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pain made worse after facet injections

Hi everyone,I will be quick,I had 4 lumbar facet injections 1 week ago .It wore off after 3 days and now thw pain is worse than before and I have a new pain underneath buttocks were you sit down,and this is so painful that after 5 minutes its impossible to stay seated so after lay down.With this I still have the lumbar pain that goes down back of leg and to outside of left foot.I am despairing because I thought this may have improved it painwise,but infact it has made it worse.Now I am left with fear of any further injections etc making it even worse.Can anyone help I'm open to any ideas.
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replied August 6th, 2012
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Can you tell us what of problems you have with your spine such as facet joint arthritis, bulging ruptured disks, commpressed nerves.
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replied August 6th, 2012
Hi, 3 degenarated discs which are together so I was told by surgical team that an operation to fuse them would be impossible.Thats why they have opted for pain management,which is a laugh as it doesn't seem to be working.I take 25 tablets a day for pain 8 Tramadol,8 paracetamol and 9 Gabapentin .With the injections as well you would think that something would work.I know that I won't be totally pain free as it is a chronic condition but a little relief would be nice.
Belinda
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replied August 6th, 2012
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I don't know much about the details of your condition but with sensible exercise and use of pain killers, as well as avoiding the things that aggravate you back your pain might become more manageable.

Things like sleeping on a suitable mattress gentle swims in warm pool (i know they are not always accessible) a good stretching program. If you haven't tried chiropractic it might be worth a go though be careful there are some dud ones.

Sorry i cant be of more assistance.
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