Yesterday at 6AM, I underwent a cortisonr injection in my back to relieve a herniated disc (L4-L5) which "compresses the thecal sack and impinges on the L5 nerve roots". Today, there is a definite increase in the pain and the medicines prescribed seem to be much less effective than usual (Ultram 200 ER, Naproxen, Celebrex, and Hydrocodone/APAP). Is this normal for a time period after the injections as my doctor says? This pain is getting to me more than I can stand almost.
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