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Can Back Problems Cause Constipation
Am.not.sure why but I have constipation first time in my whole.life I have been put on co codomal due to back problems, I can't go for a . Poo?
Opiate pain medicine: Co-codamol has codeine in it, an opiate. Opiates (narcotics) slow down the bowels and thus cause constipation. Also, if a person has back pain, she is probably not running around and exercising. Not moving around much can lead to more constipation. So, people taking narcotics often use laxatives and stool softeners temporarily. ...Read more
Boobs: Please make sure that your breasts are properly lifted by your bra. When that is OK you should not have any back problems. ...Read more
Generally No: Back Problems cause back and leg pain. Neck problems are due to the neck. So each area generally addresses the nerves closest to it. We do know that those patients with spine problems in one area of the spine, usually have a higher risk of developing spine problems in another area of the spine. ...Read more
Trigeminal nevralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia (tn), also called tic douloureux, characterized by intermittent, shooting pain in the face. The most frequent cause of trigeminal neuralgia is a blood vessel pressing on the nerve near the brain stem. The blood vessels of the brain can result in rubbing against the trigeminal nerve root causing the nerve irritation. ...Read more
Posture & Lifestyle: A simple answer is yes. Our increasing sedentary lifestyle, looking down at our phones/electronics, and lack of regular exercise are leading to more back problems. Often posture and these factors cause muscular pain, but later could lead to early degenerative changes in the spine and greater problems. Posture alone is not the greatest risk factor, but can contribute to asymmetries and thus pain. ...Read more
Back injury: Forces known to create back problems include, exposure to prolonged vibratory forces(riding in a truck with poor suspension), prolonged positioning(sitting for long periods of time without shifting to stand or walk) repetitive twist or bend(swinging a mop or running a checkout stand).doing heavy resistive activities(e.g. lifting furniture playing contact sport) ...Read more
Do memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture. I got one 6 months ago and I'm starting to have back problems. I don't know if it's the mattress.
Maybe: I am not aware of any medical studies showing that memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture or back pain. In fact, there are few studies showing a link between mattresses and back pain, although a 2003 study showed that a majority of patients did better on a medium firm mattress. ...Read more
No: A vp shunt (short for ventriculoperitoneal) is a device consisting of tubing and a valve which direct the flow of cerebrospinal fluid from the fluid spaces in the brain (ventricles) to the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). This should not cause back problems. If you are having back problems, they are probably not related to the shunt. ...Read more
No: Convulsions (seizures) come from brain problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very low risk: I have to disagree with you--epidurals very rarely cause any long-term problems, and often are used in the treatment of back pain from other causes. Labor epidurals are the safest way to manage labors which are severely painful, and can also be extended to provide anesthesia if a c-section is necessary. They very seldom cause any back pain other than temporary soreness at the insertion site. ...Read more
Might my upper and lower back problems can start to cause pain and degenerative changes in my neck?
Pain: Yes it's possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
What kinda of back problems can an epidural cause if hit nerve? I have up the right side of spine that causes headaches?
See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?
Not low back: An anatomical explanation of numbness throughout body could be attributable to a process in the brain or upper cervical spine area. Alternatively, it could have a nonanatomic basis. ...Read more
Can lower calf pain be caused by a back problem? I am having back troubles, but also having calf pain was wondering if the two were related.
Possibly: Yes, it's possible that they are related. For example a "pinched nerve" in the lower back can cause pain in the leg. This is called radiculopathy. There are other possibilities, including that the two areas of pain are unrelated. Only an exam and perhaps MRI can tell YOU what YOUR problem is. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel spine shift slightly when back cracks.Also does this cause height loss? For context I don't have any back problems I'm aware of.
Back cracks: This sounds very suspicious. What did you do before this happened? It doesn't sound great. Better see your PCP about this. ...Read more
I have back problems and I can't take my 3 year old daughter with me to go to doctors appointment's cause they give me shots so would this not be best?
Spasm and crash: No one with a normal back should have a problem; if you do the seat is probably positioned wrong. Or you got into a car crash. ...Read more
It can: Epidural during labor can result in chronic low back pain. Several of my patients have had ; unifying finding was unilateral sacroiliac joint instability, from forced leg abduction and external rotation absent reflexive splinting via proprioception; resulting in permanent sij ligament stretch causing loose ; painful sij. Relaxin hormone secreted during pregnancy participates in this injury. ...Read more
No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could my c sec incision cause problems a year later? What about the epidural, could it cause back problem this late?
Not likely: It would be very unusual for these to pop up as problems one year after a c-section. ...Read more
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