Hi all. I'm new to all this, but have been reading alot of the posts and feel compelled to add my story as it is in so many ways similar to alot that I've read on this forum. So here goes...I'm 39 year old female otherwise mostly healthy, but have been suffering about 6 years now with low back pain. After a car accident about a year ago everything got worse fast. I should say I also believe 13 yrs as a CNA and a bad fall on ice led me to the following diagnosis ... degenerative disc disease, facet arthropathy of lumbar spine, disc bulge at L4, L5, and L6 (l6 is a extra lumbar vertabra) resulting in bilateral forminal narrowing. So I had my first ESI on Tuesday it's now Friday and I'm experiencing alot of pain. It's different than the pain I had originally it radiates around my lowback to my pelvic, legs front and back and horrible pain in the buttocks, it's constant ache along with burning, muscle spasms, and cramping all in full swing. It hurts to sit or put any pressure on my behind, also hurts to walk, I'm super slow and bent over is the only way I can get around. I've been icing faithfully and taking NSAIDS and my oxycodone around the clock all this barely takes the edge off and I've spent ALOT of time crying. The pain is unrelenting and I'm on top of all this very disappointed that esi not only provided 0 pain relief, my pain is now worse
. A little bit about my procedure, I was IV sedated versed and fentanyl for the pain. I do remember an overwhelming shocking pain down my left leg, kinda strange because most of my pain was on my right side anyway when I felt that shock the doc told nurse to push the rest of my meds. Left not feeling much pain, went home slept a few hours woke up the next day a little sore...drs orders were rest the rest of the day of procedure, return to normal activity the following day, So I resumed normal activity and pain got progressively worse and lets just say all hell broke loose that night and have been going downhill ever since. Anyone looking at this if you had a similar experience and have an idea what might be going on I'd love any input honestly I'm becoming depressed from the pain and what I'm thinking was a total fail procedure.