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pain after vertebroplasty

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Vertebroplasty: This surgical procedure is done when one of the vertebral bodies, the building blocks of your spine have collapsed. Various materials can be injected ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Severe Pain : Vertebroplasty is commonly used following failure of conservative care such as bed rest, bracing, physicial therapy or adverse effect of medication. I ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
MIS surgery: Vertebroplasty is a treatment used for vertebral fractures, such as that occurring is osteoporosis. It involved a minimal invasive approach to the ver ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Several: Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are not risk-free. Short-term complications occur mainly due to extravasation of the cement and can include increased p ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: I do not know what your other symptoms were, but when it comes to pain back surgery does not always resolve the issue. Be diligent with your physical ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
It's still early: In the post operative period to make changes to your current regimen. Continue pain medications and level of activity suggested by your spine surgeon.
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
23 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pain: Sometimes people continue to have sciatica pain because the screws have loosened or an infection has developed. Sometimes it just takes a long time f ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not very common: Usually menisectomy it is not very painful, few things could possibly make painful to have infection after that or the surgeon found other problems in ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Siefferman
13 years experience in Pain Management
Not surprising: It's common for other structures to take on more stress after nearby surgery.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you ha ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Be careful: Call your surgeon asap. No one else is better prepared to address your concern. If your calf pain is accompanied by swelling of the same leg - you n ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience in Pulmonology
That's common: Often, your low back can cause hip pain, just like hip problems can cause knee pain. I would talk to your orhtopedic and see if he could recommend so ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
16 years experience in Neurosurgery
Lumbar fusion : Could be from a lot of things surgical or non surgical. A good study to look at nerves post fusion is a myelogram. Fusion can take 6 to 12 months in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
This is between you-: -and your surgeon. depends on how long after surgery. Can be infection early or loosening later. Get back in to discuss this the surgeon.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
There isn't: When most people refer to their hip, they really mean their buttocks which is a common area for referred back pain. Generally, hip joint pain occurs ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
A few days: Shoulder pain following laparoscopy is believed to be due to irritation of the diaphragm by the carbon dioxide that is used to inflate the abdomen. T ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Psychotherapy: Chronic pain pts usually have some depression.Mental health is important in the recovery. If condition not improve with pain management and chiropract ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
35 years experience in Sports Medicine
Which type?: I assume you mean arthroscopic surgery. Certain procedures such as repairing a torn cartilage have very little pain. Others, such as rotator cuff re ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
A number of reasons: The typical incision sites for knee arthroscopy lies over a number of structures that can be the source of pain after arthroscopy. 1) the skin itself, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
Position during oper: While the patient is on the operating table during the surgery and under anesthesia the back can be in an awkward position and the patient comes out o ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Revision: Surgery typically is a bigger operation and the rehabilitation takes longer as well. Be patient and ask questions of your surgeon during your follow u ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Soreness: After an injection is not uncommon for a couple of days. Persistent pain that was not present before the injection should be evaluated by your doctor ... Read More

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