Horrible pain following injections
I have been suffering with lower back pain for the past year ad a half. About six months ago my doctor ordered that I get an MRI. After the MRI I received a consultation with a Pain specialist who is a friend of my fathers. The specialist looked at my Films and also felt around my back and made me stretch different ways to locate the site of my pain. This doctor told me that I have Facet arthropathy, sacroiliac arthritis and a bulging disk in the lowest part of my spine. This doctor was not with my insurance so he couldn't take me on as a patient. He provided me with a back brace that he told me to wear for my hip pain and told me to make an appointment with a pain specialist because I would need some injections to help manage my pain. A month later I was referred to a pain specialist. At my consultation he asked me a few questions and then told me that I have a bulging disk in my lower back. I then told him about my consultation with the other doctor and asked him about two other issues that I was told about at that time. He got very quiet and dismissed my questions by saying "we will see what happens after your first injection". The doctors avoiding answering my questions made me feel uneasy. I then Told the doctor that I feared losing mobility and he laughed and said that my problem was minor and I need not worry about that. A month later I received my first injection. I felt relief for about two weeks and then my pain returned this time much worse. I returned to my doctor who told me what I needed was another injection into a different area this time. I was reluctant to go back but because my pain was so bad but went hoping the second series of injections would help me. Before the injection I was asked if I wanted to be sedated and I said yes. I was taken to the room in the office where the procedures are done and the next thing I remember is waking up on the table in extreme pain and having no control over my legs that were kicking. I remembered the doctor and staff holding me down telling me to stay still but for some reason my legs just kept shooting strait up. They injected more medication and I passed back out for the rest of the procedure. It's been a month since then and I have been in crippling pain. I can hardly move around and I have to be on pain meds all day long. In my opinion the injection has made me much worse. I am afraid that some kind of permanent damage may have been done. I pray that this pain will get better and that I can somehow at least get back to the point where I was before I got those injections. I called my doctor and he will not see me for another month. I haven't been able to do much except lay here waiting and wondering. I am in my twenties and have two young children I do not want to be bd ridden. Is there any hope for me to recover.