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Doctor insights on: Accutane And Permanent Joint Back Pain

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37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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I have been on Accutane for 6 weeks on a dose of 1.5mg/kg and started getting lower back pain 2 weeks ago. Should i be worried and is it permanent?

I have been on Accutane for 6 weeks on a dose of 1.5mg/kg and started getting lower back pain 2 weeks ago. Should i be worried and is it permanent?

Usually no.: Accutane is a very powerful medication with significant side effects including joint pain. Once you stop the accutane, the joint pains, in your case back pain, should slowly resolve back to your baseline. You should report any side effects, however, to your dermatologist who is managing your accutane. ...Read more

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Does Accutane cause permanent back pain if you have the side effect and don't stop med? Someone says their back pain never went away.

In my 20 year : experience, all joint pains are resolved after stopping medication. If blood work severely abnormal during course then accutane would be discontinued ...Read more

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Are there sure ways to get rid of this back pain from accutane?

Are there sure ways to get rid of this back pain from accutane?

See details: First of all, i would not assume the back pain is related to Accutane but there have been cases of back issues (hyperostosis) related to its use. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can using Accutane cause low back pain?

Can using Accutane cause low back pain?

Yes: I has been associated with back pain secondary to a condition known as hyperostosis. ...Read more

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Need helpful advice. Low back pain when I lay down or get up from bending down when exhaling. Didn't start til on Accutane 40mg 12day. Is the SERIOUS?

Side-effects: Muscle aches and pains are a reported side effect of that medication. Certainly stop using it, and if the effects don't clear within a week, ask your Dr to check for labs.. ...Read more

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I get bad back pain from accutane, should I stop taking it?

No common: Accutane is usually not the etiology of back pain. Please see following information about Accutane side effects. http://www.drugwatch.com/accutane/side-effects.php. ...Read more

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Day 14 on Accutane 40mg my severe back pain has been dialed down to moderate with help of therapeutic heat wraps. Is this a cause for concern anymore?

While you can get: joint aches and pain with accutane, it is unusual to start that early in the course of accutane therapy. I would think perhaps you may have strained a muscle but if pain continues you should talk with dermatologist who prescribed the accutane, and may need to discontinue. ...Read more

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Back pain when on the Accutane drug, is this something I should worry about?

Possible cause: Accutane can be associated with same symptoms as vitamin a toxicity. Headache, bone/ joint pain, muscle pain with weakness, and abdominal pain to name a few. I would recommend conferring with your pcp to determine if medication is indeed the cause or if further work-up is needed. ...Read more

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I have bad neck and back pain but I'm on Accutane. Is it worth it for me to see an orthopedic doctor or will they just suggest stopping Accutane?

Worth it: In my opinion, it would be worth it. They can examine you for other potential causes of your back and neck pain and give an opinion whether or not they feel your pain is musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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Severe intermitten back pain started 10 days after starting Accutane Day16. Hard to breath. Labs clear. Family doc appt tomorrow. Whats wrong HELP!

Side-effects: Joint pains and many other problems are listed as potential side effects of this med. Ask your Dr to stop this medication, and help you find a medication to which you do not react. Labs do not tell the story.. you must tell the story... Best Wishes, Dr. Steve ...Read more

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Derm ordered labs for back pain while on accutane. checking Tryglicerids, Cholesterol, ALT, AST, BUN, & Creatine. What are they, what are we looking 4?

Accutane can cause: elevation in certain enzymes and proteins. These are just some of the lab values that are checked on a monthly basis to make sure that accutane is not causing an elevation in these values, it is not because of the back pain (back pain and joint pain can be caused by accutane itself). ...Read more

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How does Accutane (roaccutane) cause back ache?

How does Accutane (roaccutane) cause back ache?

Accutane: Accutane does not cause back acne. It is a treatment for severe acne and can be used to eliminate acne--from both face and trunk. ...Read more

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What are some causes of stomach and lower back pain I took acutane for a year and also have problems going number two?

Constipation: Constipation can be a cause of low back pain. If this has been a change of your bowel habits, you should have this investigated. Acutane would not cause any of this. Acutane can cause joint and low back pain while someone is taking it, but not afterwards. ...Read more

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What is radicular joint and disc back pain?

"radiating pain": If refers to radiating pain from a specific nerve distribution - usually from an upper region to a lower region, i.e. Back down th leg, or neck to the arm or shoulder. . Each nerve carries a signal (and pain) to a specific anatomic location. (compare to a sprained ankle that can be diffusely painful and numb rather than focally numb and painful in one location. ...Read more

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How can excessive joint movement cause back pain?

How  can excessive joint movement cause back pain?

See below: In a small percentage of patients with back pain, excessive movement between the vertebrae can cause pain. This is called instability and can be diagnosed with xrays that look at movement between the flexed and extended position of the spine. If movement is excessive, sometimes surgery is needed to stabilize the unstable segment(s). ...Read more

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Could crestor (rosuvastatin) cause joint or back pain?

Could crestor (rosuvastatin) cause joint or back pain?

Possibly: Speak with your doctor about reducing the dose or stopping temporarily to see if symptoms improve. ...Read more

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