To: ff dd about lower back/tailbone pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JLH, May 20, 2003.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    What were the 6 procedures that you have had done to help with your lower back/tailbone pain?

    I have the same pain from numerous back problems. I have had 3 lumbar epidural spinal injections (LESI's) and they have not helped that much.

    My doc said there were other things to try but did not tell me what. I was wondering what you have had done and if they helped.

    Thanks.
  2. FM_DD

    FM_DD New Member

    JLH,
    I've had 3 facet joint injections on my right side along with a Lumbar Medial Radio Wave Block. That last one was wild. He first "tested" the different nerves to see which ones caused me the pain. It work really well for about 3 weeks. I've also had 2 of the facet joint injections on the left side. My last visit he said he was giving my body a break! I have to admit I am 75% better most of the time since it all began. You have to have a lot of patience and trust with this kinda stuff. What can happen is that you're alot better so you want to do more things and sometimes that can mess you up. My Dr. is in Richmond, VA, Dr. Barsanti. Hope this helps......just keep on trying as long as they will.
  3. cocoa

    cocoa New Member


    I suffer with constant lower back & hip pain,to the point where i can't sit!My xrays showed some calcification and slight curvature at bottom of spine.I can't have mri or ct scan because of rod in my back for scoliosis,this limits treatment options.I'm at the end of my rope,living on meds!!
    My rheumatologist mentioned my going to a spine specialist who may suggest an epidural spinal injection.I cringe at the thought of anything near my spine!!Could you educate me one these injections and their results?Anyone with info please send a message or email me,(babe2114755@yahoo.com).Thx.
    cocoa