Leg pain after bilateral epidural steroid inj.
During a bilateral epidural steroid injection procedure, suddenly my left leg had level 10 pain traveling all the way to my foot. I say traveling, but it didn't leave - - it stayed there. I know it was level 10 because it was truly unbearable. The PM doctor seemed a little surprised and wanted to know if it had lessened. It continued, but not so severly, while I was in recovery, but when the nurse said it was time for me to get up, I couldn't because the pain was so severe. I could very woodenly "march" in place but wasn't able to bear weight on that foot.
The doctor was called and told the nurse to give me a demarol/something shot which made everything okay within about 20 minutes and I was released.
Three hours later the demarol wore off and I now have back pain and the leg pain although not as bad as earlier (the leg pain. I think the back pain is about the same as my originial pain.)
Has anyone experienced this or perhaps can give me some feedback on it? I really have not faith in those injections because I've had them before without any good results, but it seems to be a necessary step in the scheme of things.