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by krd
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Scared to death
Replies: 10
Views: 11545

Epidurals

Hey all.... was wondering about your epidurals. Did they do a "guided fluoroscopy" or just a plain epidural. With the guided, you are normally sedated and put under. The pain doc then puts an xray machine over the area and he/she administered the meds right at the location. When I get mine, they put...
by krd
Sat May 08, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: cortizone injection
Replies: 2
Views: 5542

Injections

Hey Nidan I had them in 2006 and went 3 years with no pain, playing golf 6 times a week. Then I fell in Spain hiking on a mountain and had to go through 2 more injections again. They work great for me. I am out of pain and working out everyday. If you want, you can search my prior posts. Good luck. ...
by krd
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Scared to death
Replies: 10
Views: 11545

They do help

Hey Unpilot I just had 2 epidurals and they should work for you. First have your pain doc give you a medrol pack. This is a cortisone regiment that you take for 6 days. See if you get any results, even minor pain reduction from this. It normally takes about 3 to 4 days before you will notice anythin...
by krd
Fri May 29, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: On the road to recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 3414

Epidural

Very much so. Almost all of the burning sensation left. There was some residual effects, and the hip tightness took a while to disapate. Did you have yours done with a guided fluoroscopy? That is how they did mine and the results have been great. Also, are you doing PT? That is probably more importa...
by krd
Wed May 27, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: On the road to recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 3414

On the road to recovery

Hey All I have just had my 2nd epidural injection on friday. I feel incredibly better with virtually no pain. Had my first day of PT since the epidural and was able to anything that the PT asked me to do with no pain at all. Some tightness still in the hip area, but virtually none. I do have to be c...
by krd
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Upper Back and Neck Pain
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 7678

Relapse

Hey tbone I was not as active doing my rehab. I had a very active month prior to the injury. I moved someone into a new house moved someone out of a house and moved my office. I then went to see my son in Spain And climbed a small mountain. I just over acheived. I am ready to start rehab soon I hop...
by krd
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Upper Back and Neck Pain
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 7678

Hey Randolph 2

Hi Randolph I hope that all is well with you. I, unfortunately, have re-injured my back. Not as bad as previous incidents, but bothers me most of the day. I am in the middle of rehab again. Hopefully this one doesn't last as long as the prior event. I know that I am stronger than before so that shou...
by krd
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Disc problem in L4 & L5 joints. Please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2989

Epidural????

Hey Cricketcrazy I have not posted on this site for a long time. It is not because of any problem with this site. On the contrary, this site was a "God Sent" for me. I have a large herniated disk at L4-L5. I had terrible sciatica in 2005 that lasted for 2 months, and again in 2006 that had me in bed...
by krd
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Introduction to me and my back (sorry for the long post)
Replies: 1
Views: 2546

Been there too.....

Hey Chewie688i Your situation sounds alot like mine. I too have a broad based herniation at L4-L5. I went 2 years trying to stretch, and I did find some relief. However, the 2nd time that the sciatica hit me, I could not get out of bed for 8 weeks.... the pain was so great. I went and had 2 epidural...
by krd
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Bad back for a golfer -- will INVERSION THERAPY help?
Replies: 3
Views: 3001

Hope this helps

Hey benseattle Just a piece of advice. When you first try the Teeter, it might be easier if you place a pillow under your head for a week or two, so as not to put too much extension on your lower back. That was all that I could do when my back was in extreme pain. Also, I have recently started a pil...
by krd
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Bad back for a golfer -- will INVERSION THERAPY help?
Replies: 3
Views: 3001

Inversion

Hi Benseattle I too have a large herniated disk, L4-L5. In 2006 I was in bed for 8 straight weeks. I had 2 epidurals, 3 weeks apart. After that I saw a certified McKenzie PT for 8 weeks, 3 times a week. My back never felt better in my entire life. That was 15 months ago. I was playing golf 4 times a...
by krd
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 1 Year Update
Replies: 2
Views: 2804

1 Year Update

OK people... I know that I have not been posting as often as I should, but I have been reading all of the posts and do check in daily to see how everyone is doing. This is my 1 year anniversary since my epidural injections. I am constantly doing core strengthening exercises as well as Dean's RYB exe...
by krd
Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: I have decided to have surgery...
Replies: 7
Views: 4154

Hope this works for you

Hey Henry Just read your post. I too had such bad pain last year that I couldn't get out of my bed for 8 weeks. It was the worst pain that I could ever imagine. I had a bout the year before that was also brutal. I am not trying to talk you out of your surgery option. That is a decision that only you...
by krd
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Poll for Timeframe of healing the nerve
Replies: 3
Views: 2878

How long?????

kshum88 My first bout was in 2005 and lasted for approximately 3 months (slightly less). After that, had stiff back sometimes, but was able to most anything. Had my second episode in 2006. That lasted for 5 months, and would have been longer if I didn't opt for the epidurals (2 in 3 weeks time). I h...
by krd
Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: thanks everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 2706

Good Bye??????

Hey Karen Glad to hear that all is well with you and that you are getting stronger. I too am healed and feeling stronger than I have ever felt in my life. Rememer that this is a part of your life now and that you should continue to do your back exercises as often as possible. For all of you out ther...