New to this site but really needing some peace of mind at this point. Been dealing with lower back pain for 5 years and I have tried many treatments to help manage this. Physical therapy, pain meds, hot/cold treatments and now I just had my second epidural. The first epidural was magical! I once again knew what it was like to live without pain and enjoy normal activity. Lasted about 3 weeks then I noticed it slowly start coming back so I had another. I am feeling some worse pain this time and wonder how long to wait before I should be concerned. FYI, when I first met with my back specialist it almost seemed like he didn't take me very serious so when I had to see him again a year later he finally did a bone imaging scan and found issues with me L4, L5. He seemed concerned but almost to careful in telling me how bad it might be and wants to try a year of these injections. Don't really know if this is the right direction but I am not the doctor .