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Ah, that's how they could do it with you sitting down - I was trying to work that one out from my personal experience!
Be patient - mine was really uncomfortable for the first couple of days at least and then got less uncomfortable fairly rapidly. That was just the pain from the actual injection though. It's difficult to say how quickly I actually got relief. I think the nerve pain started to subside almost as soon as I was properly up and about again. The numbness took about a month. There wasn't really much change in my actual back pain. I was told that walking around was fine - they encouraged that to stop you getting stiff. The first one I had done a few years ago they told me to stay lying down for three days. That was agony! I was very happy when they said I could walk around this time.
I hope you get some relief once the effects of the injection have worn off.
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just a quick update - unfortunately the epidural doesn't seem to have done much other than make me mighty sore for a few days, followed by possibly a few days relief before wearing off again.
Now had a sciatic nerve root injection with similar results. I'll post more details in the relevant thread when I find it!
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