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Back Injury From Falling Down Stairs
That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more
DEPEND: My first recommendation is for you to see your primary care physician to determine the exact nature of your injury. While awaiting an appointment, i would recommend that you soak in warm water for 20 minutes twice per day and or apply ice to the painful area. Performance of light stretching exercises combined with otc nsaids may also be beneficial. ...Read more
What are some up and down of an epidural? I have a back injury and they're tryna give me one, my family is saying no from experience, no kids yet?
Epidural med/needle: Dr sampat is correct but some problems are from the needle and some from the medicine. If steroids are not used results change. The headache chance should be < 1/300, bleeding < 1/10, 000, infection and other problems are less, ask the rate of the person doing it. There is no chance of disc damage from an epidural. Just like an I.V. Is not going to damage your hand other than a black and blue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been on Gabbapentan for 4 yrs for a back injury, it has improved as seen on a recent MRI. I'm on 1200 mg twice a day and want to try going down?
Reduce: Talk to your provider, this should not be a problem, but need to back off slowly. ...Read more
What could be causing a lower back injury when bearing down on it alleviates the pain to some extent?
Sometimes my BF (45, high BP , back injury , 145 lb 5'6 ) , his right knee gives out and falls. Says he can feel before it happens, what could it be?
Instability: While it's impossible to be certain without examining your boyfriend, realize that a knee "giving out" is a sign of instability. This is often related to ligamentous damage. Your boyfriend would be best suited by seeking a formal evaluation by an orthopedic surgery, as this injury may not get better on it's own. ...Read more
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