Last December I went in for a steroid injection on my lower back. The nerve block was not for back pain but for testicular pain I had since being injured in afghanistan in 2007. After the nerve block i had lower back pain which I thought would be normal since i just had a giant needle stuck into my spine.
But after days and months of constant pain I know something went wrong. My doctor, the same one who gave me the injection says that I "conveniently" now have arthritis in my lower facet joints. Mind you im 27 and have never had constant back pain like this and the MRI prior to the injection showed no indication that I had arthritis in my lower facet joints. The only thing that has worked in diminishing the pain, is the pain medication tramadol.
Has anyone had anything similar and any advice?