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Is It True If You Get An Epaderal You Will Have Back Problems
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
What kinda of back problems can an epidural cause if hit nerve? I have up the right side of spine that causes headaches?
Hello I had a baby in June I had received epidural now my back has been killing me last 5 months I never had back problems till this happened ?
Hard to say: We don't always have an explanation for this. I will see patients like you in my office and often get an MRI to look into it further and the studies often come back normal. We often don't know the cause; perhaps some subtle nerve injury or scar tissue. Thankfully it often does ultimately resolve. I would not hesitate to see a spine specialist to be evaluated. ...Read more
It can: Epidural during labor can result in chronic low back pain. Several of my patients have had ; unifying finding was unilateral sacroiliac joint instability, from forced leg abduction and external rotation absent reflexive splinting via proprioception; resulting in permanent sij ligament stretch causing loose ; painful sij. Relaxin hormone secreted during pregnancy participates in this injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could my c sec incision cause problems a year later? What about the epidural, could it cause back problem this late?
Not likely: It would be very unusual for these to pop up as problems one year after a c-section. ...Read more
Yes: If you have question regarding your diagnosis, need for surgery or understanding of the surgical procedure and is not satisfied with the answers from your treating doctor by all means obtain a second opinion. If this would provide you with peace of mind before surgery do so. No surgeon will be upset if you desire s second opinion. It may make your recovery smoother and quicker. ...Read more
Seek treatment: No individual advice about what you should do can be given. In general first concerns for recurring back pain after an accident should be seeking a good neurologist or rehabilitation medicine doctor to determine what treatments may be of benefit. If problems are forund to be accident-related or permanent and auto insurance refuses coverage and it is an mva, and attorney can help. ...Read more
Boobs: Please make sure that your breasts are properly lifted by your bra. When that is OK you should not have any back problems. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very low risk: I have to disagree with you--epidurals very rarely cause any long-term problems, and often are used in the treatment of back pain from other causes. Labor epidurals are the safest way to manage labors which are severely painful, and can also be extended to provide anesthesia if a c-section is necessary. They very seldom cause any back pain other than temporary soreness at the insertion site. ...Read more
I have major back problem issues, and my employer is trying to get me to take fmla leave; is this ok?
Yes: Fmla allows you to take needed time off without using your pto or vacation days. It's against the law for them to use those absences against you. ...Read more
Is it true you can't get an epidural when you have a low back tattoo? I have the chinese symbol for "love" and it's about 3-4inches tall.
I'm having a lot of back problems and its a workman comp case and I feel
Like I'm not getting the best possible medical treatment possible they have tried eperdual's not helped they have tired pain meds norco 7.5 they don't help what do I need to do get s
Chronic back pain: Pain is a challenging thing to manage. Establishing a goal for pain relief is a start. Depending on what is the underlying cause of the pain, if the injections did not help, surgery may be an option. Chronic opioid therapy, with combinations of short acting and long acting meds is an option as well. Lastly, which ever treatment modality is chosen, you should also entertain the mental toll. ...Read more
I get a lot of upper back problems feels tense, can it be stress or my bra? I'm 100lbs and c size breast do I need a more supportive bra?
Good 1st option: Being a thin woman, the size c breasts could be causing a lot of strain on your back. Definitely start with getting some good, supportive bras. Try to identify any other triggers, such as posture, that could be causing the pain. If making some lifestyle changes doesn't help, your physician can help you identify and alleviate the pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a back problem l5.lately at night I get so stuff it hurts to move my legs. What can I do? I take anti-inflammatory I went PT and I do exercises
You could have--: -spinal stenosis. a sign is that the distance you walk at 1 time gets shorter as the years go by, and you find you have to rest a while due to leg pain, and then get going again. I would see a fellowship trained spine surgeon. I prefer ortho, but I am prejudice. also do well with neurosurgeon. ...Read more
I had a breast reduction in 2002 due to major back problems after surgery everything was great but now all the pain is back. Should I get surgery?
NO: Don't jump straight to surgery. Please see your primary care physician to determine the cause of your back pain. Back pain is caused by a number of different reasons and seeing as the original cause of your pain is no longer the current cause there may be a number of other options for treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sisteras very bad back pains it is alway swollen she in a lot if pain we tryed everything i need help me please shehas be have these back problems for a long time she get a fever hot all the time sweating her back is always hard it dose not feel like
There : There are many causes of back pain. The most common causes are disk problems, degeneration, facet arthropathy, arthritis, etc. The presence of fever and sweating is more concerning for dangerous causes of back pain like infection or cancer. I would recommend her seeing a spine doctor or spine surgeon for workup of her back pain right away. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a numb spot that itches on the bottom of my foot that nothing relieves. I do have lower back problems. What can I do to get it to stop?
Topical medication: From what you are describing is an area on localized on your foot, which is referred to as a dermatome. It is an area supplied by nerves that originate in the lower back. There are topical preparations (usually a formulation of 3 or so compounds) that relieve such symptoms. Check with your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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