My doctors Insisted on them for the past 18 years, the scar tissue was so thick the doctors had difficulty driving in the epidural needles, it would hurt so much his nurse would hold her hand over my mouth so the patients in the waiting room couldn’t hear me ,after so many injections he refused to see me unless he could knock me out first, And The Ironic part was the shots barely relieved the pain for maybe a week then right back for more shots in the torcher chambers, they have had me on Oxicotton & The Whole Gambit of Pain relievers, to the point I couldn’t even walk ,I have fallen Many times spraining my Wrists And Hurting other parts of my body ,And Forget about going up & down stairs I have fallen several times on the stairs hurting my back and Neck. The pain gets so severe I cant Relieve the pain weather I sit, stand, lay, Even the Pain Machine Just reduces it rather than minimizes my pain ,And to make Matters worse. The Company I use to work for says that they are only responsible for the Original Injuries, Not the Many Injuries I have received Because of the Original Injuries , And Their Incompetent workmen’s comp doctors.
I have a suspicion, after reading many of your notes on injectable steroids, that I seem to have developed a type of “tendonitis” in my upper arms due to multiple elbow steroid injections. I have had 4 in my left elbow (worst arm) and 2 in my right, about 5yrs ago. I have been having this tendon problem for about one year now, and not one doctor can figure out what’s wrong. One actually said “it seems like tendonitis”, but no cause or cure was suggested. The steroid injections is the only common denominator here. The right arm is affected as well, but not nearly to the degree of the left (and I’m right handed, so maybe the strong arm is less affected, plus I only had 2 injections there). Is there hope for acute tendonitis in my bicep/tricep area?
For many people, back pain goes away on its own or with nonsurgical treatments. Epidural steroid injections shouldn't typically be used as a first-line therapy for back pain relief, but that doesn't mean they can't play a role in treating pain. But injections won't cure the underlying cause of back pain, and they provide only temporary relief. Unfortunately, in many cases, chronic back pain can't be cured, but must instead be managed, like other chronic conditionsand patients must have realistic expectations of what epidurals can do.