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epidural back injection

fcmaxwell75ffcmaxwell75 Posts: 1
edited 08/10/2015 - 3:01 PM in Chronic Pain
I got my second back injection a little over a week ago and since 2 days after the back injection I've been in more pain then I was prior and just to get out of bed to use the bathroom I have to take 2 of my 10-325 Percocet on top of taking my normal 30 mg oxycotin er twice a day with the muscle relaxers I take at night to try and sleep. Anyone have any ideas what might be going on ? I haven't slept for more then 2 hours at once since 2 days after the injection where prior I was able to sleep up to 4 hours but never had a problem like now with having to get out of bed like I do now. Any and all advise would be greatly appreciated. I had surgery about 5 years ago and have had 3 other injections since then and none did anything for me to relieve my pain I've been diagnosed with chronic l5 radiculopathy at the L5 &S1 region and im just about had it and feel like giving up this fight to get any relief. Thanks for listening and if someone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it I go back in tomorrow for a follow up but im afraid he's just going to want and do another injection but after this pain I've been in since the one a week ago im scared to try another one.

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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,839
    their Epidural Spinal Injection was due to situation where the doctor injected this using their naked eye and no fluoroscope or X-Ray assistance.

    The actual injection is a precise procedure and should never leave anything to chance.

    When the injection is done correctly, you should only experience pain near the incision area for up to 48 hours. You should not have more pain.
    Times I have heard about people with more pain, is when a nerve might have been nicked.

    I would contact the doctor who did the procedure and explain your current situation. When you do see them again, ask them What will be the benefit of having another injection, after the initial one cause more problems?

    Note, not every spinal injection is going to produce positive results. But on the other hand, they should not produce negative results either.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
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