i will apologize because i have always said i have never experienced pain after a cortisone injection. i always said they don't work or you get better. well woh and behold, i had an injection about 3 weeks ago and ever since i have experienced pain that i have never had before. not only stronger but a stabbing burning pain across middle back. my pain has always been an achy pain and down my rt leg to the knee with foot numbness. since my injection, it is a hot poker that is stabbing all across the middle. it is really hard to walk at work now but i manage to keep working. i talked to dr and he said injections are for diagnostic reasons sometimes. he wants to do another one in a different area. above the one before. the last time he jiggled the needle around my facets and i think this loosened up scar tissue or released something. i trust this guy and he has not steered me wrong so i will see if another one will help. so beware you can get worse pain with an injection. what is weird is that i felt nothing at all and i forgot they use lidocaine with cortisone. i felt nothing but when it wore off watch out. also lidocaine and cortisone kept me up all night.
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.