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Cortisone Injection Lower Back
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
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some residual pain at the site of an epidural injection. It typically goes away in a few days to a week. If it does not go away or is accompanied by fever, severe pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, bowel or bladder programs you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Injection site pain: Depends on how it looks but there is a fair amount of the hormone injected into the muscle (enough for 12 weeks worth of contraception). If there is no redness you could wait and see and get checked out by your nurse/doctor/sexual health clinic during the day. Needs urgent attention if redness fevers or worsening severity of pain as will need to have the site examined and checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Lordosis,herniations,stenosis at c6/c7. Nerve pain in arms. PT didnt help. Steroid injections only bilateral facet gave relief for 1 week. Prognosis?
Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed w/deg arthritis in lower back. Dr said steroid injection won't help but suggested another injection that numbs disc nerves. What is this?
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