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Back And Neck Pain And Cortisone Injections
The word "cortisone" is thrown around a lot to mean a steroid, but there are many different types of steroids, and not all spaghetti is the same. In general, steroid injections are used to reduce inflammation. Inflammation = pain. You reduce the inflammation, you reduce the pain. Some steroids last longer than others, but can produce side effects. Discuss which one is being ...Read more
What causes hip and low back pain with these symptoms: shoulder and neck continuous pain and cracking?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?
Does epidural injection in the neck help burning pain and numbness and tingling sensation? Please help
It can contribute: In as much as SLE makes one prone to certain types if peripheral neuropathy nerve entrapment syndromes (cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel etc) might be more likely to be symptomatic. In addition arthritic changes may result in nerve root or distal entrapment. Consultation with a neurologist might be warranted in your situation. ...Read more
Hand and wrist. Edema and pain with rest, foot and ankle pain and stiffness. With rest, puffy am face, back pain and shoulder pain. Any ideas?
See a doctor: At age 20 this may be nothing or, if long lived - greater than 4 weeks- may indicate the start of arthritis. Other considerations have to include whether there is swelling. Morning stiffness redness in the joint etc. It is best to be seen and evaluated medically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chronic neck pain refer pain to the face? I have bilateral face pain and it eases with neck massage! I have tight muscles on neck and face.
Yes it can: especially if that neck pain comes from nerve pain (neuropathy) and not muscle pain (myopathy). If your neck muscles are rigid and taut all the time, then the pain is most likely myopathic and will require a combination of anti-inflammatory medicines, muscle relaxant medicines, and manipulation/masssage. Heat application also helps. If it is neuropathic pain, then you need xrays of neck. ...Read more
Pain: Generalized muscle pain in shoulder & neck region could be from muscle strain due to poor posture, injury or even stress etc. Pins & needles sensation is worrisome for pinched nerve (possible disk herniation or ruptured disk) or peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes or vitamin deficiency among other causes. That's why it's so important to go see your family doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me try to help: Are those symptoms are recent or been there for long time? If they recent they could indicate start of systemic disease. I would recommend visit to primary care and have do exam and lab work to see what is going on. Are healthy other wise? If you are this what I would recommend. Good luck. ...Read more
Have pain in my shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Usually pain accompanied by severe headaches and muscle pains and spasms. What is pain and why?
Polyarthralgia: Polyarthralgia or pain in multiple joint could be seen in many rheumatological conditions. Headaches and muscle spasm may or may not be associated. You need to contact your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities may include lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lyme's disease, polymyalgia rheumatica. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Check with pain doc: Leg weakness after epidural injections is alwasy concerning and may indicate some injury to a nerve or surrounding area. You must get this checked out with your pain doctor. It may be the that the epdidural steroids unmasked an underlying nerve injury that was present before the injection or it may be new. ...Read more
Do Epidural Steroid shots usually work in the C6-C7. Have severe pain in neck, shoulder and arm with weakness and numbness in hand. Also reduculopathy?
Pain and stiffness in neck that goes into both shoulder blades and down the spine. Chills and nausea and headache
Meningitis: I would get this looked into rather quickly. This could be something serious ...Read more
Whatcauses extreme spasims across both hips and back have had epidural treatments with no help.Also chiropractic and physical therapy and no help
Many things: Epidural steroid injections work best with pain that radiates down one or both legs from a disc bulge. Back pain by itself or muscle spasms don't respond to the epidural as well. Your pain may be coming from facet joints, sacro-iliac joints or many other causes. Talk to your doctor about where she thinks the pain is coming from and what other options there may be for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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