Levator Ani syndrome

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Levator Ani syndrome

Postby Harper05 » 15 Sep 2019, 19:08

Anyone else have really bad spasms? I have been symptom free for a YEAR!!! Just returned last week.. I had to take tramodol today.. terrible pain.
I went to PT last year for four months..

Anyone else have suggestions for relief
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Re: Levator Ani syndrome

Postby patience_and_healing » 17 Sep 2019, 19:40

Maybe consult your PT once again? I would ask about trigger point injections as well.
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Re: Levator Ani syndrome

Postby Harper05 » 28 Sep 2019, 17:08

I saw my colorectal surgeon again. She told me to try PT again.. and she also gave me valium, that does nada.. What is a trigger point injection??
She did mention internal botox..
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Re: Levator Ani syndrome

Postby patience_and_healing » 28 Sep 2019, 21:52

Trigger point injections relieve spasm in a muscle. They are usually done with lidocaine.
8/16-12/16: Fissure due to antibiotics
5/17: Botox to sphincter, fissure healed
9/19: Trigger point injections and pudendal nerve block
11/19: Botox to pelvic floor
8/20: Botox to pelvic floor in new location.
Currently in pelvic physical therapy
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Re: Levator Ani syndrome

Postby Harper05 » 29 Sep 2019, 08:23

My crs didn’t tell me About that! Does the CRS normally do it?
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Re: Levator Ani syndrome

Postby patience_and_healing » 29 Sep 2019, 13:05

I don't think CRS doctors do that procedure. That's something a pain management doctor would do, but I'm not aware of other specialties that practice it.
8/16-12/16: Fissure due to antibiotics
5/17: Botox to sphincter, fissure healed
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8/20: Botox to pelvic floor in new location.
Currently in pelvic physical therapy
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Re: Levator Ani syndrome

Postby Harper05 » 29 Sep 2019, 20:46

Does physical therapy help you? It helped me for the three months I was in it...
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Re: Levator Ani syndrome

Postby patience_and_healing » 29 Sep 2019, 21:22

Yes it helped me a lot. I used to have a lot of pain during the day which went away with PT. Unfortunately I reached a plateau and trigger point injections were suggested as the next step.
8/16-12/16: Fissure due to antibiotics
5/17: Botox to sphincter, fissure healed
9/19: Trigger point injections and pudendal nerve block
11/19: Botox to pelvic floor
8/20: Botox to pelvic floor in new location.
Currently in pelvic physical therapy
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Re: Levator Ani syndrome

Postby Pita89 » 16 Aug 2020, 16:51

@ patience, did you have trigger point injections done? Were they helpful to you?

I've been in PT since January (less a nearly 3 month period where the office was closed due to Covid restrictions) for left-sided sitting pain and residual spasm I've had since my LIS surgery in June 2019. I have had some progress with PT, but have plateaued as well and my doctor mentioned trigger point injections as an option... but I know nothing about them and am hesitant to do any kind of injection.
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Re: Levator Ani syndrome

Postby patience_and_healing » 19 Aug 2020, 01:15

I had the trigger point injections and they were not very helpful. I found Botox injections to the pelvic floor to be more helpful with pain and tension reduction. I would suggest that you only see someone who has a lot of experience in this before getting anything done.

I can understand the reluctance with getting injections. But for me I had plateaued with PT and I needed more intervention. In general they are low risk for infections. Although I did find that my internal hemorrhoids grew a bit larger, not sure why though.
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5/17: Botox to sphincter, fissure healed
9/19: Trigger point injections and pudendal nerve block
11/19: Botox to pelvic floor
8/20: Botox to pelvic floor in new location.
Currently in pelvic physical therapy
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