Sep 30, 2013
I have been through MANY a pain management team and each has their own education about treatment. Most of them prescribe drugs which do not help me due to pancreatic problems developed due to the high dosage of drugs.
I have had steroid injections, nerve blocks and so much more but a handful of doctors with knowledge of my pain issues diagnosed me with Piriformis syndrome. I have done the physical therapy thing many times with no help.
Over years of diagnosis and treatments, finally I got an answer from more than one doctor. Because of the surgeries I have had over the years, I have developed scar tissue which presses on the nerves surrounding the pain areas I have described (hip, back and piriformis muscle). There is nothing that can be done for this and no more surgeries are recommended for me.
After researching my areas of pain and MANY a doctor, I found a sports medicine doctor who gives me injections to my hip and piriformis muscle area which help. I have had Botox injections to these areas and the injections help. The injections help[ stop the muscle from spasms. (pressure on the nerves again from the scar tissue create spasms) (muscle relaxers sometimes help)
I have had to do much research to understand what is happening and why.
The more you learn, the more you can tell your doctor to look into (if they have the educated background).