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burning feeling

Hi everyone I had my first esi almost 2 weeks ago I have been having a burning aching pain in my lower back that goes down my right leg .it hurts so bad that I hate to have to get up and move .just wanted to know has anyone else had this problem afterm an injection and if so how long did it last


  • edited 11/06/2015 - 12:37 AM
    Hi There,

    Yes, unfortunately I can relate to the burning sensation Post ESI. I am not a doctor just someone who has been there ...or rather still there. Have you been to a doctor?

    I had my ESI 4mths ago and am still in more pain but thankfully now the pain is only a bit stronger than prior to the procedure. The burning lasted for months I would say 1-2.

    Do you have headaches too? If you do there might be an infection or a piercing. In my case the doctor messed up...big time. He (the supposed expert in my area) needed 3 attempts and decided to change my Specialists instructions by forcing double the cortisone into the space and removing the pain blocker. OUCH. I don't know what your pain levels are like but after the procedure I was sobbing. Walking, showering was so painful I cried and sometimes it was too painful to cry. I could barely leave bed for 3mths - except to get painkillers. In my case I had terribale headaches for a week which my GP didn't listen to. When I saw my Specialist he said there was a puncture which explains the swelling and pain. I just want to say I am not someone who cries much and I've had allot of painful procedures and never cried but the pain was unbelievable. I say this not because I want to complain but to allow you to assess and compare my response based on your experience.

    I don't know if my answer was helpful. In my case it took a while to find a doctor who would listen. You're not alone but it you might want to go back to your doctor to keep an eye on your case.
  • I go back to the dr on Monday going to let him know about the burning feeling . I don't have a headache but I feel a lot worse now than before I had my shots .just curious on what I should be feeling y dr made the shots seem like the miracle cure but it has been no where near a miracle cure .thank you for sharing your experience with me and I hope you feel better
  • So I went to the dr Monday told him what I have been feeling now he wants me to see a surgeon instead of doing another injection because it didn't really work.
    Does this seem right?
  • If your insurance allows, at least a consult with a surgeon would be good. You could discuss with him whether or not surgery is appropriate for you. A surgeon won't just operate on anyone, they have to feel that it will help you. If they feel surgery is not appropriate or if you feel it is not, you can return to your doctor for more injections or to explore other options.
    All questions and answers are given from a personal perspective only. I have congenital stenosis from C4-C7, and T7-S1. I am actively being seen my by doctor and following his advice. I strongly suggest that you do the same.
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