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Prednisone Treatment Of Sciatic Nerve
Unlikely: This would not be common. The sciatic nerve is a very deep structure and injury from im injection would be difficult unless the patient is very thin. The location if im injection in the gluteus is often in the upper outer region well away from the nerve. ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Sometimes: Ulnar nerve entrapment typically occurs at the elbow, but can also occur at the wrist. A short course of anti-inflammatories, bracing, and activity modification can usually resolve the symptoms. A referral to a specialist may be needed if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is steroid nerve block contradicted if sciatic nerve pain is caused by tumor compression? How long does the pain relief usually last?
Various: There are 3 classes of medications for this type of pain: 1- anti-inflammatory: steroids (solumedrol, decadron, etc)and nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) 2- muscle relaxants (e.g., soma, flexeril) 3- narcotics (vicodin, oxycodone, etc) i prefer using classes 1 and 2 before resorting to class 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You: Can try a diagnostic nerve block first to assure that that is the problem. Then a therapeutic steroid injection is worth a try before any surgical intervention if the diagnosis is made. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with lingual nerve injury, likely the result of inferior aveolar nerve block for root canal. Is there a pain management rx?
Depends on severity!: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery. My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery. Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia. ...Read more
Arm and leg numbness. Dr said back nerves inflamed. Possibly demyelination, hive neuropathy. Lyrica (pregabalin) caused panic. Any other treatment options?
See below: It depends on the nature of the condition. Mri of the ls spine and EMG might be helpful for determination of the severety of the process. Based on the results treatment might include non steroidal otc medications, physical therapy, pain killers or consultation with pain management or spine specialist. However best solution is to see your doctor for advice. ...Read more
Can fat atrophy in elbow as a side effect of cortisone inj cause of following:tennis elbow/radial tunnel syndrome/pinched nerve/muscle ligament/other?
No. The Steroid shot: May ameliorate the symptoms of these conditions, but i don't believe atrophy would be causing any such conditions. ...Read more
Herniated lumbar disc. Is the type of pain an indication of severity of nerve entrapment? I.E. Stabbing vs dull pain.
Variable: Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own. Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or a burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate treatment for post herpetic neuralgia, along the trigeminal nerve. ?
Possibly: Stellate nerve blocks are often used to treat peripherial nerve problems caused by injuries or trauma. They are designed to block sympathetic nerves. The trigeminal nerve is a cranial nerve, that does not go through the spine or neck, so i don't know if the stellate block would help. The sympathetic nerves do contribute to eyelid motion and facial flushing, so it may be worth a try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: The symptoms are pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve which means radiation from your low back down the back of your thigh into your calf and foot. In more severe cases there may be associated tingling, numbness and even weakness in specific muscles. If you are worried about having sciatica see an orthopedic or neurological surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several choices: Symptoms of neuropathic pain are burning, shockilike, lightning bolt types of pain with radiating, SHARP, and sudden characteristics. If you'd like to talk about it go to my URL: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi and choose your method of contacting and we'll hash it out a bit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes indicated: Herpes zoster ' shingles' after blisters healed in some will have severe disabling pains will lost for months and months which most likely you have involving one of the trigeminal nerve branch, the virus stays in nerve root for ever. Image guided cervicothoracic sym. Ganglion block along with t.N block most likely will help your pain , is relatively low risk procedure in trained hands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products .How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta is a good option for neuropathy because it works on the peripheral nerves by a different pathway than Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin). Cymbalta should be started at a low dose at bedtime and gradually increased over several weeks to avoid the side effects and to determine the effectiveness on the treatment of the neuropathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Debateable: Unknown conflicting studies IV methyl pred after loading dose this has been debated early studies showed benifit in trauma but later studies showed risks may outweigh benifits studies continue only used first 24 hours after traumatic injury.Timely decompression best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sciatica: Low back pain that radiates into the leg is called sciatica. A herniated disc in the lumbar area is one common cause. Simple exercises and stretching, over the counter pain medication, or prednisone or other steroid medications like Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak can reduce inflammation. Physical therapy can help. If it has been present for more than 3 weeks, see a Doctor. An MRI might be the next step. ...Read more
Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is a DX of Piriformis Syndrone made? Is it merely Sciatic Nerve irratation that radiates to buttocks. What is the Treatment?
My GP has advised me that I have a slipped disc in my lower back possibly affecting my sciatic nerve.
What treatment is available?
See below :
•Conservative treatment generally first:
A) Supportive care: ice packs and rest;
B) Meds: NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, analgesics, steroids, nerve pain meds
C) Physical therapy and exercises;
D) Chiropractic techniques, stretching, yoga, massages, heat/ultrasound, acupuncture
E) Pain management: epidural steroid injection
•Surgical treatment generally last:
F) discectomy, foraminotomy
Any Treatment options suggested for a 20 year old(me) diagnosed at 17 yrs old with an appearing Schwannoma in my sciatic nerve. Seems to be inoperable?
Get Another Opinion: First, get a second opinion. Schwannomas are usually amenable to surgical correction, unless in your case there is an unusual circumstance. Quote: "Microsurgical excision is the treatment of choice. Schwannomas are removeable since they repulse fascicular groups without penetrating them thus allowing their enucleation while preserving nerve continuity." (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.) Don't give up. ...Read more
Stretch injury: If your piriformis pain is secondary to pelvic imbalance and it's constantly stretched, the last thing you want to do is stretch your piriformis. It will aggravate even if it feels good stretching it at the time. Find a physical therapist who can do myofascial release or facilitated positional release and teach you relaxing exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a clear top treatment available for the pain caused by the sciatic nerve in the human body? What is it?
Major sciatic nerve pain seems to have gotten worse over last 4 works since workout without stretching. Other than NSAIDs + stretching, any treatment?
Get an exam: If there are neurological findings it can change what might be reasonably tried. Chiropractors, acupuncture, physical therapy, gabapentin, trigger point work, and believe it or not emotional work can all help as well as stretches. I like the ones that stretch the iliopsoas muscles. ...Read more
I have a sciatic nerve injury due to being shot in the leg. I have done much treatment, but my foot is numb. Can you recommend a doctor or further treatment?
Spine Pain Options: This sciatica pain as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conservative care: Unless the disc is so large on MRI scan that nothing short of surgery will help, patients should be started on non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds, muscle relaxants, pain medications, steroids if necessary. Try pt for some time. If symptoms persist, then i agree that epidural injections and surgery should be considered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes ranging from : A pregnancy harnessalong with physical therapy as well as use of tylenol (acetaminophen) if cleared by your doctor to even epidural steroid injections, again, if cleared by your physician. Sometimes, time is the biggest healer along with some rest and activity modification. ...Read more
If epidural steroid blocks have not elevated my sciatic nerve pain, what treatments are recommended?
Facet Joints?: Maybe the pain is coming from your facet joints and you may be candidate for facet injections and/or radiofrequency ablation for longer lasting relief. Speak with your doctor regarding your options. In some situations spinal cord stimulation is an option, however surgery should also be considered at that time as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have two disk swollen smashing my sciatic nerve do I need to see surgen my right leg hurts real bad can't hardly walk need help please pain is getting unbearble
Hello. : Hello. That sounds so painful. You really do need to see either a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon who is a spinal specialist. They will be able to do studies and to determine if you are a surgical candidate or if you would respond to other treatment measures. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a minor pinched sciatic nerve that doesn't have any herniated disks. How long should I be seeing a chiropractor?
Not very.: Three treatments ought to bring about relief, or you should pursue other modalities. The chiropracter should also have given you specific exercises to do at home. If not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more
Anything can/should do for sciatic nerve pain? It is not bad enough to warrant anything like surgery, but don't want it to get worse.
Conservative first: Sciatica is a pain radiating into lower extremities. Typically impingement of nerves exiting the lower spine causes this. Less common is impingement of nerves after they have exited the spine and in buttock area. Mild cases cases can be observed & treated conservatively with medication and physical therapy. Persistent pain and if there are nerve symptoms require further workup (e.g. Mri). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any reason why a sciatic nerve block wouldn't be appropriate (vs GA) for lateral ligament repair with internal brace?
Ask the anaesthetist: Spinal might be appropriate but sciatic nerve block only can be technically difficult/unavailable depending on the facility and skill of the staff plus ga can be quicker recovery You should get a chance to meet an anaesthetist before the operation and could discuss this option as part of your rights re making an informed decision. Usually they will talk on the day of op. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can arthritis in the lower back compress the sciatic nerve for 15 years causing leg numbness. I began experiencing this in my early 40's. ?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
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