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Topic: Spinal Steroid Injection
Posted by: Caroline Webb
Date/Time: 04/12/14 15:08:00

I'm hoping to receive the wisdom of W4 forummers on the following.

I have recently been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in my lumbar 4/5 verterbrae. I am going on a weeks skiing holiday over the Christmas period and am fairly certain that my back will be painful when I am actually skiing. My consultant suggested I might want to have a steroid injection in my spine prior to the holiday.  What I'm not certain of is whether this injection reduces the pain immediately and carries on over a period of weeks and thus would allow me to ski i.e. a sort of anaesthetising effect or whether it kicks into action only once pain is being experienced.

I'm not certain if I've explained the issue well but if anyone out there has experience of these injections I would be most interested.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Spinal Steroid Injection04/12/14 15:08:00 Caroline Webb
   Re:Spinal Steroid Injection04/12/14 15:36:00 Julie Morse
      Re:Re:Spinal Steroid Injection04/12/14 17:32:00 Elizabeth Ross
         Re:Re:Re:Spinal Steroid Injection04/12/14 17:42:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Spinal Steroid Injection04/12/14 19:45:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Spinal Steroid Injection05/12/14 08:17:00 Lucy Chambers
      Re:Re:Spinal Steroid Injection05/12/14 08:46:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Spinal Steroid Injection05/12/14 10:16:00 Jackie Louise
      Re:Re:Spinal Steroid Injection05/12/14 11:42:00 Penny Crocker
         Re:Re:Re:Spinal Steroid Injection05/12/14 12:59:00 Carolyn Valder
   Re:Spinal Steroid Injection05/12/14 14:12:00 Joy Griffiths
      Re:Re:Spinal Steroid Injection05/12/14 14:59:00 Caroline Webb
         Re:Re:Re:Spinal Steroid Injection05/12/14 15:17:00 Elizabeth Ross
   Re:Spinal Steroid Injection07/12/14 11:42:00 Mara Belsito
      Re:Re:Spinal Steroid Injection07/12/14 12:33:00 Vanessa Smith
   Re:Spinal Steroid Injection07/12/14 20:01:00 Philippa Bond

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