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Piriformis Blocks

Sciatic nerve pain is a common problem that can limit mobility and affect someone’s quality of life. When the sciatic nerve is under pressure due to muscle spasms or inflammation, it can cause chronic lower back, hip or leg pain. Finding the cause of the nerve pressure and relieving this pressure can offer relief for patients with sciatica. At Medici Medical Arts, one non-invasive treatment option that we offer is a piriformis block injection.

The sciatic nerve exits the spinal cord at the base of the spine and the sacrum. Surrounding the sciatic nerve on each side are the piriformis muscles. They are the small muscles that connect the femurs to the lower spine and help with hip movement. If these muscles become inflamed or contract in spasms, they can affect the sciatic nerve.

Sciatic pain typically is a shooting or burning sensation that can start in the lower back and flow through the buttocks and hips then down the legs. Sciatica can make it painful and difficult to stand or walk. In many cases, sciatic nerve pain only affects one side of the body.

Pain Relief for Sciatica

A piriformis block injection is directed into the piriformis muscle that is affecting the sciatic nerve. The injection uses a local anesthetic and a steroid medication to relieve inflammation. It is placed into the piriformis muscle on the side that is affected by sciatica. The local anesthesia can help with pain immediately, but this numbness wears off in a few hours. The steroid takes a few days to relieve the inflammation or soothe the spasming muscle, which can offer longer relief for those with sciatic nerve pain.

If you suffer from sciatica and live in the greater Atlanta area, come see us at Medici Medical Arts. We will design a treatment plan to give you relief, which may include treatments like piriformis block injections. Contact one of our clinics to schedule your first consultation with one of our experienced pain physicians.

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Medici Medical Arts

4.8 / 5.0

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Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

Maryola

Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Medical Arts both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

Christina S.

I am thrilled with the care I have received from Dr. Dosanjh. He has a fabulous staff that is caring and attentive. I had serious back pain that was hindering my quality of life. Now I am on my way to being discharged. I am very thankful for all they did for me. I will not miss the pain I was in but there is no doubt that l will miss them.

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