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On the 29th of November I had my first shot of an epidural steroid injection in my spine to treat my sciatica that affects my L4 and L5.
It's almost a month later and the pain has eased but isn't tolerable. For example, I can now walk for a few minutes pain free as before it would be instant, however the pain is still there, after ten minutes of walking I get a lot of agony.
At first I assumed maybe my legs are just weak as I have no muscles but I've noticed when I cough, laugh and sneeze I get bad back and leg pain just like before. My little brother accidentally pushed past me the other day and I jolted forwards, it really hurt me.
If I'm 21 and can't even take bumps from a ten year old then in my opinion it hasn't done the trick. I have a catchup meeting with my spinal specialist or whatever he is on the 18th of Jan.
I feel like if i say that it's eased a bit I will be made to go back to work, which would be a nightmare because it's only eased my pain in the tiniest way, I am still cripple like.
If I say it's only eased it a tiny bit and explain I am still in pain and don't think I could do any job with it (I'm currently on the sick note) will they allow me to remain on sick? Because if not I'll probably lie and exaggerate my problems because I'm not doing 9-5 shifts in my current situation.
Another thing I've been thinking about is do the shots (I am scheduled for two more if they work) ease the pain the more you have them, is it a gradual sort of thing?
I need some advice
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