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Why is there typically hip pain after back surgery?

Why is there typically hip pain after back surgery?

There isn't: When most people refer to their hip, they really mean their buttocks which is a common area for referred back pain. Generally, hip joint pain occurs in the groin. ...Read more

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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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I had two major surgeries, neck fusion/hip graft and back surgery. How can I prevent these severe pain every morning?

I had two major surgeries, neck fusion/hip graft and back surgery. How can I prevent these severe pain every morning?

Chronic pain: It sounds like you have chronic pain despite 2 prior spinal surgeries. Your best chance of improvement lies in aggressive conservative treatments - aggressive physical therapy, increased activity, regular exercise, smoking cessation, weight loss, improved diet. Beyond that you're facing potentially chronic treatments which, at your age, you'd like to avoid if possible, such as pain management. ...Read more

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I have pain going down the front of my right leg after having back surgery. It goes from my hip down to my knee and I can't stand it. Please help?

Need more info: Pain in top of thigh can be L2, L3, or L4 nerve root. If you had surgery for any of those nerves, continued compression may be the reason for this pain. You need to have your surgeon work you up for this. If your surgery did not involve these nerves, then you may be experiencing lateral femoral cutaneous nerve injury that can occur from laying on your belly for long periods of time. ...Read more

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Age 80 fem, back surgery 2yr ago. Walked w/ cane slowly. 3wks ago had hip surgery.Physio hard & now has limited movement. Options? Massage? on painklr

Age 80 fem, back surgery 2yr ago. Walked w/ cane slowly. 3wks ago had hip surgery.Physio hard & now has limited movement. Options? Massage? on painklr

Backache 80yoF: Hello ~ a difficult problem because at 80y this lady has def got some osteoporosis, facet arthropathy from prev surgery and poss. spinal stenosis in back. s/p hip replace or arthroplasty hip. She will have pain in back but exacerbated by antalgic gait.Painkillers must be adequate and take aperients simul. DO XRAY SPINE to r/o compression fx (chk for Ca/myeloma) walk, mobilse w rng of movnt joints. ...Read more

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I have burning throbbing pain in my right lower back/hip area. I had lower back surgery 1 1/2 years ago for this and other issues, but it did not help?

Followup: You might want to consider a followup appointment with your surgeon and/ or a second opinion. It really comes down to the specific cause for the pain you are having; it is at that point that appropriate treatment options can be chosen. ...Read more

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I had back surgery 3 years ago and left with numbness in right leg and hip area. Could this treatment help me? L3-5 fusion with hardware

I had back surgery 3 years ago and left with numbness in right leg and hip area. Could this treatment help me? L3-5 fusion with hardware

It may: This really depends on your imaging (mri/ct) scan. If your neurological problems are arising from a spondylisthesis or foramenal stenosis, then performing an interbody fusion and increasing the height of the disc space (increasing foramenal space) and reducing the slip may improve your compression and therefore your symptoms. But this depends on your full history, physical and images. Good luck. ...Read more

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I finally had the back surgery 2 days ago and I'm in terrible pain my hips and legs are killing me they had me on 2mg diluadid in the hospital every 3 hours and 10 mg Percocet every 6 hours they had my pain under control and I have a high pain tolerance w

I finally had the back surgery 2 days ago and I'm in terrible pain my hips and legs are killing me they had me on 2mg diluadid in the hospital every 3 hours and 10 mg Percocet every 6 hours they had my pain under control and I have a high pain tolerance w

Contact surgeon: For post op pain control Expecially if you have new neurologic pains revision spine surgery always tougher than first with lower expected outcome sucess diminishing returns with each revision the general rule, of course i have no idea what your initial problem was and what the initial procedure was and what your target symptom with more info i can perhaps shed some light but your acute pain neuro ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more


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Orthopedic Spine Surgery (Definition)

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