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A 19-year-old female asked:

constant pain in my spine where they gave me the epidural normal? how long will it last? why does it hurt so much its paralyzing at times

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Krebs
Pain Management 17 years experience
This is not normal. : Pain after an epidural injection can last a few days. Severe pain is abnormal especially if it continues for days. You should be seen by your doctor to evaluate for serious complications.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Not normal: Residual Paralyzing pain after an epidural has worn off is not normal. This is something that you need to contact your doctor about immediately.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Pain is never normal: Are you seeing a fellowship-trained spinal specialist? It sounds like a good time to make an appointment and find out what's going on. It sounds like you have a spinal nerve root that is being impinged, causing the paralyzing symptoms. Take care.

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