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Hole In Spine
What tests could be done to diagnose mid/upper back pain, along spine and muscles. Cause headaches and daily severe pain. Feels like a hole in spine.
Get MRI Spine: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation (MRI) by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should he do about his doc. Cuttin him off his pain meds? My boyfriend has deginertive disc disease, 2 holes in his spine and a couple bulged discs and the jelly in the discs are deteriated. He needs surgery, and he can't move with out his meds, he c
What happens if you had a nerve block/ESI with metallic particulates when you undergo 2 MRI's in 5 day period? Can it cause burns/holes in the spine?
It depends.: In general "nerve blocks" or ESI (Epidural Steroid Injections) are not performed with "metallic particulates." Unless specifically cleared, MRIs can not be performed in individuals who have metal in their system because the magnet may cause motion or movement of the metal and surrounding tissues damage. Concern regarding a contaminated ESI, should be discussed with the provider who performed ESI Read more
Arthritis: 95% of the time, this means you have every day wear and tear changes. This otherwise is the same as degenerative spinal arthritis or ddd or degenerative disk disease. These wear and tear changes are a normal part of the aging process. Doing general core exercises 15-20 minutes 3-5 days a week will slow the process. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thigh pain: After fusion can be multifactorial. It can be due to nerve irritation along the front of the thigh, nerve irritation after decompression, hip flexor stretch, etc. Most often this settles down in a few weeks but you should bring it up with your surgeon to have them evaluate you. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe if prolonged: If there's a major change in posture, in the long run there's also a risk for strain and pain. Prevention is best. Step one is to stop using the device so often and/or try a different one like a tablet. Next one could also consider yoga or physical/occupational therapy if primary care doctor approves. If there's a problem after stopping using the phone or tablet, then a physiatrist could be seen. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you are talking: About the fluid removed on a spinal tap it is known as cerebral spinal fluid and it is constantly being formed in the brain by astructure known as the choroid plexus at a rate of about half a liter a day and is resorbed into the circulatory system. It turns over almost 4 times daily and it plays several roles or functions for the brain and spinal cord. Read more
See below: This is not a medical term but in context this would be a description used on the physical exam. Protuberant, standing out, and fullness are similar words. As far as the back exam this would refer to the spine, ribs or scapula. There are several causes and having an orthopaedic spine eval by an orthopaedic surgeon, not saying you need surgery. Hope I was helpful. Thank you. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! Began selfcare with a wellness programs, vitamins b-100, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise and self or prof massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. Read more
How much discomfort?: A bone spur is a bony growth formed on healthy bone and may normally occur as you age. Generally, treatment for a bone spur involves taking pain medication and avoiding activities that worsen the pain. If you have a spur on your back physical therapy may help. Surgical intervention is a last resort option for severe pain and impairment. Discuss with your primary doctor if this is the case. Read more
Dimple: A dimple on the spine area is common considering how the body develops embryologically. If this is on the lower spine it could be a pylonidal cyst. Those can get infected and need treatment. Double check with your doctor. Read more