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Cortisone shot to sciatic nerve itself

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 25, 2009
  • 06:03 PM

I am trying to find information online about why my doctor at the pain management center gave me a shot of cortisone directly to the sciatic nerve. I came up off the table, it was the most painful experience of my life.
Since he gave me this shot last monday, my sciatic pain has become constant, radiating UP my back as well as down my leg. When I rubbed the area to to try and relieve some pain, my leg went numb from the knee down.

What has happened? Will this go away?

-April B.

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  • I have had the same result from cortisone directly into the hamstring. I guess if it works it's great - and if it doesn't..............:( I have had cortisone into the bursa on my left sitting bone and am now going for autologous injections to try and stop the hamstring pain. Cortisone into the facet joints worked 1 out of 3 times. Three years ago, I wouldn;t have had any of this done but am now at the end of my tether. Pain is stopping me sleeping, stopping me keeping fit and making me a different person. I have a SIJ abnormality from a riding accident (we think) and the bursitis form another but the pain has never fixed and is getting worse. I;m just keeping up with symptoms and trying to fix each one. My bursa is just at the point where the sciatic nerve and hamstring hook on ( can see it on the ultra sound) and it can't be resolved which is why I;m looking at all pain management options for it. Has yours eased off any?
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