Possible nerve damage after cortisone shot in neck?
I recieved my first cortisone shot yesterday in my neck. I have spurs & buldging in my cspine. I also have DDD. This has just been diagnosed in the last month. As soon as received the shot, I was having a funny feeling in my left palm of my hand, like little needles poking me, than it started to do the same thing in my right hand. I mentioned this to the nurse and she just said the doc has left and to call in 24hrs. (It was Friday afternoon and seemed like she was just ready to get outta there. The pain got so severe on my way home that we stopped to get something to eat, (after not having anything in my stomach), I could not eat. It felt like nails being driven into my palms, mainly on the right hand and into my wrist, and it would ease up (but not complelly go away), and then peak again.
I found that taking pamprin(only non-asprin pain reliever I have), Helped alot, I could sleep! But once that med wore off It started in again, woke me straight up in the middle of the night.....
Im so worried, could this be permanant nerve damage?