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Troika

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Cortisone injection L4/L5
« on: April 25, 2009, 06:19:53 PM »
Hi
Although a Lumbar MRI did not show anything requiring surgery, my Orthopaedic surgeon believes i have a pinched nerve at L4/L5 and wants to try a cortisone injection. What should I be aware of regarding this injection etc.
I have vareid symptoms, tingling and burning in both feet, sciatica like pains down back of both legs (they come and go) and can have burning on my left side at belly button level and a pain on left side of spine. At times,my whole upper back aches and when things are stirred up I can feel queasy and distressed.

Have long history of lower back pain //

I am waiting for the DVD to arrive (ordered 17 April ..) Should I put off an injection until I have tried your treatment programme?

« Last Edit: April 25, 2009, 06:22:21 PM by Troika »

Steve Lockhart

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Re: Cortisone injection L4/L5
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009, 03:56:26 AM »
I would wait as what the doctor is suggesting is only targeting the symptom. Sometimes muscle imbalances cause the position of the pelvis and vertebrae to change when you stand or move around for a time as some of the problem muscles fatigue and stop working. The program is designed to get all the muscles working properly in a balanced way and that is going to be the best way to deal with the cause if possible.

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Steve

compets09

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Cortisone injection L4/L5
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 09:35:49 AM »
I am due to have an injection into my back called a caudal clonidine injection in March for IC.

Can anyone tell me what this involves?

Thanks.
Carol

Steve Lockhart

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Re: Cortisone injection L4/L5
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 07:12:07 PM »
There are some comments here from people who have had this done that should answer your question Carol.

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=80058

Keep in mind this is treating your symptom and looking at dealing with the cause would be worth considering in combination.

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Steve

 

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