OK folks, I am considering the cortisone shots to the L4, L5 area. Who has had them, and what are your experiences with it? Does it help/not help, recovery time, etc.? For the rest who have only heard about them, I really don't care about your neighbors second cousin twice removed from her uncles side's, best friends hairdressers nephew, who has a friend in Seattle with a mother-in-law that plays bunco with some old bat whose husband got a cortisone shot in the elbow, back in '62. Please keep this to first hand experiences to keep me from having to sift through the BS. I need to get them soon (as in Monday) if they are worth it, or else go ahead and get the mylogram and prep for surgery. Thanks in advance for the help.