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Moderate left arm pain started 2 days cause? No sob/chest pain history: htn pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz severe spinal pain(ongoing)
Not your heart: This is not a heart symptom. The pain likely is related to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joint of your left shoulder. Alternatively, it could be caused by nerve impingement of your upper (cervical) spine compressing the dorsal roots or of the peripheral nerves in your brachial plexus. ...Read more
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
65 yr fem, herniated disc of lumbar MRI show mild disc bulge from L1-L2 to L4-L5, slight degen. grade 1 retrolisthesis. Had 1 month therapy. Osteoporosis. I have severe back and left side pain. What next? acupuncture? pain mngmt? shot in back?
Pain: First question - were any of these MRI findings believed to be the cause of the back and left side pain? Has an orthopedic surgeon been consulted? If not, recommend that. Depending on his/her findings - there may be a number of treatment options. Acupuncture won't fix the actual intervertebral disc problems but it can often reduce inflammation in the surrounding area & improve range of motion, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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?
Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections i would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more
Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.
28f:sep12 kidney infec-chronic pain since-sides back groin hips-aching&spasms severe stabbing.Urine-blood/protein/whitecells.Ctscan ok&blood low vitd.
See below: Doubt related to kidney- please talk to your doctor-you are young. ...Read more
Abdominal pain>spasms>pain. Pelvic abscess 2010. Psoas adhesion>kinked ureter? No IBS, no spinal nerve pinch, had stent in ureter, kink returned. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) depnd. Dr? for spasm Rx. Want to avoid surgery.
Severe pain lower left back and abdomen, joints. Not kidney stones, had a few different pain, strong opoid has given only relief.
Help: You need to see your PCP who can decide what the problem is Narcotics no good to take ...Read more
Severe sciatic leg pain 3 mths, stretching an pt bring on severe low back pain, just got cortisone shot, waiting 4 relief, can I still avoid surgery?
Potentially: The majority of caes of sciatica will resolve over time or respond to nonoperative care. It also depends in part on the cause of the sciatica. For example, a disc herniation will heal but a bone spur does not. Among the strongest nonoperative interventions are usually done by an interventional spine specialist and include a nerve root block for sciatica. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had transforaminal epidural injection for 2 pinched nerves 2 level injection on 4/9/13-herniation, still have lots of pain in spine, tkrdone 10/12 ?
Stenosis: It sounds like you've had significant spine and leg pain since a tkr in oct 12? And i'm guessing you've had a lumbar mri. If the MRI showed significant stenosis (pinched nerves) which corresponds to your pain symptoms, then your options are to try medications (i.e. Lyrica), or another epidural or two, or decompressive lumbar surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have chronic back pain from a MVA. I'm given the following.Hydrocodone, Tramadol, & Baclofen. Do they affect the Kidneys? I have low kidney function
Med effect on kidney: These meds to not have a significant effect on the kidneys nor does one rot\utinely lower the dose in those with decreased kidney function. Hwever anti-infalmatories like advil, Motrin and aleve (naproxen) do so be careful with these meds. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Sudden increase in back pain after PT approx 24 hours ago. s/p lower pole patellar fx, CRPS II, CPS, L4-L5 S1 herniated disc. Using Advil (ibuprofen) for pain. ?
Could meds flomax, (tamsulosin) morphine, toradol & zofran - for kidney stones. Cause constant stabbing rt sided head pains (like nerve pain) for over a week?
Here are some...: Your current scenario should be re-evaluated in 1-2 days, but right away if the pain becomes persistent and you feel feverish &/or chill. To get these related things done correctly, please follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work with doc timely so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more
Severe gripping back spasms- sciatic pain worsening -now fighting nausea as well. Leg edema In pm. Cannot raise legs w/o?
Months of left side/flank pain & 2 neg cts. Then sudden blood in urine/clots, & bladder spasms. diangosis pyelonephritis. Can this explain pain for months?
Partially: Very possible that a low grade infection caused the initial symptoms, then became full blown pyelonephritis , which requires initial IV antibiotics and long term treatment (at lest 3-4 weeks). Then need urologic evaluation to look for anatomic abnormalities for stones, masses, etc. That may be contributing. ...Read more
My chronic back pain isn't my spine. Had mri. Could this pain be kidney? Positive cva tenderness. Nausea, and fluctuateing 6-10 pain constant 6 month.
Yes but not likely: The pain you describe could be from your kidney but a constant kidney pain for six months is unlikely but should be looked into. Chronic infection is possible but when in the kidney usually will make a person very sick. Stones, cysts or tumor possible and should be checked. Most likely is rib pain. ...Read more
Mri :lumbar radiculopathy l4-5, s1, edematous sciatic nerve. Severe leg pain. Epidurals not helping. Do i f?
Surgery: If you have completed a proper work-up and have failed a reasonable period of conservative care ( at least 6-8 weeks ) and you are in significant pain that prevents you from doing your normal activities, then surgery is an option to discuss with your doctor. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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