I had my first epidural steroid injection last week in the C7/T1 space for cervical problems. I was wondering if anyone has experienced bad chest pain, particularly in the sternum area, immediately after the injection. As soon as the injection was administered I experienced a really bad sternum pain. The nurses hooked me up to a heart monitor to make sure everything looked ok. After 30 minutes the pain began getting better. The anesthesiologist said it didn't surprise him due to the fact he noticed "changes" at the levels below the injection site. Any thoughts?