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Had first epidural steroid injection

Has anyone gotten injection and have pain in a whole new area.more or less like a pull mussel not original back pain with the L4&5


  • scionxsscionx Posts: 27
    edited 03/15/2014 - 4:51 AM
    Monday of this week I had an ESI and my pain prior to was at least manageable but now I had to be removed from work. At 72 hours I was in so much pain and weakness that i called the nurse line of my neurosurgeon to see what could be done.

    My condition consists of 3 Herniations , L5S1, L4L5, T12L1 and schmorls nodes and degenerative discs throughout.

    I DO NOtT want another spinal injection at this point. The nurse told me it could take up to 2 weeks before the irritation to go away and the steroid to actually work….I think it is snake oil doctoring but what do I know. They probably could have given me a placebo and work just as well.
  • I've had 2 injections. Both times there was more pain for a day. I put on ice and took pain meds. It got better.
    rhoda kaiser
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  • are increased pain and inflammation for a few days to a week......however, once the steroids kick in, things should calm down again........https://www.spine-health.com/treatment/injections/epidural-steroid-injection-pain-relief-success-rates

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