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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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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

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Can arachnoiditis be caused from a previous spinal anesthesia during a c-section? Have chronic back pain since. Pregnant again and scared for spinal

Can arachnoiditis be caused from a previous spinal anesthesia during a c-section? Have chronic back pain since. Pregnant again and scared for spinal

Varies: Arachnoiditis is a scarring that occurs inside the dural sac often associated with a clumping if the nerve roots and chronic pain. It.would seem fairly unlikely to occur from a spinal, but it can occur in theory from any intervention into the spine. ...Read more

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Been having low back pain/numb tailbone since csection/spinal anesthesia 3 years ago. Pregnant again. Should I be worried about getting another spinal?

Been having low back pain/numb tailbone since csection/spinal anesthesia 3 years ago. Pregnant again. Should I be worried about getting another spinal?

Back pain is not: From the spinal. Many ligaments in your spine become loose during pregnancy and cause pain afterwards. You need psoas stretches and core strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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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 epidural or spinal for L&D give you cronic back pain?

Can epidural or spinal for L&D give you cronic back pain?

It's possible,: But not likely. Practically any kind of injection that uses sharp needle travelling throgh the human flesh can lead to injury; however, to my knowledge it is very rare and studies failed to show increased incidence of back pain following regional anesthesia in obstetrics ...Read more

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I have severe back pain following a spinal tap?

I have severe back pain following a spinal tap?

Let the doctor know: There are many reasons for there to be pain after a lumbar puncture. Let the doctor know and have them take a look. ...Read more

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How can spinal decompression help with back pain?

How can spinal decompression help with back pain?

Traction: By spinal decompression I will assume that you mean traction, such as using a vax-d or similar machine. The concept of traction is to restore lost disc height, which can result in improved spinal canal diameter and reduced nerve pinching. The problem with traction is that it is often temporary - in other words, once out of traction, the spine gradually settles back to its original state. ...Read more

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What does spinal decompression do to help with back pain?

What does spinal decompression do to help with back pain?

Relief the pressure: Spinal decompression is a term that describes the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves of the spinal column.
Spinal decompression can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically and is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe back pain from spinal fusion?

Tough situation: I am sorry you have this pain. There are many options from chronic medication management to spinal cord stimulators. If possible, avoid further surgery. See an experienced pain interventionalist who can give injections around the hardware and this may help with some of the pain and they also may be able to do the stimulator trials. I hope this helps and best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it bad to experience severe back pain following a spinal tap?

Is it bad to experience severe back pain following a spinal tap?

Usually not: Not necessarily-usually resolves unless spinal headache is present which can resolve 99% of time with rest and fluids. ...Read more

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Can I get a medtronic spinal cord neurostimulator for my chronic back pain?

It is an option for: Treatment of back pain that has been unresponsive to other treatments. It tends to work better for leg pain but lower back pain may be helped. A trial procedure is done and if at least 50% pain relief, a permanent implant can be done. There are several manufacturers including medtronics. There are also several different types of implants and configurations to achieve pain control. ...Read more

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What exercises can help my husband relieve his back pain, he has spinal stenosis?

What exercises can help my husband relieve his back pain, he has spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis: Back pain has many causes, and sometimes more than one at the same time. A careful diagnosis of the precise cause of the pain is crucial before any treatment, including exercise. I suggest you consult a neurologist or physiatrist (both non-surgical specialist) for a precise diagnosis. Then proceed from there. Spinal stenosis info: http://vsearch. Nlm. Nih. Gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta? V%3apro. ...Read more

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Is the medtronic cage a useful device to help people with back pain who need a spinal fusion?

Is the medtronic cage a useful device to help people with back pain who need a spinal fusion?

It is not the device: That is necessarily useful. It is making sure the right person is having the correct surgery for the appropriate indications by the "right" surgeon. There are lots of good devices on the market for spinal fusion surgery. The type of device is the least important factor in this scenario. ...Read more

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My back pain problem is spinal estenose, what you advise? Cirurgury with a spacer on vertebral discs?

Just a decompression: Stenosis is surgically treatedcwith a simple decompression through a small insicion on the back to relieve leg pain with activityt the complex reconstruction you describe is for something entirely different decompression tak e30 min to do one level4weeks to recover from. ...Read more

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How sucessfull are spinal fusions for reliving constant back pain. I had a discetomy of l4and L5 2years ago?

How sucessfull are spinal fusions for reliving constant back pain. I had a discetomy of l4and L5 2years ago?

Varies: By far the most important factor is patient selection. If the pain is very clearly coming from that disc and there is nothing else contributing, there is about a 90 percent success rate. But it can be hard in that there are often multiple things that can contribute to a persons back pain, and if they are not all addressed in surgery, they might still hurt despite surgery. ...Read more

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I've been having back pain, it it possible it's an affect from my cesarean and spinal block a couple of weeks ago?

I've been having back pain, it it possible it's an affect from my cesarean and spinal block a couple of weeks ago?

Back pain after c/s: The spinal for c/s is commonly blamed but rarely is the cause. Back pain as a result of the anesthetic is usually immediate. Back pain after c/s is common. Cause is unclear. One thought is it is from resulting scar tissue from the c/s that causes pulling in the lumbar sacral region. Another cause is poor body mechanics and posture in caring for the new baby. It's always good idea to get checked ...Read more

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My granddaughter had two attempts today for a spinal tap. Was unable to get fluid both times. Tonight is in a lot of back pain. Is this normal?

My granddaughter had two attempts today for a spinal tap. Was unable to get fluid both times. Tonight is in a lot of back pain. Is this normal?

Back pain: Likely the back pain is from the tap procedure and in most case this resolves over a day or two. If the pain last longer than 3-4 days then I would contact the doctor that did the tap. ...Read more

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I was told that I have spinal degeneration. Would walking around my apartment complex every other day be enough exercise to reduce my back pain?

I was told that I have spinal degeneration. Would walking around my apartment complex every other day be enough exercise to reduce my back pain?

Back pain: It might help. Pain may be relieved by the stretching and a physical activity like walking. Plus it will also help you to control other conditions like obesity, diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Can I have a back massage after a spinal tap? I had a spinal tap 2 weeks ago and still have severe back pain. Nothing seems to help with the pain yet.

Should be ok: After two weeks, the area where the spinal tap was done should be healed. Also, you could always call the doctor that did the spinal tap to be sure. Hope this helps, and I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I have several herniated discs spinal stenios also faucet disease I have had 12 spinal injections and severe chronic back pain for years is meds onl?

Referral: Maybe a good time to get a referral to a local spine surgeon to go over information. If you have exhausted all conservative treatments. ...Read more

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I am really fed up with this back pain has been going long time the new flare up since dec2012 suppose to have spinal fusion on l5s fractuedl5 help me?

Instability: Prolotherapy of the way to go to get rid of the back pain.

Visit www. Proloshot. Com or www. Getporlo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for a prolotherapy doctor to help you. ...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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Does spinal block for back pain work and is it safe?

Does spinal block for back pain work and is it safe?

Depends: A spinal block infers numbing the spinal cord as with labor procedures. Most pain blocks are done in the spinal area but don't numb the spine but nerves coming out if the spinal cord or going to joints of the back. These will work if this is where your pain is coming from. However, pain can come from many sites. They are safe if done correctly. Talk to your pain doctor. ...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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Had spinal fusion 3 months ago. When does the back pain stop?

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

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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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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


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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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