I had 2 car accidents within 3 months and have been in some type of pain management / therapy for 10 months. My symptoms are persistent and fluctuating. I had all over muscle pain that has been finally treated with Lyrica but after the second accident I started having pain( electric shocks/burning ) in my left shin.An MRI showed L5/S1 central disk bulge. The pain progressed and my pain management Dr recommended an epidural. I did it and not even 2 hours later I had pain in both legs....huh??? Yeah, he didn't know either.
Symptoms progressed in both legs as well and then I had a 2nd epidural (bilateral) and couldnt sit for atleast 3 weeks without intense additional pain in both shins.
With this result I was referred to the spinal surgeon who did an exray and found spinal stenosis at the same level as the herniation.
Anyone experience anything like this? Why would it get worse?
The epidural should help for the stenosis and the bulging disk.