An injection of ketecal into the L5-S1 epidural space left me me screaming obsenanatives to the doctor throughout the injection. The pain was the greatest I've ever experienced. I was left wondering why I experience this pain when I've had dozens of these injections in the past.
Past injects were Steroid with Lidocaine producing moderate discomfort. It usually took two hours after procedure for motor functions to return to my legs.
The recent inject did not result in any reduction of motor function. I was immediately able to get off the table and walk. Did this doctor omit a local anaesthetic?
The patient that followed me also screamed bloody murder during his injection. The 3rd patient in queue was terrified. The doctor said I didn't experience pain with my former doctor because the anesthesic and steroid were injected into the spinal space surrounded by the thecal sac. The current doctor said this was a poor process.
Can anyone address the two procedures described, one painless and the other presenting horrific pain? What was likely to have caused such pain during the most recent injection?