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Are you under the care of a pain management physician?
did you have a MRI of the back?
yes, I had an MRI a few years ago; showed a slight herniated disc
when was the MRI?
yes, I have a pain management dr. who gives me the botox shots.
however I want to fix the problem???
No I understand, I am trying to find out what you have had done
so I can help you
about 2 years ago, was of the lower back,
I have a new right hip, that my ortho surgeon pinned high as I had a huge leg discremency
did the MRI show any pinching of the nerves?
I did get over the surgery & fully recovered from this
no pinching of the nerves
does your orthopedic surgeon know about your pain?
yes, he sent me for the MRI & told me to do physio
also prescribed Lyrica
okay so you have taken lyria, done physio and botox, correct?
yes, have had a cortisone shot in my spine which did nothing
well, I am going to be honest with you- unless there is a surgical issue- like nerve compression from a slipped disc, etc there is no complete cure for the pain.
only management of the symptoms-
but you can get more relief
you can talk to your doctor about a TENS unit
will the muscles ever be ok??
if the nerve to the muscle was damaged, it can take a very long time to heal, sometimes never
they are also using ketamine for pain
the physio will help build up the surrounding muscle
so it is super important you keep up with it
so long term I should just keep up the physio??
make it part of your life and your routine
it will also keep you strong in years to come
I started on physio for my blown up knee and I still do 30 minutes a day- keeps my leg strong
is there any surgery I can have for this muscle
no, unfortunately, it is almost impossible to repair muscle surgically because it has fibers that tear
if there was a torn tendon, they can tack it back on
or a ligament
would a catscan to see what is going on with the muscles/nerves of my butt help??
you would need a MRI
so I should just keep up the physio and hope it eventually helps??