Please note email address: [email protected]’ve been diagnosed with a herniated disc at L5/S1 that according to the diagnosis is protruding to the left.
I’ve been through physical therapy, oral steroid prescriptions, etc.
I have occasional attacks of low back pain, and now I’m having sharp pains with movement in my left buttock and down my left leg.
I went to the pain clinic at the local hospital and was told that nerves were being pinched which was causing the pain.
The pain clinic wants to schedule me for epedural steroid injections, but I’ve become concerned that all this will do is help with the pain on a temporary basis, and there’s not even a great likelyhood that the injections will help.
I’m looking for any other options that I might have as far as treatment for the disc and the resulting pain.