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Back Pain After Spinal Anesthesia
How come spinal anesthesia doesn't effect your brain if it goes into the cerebrospinal fluid which circulates to the brain?
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
Can arachnoiditis be caused from a previous spinal anesthesia during a c-section? Have chronic back pain since. Pregnant again and scared for 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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
It is not common: But it is possible, check with your doctor how did the spinal tap. ...Read more
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
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
No: Could be an infection. ..Go see the dr that gave you the tap asap. ...Read more
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