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What causes back pain after gallbladder surgery?

What causes back pain after gallbladder surgery?

Several things: Most common cause for back pain after gb surgery is transporting you from the or table when you are only semi-awake...Less common cause is a retained stone in your common duct which could be accompanied by jaundice. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. 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

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What can be done for back pain after gallbladder surgery?

What can be done for back pain after gallbladder surgery?

Walk: And move around. Use heat on the back. Do not sit or lay around too much as muscle tightness ; spasms will set in. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Stretch your muscles
10 Min, Daily, forever
Breathe into the area of pain
Once
Visualize the area in spasm relaxing
Once
Take supplements that support your joints
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Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without pain in low back. leaning over/sitting help?

Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without  pain in low back. leaning over/sitting help?

Low back pain: The gallbladder surgery is unrelated to the low back pain. The symptoms that you describe are caused by lumbar spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing is caused by bulging discs, overgrowth of the ligaments and facet joints. See a neurosurgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
Daily
Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
Daily
Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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It's been exactly 6 weeks since my gallbladder surgery and I've noticed that I've been getting back pain where my gallbladder use to be. Is it normal?

Not typically: By six weeks out from surgery you should be continuing to improve and not developing new symptoms. Back pain in this area could be due to a variety of reasons to include a retained gallstone in your common bile duct or a hematoma or bile collection in the area to gallBladder bed. Best to see your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have back pain after gall bladder surgery?

Is it normal to have back pain after gall bladder surgery?

For a few days: You can feel your gallbladder area in your back, and the trauma of having it removed can give you pain in your right back, or between your shoulder blades. Pain elsewhere is unlikely to be related to gallbladder surgery, unless you were in a funny position when you went to sleep for surgery, and it put pressure on a part of your back. You definitely need to see your surgeon and check it out. Go. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Get evaluated by a spine specialist
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Walk regularly
30 Min, 3x week, forever
Avoid smoking
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Perform gentle back exercises (examples at www.TheRehabZone.com)
20 Min, 3x week, forever
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I had an open gallbladder removal surgery a week ago and still have back pain I am a dental assistant. When is it safe to return to work. ?

I had an open gallbladder removal surgery a week ago and still have back pain   I am a dental assistant. When is it safe to return to work. ?

Still too early: Your surgeon should really advise you. However, with open abdominal surgery we generally advise at least 6 weeks avoidance of significant use of the abdominal muscles so that they can heal well. As a dental assistant you undoubtedly have to stand and bend over for significant time periods - not great right now. ...Read more

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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