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Can You Have Back Pain When Recovering From Chemo Therapy
Something else ?: It depends, but one of the commonest causes of back pain after chemo is bone marrow stimulation if a medication like Neupogen or Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) has been used to prevent a drop in counts. Please check with your doctor if that is the cause and to make sure you do not need an xray, a bone scan or MRI to rule out something else as the cause of your back pain. ...Read more
Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your symptoms and return to activities gradually to prevent reinjury. ...Read more
Spine fusion : Surgery is painful whether open or minimally invasive. I tell my patients expect the pain they came to have surgery for whether back or legs to be improved, but that they will have new surgical back pain that is roughest in first few days. Pain meds are key and by 6 weeks to 6 months with physical therapy things should be better and back to normal. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an
I went to doc about my siatic nerve I got pain killers not helping much where or what website can I find physical therapy ? Nerve from back problem
How do I deal with back pain after an epidural? What are some solutions for chronic back pain after experiencing an epidural?
ESI & back pain : There might be no relation between the back pain and previous epidural injection. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment might include physical therapy, exercise, medications, injections.... Please see a pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cervical spinal stenosis how to lessen pain and what pain meds work best had trouble with physical therapy because back is in spasm pain was unreal ?
Will a doctor induce you at 39 weeks due to you becoming uncomfortable and suffering from back pain from a previous injury?
I have had neck pain for a few days now from sleeping wrong or from air conditioning. What can I do to relieve the pain. It is now causing headaches.
Conservative care: Initial treatment for neck pain includes progressive stretching/range of motion/strengthening, anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, naproxyn). Over the counter topical treatment such as capsaicin and aspercreme would be reasonable. Ice or heat or alternating ice/heat also may help. See a physician if you do not improve with time. ...Read more
By the conservative way, I am recovering from herniated disc L4L5 with sciatica. 5 weeks and soon pain free. When can I return to football again?
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. Likely you will return to playing sports, just will take some time to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends in part on the length and severity of the pain as well as the underlying cause. Many simple cases are treated with rest and medications, more involved cases are often treatd with physical therapy or chiropractic. Imaging the spine to aid in the diagnosis is oftened used for potentially more aggressive options. Thank you. ...Read more
I have sciatic nerve damage and am in alot of pain. I need something for the nerve pain right away. Can anyone help me with some medications? Texas
HealthTapPrime(-TX?): The prescribing of meds through HealthTap can only be done through one-on-one evaluation on HealthTap Prime, our paid service.HealthTap Prime may or may not be available in Texas - I am uncertain.Meds that are impossible to prescribe through HealthTap Prime include controlled substances, such as narcotic pain meds. Back pain is best evaluated in person, IMO.Please get seen ASAP.Back pain is cruel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facet joint l5/s1 strain right with a bone spur. Went misdiagnosed for 6 months. Can i bounce back from this? Will i be able to run/ be active again?
Yes You Can: You will get over this. It is not over, at least not yet ;). Start a physical therapy/exercise program, remember start slow and take your time to get back to health and strength. Look at all those athletes out there in the world, they take their sweet time before getting back on the field. It must all mean something... Facet injections/Treatments are also helpful if you are not improving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having sudden severe pain in mid back which also extends to neck. How long to wait before seeing doctor?
Common complaint: Poor posture leads to a muscle strain and back/neck pain. Most patients do not have a serious spinal problem. However if your pain accompanied by neurological deficiency (numbness, weakness) call a doctor. Moist heat, stretch exercises NSAID (otc) aleve (naproxen) and good mattress are very helpful. If concerned see pcp for further investigation. ...Read more
I suffer from chronic back pain..Travel to my legs and hips..Had a fusion and a spinal cord stem put in..What else can I try for pain relief?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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