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Doctor insights on: Alcohol And Infection Control Before Steroid Joint Injection

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I had a steroid guided SI joint injection at Noon today. The numbing medicine has wore off. It's becoming painful. What can I do?

I had a steroid guided SI joint injection at Noon today. The numbing medicine has wore off. It's becoming painful. What can I do?

Ice or heat: It is usual for the pain to come after the anesthesia wears off You can ice it or moist heat and usually it is gone the next day Sometimes a pain pill can help but start with advil (ibuprofen) and local treatment first. If it increases then call your provider ...Read more

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I have a head cold. Can I still have a SI joint injection under sedation?

I have a head cold. Can I still have a SI joint injection under sedation?

Anesthesia: when you are sick is always a risky proposition. Anestesiologists usually suggest rescheduling such a procedure when you are ill, especially if you have a fever. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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9wk po bunionectomy. Big toe crossing over 2nd toe. Getting worse. Joint injection didn't work and doing PT. Will I need surgery again?

9wk po bunionectomy. Big toe crossing over 2nd toe. Getting worse. Joint injection didn't work and doing PT. Will I need surgery again?

I see a revision.: If the position of the toe was correct after surgery, but has drifted SUBSTANTIALLY since, then I feel your chance of spontaneous correction is minimal. Best to get a second opinion soon. ...Read more

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I had a si sacroiliac joint injection near my tailbone 2 days ago and ive been hurting sick to my stomach and feel awful, is this normal after 2 days?

I had a si  sacroiliac joint injection near my tailbone 2 days ago and ive been hurting sick to my stomach and feel awful, is this normal after 2 days?

Injection site pain: Injection site pain likely indicates a bone or periosteum bruise; this can trigger pain reactions of nausea and fatigue - like vaso-vagal or poly-vagal reactions; best move at this point is to rest, apply cold packs 20 min on - 20-30 min off, 20 min on, etc; Let the doctor know who injected you - rarely, an infection could complicate ...Read more

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How much does a sacroiliac joint injection hurt?

How much does a sacroiliac joint injection hurt?

Generally tolerated: It is generally tolerated by the overwhelming majority of patients under local anesthetic. Sometimes, if patients are more nervous, oral or IV sedation can be used. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Yes: I do several procedures per day. This is the joint between your hip bone and tail bone in the back of your pelvis. It can cause pain and/or numbness down the leg on that side. Ask your doctor how many of this type of injections he/she does, what they are injecting into the joint and what they hope to accomplish with the injection. ...Read more

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Hey docs, should verced i.V. Always be given for pain during facet joint injection?

Hey docs, should verced i.V. Always be given for pain during facet joint injection?

Depends: Versed can help with anxiety during your procedure but not everyone needs this. So make sure you ask what the sedation or anesthesia will do to you during the procedure. Many times they use other medications as well. I would discuss this with your doctor to have a better understanding of what you might go through. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Tamara Lyday
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Steroid Joint Injection (Definition)

Steroid or cortisone injections of the knee, shoulder and other joints can help to alleviate pain ...Read more