Surgery did not work

Dr Thierry Vancaillie

Re: Surgery did not work

Postby Pafen » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:12 am

There is the possiblity that the the botox injected into the obturator internus muscle made my piriformis muscle spasm up more? Making my sciatica worse?

I find a heat pad helps. At the moment i am waiting for the botox to wear off. Its been 2 months so far, so another month or so and it should start to change.

My nerve emg studies for sacral nerves have been postponed for another week due to dental issues.

On top of the pelvic pain i had to go to the dentist to get a tooth sorted out, so just resting up this week.

Botox definitely wasnt for me, but maybe it was the wrong muscles they injected? PT confirmed my obturator internus was in spasm though.

I also had a pulsed RF on the left PN in September 2015 which didnt help.

Both of these treatments have only flared up my pain rather than helping.

My pain specialist wont do anything until the botox wears off. He didnt perform the botox, it was done by a Gynae doctor in Brisbane.
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Re: Surgery did not work

Postby ktm2013 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:55 pm

I'm not sure if I have PNE I had a bicycle crash sitting on the seat.. it literally broke the frame almost in half. I have TONS of tests, finally found PT for the Pelvic Floor area and it halped very little my low back is getting worse, with pain and stiffness.

Is there any doctor that will help me get to the bottom of this nerve issues?
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Re: Surgery did not work

Postby stephanies » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:28 am


What are your symptoms, other than pain in your lower back? I assume because you are in PT with a pelvic floor therapist that you have pain in that area? If you can share some additional information about your case, maybe we can offer some suggestions.

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PN started 2004 from fall. Surgery with Filler Nov. 2006, Dr. Campbell April 2007. Pain decreased by 85% in 2008 (rectal and sitting pain resolved completely), pain returned in 12/13.
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Re: Surgery did not work

Postby Violet M » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:05 am

Not sure where you live. You could try a physical rehab and medicine doctor or a sports medicine doctor. Does your PT have any recommendations? Have you had MRI's or any other imaging done?

PNE since 2002. Started from weightlifting. PNE surgery from Dr. Bautrant, Oct 2004. Pain now is usually a 0 and I can sit for hours on certain chairs. No longer take medication for PNE. Can work full time and do "The Firm" exercise program. 99% cured from PGAD. PNE surgery was right for me but it might not be for you. Do your research.
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