In the last week of November last year, my partner had a spinal injection into her L4 and L5 region to help reduce the inflammation of the buldging disc that was shifted to the right side of her spinal column. Prior to the shot she did have issues and some numbness in her right leg but she was able to walk with a cane and still perform her duties as a Cashier. When she received the shot, she had felt a wetness go down her lower back and her backside on the inside of her body. The anesthesiologist who was performing the procedure stated 'Oh we hit a pocket'. He didn't explain anything else and then she was able to go home.
She was off for two days and that gave her time to recover. She did have some flushing and felt hot but it went away. She also said her right leg was numb but we assumed that it was simply from the anesthesia she was given prior to it. She does have a history of Ulcerative colitis and sometimes it acts up. On the third day she went back to work and I was at the college with my Instructor doing an assignment for my course. We both assumed she was ok and when she was there she collapsed. The manager was able to catch her and they sent her to the hospital. She does not have any feeling on the right side of her leg at all. Her symptoms are paralysis in her right leg, a sense of not being hungry and she doesn't know when she has to go to the bathroom.
To make a long story short, we are now at this time seeing a spinal cord surgeon who has ordered a CT scan and did blood work this past week. Her family Dr. Referred her to him after doing an MRI in December and they did not find any blood clot in the area. What I would like to know is if anyone else has had this issue and how did they treat it.