Re: 5 days after ESI and pain again
You usually have 2-3 weeks to get the full effect from an ESI. That's why they have made the appt for May 4th giving time for the steriods to work. Sometimes the Dr. will do a 2nd one if you had some relief from the 1st one.
Also, it may take another type of injection, facet joint injection or something to work for you. It can be a trial an error sort of thing unfortunately. Just take it easy and let it work. Don't overdo it if you start feeling better, that's what folks will do and then you're back to square one.
I'd try ice too, 15-20 every hour, being sure to have a towel on the ice pack, under Dr.'s advice of course.
Good luck and hope this helps.