Jamin and others, I wanted to let you know how I am doing after my epidural injections. I had my 1st one 2 weeks ago and have done pretty well. The day after I had it I bent over to get clothes out of the dryer and had a sharp pain in my lower back. It happened 2 more times that evening and I was so afraid the injection hadn't worked. I called the pain doctor the next day and they said I just needed to be very careful how I move. They reassured me that it didn't mean it didn't work. They just said it may take 3-5 days before I can really tell a difference. They also said I have a lot of degenerative disc disease and that the injection would not fix that but would reduce the inflammation. My pain has been somewhat better and until this passed Sunday, I hadn't had any numbness in my legs and feet. This time, though, it only affected my left foot unstead of going all the way up my leg. I felt like that was an improvement. I went today and had my 2nd injection and hopefully I will be much better. I didn't have any bad side effects. It did hurt because of the pressure caused by the injection. But, it was gone by the next day.