The piriformis muscle begins inside the pelvis and connects to the sacrum which sits at the base of the spine. The other end of the muscle connects to the greater trochanter. This is the muscle that helps us turn our foot and leg outward. Under the guidance of X-ray fluoroscopy, a needle is injected at the piriformis muscle to administer a local anesthetic and steroid medication. The steroid is an anti-inflammatory used to decrease the inflammation.
In order to deliver her patients the best pain relief, Dr. DeCaria, a pain management specialist of the greater Chicago area, will discuss your pain history with you in depth to determine the best course of action. Schedule your appointment with Dr. DeCaria today at the Revitalize Medical Center in Glenview to feel more like yourself again!