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Ed visit 5 days ago rsd flare. Received im injections in buttocks. Pain radiating from injection site into lower back and down thighs. Why?

Ed visit 5 days ago rsd flare. Received im injections in buttocks. Pain radiating from injection site into lower back and down thighs. Why?

See below: You dont say where your crps symptoms are. I think it would be best if your saw your pain specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Back pain at the injection site of my epidural?

Back pain at the injection site of my epidural?

? infection: Usually there should be no significant pain after this procedure. If the pain is lingering than you should return to the dr. That performed the procedure to make sure there is no infection brewing. ...Read more

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Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

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 your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections i would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more

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Do epidural injections relieve back pain?

Do epidural injections relieve back pain?

Yes: Epidural injections can relieve back pain. This is not true for all conditions or all people. Only a qualified physician who specializes in this procedure can give you an opinion as to whether an epidural would be indicated. ...Read more

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Is pain in left shoulder blade normal after a epidural steroid injection?

Is pain in left shoulder blade normal after a epidural steroid injection?

No: It's not if the injection was in your low back. However, if the injection was in your neck then it could irritate the nerves exiting out of cervical spine going to the shoulder. It should pass as the steroid takes hold in a few days. If you are bothered, speak with your doctor regarding why your shoulder hurts. ...Read more

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Pain in bum muscle after depo injection ?

Pain in bum muscle after depo injection ?

Agree w Dr Ram: In the meantime you can try moist heat and even Tylenol or an NSAID if really bothering you. ...Read more

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Severe sciatic leg pain 3 mths, stretching an pt bring on severe low back pain, just got cortisone shot, waiting 4 relief, can I still avoid surgery?

Severe sciatic leg pain 3 mths, stretching an pt bring on severe low back pain, just got cortisone shot, waiting 4 relief, can I still avoid surgery?

Potentially: The majority of caes of sciatica will resolve over time or respond to nonoperative care. It also depends in part on the cause of the sciatica. For example, a disc herniation will heal but a bone spur does not. Among the strongest nonoperative interventions are usually done by an interventional spine specialist and include a nerve root block for sciatica. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can progesterone shots cause lower back pain?

Can progesterone shots cause lower back pain?

Not routinely: They do not, of themselves cause low back pain. However, if you are taking Progesterone shots, that implies a female problem. Pain in the uterus can cause low back pain, just like when a woman is pregnant. So, you might ask your physician who is giving you the Progesterone about that. ...Read more

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Can the Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack treat my lower back pain?

Probably not: It may help transiently but typically not very effective for low back pain alone. ...Read more

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Will toradol help lower back pain?

Yes: It is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory that is usually given IV or im. But comes as an oral formulation as well. It does help with back pain. It is in the same class as Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) (aleve). So don't take these medications in addition to your toradol. As always, take your medication as directed. ...Read more

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I have continous pain after cortisone injection in ankle?

That: Pain is coming from ligament, from bursa, or there is arthritis on the joint, or issues of pronation or supination. ...Read more

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Is corticosteriod injection for severe sciatic pain helpful?

Is corticosteriod injection for severe sciatic pain helpful?

Depends: If severe sciatic pain is properly diagnosed and it is due to nerve root compression and truly radiates down the leg, epidurals can be part of the treatment plan. Along with the injections, neuropathic agents and physical therapy are an important part of the treatment. ...Read more

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Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

USUALLY: Over 90% of bulging discs with sciatica will get better without surgery. Non-surgical treatments (PT, Chiro, etc) along with either medications (NSAIDs or short burst of oral steroids) and possibly Epidural steroid injection should take care of most. ...Read more

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Laminectomy 4 mo ago. Have low back pain near incision / some leg pain. Epi injection didn't help. Cycling/running hurts it. Also tried resting. Mri?

Laminectomy Recovery: The pain sounds incisional or from the muscles around your operation. At four months postop, you need to give it more time. Try lower impact exercises such as elliptical trainers or swimming. This type of aerobic training has less impact on the healing muscles. Physical therapy may also help instructing proper technique to prevent aggravation. Good luck on recovery. ...Read more

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How effective are facet joint injections at relieving neck pain? I had a different type of injection in my lower back that didn't help.

How effective are facet joint injections at relieving neck pain? I had a different type of injection in my lower back that didn't help.

Hard to say: Depends on your pain issue. Facet injections are helpful and can be long-lasting, however if your get short lived relief you may need to get evaluated for a radiofrequency ablation for longer lasting relief (greater than 1 year of relief is typical). ...Read more

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