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I have 3 herniated discs in my lower back. I fell on black ice & hurt back & broke my
elbow in 2009. I was scheduled for surgery in December of 2009 but BWC cancelled it & their doctor said it would be best to be on pain meds for 10 years & see if discs went back in place. Nerves have grown in-between the discs which causes horrible pain. I get injections to alleviate some pain & they keep changing meds. Some are way too strong & others don't work. I sleep about 3-4 hours a night if I'm lucky. Along with my fibromyalgia, RSD, nerve pain from being stabbed in my arm & chest 7 times -- my life is so painful but I pray for everyone who suffers that God will bless us with caring doctors & medical research for new cures or meds or that the FDA will release meds that already exist & have been tested & stop our suffering!

Re: Lumbar Epidural Steriod Injections — Fantastic. Three shots over 4 months and my pain decreased significantly. Now has been almost 6 months and no return of pain.