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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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Can it be normal to have back pain 4 weeks after spinal tap?

Can it be normal to have back pain 4 weeks after spinal tap?

Possibly: It depends. If the "spinal tap" was done to get spinal fluid to test it and the "tap" was traumatic or difficult with the needle hitting bone you may have pain for a number of weeks. The outer layer of bone is called periosteum and has many nerve endings and can take some time to heal. However, the pain should not be severe. If continues get a work-up. ...Read more

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I have serious back pain a year after spinal fusion. Is this normal?

I have serious back pain a year after spinal fusion. Is this normal?

Failed back: Many people will continue to experience back pain after the surgery. It's called failed back syndrome. You should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My granddaughter had two attempts today for a spinal tap. Was unable to get fluid both times. Tonight is in a lot of back pain. Is this normal?

Back pain: Likely the back pain is from the tap procedure and in most case this resolves over a day or two. If the pain last longer than 3-4 days then i would contact the doctor that did the tap. ...Read more

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Is it normal to suffer from chronic lower back pain after having a spinal fusion 7 years ago?

Yes: New problems can develop or you can develop problems over time simple from the body's response to the fusion over time (bone spurs, scar tissue, stenosis, etc). Get it checked out. Probably will need fresh mri. For patients who have had surgery would recommend high field with contrast. ...Read more

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I had spinal fusion 7 years ago and now I suffer from chronic lower back pain - is this normal?

I had spinal fusion 7 years ago and now I suffer from chronic lower back pain - is this normal?

Not Typically: If you are having severe chronic low back pain it is worth investigating to try and determine the cause. There may be some correctable problem. Alternatively, you may be a candidate for an implanted spinal cord stimulator. This might provide excellent pain relief. ...Read more

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I had a spinal tap done 10 months ago to test for MS... is it normal to start having back pain in that area again after so long?

I had a spinal tap done 10 months ago to test for MS... is it normal to start having back pain in that area again after so long?

How much pain?: If there is sensitivity but only mild that may not be unusual. The pain if severe is unusual in this area but might have bruised a nerve if severe . See your doctor to better describe the severity and see if it is related to something else going on. ...Read more

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Should my 80 yr old father with significant back pain but normal activity have spinal fusion, since he has dementia w/little short term memory?

Should my 80 yr old father with significant back pain but normal activity have spinal fusion, since he has dementia w/little short term memory?

Spinal fusion is a: big surgery, so many factors need to be taken into consideration before undergoing such procedure. Can he withstand general anesthesia? Does he have too much dementia to understand instructions for recovery afterwards? Did he have good mobility before the surgery? Has he had other spinal surgeries before? How is his cardiac and pulmonary health? etc.. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Back pain every day + cracking joints with normal movement; need to adjust spinal cord and all joints several times a day since puberty; what to do?

Back pain every day + cracking joints with normal movement; need to adjust spinal cord and all joints several times a day since puberty; what to do?

Hypermobility: when your physician evaluate you make sure that you were check for hypermobile syndrome, also noted as Ehlers-Danlos type III.this is a syndrome where people have increased flexibility more elasticity in their tissues, joints, tendons etc. this could be responsible for a lot of the symptoms you're describing. Please have your physician evaluate for this and you may need to be sent to rheumatology ...Read more

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What would cause extremely low hypocellular bone marrow - 15% normal, 65% really hypocellular and 15% mild-moderately low; I am 40 yr old male with 20lbs weight loss, spinal pain, SOB, headaches, low ferritin and really high B12, folate; normal spep.

What would cause extremely low hypocellular bone marrow - 15% normal, 65% really hypocellular and 15% mild-moderately low; I am 40 yr old male with 20lbs weight loss, spinal pain, SOB, headaches, low ferritin and really high B12, folate; normal spep.

One marrow failure : can be due to several causes as radiation, certain drugs, tumours, and others. You need to be under the care of a hematologist, whom you may have already seen, kindly keep the follow up, wish you all the best, at this limited platform we can't really offer much in your case, good luck ...Read more

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What would cause spinal pain?

What would cause spinal pain?

Dozens of things: Without more information and an examination it would be impossible to even speculate. See a good back surgeon and get a full detailed evaluation, which may necessitate imaging studies (plain x-rays, ct scans, mri, etc.) good luck. ...Read more

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What is a possible cause for spinal pain?

Many : Disc herniation or disc degeneration are the most common, but there are many more. ...Read more

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Can I die from spinal pain if I ignore it?

It depend: What is the cause for the spine pain, some of the causes have to with cancer that could cause death. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have spinal pain?

Yes: It could be something bad. However most causes of back pain are not necessarily serious. Virtually 100% of people have back pain at some point in their lifetime. ...Read more

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I always suffer from spinal pain after i delievered a scissorian baby now can u tell me how it can be relieved?

Pregnancy related : Your pain is most commonly due to the pregnancy itself and the associated weight gain, streching anf weakening of your core muscles and change in your center of gravity rather than your c-section. The best treatment is physical therapy and exercise to get your core strong and stable again. ...Read more