This morning I was give a steroid injection- thought I was just going for my consult and that i'd be scheduled for the procedure with Fluoroscopy and an XRAY. Anyways, she gave it to me- and it was intense. I have been having left leg numbness/pain and have 2 herniations: l4/l5 l5/s1. Anyways, right away, I felt intense pressure and pain in my RIGHT piriformis and all down my right leg. It's been 5 hours and I am still in intense pain. Vicodin has helped a bit but right after the shot I was dizzy and felt sick to my stomach. Anyways- Why do I have NEW pain? wouldn't it cause pain where I already have pain? I am very scared that I have bleeding in the epidural space or nerve damage since I've NEVER been numb on my right side and my right side never hurts.
I am very freaked out! Thank you!