Hi, Just need some general advice. Over half term I had an epidural and some muscle injections in my lower back with the intention of reducing my pain for a protuding disc. It did not go completely smoothly; initially the procedure was done with me sitting up, but I was quickly in agony. Eventually it was done while lying down, and was not as bad. However, my legs are still weak (I already have 'heavy legs' which a neurologist thinks is down to the nerve being irritated somewhere in my back, but not at the centre of pain. It's all a bit complicated!) and I have a lot of referred (?) pain down my legs. I know it takes a while for things to calm down,as I had 6 injections into my back last year, but I have been taken by surprise a little by this. I have attempted to return to work this week, but was in too much pain. Has anyone had this procedure? If so, when should I expect the pain to decrease so I can stand for more than 5 minutes?! Thanks.