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Herniated Disc-leg pain returning


I'm new to this forum and hoping for some advice.

I'm 26 years old and suffering from a herniated disc that is bulging onto the nerve in my leg and as a result pain is travelling up and down my right leg. I have no idea how this happened to me but the pain is dreadful!!

The pain started 5 months ago and since then I've seen physios and a neurosurgeon. The neurosurgeon sent me for a spinal steroid injection and told me to focus on core strengthening exercises.

It has been almost 2 months since the injection which did take the majority of the pain away but now in the last two weeks I have started having leg pain again which is resulting in me not sleeping.

My question is, is the injection wearing off and should I go back to neurosurgeon again? Been to my physio who says that it could be this but it's my decision what I do.

The pain isn't as severe as before the injection but it isn't something I can ignore either as my daily routine is being affected again, as is my nights sleep.

I really would welcome any advice as I'm fed up!!

Thank you :-)


  • PamhoffcaPPamhoffca Posts: 163
    edited 07/23/2013 - 8:28 PM
    Sometimes they will do injections multiple times...after the last one wears off. Since your leg pain is not as bad as before, try getting another injection again. Maybe with some exercise and/or PT, you can correct the problem and the pain won't return. My sisters law did one injection a year ago and the pain has never come back.

    Me, I did not have the injection as I had numbness in my leg and foot and my MRI showed a full on blockage of my nerve. Had to have surgery to correct. Go see your doc and see what they recommend....but realize that surgery is not an easy's weeks and weeks of healing. I'm in week two post op and still have leg pain and numbness. Still limping, still on pain meds and may be for weeks to come. Good luck to you.
    CA Wife and Mom, 55, L5-S1 Microdiscectomy on 7/12/13
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    edited 07/23/2013 - 9:13 PM
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