Thursday I’m having lumbar epidural steroid injections in an attempt to decrease the all-encompassing back pain I’ve lived with for 9 years.
Like GOOD any member of Gen Y, I googled the procedures my pain management doctor offers before I saw her for the first time…and the results the internet gave me are less than stellar:
Only a whopping 60% of people see results, there is a possible vast increase in pain for a few days after the injection, I’ll only able to do this for a limited time, blah blah blah.
My doctor is feeding me a different story…along the lines of “two injections and you won’t ever have to see me or anyone else ever again.”
I don’t know how an anti-inflammatory will get rid of the bulging discs the MRI showed, but she didn’t seem concerned.
So, I’m torn, The Band.
Am I just a horrible cynic who’s been through 13 doctors and can’t see the light no matter how bright it is?
I really feel like I’m being sold the back pain version of a miracle weight loss drug. Not that I have a choice; at this point I’ll try anything to keep myself from jumping in front of a train.
Has anyone else had positive results with this?
Do I just need to have a little faith?