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piriformis trigger point injection

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience Rheumatology
Cortisone: Piriformis syndrome failed on drug therapy responds to cortisone shots.
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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Piriformis: I am not certain how to answer your question. Physical medicine & rehabilitation (pm&r) doctors may be more apt to identify and inject the muscle succ ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Don't: The Botox did't work this time.Piriformis syndrome is hard to treat-consult the dr and see if they think another round of that treatment or another is ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Gorin
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Bilateral Injection: Sometimes the body responds to injections differently. There may be some swelling in one and not the other. Nerve symptoms would be shooting pain to t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many points: I usually feel the areas pf the abdomenal wall to find the tirgger points my self.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
No: No.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May or may not: The correct trigger point may help the pain at that site, but not necessarily if it is bursitis which can improve with exercise, heat, ice or eve ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Typically not: Trigger point injections are best used for spasm and pain in the muscle. If the pain is originating from a cervical disc herniation, the trigger poin ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Tender points : FM is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body, notably in the weight bearing muscles. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: A myofascial trigger point is thought to be an area of irritable muscle. Pressure on this area will often cause local pain as well as a referral of pa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
In some cases: In some cases this can be helpful . In my experience these trigger points are often the result of dysfunction of the deeper tissues in the joints and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Relaxes the area: There are many ways of trigger point therapy. One is just applying pressure over those areas with fingers, knuckels, or with devices ( gun like or bal ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: This is very possible. Sometimes physical therapy focused on stretching and flexibility is enough. Sometimes this along with a steroid injection can a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not realy: Injections for thoracic area could be done with and without fluoroscopy it depends on the point of injection were you want to reach.Thanks.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience Rheumatology
It depends on what: Solution is used. If it is only lidocaine or mixture of saline and lido it can done monthly. But if there is steroid mix within, then should be much l ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Lightning trigger...: These injections are performed every day and provide relief for countless patients. They have varying degrees of effectiveness depending on the specif ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sometimes: If associated with muscle spasm they can help alleviate the pain do to the muscles spasming as a reaction to the disc herniation.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Myofascial pain: You're not alone--This is a very common but poorly understood disorder. We weren't evolved to be spending all day with our shoulders crunched up, typi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
Massage therapy: Massage therapy works well. In significant cases, trigger point injections work well.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience Rheumatology
If done correctly : And your symptom of trigger is mild to moderate stage should last at least couple months. In Severe case then it may not work or doesn't last as ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: YES- consult your orthopedic surgeon.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It could: The injection may cause some physical ; chemical irritation ; u may have some spasm in the associated muscles, but they r not serious. Massage, stretc ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Every 2-4 weeks: Depends on what your insurance will approve. For most of my patients I can do them every 2-4 weeks.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
26 years experience Neurology
Yes: Body position during intercourse can lead to shifting of spinal bones. Try to use back pain and sciatica exercises along with heat or cooling as manag ... Read More

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