3 doctors weighed in:

Ifsciatica is caused by herniated disc, can a cortisone shot fix the problem? Or is it just a temporary pain relief? What are ways to fix it?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Temporary

A cortisone shot will help temporarily, however it does not correct the disc--the good news is that with simple stretching sciatica should almost always get better--surgery is rarely needed.

In brief: Temporary

A cortisone shot will help temporarily, however it does not correct the disc--the good news is that with simple stretching sciatica should almost always get better--surgery is rarely needed.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Thank
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Sometimes

C ortizone injx can relieve symptoms but wont fix the problem of disc material out of place irrritaing nerve reduces , inflammation soothes the irritated nerve they often provide temporary relief and diagnostic clarity, fixing the problem is surgical removal microdiscectomy but carrires small risk of surgical nerve injury or nerve irritation with scar tissue success rate is 95% 2% complication rate.

In brief: Sometimes

C ortizone injx can relieve symptoms but wont fix the problem of disc material out of place irrritaing nerve reduces , inflammation soothes the irritated nerve they often provide temporary relief and diagnostic clarity, fixing the problem is surgical removal microdiscectomy but carrires small risk of surgical nerve injury or nerve irritation with scar tissue success rate is 95% 2% complication rate.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors