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Pain down the spinal cord after having a lumbar puncture?

Pain down the spinal cord after having a lumbar puncture?

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 more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lumbar Puncture (Definition)

To test for meningitis or multiple sclerosis or a variety of problems, a small needle is inserted into the lumbosacral cistern to obtain spinal fluid for testing ...Read more


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Pain in back near spine straight back from belly button? (Not on spine itself)

Pain in back near spine straight back from belly button? (Not on spine itself)

Doctor can check: Back pain on either side of the spine (called flank pain by doctors) can be caused by kidney disease, especially if the person doesn't remember hurting her back by lifting or working too much. Other abdominal problems can also show up as back pain, so evaluation by a doctor is needed. A doctor generally examines the liver, stomach, pancreas, and intestine areas for possible problems, too. ...Read more

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Pain radiating from back to groin?

Pain radiating from back to groin?

ER/UC: possible kidney stone, renal colic or an infection in your urinary tract: get to the ER or UC clinic now. ...Read more

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Is sciatica pain different from back pain?

Is sciatica pain different from back pain?

Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read more

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Pain shooting down my spine from neck?

Pain shooting down my spine from neck?

See your doctor: Does it happen when you flex your neck or turn your head? You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can lumbar tap cause back and leg pain?

Can lumbar tap cause back and leg pain?

Yes: The needle enters the spinal canal through muscles, tendons and along spinal bone, all of which can get scratched/irritated and hurt for days after the procedure. Leg pain is from hitting/irritating one or more of the spinal nerves (cauda equina) which run inside the spinal canal (surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid). These nerves run into the legs - therefore the leg pain when they get irritated. ...Read more

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Injection for relief severe pain in left leg due to spinal discs?

Injection for relief severe pain in left leg due to spinal discs?

ESI: Esi is indicated for arm pain or leg pain associated with a pinched nerve—whether disc herniation, bone spur, or spinal stenosis. Any of these problems usually respond well, at least temporarily, to esi. If you do not have an MRI to confirm, then there is less ability to predict success with this injection. No harm in trying if your doc thinks it might be the spine. ...Read more

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Could a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling/throbbing sensations in the back and neck?

Could a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling/throbbing sensations in the back and neck?

Only in low back: Lumbar disc does not cause any neck symptoms. In the low back it can depending on which nerve roots it pinches in the back. ...Read more

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What causes radiating pain from the lower back down into the legs, besides disc herniation?

What causes radiating pain from the lower back down into the legs, besides disc herniation?

Vascular disease: Peripheral vascular disease & spinal stenosis both can cause pain into both legs mimicking sciatic pain as can other issues like hip & knee arthritis. Other causes of nerve compression in the spine due to a tumor, infection or fracture can cause this pain. Bilateral pyriformis syndrome can also cause bilateral radiating leg pain. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in spinal core lower back leads to from foot or sitting constantly?

Pinched nerve in spinal core lower back leads to from foot or sitting constantly?

Pinched nerve: Not sure what is being asked here but sitting constantly is not typically a cause of pinched nerves. At your age, a pinched nerve would be more typically caused by disc degeneration (aging changes) leading to susceptibility of the disc to protrude/herniate, which results in nerve impingement (pinched nerve). ...Read more

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MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? indention on spinal cord. Could this cause left leg weakness from the hips down

MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? indention on spinal cord.  Could this cause left leg weakness from the hips down

Potentially: If spinal cord becomes severe enough, it can start to affect the legs, although there are other potential causes. Either way, I would be seen in follow up immediately. ...Read more

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Could a ruptured disk in the lumbar region cause neck pain?

Could a ruptured disk in the lumbar region cause neck pain?

Yes.: Yes. I am a chronic pain management specialist. I have had many patients who have ruptured lumbar discs who exhibit thoracic and neck pain on examination. You may need a cervical and/or thoracic MRI to determine if you have concomitant thoracic and neck bulging, protruding, or herniated discs. ...Read more

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Can herniated discs, stenosis t-spine with loosening hardware from fusion cause pain in buttocks, groin and lower legs with weakness?

Can herniated discs, stenosis t-spine with loosening hardware from fusion cause pain in buttocks, groin and lower legs with weakness?

Possibly: It seems like your fusion goes from the lower Tspine into the Lspine so yes there is a possibility that if the fusion has failed and/or if disc herniation are present this could cause many of your pain symptoms in buttock, groin area. The weakness seems to suggest a neurological process that could come from T or Lspine. Incontinence, spasticity, balance problems are other things to look out for. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from heel up to hip?

Shooting pain from heel up to hip?

Nerve involvement: There's a laundry list of reasons why people experience heel pain. The fact that the pain travels up to your hip leads me to believe there is possible nerve involvement. Being seen by a podiatrist to rule out other causes of heel pain would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Lori Semel
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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more