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Could A Cervical Epidural Injection Have Caused My Syringomyelia
Very rare: Syringomyelia from an epidural injection has been reported but typically you would have signs of spinal cord injury directly after the injection (eg., numbness, weakness, or bowel/bladder problems). In my experience I have never seen such a case but it has been reported in the medical literature on a very rare basis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Epidural injections treat either acute or chronic pain. The most common epidural injections are to treat labor pain and usually include an indwelling catheter that provides continuous treatment until the baby is delivered. The medicine is a local anesthetic +/- opiod. Epidural injections also include single shot injections to treat chronic back pain. These usually include ...Read more
Can arachnoiditis be caused from a previous spinal anesthesia during a c-section? Have chronic back pain since. Pregnant again and scared for spinal
I have a syrinx in my spinal cord that causes a lot of back pain. Is it safe to have nerve block injections?
Yes, but very rare: Of course. Any physician can make a mistake. Usually, this question is asked when a patient does not improve as quickly as they like. This does not mean a mistake was made. I find that rarely does the first injection help much; it is commonly the second one that begins the healing process. Discuss this with your pain management physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am in a lot of pain from a pinched sciatic nerve caused by piriformis syndrome. have had a steroid injection already not much help. What can I do?
EMG,PT, botox, surg: Make sure you had quality EMG ruling out lumbosacral radiculopathy. Then physical therapy involving strengthening of the pelvic and hip region and stretching of the piriformis. Besides Ultrasound-guided glucocorticoid injections, botulin toxin injections have been used. If all of the above fail, a surgery (piriformis tenotomy) can be pursued if symptoms are that persistent and debilitating. ...Read more
I have lumbar and cervical radiculopathy pt. Nor injections have worked what can be done for this nerve pain?
Surgery: If you have completed a proper work-up and have failed a reasonable period of conservative care ( at least 6-8 weeks ) and you are in significant pain that prevents you from doing your normal activities, then surgery is an option to discuss with your doctor. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a cervical fusion, this year i had a lumbar fusion, could this surgery cause my back to be stiff?
I had a t2-l1 posterior spinal fusion 5 years ago. I having been experiencing pain in my cervical and lumbar spine. Is this due to degeneration?
Possibly: At your age, the reason why you had the spinal fusion is important as degenerative disease is uncommon without underlying trauma or other arthropathy. Pain in the lumbar region that is due to muscle spasm can transmit/radiate to neck and neck pain can transmit/radiate to the lower back. Need to discuss the discomfort with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could an arachnoid cyst 18mm in my sacrum be a potential cause of my neuropathic pelvic pain? I also have L1 s1 narrowing of my spine. Thank you!
I have a low back disc herniation from 4 yrs ago, pain has come back. Physiatrist " disc flare up". Possibility this is a spinal tumor?
Unlikely: Spinal tumors are uncommon ( do exist ) , with them more often looses sensation and muscle power not the pain you have , mostly is your disc, re evaluation by your doctor with MRI of spine etc need treatments if you have evidence of compression to the cord may even need surgery ...Read more
I have a herniated disc at l-5 s-1 with an annular fissure sacroillitis in both si joints and coccyx pain. I have had this pain for over a year have had a surgery to remove a pillion ideal cyst which wasn't there.Have had 3 injections including a coccygea
These : These can be difficult problems to fix and often poorly respond to treatment including surgery. Patients that have failed conservative treatment you may consider the following options: 1. L5-s1 disk with annular tissue - recommend discogram to determine if this is the cause of the pain followed by either endoscopic discectomy or fusion surgery. Please see my health guides on endoscopic disk surgery. 2. Si joint pain - consideration for si joint fusion. 3.Coccyx pain - if pain is related to prior fracture sometimes surgical removal of the coccyx may give pain relief i would recommend seeing spine surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
Causes of herniated disk after anethesia from nerve block .Can this cause adisk C6 to herneate i had a artifical disk put in.I had blocks done forrsd?
Degeneration: It is unlikely that a nerve block could cause herniation of vertebral disks. It is more likely that as we get older existing degereration in the spine could cause this. It is possible a cervical epidural could exacerbate an already present herniated disk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I definitely have either a herniated or bulging disc. But I'm only 22. Could it have happened from child birth? Years of bad posture?
Difficult to say: It's very difficult to know for sure what's causing your symptoms, but given your age, you need to make sure that the back problem is properly diagnosed and treated to avoid complications and disability. Start with an appointment with a Primary care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a epidural injection in my lower back for disc bulge.And after injection some horrible symptoms occur .My genetial is senseles & mental issues?
Ive had several lumbar surgeries, last one was a fusion. I have several buldging and herniated disks from lumbar to cervical & in pain. What can help?
ESI: Epidural injections are most useful for situations in which a patient has leg pain from nerve compression. Back pain alone is not a good indication. The effectiveness is greatest if a MRI scan shows evidence of nerve compression or spinal stenosis. A bulging disc is usually a normal finding and not the source of pain, unless a patient has a congenitally narrow spinal canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son had a MRI of cervical spine. Was told Uncovertebral joint is obliterated. What could this mean?
Degenerative changes: The uncovertebral joints are impt anatomical structures of the cervical spine that lie on both sides of each vertebral body immediately adjacent to the Neural Foramen.Degenerative arthritic changes in these joints can result in bone spurs that can cause severe Nerves to be pinched.Thus he should see a spine specialist who will likely recommend PT as he is probably young enough to avoid surgery. ...Read more
I had a cervical epidural injection yesterday but now it can't look done without experience shooting pain in the arms. Is this normal. Any treatment?
Likely transient: But just to be safe contact your doctor as complications could include local bleeding and infection. Feel most likely this will resolve but have this looked at today ...Read more
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
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