I have been diagnosed with DDD, Stenosis, and a mild herniations in L4 and L5. Also I have DDD and stenosis in T12 area.
I recieved a epidural injection about 18 months ago and have responded pretty well to it until about a week ago. I'm not one that goes to the doctor a lot so mild pain is just something I deal with and hardly take anything other than ibuprofen if it is a bad day or 2.
About a week ago I started having pain in my right butt area that feels like I have been punched(charlie horsed). I though maybe I had pulled a muscle or strained it at first, but it keeps getting worse, and I really feel it when I walk. When my right leg comes forward, pain radiates from my lumbar area down my right leg. Yesterday I had to drive for 4 hours and it is very much worse today. Have I re-injured something? Or is this just the shot wearing off, or both? My pain before the shot wasn't in my butt at all, is more lowerback due to the stenosis and DDD. Standing for long periods, or walking through the mall was my big problems. Now walking to the bathroom is an undertaking.