i wanted to know if it was normal to still be feeling extreme tenderness/soreness from an epidural steroid injection procedure i had done 2 1/2 weeks ago. i've been seeing an orthopedist for a little over a year, and found that the cause for my lower back pain and left leg numbness is due to a nerve being compressed? i can't remember everything the doctor told me at that visit, but i decided to do the injection procedure he told me about. he went very slowly, but initially i don't think what i was feeling was the sensation that was described to me, it felt like the nerve was hit. i did try to tell him that something felt funny, but i didn't pursue this, as i thought maybe i was wrong. i just want to know if i should still be having tenderness this long after the procedure was done. it almost feels worse than before. i did leave a couple of messages, but i've not heard back from anyone yet. if it continues, i'll have to call again. has anyone else experienced this?