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Back Pain After Epidural Blood Patch
This is expected: This is because it is simulating you having a period. ...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
No: It's not if the injection was in your low back. However, if the injection was in your neck then it could irritate the nerves exiting out of cervical spine going to the shoulder. It should pass as the steroid takes hold in a few days. If you are bothered, speak with your doctor regarding why your shoulder hurts. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
LP complications: When spinal tap is done, if difficult, you might have local external bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Rarely, a local infection could occur. Typically, the usual reactions dissipate within a day or two. If symptoms are worsening, contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left leg numb 2 months pain management dr is doing lumbar transforaminal epidurall steroid injection in a week and 2nd in oct. said will fix nerve?
Upper spinal and muscle pain after l5s1 lumbar discectomy sugery for 9 wks now,no fever but pain radiate to front rib for 2 days and sweat.normal?
Possibly: However, you should continue to see your spine surgeon regularly until at least 6 months post op and inform her or him of these symptoms. It is possible you are having a nerve impingement syndrome or muscle spasm. It should be fully evaluated, thus an MRI or EMG may be in order. Also have you started PT to strengthen your core, as that would be the next step !!! keep me posted. ...Read more
Now 3 days after a cspine epidural steroid inj. Was fine until now shooting pain electric like white flash and severe headache normal?
Hard to say: See a spine specialist to make sure nothing was damaged or irritated after the injection. I would consider increase caffeine intake and fluids and see if headache improves with lying down. If it improves with lying down it could be a spinal fluid leak and you may need a blood patch. If it gets worse or you get a fever, go to er to make sure nothing else is going on or get a repeat mri. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ed visit 5 days ago rsd flare. Received im injections in buttocks. Pain radiating from injection site into lower back and down thighs. Why?
See below: You dont say where your crps symptoms are. I think it would be best if your saw your pain specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Is it normal to have numbness in groin/ buttock area 6 days after epidural steroid injection of l3/l4 nerve?
No surgery is great: For back pain. Except in very few pre-operative diagnosis/cases, surgery 4 back pain is not predictable. There are lots of reasons why one can have back pain. Only a few of the causes relate to the motion segments of the lumbar spine. Some relate to gi, gu, vascular causes to name a few. So having back pain & degenerative changes in your back doesn't imply back pain is from those imaging findings. ...Read more
Not clear: Complications of spinal taps could cause you headaches or leg symptoms, but isolated back pain weeks later might not be related at all. Perhaps the condition that prompted the spinal tap could be the culprit. Rarely, an impromperly performed tap can be associated with ectopic tissue growth along the needle track in a very delayed fashion. ...Read more
Post-op pain: Zulma1 - back pain in the acute post-op period is expected and usually decreases as you begin to recover. There are different ways to surgically perform a laminectomy and each have their own degree of pain post-operatively usually located at the site of the incision and oftentimes along the back muscles that were irritated during the operation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lower back pain subsided after 2 weeks rest. Continued gym after that, now pain radiates from between hips and a little above it. Solution?
Extreme back neck pain, lower back pain, thighs, legs pain, tiny blood after sex once i cum. Left ovary pain. What is caused? Ultrasound can't see
Pelvic congestion: This can be related to pelvic congestion syndrome. In this condition you develop varicose varicose veins in the pelvis involving the ovarian veins. It's more common on the left side. Usually the pain is worse when you're upright for a long time, and gets better when you lay down. There is also pain during intercourse and orgasm. Consult with your obgyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is not common: But it is possible, check with your doctor how did the spinal tap. ...Read more
2 pain block injections in lower lumbar 6 days ago. Now feeling constant pressure mid spine. Very painful to bend over. Is this normal post injection?
Pain block injections in lower lumbar: Have you had a traumatic event in the past? such as an MVA,, sport injury or a bad fall? Did the Dr. did imaging studies of the lumbar, pelvic studies? If so can you share the results. Where were injections placed? epidural? or in trigger points? Please get the imaging studies, get an appointment, and we will go over the injuries you have. what medications you are on? ...Read more
Had epidual steroid injection 7 days ago, pain in back up to lungs was not there before shot, leg still numb, now 3 weeks why?
Lung pain : Please get it checked for blood clots in leg and or lung. ...Read more
Experiencing Back pain from epidural 13 weeks ago and now experiencing left leg pain and left chest pain. Related or a blood clot?
Need additional info: Is there any leg swelling? if yes, right or left leg does the chest pain get worse with taking deep breath? Are you short of breath? and cough or fever? if you have chest pain getting worse with breathing and short of breath? best thing would be to go to nearby ER and ensure that there is no clot in the blood vessels of leg and lungs. Thanks ...Read more
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