I had an epidural steroid injection yesterday morning at L5/S1 on the right side. The doctors had to remove and reinsert the needle once due to heavy arthritis, so they said, and go at it from an angle. Then in an attempt to get the needle where they felt confident, they had to move it around a bit while viewing it laterally and straight down with the x-ray. Finally, feeling they were at the right trajectory they went in deeper and did their thing.
I felt fine afterwords and all day yesterday, but this morning and all day today I gotta tell ya, there is a welt back there the size of a small acorn and it is extremely tender to the touch. Also, the pain in the right leg has increased rather than lessened. Is this something I should be concerned about? Should I call the office and ask?
I have iced it a few times BTW just in case that was a recommendation