Thank you for posting your query.
Your current symptoms are due to the nerve
compression in the lumbar region. This nerve comes from low back to the leg, so, the pain radiates in its course. Other symptoms, such as burning, stabbing, numbness
, etc are also related to the same problem.
Since you have not benefitted from the first epidural injection, the chance of benefit from the second injection is low. However, since it is a simple procedure, you may go for it once again.
If the injection does not work, then, the surgery would be the best option (as your doctor is suggesting).
Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad