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Which treatment for spinal epidural lipomatosis is the very best?

Which treatment for spinal epidural lipomatosis is the very best?

Depends: It depends on the symptoms/signs, the person is having. If causing pain, space-occupying lesion effects on a nerve or the cord itself, resulting in weakness in the extremities (one or more), then surgical removal would be needed, and also it provides a specimen for making the correct diagnosis, and to ascertain prognosis.

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Epidural (Definition)

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


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Are there good natural treatments for epidural abscess?

Are there good natural treatments for epidural abscess?

No: Epidural abscess is a very dangerous condition and requires IV antibiotics usually with surgical evacuation to prevent paralysis in the spinal areas.

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Please help! What is the best treatments for epidural backaches?

Please help! What is the best treatments for epidural backaches?

Not sure?: Are you asking if epidurals are helpful for back pain or if epidural cause back pain? Question needs clarification, however typically epidural help with back pain and do not cause back pain. Hope that helps.

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Why are epidural treatments for lower lumbar pain. And ups an downs of such treatments.

Why are epidural treatments for lower lumbar pain. And ups an downs of such treatments.

See below: Epidural steroid injections are not indicated for the treatment of mechanical lower back pain. They may be use in a selected fashion for injection near a nerve root to reduce nerve root irritation associated with radicular pain such as numbness and tingling. This is a conservative management to try to avoid operative intervention. An evaluation by an orthopedics surgeon and the management of mechanical lower back pain and treatment recommendations would be recommended.

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What is protruding disc-epidural therapy for back pain?

What is protruding disc-epidural therapy for back pain?

Steroid: Epidural anti-inflammatory steroid injection helps reduce inflammation of nerve roots caused by a herniated disk. The injection is most helpful if it is used for pain that radiates down one or two limbs.

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What are my options for sciatica after an epidural did no work. I have tried physical therapy, accupuncture.?

What are my options for sciatica after an epidural did no work. I have tried physical therapy, accupuncture.?

May Want to Repeat: Epidural injection. There is a synergistic effect with injections in which you may receive more relief when 2 or more injections are used together. If you are not improving even after the 2nd injection, I would consider other options like radio frequency ablation or even stem cell therapy has shown good results. Otherwise it may be a trip to the surgeon to discuss your options.

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Whatcauses extreme spasims across both hips and back have had epidural treatments with no help. Also chiropractic and physical therapy and no help

Whatcauses extreme spasims across both hips and back have had epidural treatments with no help. Also chiropractic and physical therapy and no help

Many things: Epidural steroid injections work best with pain that radiates down one or both legs from a disc bulge. Back pain by itself or muscle spasms don't respond to the epidural as well. Your pain may be coming from facet joints, sacro-iliac joints or many other causes. Talk to your doctor about where she thinks the pain is coming from and what other options there may be for treatment.

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If epidural steroid blocks have not elevated my sciatic nerve pain, what treatments are recommended?

If epidural steroid blocks have not elevated my sciatic nerve pain, what treatments are recommended?

Facet Joints?: Maybe the pain is coming from your facet joints and you may be candidate for facet injections and/or radiofrequency ablation for longer lasting relief. Speak with your doctor regarding your options. In some situations spinal cord stimulation is an option, however surgery should also be considered at that time as well.

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Herniated disc. What does this MRI report mean? I am doing physical therapy. Should I still get an epidural shot? Does massages make it worse?

Herniated disc. What does this MRI report mean? I am doing physical therapy. Should I still get an epidural shot? Does massages make it worse?

Where?: At your young age a true herniated disc in your lumbar spine that is causing both pain in your lower back and down your leg (esp. Past your knee) is a signifigant problem.Physical therapy, nsaids may be helpful. See a good spine specialist (either ortho or neuro surgeon before you begin lesi's (injections).Massage can be helpful temporarily and will do no harm. Avoid 'manipulations'. Gl!

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I have lower back pain. Pain feels like it is on the pain. I did have an epidural due to csection several months ago. Is it due to this? Treatments?

I have lower back pain. Pain feels like it is on the pain. I did have an epidural due to csection several months ago. Is it due to this? Treatments?

ESI & back pain: There might be no relation between your back pain the previous epidural injection. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. .. The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include physical therapy, exercise, medications, injections.... Please see a pain specialist for evaluation and treatment.

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I have chronic lower back pain. I chose physical therapy instead of an epidural injection. Which is more effective or should I do both?

I have chronic lower back pain. I chose physical therapy instead of an epidural injection. Which is more effective or should I do both?

Depends on the cause: There r many causes of back pain. B evaluated by a spine specialist, once u know the cause, he/her will decide what 2 do based on experience ; training.

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I have a herniated disc in my neck c4-5. The ortho dr is urging me to have an epidural or at the least trigger point shots. The chiro is saying no. Is physical therapy good for this or adjustments?

I have a herniated disc in my neck c4-5. The ortho dr is urging me to have an epidural or at the least trigger point shots. The chiro is saying no. Is physical therapy good for this or adjustments?

Diagnosis first: The injections are to confirm clinically what the pain generator is he is trying to figure out what pain is coming from where, the disc causes refered pain but usually not tenderness confirming the working diagnosis for pain is alwys a good idea.

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Does the eperderal give really bad back pain? I got the eperderal in 2004 and two weeks ago I started getting back pains. I went to a place that does massage therapy it helped I was abel to bend down but then when I put my pants on I can barley left my le

There: There are cases in which a woman experiences pain in the area of a previous epidural, however this is more common if there is some accompanying abnormality like disc disease. I would be more likely to consider this an option if there was significant pain or complications at the time of original epidural anethesia.

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What is the management of intra-abdominal diffuse lipomatosis measuring 22x10?

What is the management of intra-abdominal diffuse lipomatosis measuring 22x10?

Fat deposition: Abdominal diffuse lipomatosis is due to defective fat mobilization in the body is associated with obesity, some times diabetes, no symptoms to leave it alone, diet control exercise if there is pressure symptoms need relive by removing the compressing adipose tissue.

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Hi doctor I have epidural headache for two months. It is two days gone then come back this is routine. What is your advice to permanent cure?

Blood patch: If not already done, a blood patch may speed recovery. If not, evaluation by a neurologist is recommended.