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pain after facet joint injections

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Ndeto
44 years experience in Anesthesiology
Did the pain go away: Facet joint injections are a diagnostic and therapeutic tool that is employed by pain medicine specialists. The goal is to see if your familiar pain g ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Diagnostic/therapy: 2 kinds of injection with 2 different goals---either you put steroid, lidocaine, bupivacaine in the facet joint or just block or num the nerves to the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
You should have: Relief if it is done the way.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Depends: It depends on how well they work and how long it lasts between injections. If you can go months, then surgery not close. If it helps for a few days, t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: There is nothing about an epidural injection with will impede performance of a facet joint injection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: The first thing that i usually recommend is physical therapy. This helps in about 6-7/10 cases. When this does not help, there are various interventio ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience in Neurosurgery
Back pain: Most patients with back pain are best treated with weight loss, core strengthening, regular exercise, regular stretching, and anti-inflammatory meds a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Bedder
37 years experience in Pain Management
Possibly: Joint injections with corticosteroids can be very beneficial in arthritic joints . You can see what your specialist recommends and how long they last ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Bulging discs: The fact that there are bulging discs, might have nothing to do with your pain. There are lots of people with bulging discs (a normal phenomenon of a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Soreness: After an injection is not uncommon for a couple of days. Persistent pain that was not present before the injection should be evaluated by your doctor ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Yes it could: If done for the right reasons it works very well.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cortisone into SI JT: Yes. Can be very effective. Properly done phys therapy also helps, as can chiropractic SI adjustment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rrgional backache: Pain with extension morning stiffness bone scan willshow inflamed joints injection are diagnostic and therapeutic value for treatment of facetogenic p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on y ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
32 years experience in Pain Management
Often: The workup prior to rhizotomy is key in determining which candidates are appropriate. If your facet joints have successfully been blocked on two occa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
24 years experience in Pain Management
Yes, but rare: The biggest risk of the steroid with epidural steroid injections is getting a condition called avascular necrosis. This is a rare disorder that usual ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rheumatoid joints: Absolutely. Cortisone injections into joints with inflammation of any cause can be helped . It's more important to get in with a rheumatology speciali ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Most likely: just the sciatica. SI joint pain is an arthritic phenomenon, and releasing pressure on the nerves wouldn't affect that. Be sure to speak with your sur ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience in Pulmonology
That's common: Often, your low back can cause hip pain, just like hip problems can cause knee pain. I would talk to your orhtopedic and see if he could recommend so ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Epidural block: Some data suggests thay epidural blocks are not effective in the long run.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Do you mean: mild sclerosis of the SI joints? Depending on other clinical/imaging factors, this could either have very little significance, or could be a manifest ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Perry
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Regional analgesia: A sacroiliac joint injection is an injection of local anesthetic, typically combined with a glucocorticoid (form of steroid), into the joint to reliev ... Read More
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