I had an epidural steroid treatment on my right side on Wednesday. I understand that relief from this shot should not really kick-in for a few days. The bizarre thing is that I felt pretty good yesterday but today my left side had become really really sore. It is exactly the same sort of chronic level pain I'd been having on the right side for a couple of months before it became acute.
Can anyone help me understand this?
My theory is that some of the anti-inflammatory effects have caused everything to settle on the right side creating additional pressure on the left side. The only part of this theory that doesn't make sense to me is that I can't imagine why it would matter which side the injection is on, because the epidural should theoretically put the steroid around the whole spine. Or, am I totally confused?