Two injections left me paralyzed for several hours. The releif was only one month in duration. I also ended up with a senivial cyst from membrane leakage. I feel for you because I had all of the same symptoms and I just wanted my life back. I had a decompression laminectomy, fushion with hardware last week and actually have less pain from the bulging disk that ruptured, spinal stenosis and bone spurs. I did lots of reading in medical books and consulted with neurosurgeons, orthepedic surgeons, pysical therapists and massage specialists. Past patients gave the real info. Good Luck.