Two days ago I went to the surgery center and had a lumbar medial branch nerve block (injections)-- sort of but not exactly like an epidural. I do seem to have a lessening of pain in my lower back today, but totally unexpected is a lack -- or great lessening of -- pain in my legs when I walk up the stairs in my house.
This first set of injections was supposed to be a test to see if they did any good; if yes, then we would continue the series. If no, then we would stop. So since I am getting SOME relief in my back from the injections, and since I am getting lots of unexpected relief in my legs, I am going to vote Yes on continuing.
In case you were interested, the pain in my back is caused by scoliosis.