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Will a cortisone injection help fix or relieve a bulging disc?

Will a cortisone injection help fix or relieve a bulging disc?

Bulging Disc: A bulging disc may not be cause of pain. It is just a finding on and MRI and may not mean anything. In fact, in a review of lumbar mri’s in individuals with no back pain, 54% of people less than 60 had at least 1 bulging disc and 74% of those sixty and older had at least one bulging disc (boden et al, 1990). That being said an epidural block offers relief to many patients with back pain. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


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I have an l4s2 bulging disk. Is the best treatment cortisone shots and pt. Or. Microdiscectomy?

I have an l4s2 bulging disk. Is the best treatment cortisone shots and pt. Or. Microdiscectomy?

Leg pain herniation: Microvdiscectomy indicated for leg pain and disc herniation not backache and bulges bulge are. Tsrgergyv works consistantly for decompression ofc symptomatic nerve pain microdisectomy has not been shown to consistantly improve axial backache back ache and disc nulges are both common and do often coexist without a cause effect relationship. ...Read more

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I have a bulging disc in my lower back causing pain from hip to knee. I had a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection in my hip a week ago now lower lip keeps twitching?

I have a bulging disc in my lower back causing pain from hip to knee. I had a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection in my hip a week ago now lower lip keeps twitching?

Unlikely related: Cortisone shots can cause minor twitching to the area they're injected & even regional jerks depending on how much & where injected. However, I very much doubt that any shot of cortisone in your hip for pain to your knee could trigger your lower lip to twitch. I believe that's a benign finding of some sort which will resolve. Write me if you'd like: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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How much pain relief should I expect from cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections into a bulging disk?

Depends: It depends upon type of injection also.......A steroid injection usually relieves inflammation but not the physical compression over the nerve which may be there by the bulging disc. So nobody can tell you about % of pain relief. ...Read more

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How much pain relief can I expect from cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections for treating a bulging disk?

How much pain relief can I expect from cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections for treating a bulging disk?

Depends: Variable pain relief is normal. Some people have complete or near complete relief particularly when coupled with pt, others have almost no relief. Some depends on technique and timing. ...Read more

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Please help, how much pain relief can I expect from cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections into a bulging disk?

Please help, how much pain relief can I expect from cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections into a bulging disk?

Depends: Epidural steroid injections work very well in a lot of patients, but in order to work, the pain must really be caused by the disk bulge, when frequently it isn't. You are more likely to have relief if you are having the right constellation of symptoms. Pain doctors can be very helpful. ...Read more

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How much time for a cortisone injection to work?

How much time for a cortisone injection to work?

It may: Take as long as a week to really kick in. Try to rest the affected joint while you wait. ...Read more

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What occurs if a cortisone injection does not work?

What occurs if a cortisone injection does not work?

Maybe: The injection was not positioned correctly or that the issue is beyond response to cortisone. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from a cortisone injection?

Doctors, do you think I can die from a cortisone injection?

Possibly: You possibly could die from a cortisone injection if you are truly allergic to cortisone and given a sufficient dose, but death related to a single cortisone injection for a healthy person with no known allergy to cortisone would be highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

No: Why ask? Do you have shingles? If so, do you have serious underlying disease? Have you been treated? Any transplants, radiation, or chemotherapy? Your age? Details of any symptoms or skin lesions? ...Read more

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Should you get a cortisone injection for tendonitis?

Should you get a cortisone injection for tendonitis?

Sometimes: Tendinopathies are usually treated conservatively. They will respond to relative rest or bracing, medications (anti-inflammatories) and then exercises. Occasionally, they do not get better and then an injection may be helpful. ...Read more

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How long would pain in shoulder last after cortisone injection?

How long would pain in shoulder last after cortisone injection?

24-48 hours: The pain of the injection or the pain being treated by the injection? It should disappear within 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lavator ani syndrome? Will a cortisone injection help?

Levator Ani Syndrome: Pelvic strengthening/kegel excercises can be very beneficial. Consult with a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Possibly: The injection could have caused a small leak of spinal fluid and can be giving you a spinal headache. You should see your pain mgmt doc asap as a simple blood patch could reverse this easily. ...Read more

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What complications and success rates come from cortisone injection for ganglion cysts?

What complications and success rates come from cortisone injection for ganglion cysts?

Minimal: Ganglion cyts appearing frequently in the hand/wrist area are due to tendon motion in the sheath resulting in fluid collection and cyst formation. Aspiration alone has a high rate of recurrence. When aspiration is followed by cortisone injections into the cyst space the control if not cure is better than 80%. While surgery can yield somewhat better result there are complications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the cortisone injection does not help my arthritis in my kneewhat will be the next step?

Knee pain: Cortisone injections in the knee help reduce inflammation and pain. Unfortunately, they do not always work. It's important to let the doctor know about persistent pain, since additional evaluation including x-ray and possibly arthroscopic surgery may be necessary to determine the cause of the pain ...Read more

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How to get rid of cortisone injection redness?

Maybe ice: If you are talking about the brief redness right after the injection, you might make it go away quicker by gently icing the area. Don't put ice directly on the skin (use a cloth) and don't leave it in place more than 20 min out of each hour. ...Read more

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I had cortisone injection on 29 dec my tendons are now imflammed in the foot is this normal?

Why were you given: The cortisone shot? Which tendons are inflammed? It is possible you hd tendonitis and that you still do, iy is possible to get a steroid flare but that should of resolved by now. It is possible there is further injury or a new injury. You really need to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Any special restrictions after cortisone injection in the eye?

Any special restrictions after cortisone injection in the eye?

Monitor symptoms: Injections into the eye have a relatively low incidence of complications, but those complications can be severe. You should monitor for eye redness, pain, or vision changes in that eye until your scheduled follow-up. Make your ophthalmologist aware of any such changes immediately. ...Read more

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Should I abstain fromtaking oral anti inflammatorys after having a cortisone injection?

Depends on your need: The goal of the cortisone injection is to decrease your symptoms to the point where you don't need to take anti- inflammatories. That being said, a short course, if you need them is okay. Ask your doctor which one you should take, at what dose, and for how long. ...Read more

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Do you need a referral to get a cortisone injection?

Do you need a referral to get a cortisone injection?

Maybe (not). . .: Most of us docs are based in the states w/o much knowledge of australia's rules & regulations. Over here, injections are typically not available w/o prescription. This includes cortisone. Most family docs can prescribe cortisone injections and have their nurse administer it. Depending upon where injection goes, s/he might refer to pain specialist, orthopedic surgeon, etc. ...Read more

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I found a study that shows a single cortisone injection caused a transient slow down in growth. Does that mean one injection could stunt growth?

Got Parental Permiss: Just so you know we only can answer questions for those above the age of EMANCIPATION....This means that your parents or guardian may open an account in their own name and ask a question on your behalf...then, we can "talk to turkey." ...Read more