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Can An Epidural Cause Back Pain
Yes and No: Sciatica pain can definitely be intermittent because it depends on how much the disc is irritating the nerve as it may only do so in specific positions like when you bend at the waist or twist your spine. Back pain does not necessarily need to be present to have sciatica pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Several : Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abdominal pan & back: You have upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back. Classically one could consider pancreatitis as a cause of this pain. Drug induced pancreatitis from Lasix (furosemide) among other drugs. You may also consider an ulcer, gastritis, cholocystitis, and colitis. These are what comes to mind. Your doctor will perform a thorough history and physical exam and may order tests to help you. Don't smoke. ...Read more
No: The weight gain of pregnancy, the curve that develops in the lower back with pregnancy, prolonged pushing, etc these are all likely to cause back problems after delivery. The epidural is probably not a major reason for it. As soon as you are cleared by your doctor start exercising. Yoga, in particular, is very good for strengthening the back. Also eat a diet of largely fruits and vegetables. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back/Tailbone Pain: The back or lumbar spine is made up of 5 vertebra and their adjacent discs. The lowest disc is connected to the sacrum and the coccyx (tailbone) is connected to the sacrum. It is possible for someone with back pain to develop tailbone pain because they are contiguous structures. It is also possible that a structure (nerve, disc, soft tissue) is irritated in the low back and causing coccyx pain. ...Read more
Back pain: A number of over the counter medications can help with mild back pain, including ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen. Other prescriptions, nsaids, help with inflammation and pain. Muscle relaxants, narcotic pain meds can be given for severe pai, short term. Cortisone oral or injectable medication reduce swelling and pain. Meds for chronic nerve pain, gabapentin, can reduce pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How big does a uterine fibroid have to be to cause severe back pain? Severe back pain with weakness in left leg
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
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