A month ago I received my 3rd cortisol injection, the first two providing no pain relief. During the injection the doctor hit a nerve, it felt similar to the sciatica pain I experience just much more intense and my entire leg to toe lit up. I keep telling myself it help slightly with lower back even though it feels about the same. Even told the Dr. it helped because I feel like I made a mistake it getting it and just want to be out of pain. However I now experience pain in my groin area, and in severe onsets pain in the calf last sever minutes . It always comes on when sitting for to long, and other times laying down and standing.
Has any one had experience a problem after cortisol injection? How long did the increase pain last? I've recently got a new back doctor, (moved so old one is a great distance form me)
After the first visit I feel he has very little empathy for suffering. Says that the mri DDD bulging disc, stenosis, is much further than it should be for my age yet mild & no w? Red flags (nerve impingement etc) that should be causing my pain. I'm having trouble talking to him about how this pain is effecting my life, & fear other procedures. That could make it worse. I feel rushed, and its like the fact I don't need surgery, that everything is fine. I brought up the injection and he just changed the subject.
Any thoughts on what I should do, or how to approach this? I've been trying to tough it out for too long to the point I feel spent, and even having trouble speaking up & advocating for my self.