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alternatives to nerve block for back pain

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sympathetic block: Having back soreness after a sympathetic injection is not unusual for the first couple of days if a posterior approach is used. Should not persist af ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
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Pain specialist. : You're already receiving aggressive care, and should have a pain specialist working with you. If you're working with a trained pain specialist, good. ... Read More
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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends on cause: Epidurals often help back pain if you have a disk herniation and you have pain shooting down the leg or legs. If most of the pain is coming from join ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
?location of syrinx: Depends upon location and extent of syrinx. ?Possibility of test injection with local anesthetic e.g. Marcaine. Discuss with neurosugeon.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not likely: If the syriinx is truly the cause of your pain you should be seeing a neurologist to workup the cause of the syrinx to see if the cause is identifiabl ... Read More
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Dr. Vic Kalman
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need Evaluation: You must get this checked sooner rather than later, especially if your bladder is involved. You could have another disc from a different level or sca ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Clinical call: Second opinion would be in order prior to considering a surgery to decompress the nerve root.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
50 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle spasms : The problems may not be related to the intercostal nerve block. Back pain may be related to muscle spasms. Please have yourself be medically evaluat ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
36 years experience Podiatry
??: Not sure i'm understanding your question. If you have a protruding l5s1 disk and are being sent to a neurologist, it sounds like you are bring treated ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
DX--NOT RX: This means that selective block is diagnostic--to find the pain generator. Pain relief is not required to be prolonged to succeed to determine that. T ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
First, you need an : Appropriate evaluation and diagnosis rather than trying various pain management techniques to see if they help. Most back issues are treated non ope ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Need diagnosis : Sorry to hear of your problems. The best way to get improvement is an accurate diagnosis. If you’re not getting that now please get a second opinion
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