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piriformis trigger point injection

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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 female asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience in Neurology
EMG,PT, botox, surg: Make sure you had quality EMG ruling out lumbosacral radiculopathy. Then physical therapy involving strengthening of the pelvic and hip region and str ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Ok, but ch with Surg: The piriformis injection should generally NOT preclude the surgery you are scheduled for, but you need to discuss and disclose this information with ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diagnosis: Will not be needed, as you have one that is consistent with imaging and your symptoms. The confusion comes from communication with ortho that should r ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: The piriformis is a muscle in your hip that helps to externally rotate your leg. (turn your leg out). The sciatic nerve runs behind this muscle and s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: The piriformis is a muscle that inserts into the proximal hip and assists in hip movement. There are a variety of reasons it may be being aggravated. ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience in Sports Medicine
Refer to answer: This is very rare. I have found no cause for this yet. However our experience points to inflammatory conditions.
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