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Mickey1210

314d

Has anyone has epidural steroid injections in their back? What were your side effects and did it help

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    • Whistler

      251d

      I've heard that it helped. So I had it done. Didn't work out to well for me. For me it was painful. And my pain when I got home was minimal. A few days went by and the pain was back. I hear for some people the pain is gone or tolerable for up to 3 to 6 months.

    • Whistler

      251d

      I've heard that it helped. So I had it done. Didn't work out to well for me. For me it was painful. And my pain when I got home was minimal. A few days went by and the pain was back. I hear for some people the pain is gone or tolerable for up to 3 to 6 months.

    • Zebra67

      292d

      Cortisone weakens collagen so really they must be a bad idea for anyone but especially someone with hEDS. https://www.jeffreypengmd.com/post/cortisone-injections-what-you-need-to-know

      • Mickey1210

        262d

        @Zebra67 unfortunately I didn’t have a choice it was the next step since PT didn’t help

    • Keikochan

      308d

      https://discord.gg/aDrHUfJvdj

    • TINAMARIE85

      314d

      Epidurals helped me only for the first... week, maybe...! πŸ€” πŸ€” πŸ€” But, I'm no longer receiving them due to my new-found diagnosis of Adrenocortical Insufficiency, as this would have adverse effects. So, it was more work than it was worth to make appointments, & take days off work, for possibly only 1 week of MINIMIZED (NOT MUTED) PAIN. That was MY personal experience. However, every BODY responds uniquely to treatment. I highly suggest, always giving something a chance at least a few months/tries/times/sessions, etc, before calling it a treatment 'fail'. Give it an honest try. May the Lord bless you and keep you, always. You're in my prayers. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

      • Mickey1210

        312d

        @TINAMARIE85 thank you. I don’t get much of a choice in treatment right now I am mostly worried about possible complications like CSF leaks and the obvious if they mess up and like paralyze me or something

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Some people have reported success with epidural steroid injections for spinal problems, with one person stating that after their second injection and physical therapy, their nerve pain was significantly reduced. However, another individual mentioned that the injections deteriorated their spine over time, causing it to pinch nerves and cause bone spurs. Some found the injections very helpful for lumbar herniations, while others did not find them beneficial and opted for surgery instead. Side effects mentioned include worsening of migraines and temporary relief of pain.

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