I received an injection for lumbar pain. Why do I feel more than before.?

It depends. Occasionally your pain can be worse after an injection like an epidural steroid injection (esi). Occasionally you have had a period of less pain and when the original pain comes back it feels worse. Rarely its a complication related to the injection like an epidural hematoma or infection.In those with symptomatic pain, there is 70% likelihood that the pain will be adequately managed with esis.

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I received an injection for lumbar pain 48 hours ago. Why do I feel more than before.?

You had a procedure. It is not unusual to experience temporary increase in pain after a lumbar injection. The pain should be lessening after a few days. If this does not happen or your pain increases consult your physician immediately. Read more...