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Could An Emergency Room Administer Cortisone Shots For Carpal Tunnel
Maybe: Corticosteroid shots are commonly used for carpal tunnel syndrome. However, the effects are variable. They tend to be most helpful in individuals with mild disease that has been present for a shorter period of time (< 1 year). More advanced or severe cts is not likely to have a lasting response from a steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many shoulder impingement sypmtoms are due to dys-synchronization of the shoulder muscles. See a pt or physical medicine doc to get more guidance. This rehabilitation is very slow but well worth the effort. Cortisone injections work well for certain type of bursitis involving the shoulder but work best in combination with therapy as above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would a pm dr do epidural injections without xrays or mr, an causes after Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) injection not b able to walk for8hrs then next day vomit, hosp?
Had caudal epidural steroid injection (with ketamine) for CRPS left foot. Relief for 7 days- will dr consider 2nd injection for prolonged relief?
What could happen if i take an asprin 24 hours prior to an epidural steroid injection for a herniated disc?
Slight increase risk: Anti-inflammatory drugs, and in particular aspirin, can have affects on platelet functioning. These proteins are in the blood and help clotting if someone is on aspirin, there is a slightly (although still very low) chance of increased bleeding risk. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
For adjunct therapy for anaphylaxis during prehospital treatment (not in ambulance)Would you prescribe your patient benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or injection?
Fix it yourself: If you are interested in an at home treatment for carpal tunnel which can reduce and possibly eliminate your symptoms, and you are willing to be an active participant in your health, then please contact me for a Professional Consultation, and I will put you on a treatment program using natural healing and reflexes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are cortisone shots effective at treating wrist pain being caused by a cyst ? Or would it just be a temporary solution ?
Corticosteroid injec: Can be effective if there is concurrent synovitis, pain and swelling in the region. At times the cyst itself acts life an irritant in the wrist and it reduces that as well. Finally the cyst may decrease in size or get smaller or may go away with the injection. Some just aspirate the cyst but many also inject. Recurrance is possible thus if it recurs then its temporary, but if it stays away.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help with dental pain control. I have vital irreversible pulpitis. An interappointment flare-up was treated w/ amoxicillin/Medrol/Violin. After the initial treatment, a local anesthesia with 2x 7.5-200 vicoprofen couldn't block pain. Any suggestion
Sorry to hear: If your question is how to manage pain must bring down inflammation and infection via Ibuprofen and antibiotics which you have been on. Make sure you take the Ibuprofen 600 or 800 mg every 4 to 6 hrs for 1st 24 hours until the inflammation is down so pain is less. If everything went well with root canal then have to wait, if u get swelling need to change the antibiotics. Report clearly to your den. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Epidural steroid inj: It is not very unusual to have a different pain sensation after having an epidural steroid injection. The injections provide pain relief for at least half of the people who receive them. Your pain may become worse for 7- 10 days after the injection before it begins to improve. Are you currently seeing a fellowship-trained spinal pain management specialist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is RACZ catheter an option when numerous times of epidural steroid injection fails to relieve the pain? Then how many injections before considering RACZ?
For Scarring: Racz catheter is used on a procedure called epidural lysis of adhesions which is codespeak for scar tissue, assuming you've had back surgery. Generally it is used to deliver an anesthetic/enzyme mixture to break up that scar tissue but is also used for mechanical compression to breakup the tissue as well. Generally your pain/spine doctor should discuss when this is a good option for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots be given while healing from multiple transverse process fractures? What would be a better treatment to try first?
Talk to doctor: You need to find why it is needed. Sometimes cortisone shot is used to reduce the acute inflammation which may cause too much discomfort. At other times it is used to slow down the healing process which may lead to excessive scarring. This is not my specialty and thus you need to discuss this issue with your own doctor ...Read more
What conditions are Bilateral Lumbar Facet Steroid Injections used for vs. an epidural steroid injection? which would be ordered 1st for DDD pain?
Will bursitis under shoulder blade heal and go away forever with a local cortisone shot or is a cortisone shot temporary? Bursitis is due to trauma.
Injection: Epidural glucocorticoid injections (also referred to as "corticosteroid injections" or "steroid injections") involve the administration of steroids in the space between the dura and the spine. Epidural injections have been used in patients with radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, and nonspecific low back pain. A recent report showed no long-term efficacy in chronic lumbar radiculopathy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injection only if...: Injections are only a temporary relief. I consider it like a bandaide on a wound. If your pain has been there for more than 6-8 weeks then most likely your inflammation is now chronic and will need more aggressive treatments. Injection followed by orthotics, ice, night splint, nsaids (topical is my choice), physical therapy, even a cast if severe, would be my choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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