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I didnt try the epidural injection because I was told it wasnt a fix, but masking the pain. I have been on skelaxin but it didnt even touch the pain. I am a weightlifter and do a lot of back and stretching exercises. When I went to a physical therapist, he told me I was in good shape and no stretches he could give me would be any different than what I do.I havent tried the patches, are they over the counter or a prescription
I guess my question is "is this normal to have pain radiating to the stomach and legs" and "can anything be done to fix the problem" instead of things to mask the pain. Like I said, I am 41 years old and cant imagine this pain lasting for 8 months with no relief.