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5 days after 1st Epidural Spine Injection--still hurts

Kelly GKKelly G Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Spinal Injections

I had a hern disc L5S1 and had Laminectomy on 5/4/11. (2nd surgery)

I had my ESI 5 days ago and I feel like hell. I feel like there is a needle pointing right in my @ss. I did nothing physical this weekend and then Monday slowly started stretching with the bands, a little walking and the hottub tonight. Tomorrow I will attempt the recumbant bike.

I have been putting ice/heat on it throught the day..it helps but I feel like it's only a temporary fix. Breathing exercises, thinking positive thoughts and so on. The Norco is not even touching it. I have cried the past 2 nights, I feel worse than I did before I got the shot. I am scheduled for the next one on Monday...shot? no shot?

Anyways I feel like crap and how long is this going to last?

Please help...




  • Bring it up to the dr before the procedure. He/she may have missed the mark a bit and irritated a nerve beyond all imagination. I've seen a poor guy on the table have a nerve hit and his leg extended fully and knocked a nurse to the ground. (and none of this was under his control) So even dr's make minor mistakes that cause problems afterwards.
  • I see your post was in Aug 2011. What has been your progress since then?

    I am in somewhat similar situation and am hoping to hear some good news from you.

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