You may have a small bruise, swelling, and discomfort around the injection site. If you received an epidural or limb injection, you may feel some tingling or weakness in the affected limb which is short-lived.
Rarely, you may need someone’s assistance at home or the use of a wheelchair, walker, or cane.
Please bring one if you have one.
Be aware that the area that has received local anesthetic is vulnerable to injury, so you must protect that area until it feels normal again, usually between 4-12 hours.
With cortisone or dextrose injections, you may expect an increase in discomfort for 2-3 days after the injection until the cortisone begins to work. Please use a heat or cold pack and/or acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).