Hello. I have extreme sciatica pain on my left leg and lower back. I've had it for about 3 months now, but it has worsened in the last 3 weeks. I have seen a specialist and had an MRI which showed up normal...no slipped discs, bulging disc, etc..I was given the choice of having an epidural shot as I've been in so much pain. This was done today at a clinic. The doctor said it would be quite straightforward and I would feel the injection as if I was having one on my arm. I didn't have any anaesthetic and it wasn't done with an X-ray machine. He felt around my spine to locate the right spot to inject. He was having trouble finding the right spot he said because my spine was a bit different from what he's seen before. He marked the spot and told me he was ready to inject. He put the needle in but it wasn't the right spot so he tried a few more times, which was extremely painful. He decided to stop as I was in so much pain and he was having trouble finding the right spot. He's referred me to a hospital where they will do it with X-ray which will be more accurate. This all happened this morning and my back is very sore and hurting. My question is will this pain and soreness go away? Could he have worsened my condition by continually injecting the needle in the wrong place. I'm worried that my back pain has worsened because of this and that now I have more pain to deal with. Is this normal? Will the soreness where he was injecting go away? If anyone has had a similar experience I would like to hear your feedback. I'm so worried and want to make sure that This doctor hasn't worsened my condition. Any help and advise is appreciated. Thanks.