I've had 5 shots since mid-July and lower back pain seems to get worse after each injection. I asked nurse whether it was possible that they had hit my sciatic nerve whist injecting into dorsogluteals - she said no. I actually asked her to inject into deltoid - she said it wasn't possible and they had to use buttocks as muscle needs to be big. Doctor told me to use heat & take anti-inflammatories, which I am not keen on as I have APS as well as PA. Have taken them in desperation.
Severe back pain on loading shots - Pernicious Anaemi...
I'm from the UK and have always been injected in the arm. I have never heard about the glutes being used before. Hope this helps.
hi there, i am in US and have shots given alternately in buttocks and arms.
the b12 may be awakening nerves that havent been working properly and sending messages of pain, in a long while.
it is my understanding that this is a known situation for some folks that receive injections after being found b12 deficient. and it goes away given some time.
best of luck and health.