Originally posted by Manhater
Originally posted by Rodinus
reply to post by Manhater
Manhater, is there not a possibility of you going to an ER room at your local hospital to have a second opinion and explain to them the reason why you
are scared to go back to your GP?
I forgot to ask and please forgive me for being curious, was this injaction a Cortisone injection for back problems?
edit on 22-4-2013 by Rodinus because: Phrase added
I just wanted an x ray. To find out why it was hurting in that area, but he gave me shots to relieve the pain that area, and when he did it, it's like
jammed the needle in my back and bone. It's so painful right now. ER, told me too find someone who did x-rays of the lumbar.
edit on 22-4-2013
by Manhater because: (no reason given)
Thank you for your response Manhater,
Here is my story :
A couple of years ago i suffered for a very long period (roughly 10 years) with an extremely painful back with sharp stabbing pains irradiating down
from my left buttock to the back of my left foot (i just put this down to basic wear and tear and old age!)
After having a couple of X Rays they found out that i had a couple of slipped disks and decided to treat with a Cortisone injection between the
The actual site of the injection remained extremely painful for a couple of weeks and then slowly ebbed away but i still had extreme pain shooting
down my back and leg which made it very difficult for me to stand or walk.
One morning i got out of bed and found that i couldn't walk on my left leg which just collapsed underneath me when trying to stand up.... The reason
being that the vertebrae had trapped the sciatic nerve.
I called the doctor and he immediatly rushed me into hospital where i was operated on within the next 24 hours after RMI imaging.
One thing the doctor told me was WHENEVER after having an injection of Cortisone in the back (which is supposed to relieve this type of pain), you
find that the pain is still unbearable then you must immediately seek advice from the nearest ER room if your GP is not available, as leaving a pain
like that (especially if it is a trapped sciatic nerve) can lead to long lasting and irreversable damage.
Because i waited too long i had to have 3 back operations and the pain is so bad even now... that i also have a neuro-stimulator implanted for when
the pain gets too bad (i can no longer take medication as all the medication that the doctors plied on me for years screwed up my liver quite
However, it would also be interesting to know if your doctor disinfected the injection site beforehand as this could also be an infection or an
I really hope that it is just an imflammatory reaction that will go away soon, but to be on the safe side, i honestly suggest that you go to the local
Take care of yourself
edit on 22-4-2013 by Rodinus because: Crap spelling