To start off, I am so thankful that I was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Chaudhry. Now, for the story. Due to back injury, I have been in pain for over two years. The discomfort was getting worse and the pain medication was no longer effective. I requested a new referral to a different doctor and was sent to a surgeon who told me, “[I] had to have open back surgery, and nothing else would help [me.]” Given my age and the current health issues on my plate, this was not an option I wanted to take. I was told there was another alternative and with that, I was referred to Dr. Chaudhry for an epidural steroid injection (ESI.)The pain I was having was crippling and incapacitating. The pain on the right side radiated from my back to my foot. I was told that it would probably take 3-5 days before I would really feel any relief from the ESI, but I felt better the day after the first injection on the right side. A few weeks later, I had the second injection on the right side and since then, any discomfort I have had on the right side has responded to ibuprofen and an ice pack. I continued to have the severe pain on the left side that radiated to the front and back of my knee.When I finally covered some hurdles to get back to Dr. Chaudhry, I had one ESI on the left side, and I felt improvement when I woke from the anesthesia. Three weeks later I went back for my follow-up appointment and the nurse asked me to rate the improvement in pain control on a scale of 0-100%. My answer was 100%. She asked me a second time and I told her that she heard me right! The improvement I was experiencing from the procedure was 100% better than it had been in the past two years.
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