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Epidural pain

I have received multiple epidural injections in my lower lumbar L5/S1.  During the last two injections, I felt extreme nerve pain in my left buttocks and going down the nerve of the back of my left leg.  Hot, fiery pain that I almost yelled out during the short process it hurt so bad.  Doctor claimed this is normal.  I have never had it happen before during the first three injections I received.  Has anyone else experienced this?  I came home with less bone on bone back pain and instead achey sciatica pain.  It has dulled on day two but is still noticeable.


  • ive been 90% pain free since my first injection on 4jan17. i had one done yesterday afternoon on the 2nd to get rid of the 10% lingering pain. The lady doctor went in slowly guiding the needle under local numbing agent and flouroscopy  smoothly pain free until OUCH, my left leg jumped up and i felt a burn over the front right of my shin. she back out slighly and stopped and asked if i was okay and to describe the pain. i wanted to say no more pull it out. i gave it a minute and said okay i dont feel pain or anything.  she then injected slowly the dye and took more images. all felt well. them slowly added the steroid and i felt nothing. when i got up my left side of my face felt slightly numb for an hour which had me worried but it went away. all has been good so far and ive had instant notice all day of less pressure and pain when bending. we wil see if it lasts over the next two weeks! hopefully gone for good!
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