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pain hip joint and leg pain after ESI

pammieppammie Posts: 79
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Spinal Injections
I just had my second ESI in my lower back for ruptured discs. While getting the injections on the left side of my spine, I am assuming the Dr. hit the nerve as I had a severe sharp pain shoot down from the injection site all fo the way down the back of my leg to the bottom of my foot. On the right side I had pain from the injection site down the back of my leg to behind my knee. I didn't have this experience when I got the first set of injections 2 weeks ago. Now I am experiencing severe hip joint pain as well as an achey flu like pain in both of my legs. The shots have done nothing for my back in fact it hurts worse now which to my understanding the increased back pain is normal for the first couple of days. My question is this is the hip joint and leg pain normal? Thanks for any input. I am trying to stay positive!


  • After my 2nd ESI I felt severe hip pain and cramps in the back of my leg. I then had more feeling where before I was numb. So I think it woke up my nerves especially the trochaer nodule. I kept rubbing it and that pain went away. I had my injection last Thursday and found pain and heaviness went away on the 5th day after for me. And I never had hip pain before either. Ihope yours eases up too. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • The pain isn't as bad today as it was yesterday. So I guess one day at a time will be my new moto! thanks!
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