Shooting, sore, tender, throbbing lower back pain in the same area of my epidural injection. I wonder if I should go to the ER...it's bad. It has been over 2 weeks since the procedure and I am afraid I may have an infection.
Since it's been over two weeks, I agree it's time to have it looked at! I had one and the agony only lasted a week. But I went to college with a lady who did end up with an infection from one. It's better to err on the safe side. Good luck! And like Spunky said, keep us posted.
I am still in a lot of pain but I find the ER staff are not supportive or even knowledgeable. I end up sitting in agony then having them tell me to take ibuprofen or Tylenol when Vicodin is not working. I am going to wait until Monday...I'll call the pain management specialist for a check up.
I'm so sorry Claudia, that does seem to be a real problem to get relief! I was told by ER doc not to return to ER...nurse came in and told me he isn't the only doctor! And you know you have at least a 4/12 hour wait! hang in there babe!
Claudia, I can't figure out why doctors are still giving them in the spine. They are not federally approved for such. There are several rare spinal deseases that are linked to them. Please have your spine re MRId to look for nerve clumping and cysts. Will be thinking about you.
No, but I have done my research on them. After watching Dr Oz and filling out questions about my deseases. The specialists of two areas number 2 question was if you have had any and where. There is a linc on a gov site that explains all the issues that can result in having these shots. If I could figure out the way to copy a linc to this I would. I have been told by these neurosurgeon s never to have any.