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Is it normal for someone to have spinal pain?

Is it normal for someone to have spinal pain?

Not Uncommon: Back pain is very common. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people during their life time will have an attack of back pain severe enough to cause them to seek medical attention. That be said, if your are having spinal pain, then you should contact your pcp{ for an evaluation and treatment. ...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


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Is it normal for someone to have abdominal swelling?

Is it normal for someone to have abdominal swelling?

Abdominal swelling: No. The cause of the swelling should be identified to treat it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have penis pain?

Is it normal for someone to have penis pain?

No: This can be manifestation of urethritis or infection of gu system .This requires medical attention to redone problem and prevent possible scarring and long term pain .See urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a spinal fusion and still have unbearable pain?

Is it common to have a spinal fusion and still have unbearable pain?

No: If you have undergone a successful spinal fusion you should have attained at least 85% reduction on your symptoms intensity if your fusion is solid. Would recommend that you speak to your spinal surgeon so that reason for your pain can be identified and a proper treatment plan instituted to alleviate you of your pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal for jaw pain to occur with having MS?

Is it normal for jaw pain to occur with having MS?

No but: No, but it is common for females your age to have TMJ problems. Or wisdom tooth pain. You may want an evaluation by an oral surgeon to determine what the nature of your jaw pain problem is. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have abdominal distension?

Is it normal for someone to have abdominal distension?

Abdominal distension: A distended abdomen is only normal during pregnancy or after an enormous meal. If persistent or recurrent, you are best served by a medical evaluation to localize what's swollen, and what can be done to fix it. This question was recently asked on healthtap, so i refer you to that answer which details the differential diagnosis of abdominal swelling, and what questions to expect from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spinal headaches after epidural?

Is it normal to have spinal headaches after epidural?

No: A "spinal headache" is actually a post dural puncture headache resulting from leakage of cerebral spinal fluid from the subarachnoid space through the dura, which is the layer that contains the cerebral spinal fluid. So, it is possible to get a spinal headache if the anesthesiologist went too far with the epidural needle through the epidural space and through the dura. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have anemia?

Is it normal for someone to have anemia?

No: It is not normal to be anemic. Your body has ability to maintain a good status all the time. If you are anemic it means that those mechanisms have been overwhelmed and cannot keep anymore a proper balance. You should see your pcp and after some iron therapy if still anemic a more in depth work-up will be needed. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to have a back injury that affect only your urination?

Isn't it unusual to to have a back injury that affect only your urination?

No: If in rare circumstances urination is affected by. Back problem it is classically accompanied with pain and numbness in saddle area isolated urinary symptoms are almost never from back. ...Read more

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When does a diskectomy absolutely have to be performed over just pain management?

When does a diskectomy absolutely have to be performed over just pain management?

Foot drop : Progressive motor weakness for pain it is always elective shoulalwys be avoided if the pain generator has not been identified with diagnostic injections I have a profound regard for normal unscarred anatomy trading disc for scar tissue not a trade up disc can reabsorb scar is forever. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a blood clot in my arm after having an iv? If so what are symptoms? How is it diagnosed? Thanks.

Is it possible to have a blood clot in my arm after having an iv? If so what are symptoms? How is it diagnosed? Thanks.

Yes: You would feel a cord like hardening on the course of the vein where IV was can be warm, tender and some redness could be present. ...Read more

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My primary referred me for epidural spinal injec.S but i'm still in pain. Is it rude if i go to a different pain doctor that offers other treatment?

Not Rude : Each MD has his own set of skills and practice expertise. If you believe someone else may provide a better solution for you, you certainly may seek out that care. I would let your primary know your plans. It is not necessary to inform the pain doctor personally, but do let his scheduler know you will not make any currently scheduled follow up. This is basic respect for his/her schedule. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a diabetic to have lower backpain?

Is it normal for a diabetic to have lower backpain?

No: It is never normal to have low back pain. If you do, there is no need to continue to suffer see a well trained physician who can help. Sometimes it takes a few tries before finding a doctor who can help you but keep looking, you will find the help you need. ...Read more

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For how long is it normal to be in pain after spinal fusion surgery?

Varies greatly: Healing can take up to six months, and sometimes people will continue to have pain. Acute, post surgical pain should subside by three to six weeks, but many have lasting nerve pain afterwards. The important thing to remember is that the surgery was to prevent functional loss. Treating the pain is the next step to get back normalcy. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it considered to be within "lnormal" reactions for someone to have mild cramping the day after urodynamics or is it a reason for concern?

Probably Normal: After any procedure, some mild discomfort/cramping is normal... If becomes prolonged or severe should follow up with md. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chronic low back pain that started with an injury to fully heal?

Is it possible for chronic low back pain that started with an injury to fully heal?

Chronic back pain: It depends on the extent of the injury, type of injury, the care and rehabilitation received, motivation of the patient. A good doctor and team of specialists are extremely helpful to guide you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain after a surgical spinal fusion?

Is it normal to have pain after a surgical spinal fusion?

Depends: Definitely immediately after surgery, most patients will have surgical pain which gradually improves with time. However, if you are still having significant or new/different pains months after the surgery, you should definitely have re-evaluation to assess the hardware, the fusion, other levels in your spine, pinched nerves, etc. ...Read more

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