West Chester, OH
A 46-year-old female asked:
Waiting 3 weeks til alif on s1-l4. back pain ok on vicodin; numbness, tingling, cold feet, etc horrible at times. anything to do to help until surgery?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 37 years experience
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Consider ESI: Call you doc and see if you can get an epidural steroid injection. This can stifle the symptoms until surgery and minimize your need for nsaids (which you cannot take due to bleeding complications prior to surgery) and narcotics. Ice/heat fine, but don't use rubs or patches as they may cause skin reaction necessitating surgery to be canceled.
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 13, 2015
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