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Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


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Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?

Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?

Stimulator may help: If you're still having pain after your 3 failed spine surgeries you could benefit from a spinal cord stimulator. I have seen many people helped tremendously by this implantable device. Find someone reputable and they may be able to help. ...Read more

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Broken c2-c6, t12, l3, shoulder scope, arthritis, carpal tunnel surgery. Horrible pain. Any suggestions for pain management besides pain pills?

Alternative therapy: Medications and other interventions that aren't thought of as traditional 'pain pills' can be helpful. Medications like various anti-seizure or anti-depressants can be tried as well as alternative therapies such as accupuncture, reiki, or guided exercise therapy are often helpful for many patients living with chronic pain. ...Read more

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Could lower back pain that radiates around hip to 4 1/2 month iguinal laproscopic hernia repair be olioiguinal nerve pain or reoccurrence ?

Doubtful: While it is possible, it doesn't sound like that type of pain. Ilioinguinal nerve is also well away from the space where a laparoscopic inguinal hernia is. It could come in to play however if a tack was placed too deeply at the upper outer edge of the mesh. See your surgeon to find out if its bad enough. Recurrence would be more likely if there is a return of preop symptoms or a reducible bulge. ...Read more

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What could cause really bad back pain after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

What could cause really bad back pain after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

It's up in the air.-: -has nothing to do with your surgery. Some people get a sore back from lying in bed 2 long. Otherwise see your PCP & go from there. ...Read more

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42 yo female. Had successful decompression lamenectomy 9/12 after injections & epidurals failed. No more pain in eithet leg, but terrible lower back p?

42 yo female. Had successful decompression lamenectomy 9/12 after injections & epidurals failed. No more pain in eithet leg, but terrible lower back p?

?scar tissue: Sometimes scar tissue postoperatively can cause the same symptoms that were initially treated. You need to return to see your physician to reassess why you are having so much pain. ...Read more

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Cause of bilateral thigh pain after failed spinal fusion?

Cause of bilateral thigh pain after failed spinal fusion?

Thigh pain: My first answer is missed hip arthritis. This causes pain from groin to knee, worse getting up from sitting. Commonly missed by spine surgeons too focused on abnormal MRI and not performing a complete exam. Not intentional, just happens. If fusion has failed, this could also cause pain into groins/thighs. A good exam and studies including x-rays would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause pain in laproscopic hernia repair 4 1/2 months post- op?

Can lower back pain cause pain in laproscopic hernia repair 4 1/2 months post- op?

Maybe: It depends on what the pain was like before the operation, and what type of hernia repair you had. It doesn't sound specific like something is wrong with hernia repair, however you should check with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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Can my neck/arm pain be a result of bankart repair shoulder surgery 2yrs ago? nerve pain from neck down left arm, started 6 months after surgery

Can my neck/arm pain be a result of  bankart repair shoulder surgery  2yrs ago? nerve pain from neck down left arm, started 6 months after surgery

Probably not: If you had a bankart repair and did well for 6 months and started having neck pain running down your left arm, it is more likely coming from a "pinched nerve" in your neck. Bankart repairs are done primarily for instability, so if you have not developed recurrent instability, it is probably not your shoulder, also shoulder problems do not typically cause pain running down the arm. Be seen! ...Read more

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What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

Position: While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help. ...Read more

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Pain behind knee after 1 month post ACL surgery. Pain meds aren't working?

Pain behind knee after 1 month post ACL surgery. Pain meds aren't working?

See your surgeon: Not unusual to still have some pain at 1 month. Difficult to say without an evaluation. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Really bad muscle pain months after rib resection and scalenectomy for thoracic outlet syndrome. What can I do?

Really bad muscle pain months after rib resection and scalenectomy for thoracic outlet syndrome. What can I do?

Pain management: Results of surgery vary by presenting problems there is a.significant persistence of symptoms when the initial problem is nerve compression repeat surgery is not a great.option Get reevaluated for other causes of pain, consider consulting with a neurologist or specialist in orain management If this.does.not help.seek out aomeone with eztensive experience in nervw compression syndromes like ...Read more

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Pain management doctors in 21230 area for the spine with post op surgery pain?

Pain doctor: We can contact your insurance for the list of pain specialists in your area. There are a few big pain centers such as university of maryland pain center, johns hopkins university pain center ..... ...Read more

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Rt side s.i joint, spine erector and QL pain with out relief from therapy following thoracic scoliosis surger, still torqued. What dr should i see?

Pain or rehab: usually you would have best results with a pain specialist or physiatrist (rehab doc). this is assuming you have returned to your surgeon and general doc and have not gotten useful/helpful results there. ...Read more

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Succes. Decomp. Lamenectomy 9/12. Sever lwr. Back and hip pain, 13 months post op. Injections unsuccessful. What now? 42 female. Plz. Help

Succes. Decomp. Lamenectomy 9/12. Sever lwr. Back and hip pain, 13 months post op. Injections unsuccessful. What now? 42 female. Plz. Help

Instability: It is not uncommon to develop instability after a decompressive procedure. You need to discuss this with your doctor. Most patient pts benefit significantly from conservative management such as physical therapy. A smaller percentage may require a stabilization if they fail conservative measures. ...Read more

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Still neck, shoulder n back pain after 1 year n 26 physio session. What other treatment options except total disc replacement surgery?

Still neck, shoulder n back pain after 1 year n 26 physio session. What other treatment options except total disc replacement surgery?

Large breasts: If you have large breasts this may be contributing to your neck, back and shoulder pains. Seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Laminectomy 4 mo ago. Have low back pain near incision / some leg pain. Epi injection didn't help. Cycling/running hurts it. Also tried resting. Mri?

Laminectomy Recovery: The pain sounds incisional or from the muscles around your operation. At four months postop, you need to give it more time. Try lower impact exercises such as elliptical trainers or swimming. This type of aerobic training has less impact on the healing muscles. Physical therapy may also help instructing proper technique to prevent aggravation. Good luck on recovery. ...Read more

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I have chronic pain from entrapped nerve in scar from foot surgery. Conservative tx failed. How successful is surgery to destroy nerve? Risks?

I have chronic pain from entrapped nerve in scar from foot surgery. Conservative tx failed. How successful is surgery to destroy nerve? Risks?

This would depend : On which nerve, location of entrapment and method of destruction. One can use chemicals, can heat the tissue or freeze it to ablate it. If you are in pain, i would think the reward outweighs the risk. Otherwise what are you left with? A painful foot.....Good luck, I am sure you are frustrated. Usually, the procedure you ask about is done under a small incision if and the risk should be minimal. ...Read more

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