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How can you deal with the back pain caused from an epidural?

How can you deal with the back pain caused from an epidural?

If it is pain: At the insertion site, warm compresses and anti-inflammatories should help. If it is more severe you should speak with your anesthesiologist who may refer you for an MRI and neurology consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Epidural (Definition)

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


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What can I do to ease the back pain caused from an epidural?

What can I do to ease the back pain caused from an epidural?

Heat, Meds: Mild back discomfort after an epidural block is not uncommon and is self-limited. Warm compresses, a heating pad, or mild analgesics....If not contraindicated...(ibuprofen, asa, etc.) may help. It's best, however, to speak with your provider and find out if there were any unusual problems during the procedure or further needed work-up. ...Read more

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What can I do/take to deal with the pain from spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis?

What can I do/take to deal with the pain from spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis?

NSAIDs : Careful use of nsaids. Under the supervision of a physician. Come in to see me. I can help treat this condition. ...Read more

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What can be done to help or ease back pain from an injury?

What can be done to help or ease back pain from an injury?

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications. Progressive return to activity as well as ice for the first few day, followed by heat, are also recommended. See a physician if your symptoms continue to persist, or if they worsen. ...Read more

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Can the pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia be neaseating? How do I deal with the exhaustion the pain causes?

Can the pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia be neaseating? How do I deal with the exhaustion the pain causes?

Treatment: Trigeminal Neuralgia is extremely rare in your age group; consult a neurologist or an Orofacial Pain Dentist ASAP. Severe facial pain could be related to an underlying medical condition. With regards to exhaustion and nausea from the severity of the pain, the best way is to manage the pain. Anti-convulsants drugs are most commonly used for the management of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...Read more

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What are ways to deal with chronic back pain after having an epidural?

What are ways to deal with chronic back pain after having an epidural?

PT: I don't recommend epidurals for back pain. Epidurals are good for sciatic type symptoms. If you're having chronic back pain then a formal course of physical therapy should help. Ultimately as a last resort maybe surgery. ...Read more

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How long can you have a pinched nerve or a herniated disc or suffer from nerve pain? And even with mild scoliosis can this affect your disc in your back and injuries that can happen to your the rustic spine

How long can you have a pinched nerve or a herniated disc or suffer from nerve pain? And even with mild scoliosis can this affect your disc in your back and injuries that can happen to your the rustic spine

It varies: Pain arising from a "pinched" or irritated nerve in the spine usually goes away within a few weeks to a few months depending on the cause. However in a minority of cases the pain can persist for months or even years. Scoliosis is rotation/curvature of the spine most often in the middle back (thoracic) or lower back (lumbar). This can cause added stress to the discs in your spine. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat/ reduce pain? I heard injection of steroids into the spine will help with back pain. True? What else?

What can be done to treat/ reduce pain? I heard injection of steroids into the spine will help with back pain. True? What else?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the spine (mid back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What can a person do to relieve the acute pain from esophagitis?

OTC meds: Otc meds but it is highly recommended that you see a GI dr. To have your esophagus evaluated. It is not enough to just control your symptoms. You need the problem diagnosed as well. Ranitidine and Lansoprazole have been used to control the symptoms for years. As have other h2 blockers and ppis. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference b/w back pain caused by muscles or muscle pull and back pain originating from the spine?

May be the same : There is a lot of overlap, and back pain can be tough to diagnose and treat. Generally, it's all coming from the same mechanism, irritated nerve fibers from spine cause pain. Often the pain causes spasm, so there is a cycle. Burning, hot, electrical or difficult to describe pain that radiates into buttocks or down leg is spine. If it's chronic and/or recurrent it's spine. ...Read more

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If pain is coming from the nerves in the back down to the legs how can it be treated or cured..

If pain is coming from the nerves in the back down to the legs how can it be treated or cured..

Sciatic pain: That depends on the cause, the x-ray findings & the history. Consult an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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What can a physician do to relieve the pain due to facet syndrome?

What can a physician do to relieve the pain due to facet syndrome?

Many Patients: A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve back pain caused by inflamed facet joints. A facet injection includes both a long-lasting corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent. The drugs are delivered to the painful facet joint, either inside the joint capsule or in the tissue surrounding the joint capsule. ...Read more

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How do I relieve the pain of severe sciatica caused by a herniated disc?

How do I relieve the pain of severe sciatica caused by a herniated disc?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic 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 by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Could any one guide me as to how to reduce the emotional pain resulting from desertion by a cunning husband?

Could any one guide me as to how to reduce the emotional pain resulting from desertion by a cunning husband?

Time: Experiencing emotional pain in the aftermath of being deserted by your husband is the normal reaction. You do not need counseling for having a normal emotional reaction. This emotional pain will subside with time. Now, if your emotional pain reaches a severity where it interferes with your ability to function, or causes other symptoms, then i would suggest seeking help. ...Read more

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Which is worse to go through physical pain or emotional pain from a doctors p.O.V?

Which is worse to go through physical pain or emotional pain from a doctors p.O.V?

NoWay to Distinguish: As integrated creatures: soul?mind?brain?body, there is no clear distinction, too many unknown variables from person to person ; event to event plus no human, no matter their degree: md, do, phd, etc, can feel anyone else's pain. All another person can do is possibly empathize, condemn or sadly, at times, seem to take pleasure in the pain of others. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with the pain from my right hip with severe post traumatic arthritis?

What can I do to deal with the pain from my right hip with severe post traumatic arthritis?

Therapy , Cane: Physical therapy to improve motion and strength in the area of the hip would be helpful. Using a cane in the opposite hand would help relieve weight on the hip and hopefully relieve some pain. Anti-inflammatory medication are also sometimes helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more