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Please help..worried after NEW PAIN in NECK after Lumbar Epidural Procedure

Started by hello500 on 09/20/2017 7:51am

I am hoping someone can please, please help me. I am 20 years old and have pain in my pelvis and going due to injury. I had a Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection done about 2 months ago. I woke up the next morning with severe neck stiffness, muscle spams and cramping. ( in my neck ) It is now going into my shoulders and back of thighs. I NEVER had this pain , ever in these areas. Its worse that my regular pain. This was the 2nd injection. The first one did not help, but it dd not give me more pain.

Also, the NEW pain is going down the back of my thighs too now. ( this developed almost two months later )
The NEW neck pain ( developed the next day after the procedure and I still have it )

I would like to know if this pain has happened to other patients that have had this procedure done ? I am also worried since my doctor haas not called me back, its been 2 weeks now I have been trying to get in touch with him and I think the receptionist is not letting him know I have called. I don't know what to do ? I am really worried...Thanks so much for all your help. I truly appreciate it.

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Thank you for your post, hello500--we are sorry to read about all the pain you're in!

A couple of thoughts we'd like to share:
1) Have you tried making an appointment with your treating doctor (as opposed to requesting a call back)? We understand this is much less convenient for you, but perhaps talking to your doctor in person will get you the answers you need.
2) If you're finding that your treating physician is not being responsive, what about visiting a different spine specialist for a second opinion on the symptoms you've experienced since starting injection therapy? Here's a good article about getting a second opinion: ( Second Opinions: Five Things About This Patient Right ). Also, we'd like to share our doctor finder tool, which can help you find a qualified specialist in your area: https://www.spineuniverse.com/locate/spe...

We hope this information helps! We wish you the very best--keep us posted on what you learn.