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epidural steroid injections

Mar 25, 2017 5:35 AM

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.

Mar 25, 2017 6:05 AM

Def go if you feel you need to. I had these not long ago hasnt worked for me at all. They do say it will be worse after for a bit but if you feel its not right you should go back xx

Mar 25, 2017 9:16 AM

I agree with MysticMum. I have had multie injection and they wore after about an hour. Keep us posted ClaudiaHdz

Mar 25, 2017 10:10 AM

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.

Mar 26, 2017 1:19 AM

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.

Mar 26, 2017 1:20 AM

It is just so painful at night. I cry all night.

Mar 26, 2017 3:04 AM

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!

Mar 26, 2017 3:13 AM

We got your pain!
(Ya know, like we got your back) "giggles"

Mar 26, 2017 4:13 AM

Sorry they arent much help hun keep on at them xx

Mar 26, 2017 5:57 AM

Claudia... you need to get infection checked out ASAP, IT NEEDS TO BE CHECKED NOW!.. if gets in your spinal colum and brain you could be in serious trouble. Go please. Good luck Gx

Mar 26, 2017 10:01 AM

Claudia. How are you doing today? If worse please consider going to a different ER for another opinion. Does your pain clinic have an emergency contact number to call?

Mar 27, 2017 11:34 PM

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.

Mar 27, 2017 11:37 PM

R u Doctor?

Mar 27, 2017 11:42 PM

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.

Apr 21, 2017 4:00 PM

Yay! I found this post from Claudia, but has anyone been in contact with her...I thought we might hear how things turned out for her...I pray she is 'okay'

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