Sciatic Pain Relief
A piriformis muscle injection is a medical treatment used to help reduce pain in the buttocks caused by certain conditions, such as sciatica or piriformis syndrome. This treatment involves injecting a special medication called a local anesthetic into the piriformis muscle, which is located in the buttocks.
To perform the injection, a doctor will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. They will then insert a small needle through your skin and guide it to the piriformis muscle using ultrasound guidance.
Once the needle is in place, the local anesthetic is injected. The medication works by reducing inflammation and blocking pain signals from the piriformis muscle.
The injection typically only takes a few minutes to complete and you can usually go home the same day. You may need to rest for a short period of time after the injection and avoid strenuous activity for a few days.
It’s important to note that this treatment should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional and after careful consideration of your individual health needs.