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Is it okay to have lower back pain after a tetanus or meningitis shot?

Is it okay to have lower back pain after a tetanus or meningitis shot?

Not really: Did you get the shot in your buttock? If so, this can sometimes result in irritation to the sciatic nerve, or you can develop a tender point in the gluteus muscles. Best to contact the office where you received the shot and inform then and ask for advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Can lower back pain be caused by tetanus shot or could it be tetanus itself?

Uncommon for Td: Just having lower back pain and no other symptoms is uncommon for the tetanus shot and the combined tetanus/whooping cough booster. If it is from the shot, it'll go away on its own. ...Read more

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How long does meningitis vaccine last? I had it about 5 years ago & wandering if Im still covered? Also, do I need tetanus every 10 yrs regardless?

How long does meningitis vaccine last? I had it about 5 years ago & wandering if Im still covered? Also, do I need tetanus every 10 yrs regardless?

Vaccines: A tetanus immunization should be given every 10 years and currently contains a small dose of diphtheria toxoid and pertussis protection. The meningocococcal vaccine is changing to cover more strains. Checking with the CDC site may give you the best advice. It appears you should receive this every 5 years at this point. All the best. ...Read more

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Vitd 14.vit B12 1000.Taking B12 shots monthly.still have fatigue nerve and muscle pain.29yr male.have Lower back pain n ibs. All tests normal.plz help?

D is low and...: If Vit D is 14 that is low enough to cause back & joint pains & reduce immune function. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer Many with "normal thyroid" tests are still hypothyroid- see http://tinyurl.com/6mcwvzy & http://www.nahypothyroidism.org/how-accurate-is-tsh-testing/ There are many other possible causes for your symptoms- infections like Lyme, food allergies, heavy metal toxicity.etc.See comment: ...Read more

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On depo, next shot 1/30/15. Why am I having bleeding/spotting and lower back pain ?

On depo, next shot 1/30/15. Why am I having bleeding/spotting and lower back pain ?

Normal depo effect: Irregular periods are the norm on depoprovera. Many patients have no periods at all. Others will experience irregular menstrual bleeding. This is how depo works. If you are not satisfied with the bleeding pattern on depo then consider using a different birth control method. ...Read more

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What is better for severe lower back pain, cortisone shots or oral steroids?

What is better for severe lower back pain, cortisone shots or oral steroids?

Both are the same: Cortison shots or oral steroids, one taken by mouth and the injected for faster relief.For acute attack i prefer the injections. ...Read more

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If cortisone shots don't work what would be the next option for treating lower back pain that is sending pain down my leg n bottom?

If cortisone shots don't work what would be the next option for treating lower back pain that is sending pain down my leg n bottom?

Nerve damage: Great question... Its very important to treat pain and to prevent nerve damage. There are multiple ways to treat a herniated disc. They include: weight loss, physical therapy, chiropractic care, disc decompression (traction), epidural injections, intradiscal procedures, and surgery. An EMG is the best test to see if you have old or active nerve damage (if so- you need surgery). ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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