertebrae fused, pretty much my entire back. 3 weeks ago I had 2 fused in my neck. I know of a guy that had one injection 10 years ago and have had no problems since. Good luck, hope it brings you relief.

Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567895
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Hey Randy, had my back surgery in 2009. Only 1 bad episode since. Pain in my leg was much worse than before my surgery. That was 2013. Was scheduled for a series of 3 shots. Morning after the first one I was pain free. Never had another. Good luck buddy. Hope it helps.

Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567900
04/23/22 09:25 PM
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I have had them twice. They helped for awhile but then wore off. I have had two lamenectomies(?) and feel they were a waste of time. I never received the rod and screws just bone removal. I think a fusion is next for me but I will wait awhile.


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Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567903
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Another thing. My doc put me to sleep for about 3 minutes. Used a round tip needle and flourasin under xray to administer the shot.

Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567914
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Dan,

The doctor will be using xray to administer the shot.

If the shot works, I won't have an excuse as to why my golf game sucks!!! grin grin


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Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567968
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I had that shot in Feb. Doc said it was highly unlikely to work. Worked great for me. Only downside is the shot is very uncomfortable as the needle goes in stages. Not all at once.

Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567975
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Before I done that if I was you I would take a long and serious look at prolo therapy.

Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7567979
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Cortisone shot mostly functions as an anti-inflammatory. Swelling goes down taking pressure off of nerve. Each shot gets less and less effective. You may get days, weeks or months of relief, everyone is different.

Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: nate] #7568003
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Before I done that if I was you I would take a long and serious look at prolo therapy.


What is prolo therapy?


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Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7568012
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It's been around for a loooooong time do a search on it. Dr.Reeves in KC Mo has some info on his sight.

Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7568022
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Best of Luck, Randy!

Hope you get some relief!



Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7568057
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I've have had several in my back. Seem to help for a few months.


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Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7568062
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i say go for it ..first time i had it ..it did some good ..worth it but second time it was a total fail ..scared to do it a third time but did it and it was famous..i had to fly out to have this done so it was purty dramatic..after that i went for surgery and so far its worth it ..fused l4-l5 ..third time it lasted 3 months almost 4 months ..best pain relief i had in yrs

Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7568088
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My wife has gotten them. The shots are no longer working. He is sending her to a neurosurgeon. He said her next step is a Lamenectomy (SP?). Hopefully it can be done without a fusion. A lamenectomy recovery is about 4-6 weeks. A fusion recovery is around 4-6 months, maybe longer.

She said the first time she got it done the Dr. pushed the medicine too fast. She could hardly walk the rest of the day. By the next she was up and moving really good. As time went on the time between her needing the shots got less and less. The first one got her about 10 months of relief. The last one it lasted about a week.


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Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: elkaholic] #7568109
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Had have half dozen of them and had temporary pain relief.

They are very uncomfortable to have administered.

Also had a laminectomy which also
provided temporary pain relief.

I would not do a laminectomy again or ever as it weakens
the bone structure in your backbone and you are never right again.

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Re: BACK INJECTION [Re: Computer Hater] #7568112
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I had a run in with a little explosives in 2005. Iíve had maybe 60 to 80 shots in various places. Iíd say 100% of the time Iíve gotten relief.

One shot cured my pin down my left arm and thatís been 9 years. Another shot cured a pain in my thorax region which is SUPER difficult to access.

The lower back and knees see shots of cortisone or some steroid every 5 or 6 months. I donít experience ANY discomfort on ANY of the shots.

Maybe Iím lucky.


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