At one month, pain was reported by 137 (48) patients in the injection group versus 164 (58) in the control group (relative risk; RR: ; 95 CI: -; p = ). After three months, these values were 58 (21) and 63 (24), respectively (RR: ; 95 CI: -; p = ), and at 6 months: 39 (15) and 44 (17) (RR: ; 95 CI: -; p = ). No subgroups were detectable in which the relative risk for pain at one month after inclusion substantially differed from the overall estimate. At one month, the median severity of pain in the injection group was 2 (on a 100-points scale) versus 6 in the control group (p = ). At later follow-up, there was no longer any statistically significant difference in the severity of pain between the two groups. No patient had major adverse events related to the epidural injection.
i was natural, and not because i;m some earth mother wanting to do it naturally, but i am totally terrified of needles and there was no way they were going to stick one in my spine.....the dr tried to make me have one (he said that if i were his wife he'd insist, i told him polietly i wasn;t his wife and there was no way known to god he was going to get it near me, and the nurse laughted and told him i;d be crying over the drip in my hand all day and she love to see him try and give me one), and even went to get the anethisist, but she was born before he got back