I had one treatment on 12/23 that included two transforaminal epidural steroid injections at S1 and L5 for S1 nerve root pinch from herniated disc. Unfortunately all my pain was back by day 2 and I'm still in pain 4 weeks later.
My pain management doc said because I did not get any relief from one treatment, my insurance will not cover any more. Apparently my insurance requires 50% improvement - which seems silly and arbitrary.
My doctor said I could pay out of pocket for another treatment, but he felt it probably wouldn't do anything anyway and recommended I see a surgeon.
Maybe that's true, but I just didn't like how this whole discussion was framed with the insurance issue. Anyone else experience this?