I am new here and was wondering if anyone could offer some information. I have 5 herniated discs, spondylosis and stenosis in my lower back. The chronic pain has really impacted my quality of life and after surviving on ibuprofen and ice packs for the last few years and limiting what I do and where I go, I decided I had enough. I opted to have the cortisone injections (not epidural). Today is day 4 and I know I need to be patient as it can take up to 2 weeks to feel the effects I am told. My question is this - for the first 3 days after the injections my back pretty much felt the same only with the added soreness from the injections themselves. Today is day 4 and my back pain feels much worse today. Is that normal? I have read where the pain is immediately worse after injections and I was actually anticipating that but not 4 days later to suddenly have an increase in pain. I still know to be patient but it is really starting to get me down. Thank you for any information.