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Can a pinched nerve of the L4, L5, S1, or S2 (racepinephrine) cause difficulty passing stool, i.e., rectum/sphincter won't relax/function properly?

Can a pinched nerve of the L4, L5, S1, or S2 (racepinephrine) cause difficulty passing stool, i.e., rectum/sphincter won't relax/function properly?

?cauda equina syndr.: If you possess a large ruptured disk in the lower back which compresses multiple nerve roots, or if you have lumbar stenosis, this could affect both bowel and bladder, but a localized pinched nerve at the root level otherwise will have not influence on bowel dysfnctn. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Does muscle imbalance + turned rib cage mean scoliosis?

Does muscle imbalance + turned rib cage mean scoliosis?

Potentially: Possibly, scoliosis sually begins with a rotation of the vertebrae. This causes a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. There are also patients with neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy that have muscular imbalance and can have scoliosis. Please consider being checked, a simple xray will definitively answer the question of whether or not you have scoliosis. ...Read more

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Substernal pain extending to rt ribs and insomnia 2 nights b/c of hiccups. Related to hiatal hernia?

Substernal pain extending to rt ribs and insomnia 2 nights b/c of hiccups. Related to hiatal hernia?

Could be: Generally, only large hiatal hernias, also known as paraesophageal hernias, cause these types of symtoms. An upper GI contrast study can help determine size, and can be ordered by your primary care provider. ...Read more

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31-34 wk preg, 48 hrs of achey leg muscles, hard tummy, back strain, hip/ligament pain from spreading, but reg baby movement. Normal to feel like this?

31-34 wk preg, 48 hrs of achey leg muscles, hard tummy, back strain, hip/ligament pain from spreading, but reg baby movement. Normal to feel like this?

Please call your OB: Everything you are describing you can get except your abdominal area should not be hard, please call your OB to make sure that your OB does not want you to be checked to r/o premature labor or other, a person that does pregnancy message should be bale to help with all the other symptoms. ...Read more

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Local back pain from lifting weights. X-rays lumbar/pelvis/SI joint. Mild Ensteophyte formation at illiac crests. is this common? follow up needed?

Local back pain from lifting weights. X-rays lumbar/pelvis/SI joint. Mild Ensteophyte formation at illiac crests. is this common? follow up needed?

Osteophytes are spurs: Osteophytes are bone spurs and accumulate with life and uncertain how much they are contributing to you back pain which can occur for lots of reasons - bone, disc, muscle, tendon, bursa etc. I suspect you had the osteophytes way before you were lifting weights. You need an evaluation for the reason you have back pain. ...Read more

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High arch from untreated compartment syndrome. PT says my Spring ligament is gone. Could fast onset of cavus foot cause spring ligament rupture?

High arch from untreated compartment syndrome. PT says my Spring ligament is gone. Could fast onset of cavus foot cause spring ligament rupture?

Doubt it: Spring ligament helps maintain an arch, when or if it ruptures you would destabilize the arch and the foot would flatten. Your describing the Opposite type of scenerio..... ...Read more

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Could gall bladder disease be causing back spasms below my shoulder blades? I'm 2 months post-op from c10-illium fusion. Spasms occur when laying down

Could gall bladder disease be causing back spasms below my shoulder blades? I'm 2 months post-op from c10-illium fusion. Spasms occur when laying down

It's possible: Recovery, always a challenge as other issues develop or are revealed. Gallbladder/biliary disease can be difficult to diagnose and does include pain that radiates into the mid back in some patients. The good news is a low fat diet, lots of hydration and outpatient tests with your regular doc, (ultrasound of ruq) will help answer your question. If you develop fever or vomiting, get checked soon. ...Read more

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65 yo f. 4 mo. Occ. Violent cough, low grade fever, malaise, and occ. Ant. Ha 4/10 . Lives in desert. Neg cocci, ppd, & pertussis. Ebv+age 15. Thanks.

65 yo f. 4 mo. Occ. Violent cough, low grade fever, malaise, and occ. Ant. Ha 4/10 . Lives in desert. Neg cocci, ppd, & pertussis. Ebv+age 15. Thanks.

Complex issue: Chronic cough has many causes. Ask you doctor if reflux could be the cause, and if so, would it be appropriate to do a 48 hour wireless pH study (Bravo device) off medication to see if the cough coreates to reflux episodes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain. Recent diagnosis of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Changes of recovering?

Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain.  Recent diagnosis  of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement.  Changes of recovering?

Minimal: It seems you had enough time for spontaneous recovery. I would seek surgical correction of the rib to remove any pressure on the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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I am experiencing loss of consciousness, headache (quality: dull or achy) (side: front, left) (severity: mild) (occurred: > 3 hours) and neck pain.

I am experiencing  loss of consciousness, headache (quality: dull or achy) (side: front, left) (severity: mild) (occurred: > 3 hours)  and neck pain.

Emergency: Please go to your emergency department right now. Have someone drive you. Get this diagnosed and treated ASAP. Be safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon strain?

What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon strain?

Quad strain: Pain above the kneecap or mid thigh depending on the strain area. Sometime there is swelling or bruising. It may also be difficult to flex the knee. ...Read more

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If u have muscle spasm it connected too in upper neck,ear and eyes?

If u have muscle spasm it connected too in upper neck,ear and eyes?

Don't understand: 'm not able to guess very well what you're asking but try this for a response. 1. Rephrase the question and resubmit 2. Muscle spasms in the upper neck, ear, and eyes could be the description of a condition known as muscle dystonia. In the eyes this is known as blepharospasms. 3. Not sure what you mean when you include the ear but muscle spasms in eyelid can involve other muscles lower down too. ...Read more

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I have elbow tendonitus! Visualized muscle structures including biceps,triceps appear unremarkable. Is that good or bad?

I have elbow tendonitus!  Visualized muscle structures including biceps,triceps appear unremarkable. Is that good or bad?

It's good: it's good to not have torn or otherwise diseased soft tissues of your upper arm. I'm assuming you had an MRI or ultrasound, because those are the tests that visualize soft tissue. Tendoniditis. That can often be helped by exercise, manual therapy, activity modification. Find a good physical therapist and follow through with their recomendations, and follow up with your doc about it. ...Read more

Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more


Dr. Patricia Foster
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Aching Muscles (Definition)

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