I recently had a lumbar steroid epidural at l5-s1. Is it normal for my fingers to itch?

Maybe. Some patients do have an allergic response to steroids, though it is relatively rare. If it is an allergic reaction, itching could occur. Other signs of it being an allergic response would be a rash or hives. You should let your doctor know to help determine if it was related.

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I am 20 years old male and detected with lumbar spondylitis (L5 S1 level) resulting a frequent backache. Can I go for steroids which less side effects?

Potentially . Ideally, young patients will respond to more conservative measures to control pain and improve function, such as physical therapy for example. But yes, steroids are another option. They can be given orally, by superficial injection, or by injection deeper onto the spine. Side affects can include immunosuppression, osteoporosis, avascular necrosis among other things. Discuss with your doctor. Read more...

Recently I was diagnosed with a hern disk at l5/s1. Most of the acute symptoms have gone away after 6 weeks except for soreness in my left calf. Should I try steroids or injections or will this go away?

Treat leg not back. Treatment should only be based on pain levels and functional status, not on the anatomical/mri state of your spine. If the left calf pain is minor, then simply wait for it to fade. If it is troublesome, then physical therapy followed by epidural steroid injection are the options. But a pinched nerve does heal with time even by itself. Read more...

How long to comeback in your normal activities like playing softball and jiu jitsu from lumbar microdesectomy of L5 s1?

L/S Microdesectomy. Prognosis for a one level uncomplicated lumbar spine microdesectomy is very promising and can certainly provide a cure for many. With appropriate post-operative rehabilitation, a patient should be able to return to normal activities withing 2 to 3 months.One should keep in mind that each case is unique & the actual spine surgeon is the best person to ask about recovery. Read more...