Piriformis Muscle Injection
Pain Management in Knoxville, TN
At Omega Pain Doctor clinic in Knoxville, piriformis muscle injection is performed to diagnose and relieve the pain of piriformis syndrome, an irritation of the sciatic nerve caused by a contraction of the piriformis muscle in the buttocks.
Piriformis injection procedure
Preparation and Approach
In preparation for the procedure, the patient lies on the stomach, and the skin at the injection site is numbed. Then, the physician uses a fluoroscope to carefully guide a needle into the piriformis muscle. A small amount of contrast dye is injected to confirm that the needle is positioned properly.
InjectionWhen the needle is correctly positioned, an anesthetic and steroid mediation is injected into the muscle. The medication will reduce the inflammation, relieving pain.
End of ProcedureOnce the injection is complete, the patient is taken to a recovery area. If the injection is used for diagnostic purposes, the physician will wait to see if muscle pain temporarily subsides after the injection, which would confirm that the piriformis muscle is the source of the pain.
Piriformis muscle injection in Knoxville, TN
The piriformis injection may be a safe and effective relief for chronic pain. During this procedure, a corticosteroid medication is injected into the piriformis muscle, which is located deep within the buttock. By targeting the source of the pain directly, this injection can provide significant relief for patients who have not responded to other forms of treatment.
Omega Pain Management clinic offers the most effective diagnosis and personalized treatment for their patients. If you are looking for chronic pain relief and are considering a piriformis muscle injection in Knoxville, TN, contact us today at (865) 337-5137 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Igor Smelyansky to discover how this treatment option may help you.