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Back Injuries From Falling Down Stairs
Many: Trauma such as a tumble down stairs can fracture the spine, inflame the joints or rupture a disc. Symptoms may be localized back pain or radiculopathy leg or arm pain, you should have this checked out by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more
DEPEND: My first recommendation is for you to see your primary care physician to determine the exact nature of your injury. While awaiting an appointment, i would recommend that you soak in warm water for 20 minutes twice per day and or apply ice to the painful area. Performance of light stretching exercises combined with otc nsaids may also be beneficial. ...Read more
What are some up and down of an epidural? I have a back injury and they're tryna give me one, my family is saying no from experience, no kids yet?
Epidural med/needle: Dr sampat is correct but some problems are from the needle and some from the medicine. If steroids are not used results change. The headache chance should be < 1/300, bleeding < 1/10, 000, infection and other problems are less, ask the rate of the person doing it. There is no chance of disc damage from an epidural. Just like an I.V. Is not going to damage your hand other than a black and blue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be causing a lower back injury when bearing down on it alleviates the pain to some extent?
I have been on Gabbapentan for 4 yrs for a back injury, it has improved as seen on a recent MRI. I'm on 1200 mg twice a day and want to try going down?
Reduce: Talk to your provider, this should not be a problem, but need to back off slowly. ...Read more
Mechanical pain: Sounds to me as if the symptoms are suggestive of a mechanical type of pain causing the headache itself as in a cervical radiculopathy or other irritating force in the vertebral column which is irritating the neck resulting in headaches. I'm a headache specialist & would be happy to lend you more personal services. Please contact me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
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