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Severe lower back pain after spinal tap weeks later. What is going on?

Severe lower back pain after spinal tap weeks later. What is going on?

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

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Can it be normal to have back pain 4 weeks after spinal tap?

Can it be normal to have back pain 4 weeks after spinal tap?

Possibly: It depends. If the "spinal tap" was done to get spinal fluid to test it and the "tap" was traumatic or difficult with the needle hitting bone you may have pain for a number of weeks. The outer layer of bone is called periosteum and has many nerve endings and can take some time to heal. However, the pain should not be severe. If continues get a work-up. ...Read more

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I have serious back pain a year after spinal fusion. Is this normal?

I have serious back pain a year after spinal fusion. Is this normal?

Failed back: Many people will continue to experience back pain after the surgery. It's called failed back syndrome. You should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal to suffer from chronic lower back pain after having a spinal fusion 7 years ago?

Yes: New problems can develop or you can develop problems over time simple from the body's response to the fusion over time (bone spurs, scar tissue, stenosis, etc). Get it checked out. Probably will need fresh mri. For patients who have had surgery would recommend high field with contrast. ...Read more

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I have severe undiagnosed back pain after c section via spinal block 3 years ago. I have the option to get General this time. Is it safe?

I have severe undiagnosed back pain after c section via spinal block 3 years ago. I have the option to get General this time. Is it safe?

Yes: You are young and otherwise healthy and with your previous back problem, it sounds like your best and safest choice. All the best. ...Read more

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Nothing helps my back pain 7 years after a spinal tap what can I do? I was going to pay 250$ to go to a clinic but then what...Refer me to a surgen?

Back pain: First question is why did u have the tap and are those symptoms resolved. It's uncommon to have isolated low back pain for 7 years after a spinal tap so other causes must be looked for. You should probably see a pain specialist or physiatrist that specializes in spine as i doubt that there is a surgical issue if this pain truly resulted from the tap. What other work up have u had. ...Read more

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What is probably causing of my upper, spinal"ish" back pain?

What is probably causing of my upper, spinal"ish" back pain?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Will spinal fusion eliminate back pain?

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Will  spinal fusion eliminate back pain?

Unlikely: Spine surgery has predictably good outcomes for neurological symptoms (pinched nerves) and symptomatic spinal instability (i.e. Severe fracture/dislocation, severe deformity, tumor, etc.). Spine surgery for neck/back pain without a neurological component is controversial, as outcomes are unpredictable. ...Read more

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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