I had and ESI done in my lumbar in May 2008. Before that I only had a little numbness in one of my legs. Afterward I really hurt in both legs and buttocks.
The Doc that did the ESI (with a fluroscope) said he didn't know what was causing my pain and refered me to another pain doc. An EMG showed nerve damage. It did get some better after 3 months, but has leveled off.
I'm taking nerve and pain meds and still in pain. My new pain doctor said I have a "pinched nerve". How could it be pinched now that the offending ESI needle is gone?
Anyone had this happen?