Ive been misdiagnosed as having severe siatcia pain it was diagnosed today by a emergency room doctor who said its been caused by trauma to the epidural space in my lower back er doc has changed the dose of my oxycontin due to the pain being so bad what is the future for me and will I need surgery I also have fibromyaliga as well and severe depression and anxiety disorder any advice would be great
Hello Natalie I hope you and your daughter are well - Piriformis syndrome is a form of sciatica. The Piriformis is a tiny muscle in the buttocks that is close to the sciatic nerve and due to trauma (in your case) has come into contact with it. Treatment is done by Physiotherapy (Physical therapy) to stretch the muscle or massage the muscle then stretch it or spay with a coolant and then stretch it before warming it again. However due to the fact that you faint I would discuss the option of Physiotherapy (PT) with your GP first and get them to refer you to a pain clinic who may have a specialist Physiotherapist who treats Fibro (FM) patients. This is because PT can activate the nervous system during treatment for some FM patients thus PT may not be the best option for you. The Piriformis Muscle can be injected with anaesthetic and corticosteroid medication, which may be a better option for you. Either way it requires treatment of some sort and I think that the best person to determine this would be a pain clinic – Good luck
I wonder if you did that when you fell. As far as treatment its mostly massage, stretching, and strengthening. It says avoid what aggrevates it. I wonder how you do that when just getting out of bed in the morning causes pain. Oh it also said muscle relaxants help. Nothing about surgery.
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