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Joint Injection Procedure Note
Pain, numbness: Facet joint injections are often done in the lumbar & cervical spine, often under fluoroscopy (live x-ray), bathing this joint with an anesthetic (lidocaine, etc.) and steroid/cortisone. Common side effects include pain (during and for the first 48 hours), numbness (often temporary) and bleeding (usually minimal). Rare & serious side effects include infection, nerve injury and spinal fluid leak. ...Read more
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
Probably: I have done these before with no problems but it is best to ask your obgyn about your particular case. ...Read more
There are a few: The most common injection for joints is a corticosteroid type injection (the contents of which are physician preference). There are other joint injections that are used for knees that are sometimes used in the ankle "off label" and you would need to discuss this and your condition with your specialist to determine what is the best treatment for you. ...Read more
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?
An si injection is an injection of the joint between the spine and the tailbone.
A cervical nerve block is an injection of one of the nerves in the cervical spine. ...Read more
I had a second si joint injection. I am having weakness in that hip. I can't walk normally on one side. The dr said it will be okin2hr but 4 hrs. Not!
Wait: I'd give it more time, and wait it out overnight. In most cases the symptoms will completely resolve by then. If not, definitely call your doctor again. Good luck! ...Read more
I had 3 cervical facet joint injection yesterday. Is it normal for my neck to have extreme pain and stiffness? What to do for the pain?
What is the difference between facet joint injection and paravertebral injection and epidural injection? Any website with picutres explaining such?
Location: The facet joints are the joints between the vertebra. An epidural injection goes into the epidural space (the space just outside the sac that covers the spinal cord. Depending on approach epidurals can be translaminar or transforaminal. Paracertebralinjections are in the space immediately to the side of the area where the spinal nerves come out of the spine. The location is the main difference. ...Read more
I had an ultrasound guided SI joint injection w/ Kenalog (triamcinolone). How long will the med stay in my system b/c it's in a joint & how long will the relief last?
Steroid joint: Injection. They generally last 2-3 months and sometimes are currative. ...Read more
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 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
I had a Right SI joint injection today, I am now experiencing bad nausea and a headache along with lower back and leg pain, even with a pain pill?
Yes: The eye infection posses no problem with this and any injection. ...Read more
85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?
If your joint is in-: -good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline. This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyaluronic acid if the joint is bad & the only option is a replacement, if you are one of the people that get great results, you still may avoid a TKA. If successful they do need to be repeated over time. ...Read more
Needle: A needle is placed in the hip joint and steroid is injected. This is often times done under xray (fluoroscopy) or ultrasound. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and is not very uncomfortable. ...Read more
I was consented for Si joint and medial branch block. On discharge note it says that I've had si joint and sacral ala injections, is this branch block?
NO!: A sacral block is a block of the sacral nerve roots. A medial branch block is a block of the nerves that serve the facet joints, Two very different procedures and two very different anatomic locations. Perhaps the doctor/operator changed his mind when seeing what was present on your imaging. ...Read more
Yes: The best way to diagnose atraumatic effusions. ...Read more
Back pain: The source of the pain may be from a pinched nerve or a tear in the disc rather than inflammation in the facet joint. Alternatively, the facet joint may be too degenerated to respond to cortisone shots alone. Back bracing, physical therapy or chiropractic care may relieve the pain. If these measures fail to eliminate the pain and then surgery may be the next option. ...Read more
Sacroiliac inflamed: The sacroiliac (SI) joint can be the site of inflammation due to arthritis, from autoimmune disorders, from trauma. Injections into the SI joint, usually with corticosteroids, can reduce inflammation and is used in conjunction with other treatments, such as anti-inflammatory agents and physical therapy. ...Read more
What are the benefits of the ifuse surgery for the si joint vs the old procedure to help repair an si joint. And who does that procedure?
Do not have it done!: Outcome rates are not as good as touted! What are you having for? Did you avulse you sij-inwhich case it would have my qualified "yes, " you did not identify your problem! ...Read more
I have an inflamed sacra iliac joint that causes me server pain. Injections but they are no longer get working... Is a fusion a good option for me?
Subluxing joint: 32yo female w. chronic sacroiliac joint subluxation & pain might have Hypermobility Syndrome &/or resultant from mechanical injury or from birthing. Yoga "superman" pose to strengthen back muscles, SIJ belt, soft mattress & prolotherapy might help. In severe cases a fusion can be curative. The primary injury is to ligaments of the joint. Injured ligaments do not heal well, and they become loose. ...Read more
Did the pain go away: Facet joint injections are a diagnostic and therapeutic tool that is employed by pain medicine specialists. The goal is to see if your familiar pain goes away in the immediate period after the facet blocks are completed and should this occur, then a diagnosis of facet pain is made and if and when the 'original' pain comes back, there are appropriate therapies that can be employed accordingly. ...Read more
You should have: Relief if it is done the way. ...Read more
Yes: Can show up active inflammatoy changes in joins and also stress fractures. Also can help diagnose cancers of bone and joints. ...Read more
Knee: The fluid is produced naturally by the body- injections of extra thick joint like fluid had been shown to be effective in some people. ...Read more
Extremely safe: Uses your own blood products. Minimally invasive. Almost no risk. ...Read more
How long should corticosteroid joint injections last? Had in april and rheumo thinks my daughter should get again
3 months, but: 3 months, but injections don't treat the underlying disease. If recurrent need, other treatments may be better. ...Read more
Will I need surgery in the s1/joint area as I experience severe pain for a year and injections have not helped? Thank you.
Had L5S1 fusion in April, and now I have tested positive for Sacroiliac Dysfunction, injections failed. Do I fuse the joints? Can't take the pain.
Yes: Si joint fusion is a option if you have exhausted all conservative measures including 6 months of treatment. ...Read more
Child's rheumo wants to avoid a biologic but already on high dose of metho and had joint injections 3mth ago and need again how can I change her mind?
Discuss with her: Sit down with her and discuss both her reasons for not wanting to do the biologic and your reasons for wanting to do it. She does this every day, and probably has valid reasons for her position based on her experience. But you need to let your position be known as well, so that maybe you can come to an agreement about the plan of care. ...Read more
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