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Pain Management

Started by bjp440 on 07/04/2010 5:10pm

Does anyone know if the Piriformis muscle can be injected with steroids to reduce inflammation?

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if its a normal inflammation, a oral inflammatory should work. If its due to the nerve irritation (S1 or L5), then a nerve root block will help (high chances). It helped me.

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Actually, I'm 7 wks. post l3-4 fusion so I can't take oral anti-inflammatories. My Periformis nerve is irritating my sciatic nerve. My therapist feels a great knot in it. Soft tissue massage, ultra sound and stim are helping but it;s not enough. Sitting and driving are very uncomfortable. So I just need to know if the periformis can't be injected with cortisone. Thanks for your response.

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To everyone hurting -

If you have a PM doctor, ask for Voltaren gel, a topical anti-inflammatory. My fusion is five months and I still can't take any oral anti-inflammatory medications, but between the Soma (a muscle relaxer) and the Voltaren gel, my back muscles on either side of my incision are a lot calmer and less inflamed.

HTH

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