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Back Pain After Spinal Anesthesia
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?
Wear/Tear: With previous back surgery, sometimes pain can result from the wear and tear of the levels above/below your surgery that takes place after a fusion surgery. If this is the case, recommend seeing your spine surgeon or a spine/pain specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Thigh pain: My first answer is missed hip arthritis. This causes pain from groin to knee, worse getting up from sitting. Commonly missed by spine surgeons too focused on abnormal MRI and not performing a complete exam. Not intentional, just happens. If fusion has failed, this could also cause pain into groins/thighs. A good exam and studies including x-rays would be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Failed back syndrome: Persistent or recurrent pain years after a spinal fusion is not uncommon. There is a known increased incidence of premature degeneration of the adjacent disc spaces above and below a fused segment. This condition can manifest itself as low back pain and/or leg pain (i.e., sciatica). This may indicate compression of the spinal nerves and may require a formal evaluation from a spine specialist. ...Read more
Can my neck/arm pain be a result of bankart repair shoulder surgery 2yrs ago? nerve pain from neck down left arm, started 6 months after surgery
Probably not: If you had a bankart repair and did well for 6 months and started having neck pain running down your left arm, it is more likely coming from a "pinched nerve" in your neck. Bankart repairs are done primarily for instability, so if you have not developed recurrent instability, it is probably not your shoulder, also shoulder problems do not typically cause pain running down the arm. Be seen! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hmm..: Call your doc! there are a few complications (adjacent segment degeneration, psoas hematoma) that could explain this even though its probably just a hip strain. ...Read more
What can cause my husband's left leg numbness after cervical spine surgery and lumbar spinal injections?
Leg numbness: The location of numbness is important to document and also the type of cervical surgery. If he had posterior surgery, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can be compressed due to the prone position and numbness can occur along the lateral thigh. Nerve injury is a potential for any spinal injection but extremely rare. ...Read more
Nerve pain: Sounds like nerve irritation from the posterior rami. This probably is due to nerve injury prior to the fusion and the increased inflammation may have exacerbated the symptoms. I'd talk with your spine surgeon, you may need either Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) to calm it down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks post-op 2 level lumbar spine fusion + laminectomy. Sciatic pain gone-healing on sched. Why the intrmittnt sunburn-like pain on skin of thighs?
Is this a recurrence: Are these new symptoms or a recurrence from symptoms you had prior to surgery? Although we always hope for the most long lasting and optimal results following back surgery the reality is spinal canal stenosis is a chronic and progressive disease. Repeat surgeries are risky so be wary especially if the 1st surgery didn't "hold" after such a short period of time. ...Read more
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