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Severe stiffness

I went in 3 days ago for a prednisone and ketorolac injection and after the day of my shot I'm feeling like my back is really stiff and tight .  Is this normal? I Was giving an additional 12 day cycle of prednisone and 5 day cycle of ketorolac to taper off the medicine.  The pain went from a 10 to about a 7 today but the muscle stiffness almost enables me to bend. 



  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,473

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  • MikethepikeMMikethepike MIchiganPosts: 681

     Josh were you stiff this before? Is that why you are taking the prednisones? Exactly why  Are you getting the shots

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  • I did not have the stiffness prior.  I have a herniated disc at l4. My spine is so straight and needs re aligning. Chiropractor said he can straighten my spine back.  Shots didn't do much for me and I'm running out of options.  

  • Without an MRI you will keep hitting a brick wall IMO

  • Hi joshparadiso115
    It would be helpful to get some more details but one thing for sure is I would call your Doctor and see if that is a normal side effect.
    Did you get a instruction sheet when you left telling you when to call the doctor if you experienced any side effects that were a concern?
    Don't let it go alright give them a call so you can have piece of mind and I hope you get relief.
    Take care Sherri

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  • Shots didn't do much for me and I'm running out of options.
    How can you say you’re running out of options when you haven’t even had an MRI? That’s ludicrous logic. Without an MRI how can you trust someone like a chiropractor to know what your issue is?
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