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Severe neck, shoulder, and upper back pain after d&c surgery yesterday. Had general anesthesia. What can I do for pain relief. Feel stiff as a board!

Severe neck, shoulder, and upper back pain after d&c surgery yesterday. Had general anesthesia. What can I do for pain relief. Feel stiff as a board!

Ask your doctor.: Most of the time, anti inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen are ok after surgery, as long as your aren't bleeding much. Ask your doctor. Otherwise, Acetaminophen (parecetamol, tylenol) 1000 mg 2-3 times a day for a few days can help and are usually safe after surgery. Warm packs, and getting up and moving around as much as you can may help. ...Read more

Dr. Justin Diedrich
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Dilation And Curettage (Definition)

Dilatation and Curettage, known as a D and C, is a common procedure where the cervix is dilated and the doctor will clear the uterus of pregnancy tissue. It can be performed in the office or in an outpatient procedure center. It is done under sedation ...Read more


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Is it normal to have constant back pain 4 months after a d & c? I didn't have the pain until about a day after the procedure.

Is it normal to have constant back pain 4 months after a d & c? I didn't have the pain until about a day after the procedure.

NO, added problem: See your doc to make sure you don't have a smoldering injection. In the mean while heat stretch and massage the muscles, see a chiropractor and get acupuncture. See my other answers on pain issues. ...Read more

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I am having pain in the upper and mI'd back pain on the right siide. In the rib area?

I am having pain in the upper and mI'd back pain on the right siide. In the rib area?

Requires examination: Never ignore this typeof pain. Please get examined and get a chest xray at a local ER or UC clinic. ...Read more

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Day 8 of my cycle I started having pain on my lower left side this has cont'd its now day 18 w/lwr back pain difficulty walkin @ times frm pain?

Day 8 of my cycle I started having pain on my lower left side this has cont'd its now day 18 w/lwr back pain difficulty walkin @ times frm pain?

Have you: Ever had this happen before? Are you dizzy? Pale? Sweating? Heart racing? If any of those, the hospital is where you should go for an evaluation, otherwise to your gyn doc, or primary care. ...Read more

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I'm 45kg. I feel I've slight back pain, when I get up after some time. I don't exercise. But how come at this weight? And what to do? Vit D short.

I'm 45kg. I feel I've slight back pain, when I get up after some time. I don't exercise. But how come at this weight? And what to do? Vit D short.

Weak muscles.: Back muscles are very hard to keep in good condition and need regular exercises to do so. As we age, many of us exercise less and less and so back and joint problems can become more noticeable. But it is always wise to get checked for the cause of back pain, and then proper treatment which often only means guided exercises may help a great deal. ...Read more

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I have back pain?

I have back pain?

Not uncommon: In many people better after a couple of days. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Manageing back pain

Manageing back pain

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Safe from back pain?

Safe from back pain?

More info: It's not clear from this question what you are asking. Is what safe from back pain? ...Read more

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Relief for back pain?

Relief for back pain?

Agree w Dr. Ibrahim: If you have chronic back pain - it is important that it be worked up. Since you are receiving physical therapy - suspect that was already done. Acupuncture can be very beneficial for a number of types of back pain. It can reduce pain ; inflammation and improve range of motion, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and nerve conduction. ...Read more

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What cause back pain?

What cause back pain?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks I would see your physician. ...Read more

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What is back pain sir?

Lucky: You are lucky that you do not know. Any type of discomfort in your back, which you can describe as pain. ...Read more

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I havelower back pain..

I havelower back pain..

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Back pain after a fall?

What is the question: Back pain after a fall can happen. Please ask a more specific question. ...Read more

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I am feeling back pain?

I am feeling back pain?

Back pain: Back pain is a very common condition for humans with many different causes. Not nearly enough information here to help advise you. Where? How long? Things that make it worse? Things that make it better? Other symptoms you have noticed? ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Back Pain Meds: There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate:

http://www. Webmd. Com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Stay active: The worst thing you could do is lay around. Try to stay active and stretch your hamstrings. Applying gentle heat can relieve muscle spasm. Over the counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) can help, but limit use especially if this causes upset stomach. Consult with your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I cure back pain?

Noise: Sorry to hear that. Can you re-submit so that we can better understand what your question is. ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Stay active!: In general, back pain responds well to gentle exercise, heat or ice and over the counter pain relievers. Most back pain will get better on its own. Back pain that does not go away requires an exam. ...Read more

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How to relief back pain?

Exercise: Core muscle strengthening and weight control are your best bet. ...Read more

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How do you fix back pain?

How do you fix back pain?

Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more

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How can I ease back pain?

How can I ease back pain?

Exercise: Exercises and otc nsaids may provide with the relief you seek. If pain persist see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have lots of back pain?

I have lots of back pain?

Describe it: This could be a million things, please describe the pain in detail (where, does it move, did you have an injury, prior surgery, etc). ...Read more

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How can I treat back pain?

Many ways: There are so many ways to treat back pain. In my opinion stretching can be the most helpful. Also it is important not to become too inactive as this will just weaken the back muscles and cause more problems. Physical therapy, sometimes medications, sometimes injections are also some of the treatments. Most back pain is rarely serious. For back pain that does not go away on its own, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Medications for back pain?

Medications for back pain?

Different Mechanisms: Back pain can be due to multiple causes and knowing the cause will help your physician choose proper medications. Medications to treat pain are generally categorized as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, membrane stabilizers as well as oral versus topical prepations. For mild new onset back pain due to strain and sprain anti-inflammatories are usually a good start if there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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Back pain I need a answer?

Back pain I need a answer?

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Cause for loiwer back pain?

Cause for loiwer back pain?

Most often: muscles: The common, every day type of back pain is usually from the strain on the muscles and ligaments of the lumbosacral spine. Underlying arthritic changes can be the cause of chronic back complaints. If the symptoms travel down the leg (s), the disc structures of the spine can be involved. If ice/heat, short rest, and otcs cannot treat the pain, seek further evaluation by your doc. ...Read more

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What's mechanical back pain?

What's mechanical back pain?

Tricky: Mechanical back pain is a term usually used to describe pain in the back caused by anything from strain/sprain and/or a variety of other issues including disc problems, alignment problems (spondylolisthesis) etc. I more definitive dx. Would be helpful to appropriately treat. So - mechanical back pain is a tricky play on words that does not help you much. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more