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On Friday (Australian time), I had an epidural steroid injection, presumably somewhere around my L4/L5 due to a few issues around that particular area and also my L5/S1 facet joints.
Since then, I've had some tingling and weakness in both my hands, with some tasks (such as pulling up my socks, lifting a plastic bin lid, and even trying to open a can of drink) seemingly impossible at times. I thought this had gotten better, after experiencing it on the day of the ESI, but it happened again today for a few hours, before returning to about 80% strength.
This seems to happen after I've been lying down and seems to settle down after maybe 5 or 6 hours (or more).
I would have expected that this could be a possibility if I'd received the injection in the cervical region, but not necessarily in the lumbar region.
Has this happened to anyone else, or has anyone heard of this happening?