Discussions By Condition: Medical Stories

Herniated disc issues/questions

Posted In: Medical Stories 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Angelynn
  • July 11, 2013
  • 01:39 AM

In mid-Feb I herniated two lower discs. It's been an ongoing issues; oral steroids, pt, RX anti-inflammatories and a spinal injection on the left side a few weeks ago. On sunday I woke up unable to sit up, sit or walk without major assistance...I scream in pain when doing it. I went to the ER yesterday and they gave me percocet and valium to take home(I was already on Tramadol) and valium and morphine at the hospital. They wanted to admit me, but I was having another lumbar epi today on the left side, they decided it would be best just to let me go home and rest. None of the meds they gave even touched the pain I was in.

I had my injection today and usually I have a day of relief...not today; it's still a 10 on a scale of 1-10. What do I do? I know it take 3-5 days to feel anything on the injection, but seeing that I didn't even get the day of relief, I'm scared. What do I do? Do I go back to the hospital? Call my orthopedic? Get a second opinion? After months of extreme chronic pain and not having an MRI since Feb, I'm wondering if maybe something more has happened.

Any advice is appreciated, I am desperate.

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?