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Epidural Pain Worse Than Contraction
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
L4-5 S1 disc herniation pain radiating to legs a sign things are getting worse. not much pain before. doing pt.Was feeling better but pain back worse?
Apples and oranges: Fibromyalgia is a persistent pattern of pain. "normal aches" is a bad term. Aches are not a part of normal. Sometimes it is just a matter of stretching and warm up prior to activities, but if aches are persistent, see a physician knowledgeable in muscle and joint disease. ...Read more
Left lower back, buttock, leg pain ×3weeks. 10 days of steriod no help. Pain worse when sitting, standing & walking. Pain varies, worst in buttock. Tried piriformis stretches but increases pain.
Thoracic back pain for 4 weeks, worse lying down., pain wakes me. No known trauma. Occasionally moves to cerv and lumb. No relief from msg or chiro?
Shoulder pain x4h, dropped ~1 inch lower than than other side, mobility/function limited, mild scapular pain. Cannot lift arm over head. thoughts?
Shoulderpain: Tough to say without examining you. Your symptoms sound as if you at least strained one of your ligaments in your shoulder, with a possible co-existing Muscle strain of your scapula. See your doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis to assure you get the best advice and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
Chronic sij pain. Becomes displaced often. 2 steroid inj with min brief relief (2wks) now pain seems even worse 8/10 on pain scale constantly.Surgery?
Probably not surgery: Sacroiliac joint pain occurs because the muscles where the spine and pelvis meet are involved in bending, twisting, and lifting. Pain from a sprain or strain may be helped with nonsteroidals or local injections. You may need physical therapy to strengthen and stretch your muscles so there's not so much strain on that joint. Surgery probably won't help your pain and may decrease function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major sciatic nerve pain seems to have gotten worse over last 4 works since workout without stretching. Other than NSAIDs + stretching, any treatment?
Get an exam: If there are neurological findings it can change what might be reasonably tried. Chiropractors, acupuncture, physical therapy, gabapentin, trigger point work, and believe it or not emotional work can all help as well as stretches. I like the ones that stretch the iliopsoas muscles. ...Read more
Severe muscle pain, no relief; low grade fever; constant headache w/o relief from OTC pain rx, rest, moist heat, etc. Painful pulsations felt after bending down (not from waist). No other symptoms.
Pelvic pain, pain is worse with urination/bowel movements
Weakness, dizziness, and elevated heart rate
Pain is sharp worse when pressure applied ?
Had excruciating lower ab pelvic pain radiating to groin like but worse than how it felt to rupture ovarian cyst.now pressure&trouble bearing down?
Full exam: 34 year old lady with severe abdominal pain radiating to the groin. It sounds like you need to be seen immediately and get a full history and exam, pregnancy status. Know when the pain started, the location, duration, intensity, radiation, and also your medical history, surgical history, medications, and review of your systems and any other symptoms including bowel and bladder probs. Good luck. ...Read more
Sharp LUQ pain upon deep breath or stretching. pressing makes it better. S/P lower spine sx 1 month ago. not constant?
This could: be due to GAS collected in the SPLENIC flexure ( The TURN the colon takes in the left upper quadrant see diagram)...this often occurs in RUNNERS since any bowel gas "seeks" the highest level in the colon when you are upright) In runners it's often called a "stitch" Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Back strain, seemed resolving/exercise worse plus new hip flexor pain. Ibuprofen causing persistent heartburn other anti-inflam/pain options?
Lumbar. Pain: Taking any over the counter meds like ibuprofen,aleve, aspirin, may cause heartburn , so.. U make sure u take the dose on a full stomach, alternatively use over the counter meds such as Zantac, (ranitidine) cimetidine, orprevacid. Get up with a physiotherapist to be shown proper stretching as well as isometric strenthening or core muscles. ...Read more
Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area
Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite ?
See a specialist: There are many causes of hip/low back pain. Most of these causes are related to the muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones in the back. Other causes could stem from problems with kidney, bladder, or reproductive organs. Further work up is required. Ask to see a spine specialist. ...Read more
Lower back pain since 2008. chiro. helped with sciatica. can't ease the chronic lower spine pain for longer than 5 days. when should I seek more help?
This is a typical : Pattern for pain arising from a cervical spine problem that could be muscular, facet joint related or even of a disc source. If no improvement with time, activity modification, local treatments like heat or massage and the use of otc medication if not contraindicated, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27/M lower right abdominal pain. Pain scale of 6/10. Worse when pressed and released. More pain when bending over or taking deep breaths. Past 4 days.
Lower back in excruciating pain.Can't stand more than 30 mins.Mri showed facet hypertrophic changes, joint swelling l1-l5. Could this be causing pain?
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
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