Hi, I have a large herniation at L5/S1 on my left side that gives me bad sciatica in my left let and I am currently waiting for surgery. My physiatrist gave me a second round of steroid injections Wednesday morning (two days ago) to try to ease my symptoms while we wait for a surgery date. My first round of injections were 3 weeks ago. They relieved my symptoms for a few days, but did not last long. The physiatrist used a different steroid this time in the hopes I would have a more long lasting response. The day of, I took things easy as instructed and had pretty typical pain at the injection site, which was eased by icing my back. Yesterday was a pretty typical day for me, but today I have had really bad spasms all morning. I had to come home from work, because the muscles in my leg (in particular my calf) and my foot keep clenching involuntarily. I have taken my baclofen and gabapentin as usual, and have also taken pain meds. I haven't had spasming like this since before I started the gabapentin and I'm concerned. Has anyone else had increased spasms/cramping after steroid injections? Is this most likely because of the injections? Any thoughts would be welcome.