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Will a cortisone injection help fix or relieve a bulging disc?

Will a cortisone injection help fix or relieve a bulging disc?

Bulging Disc: A bulging disc may not be cause of pain. It is just a finding on and MRI and may not mean anything. In fact, in a review of lumbar mri’s in individuals with no back pain, 54% of people less than 60 had at least 1 bulging disc and 74% of those sixty and older had at least one bulging disc (boden et al, 1990). That being said an epidural block offers relief to many patients with back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


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I have an l4s2 bulging disk. Is the best treatment cortisone shots and pt.. Or.. Microdiscectomy?

I have an l4s2 bulging disk. Is the best treatment cortisone shots and pt.. Or.. Microdiscectomy?

Leg pain herniation: Microvdiscectomy indicated for leg pain and disc herniation not backache and bulges bulge are .Tsrgergyv works consistantly for decompression ofc symptomatic nerve pain microdisectomy has not been shown to consistantly improve axial backache back ache and disc nulges are both common and do often coexist without a cause effect relationship. ...Read more

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How much pain relief should I expect from cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections into a bulging disk?

Depends: It depends upon type of injection also.......A steroid injection usually relieves inflammation but not the physical compression over the nerve which may be there by the bulging disc. So nobody can tell you about % of pain relief. ...Read more

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How much pain relief can I expect from cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections for treating a bulging disk?

How much pain relief can I expect from cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections for treating a bulging disk?

Depends: Variable pain relief is normal. Some people have complete or near complete relief particularly when coupled with pt, others have almost no relief. Some depends on technique and timing. ...Read more

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Please help, how much pain relief can I expect from cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections into a bulging disk?

Depends: Epidural steroid injections work very well in a lot of patients, but in order to work, the pain must really be caused by the disk bulge, when frequently it isn't. You are more likely to have relief if you are having the right constellation of symptoms. Pain doctors can be very helpful. ...Read more

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I have a bulging disc in my lower back causing pain from hip to knee. I had a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection in my hip a week ago now lower lip keeps twitching?

I have a bulging disc in my lower back causing pain from hip to knee. I had a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection in my hip a week ago now lower lip keeps twitching?

Unlikely related: Cortisone shots can cause minor twitching to the area they're injected & even regional jerks depending on how much & where injected. However, I very much doubt that any shot of cortisone in your hip for pain to your knee could trigger your lower lip to twitch. I believe that's a benign finding of some sort which will resolve. Write me if you'd like: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

Varies: It depends on the injury or problem. Sometimes a shot will be a one-time fix. Other times it might only last a short while. I generally don't advocate for repeated steroid shots anyway. For joint issues, I recommend you look up Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Splints, braces, physical therapy, or supplements such as turmeric, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, etc, may also help joints. ...Read more

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I recently had a cortisone injection in my knee. After the 48 hours or so of increased pain, i noticed some relief. After four days, the pain is more in?

Cortisone no help: That should tell you that the cortisone injection did not help. What problems lead to the injection in the first place? Have the doctor reevaluate the knee. ...Read more