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Pain down the spinal cord after having a lumbar puncture?

Pain down the spinal cord after having a lumbar puncture?

LP complications: When spinal tap is done, if difficult, you might have local external bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Rarely, a local infection could occur. Typically, the usual reactions dissipate within a day or two. If symptoms are worsening, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Low back pain after hip replacement neurosurgeon?

Low back pain after hip replacement neurosurgeon?

Unusual: It is unusual to have new onset low back pain after hip replacement surgery. I would first discuss this with the surgeon that replaced your hip. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Get gyn check: Severe pain warrants an prompt evaluation. Sounds like ovarian cyst or pelvic infection if it's only this cycle. ...Read more

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Is continued back pain common after a lumbar fusion?

Is continued back pain common after a lumbar fusion?

Yes: I do not know what your other symptoms were, but when it comes to pain back surgery does not always resolve the issue. Be diligent with your physical therapy. ...Read more

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65 yr fem, herniated disc of lumbar MRI show mild disc bulge from L1-L2 to L4-L5, slight degen. grade 1 retrolisthesis. Had 1 month therapy. Osteoporosis. I have severe back and left side pain. What next? acupuncture? pain mngmt? shot in back?

65 yr fem, herniated disc of lumbar MRI show mild disc bulge from L1-L2 to L4-L5, slight degen. grade 1 retrolisthesis. Had 1 month therapy. Osteoporosis. I have severe back and left side pain. What next? acupuncture? pain mngmt? shot in back?

Pain: First question - were any of these MRI findings believed to be the cause of the back and left side pain? Has an orthopedic surgeon been consulted? If not, recommend that. Depending on his/her findings - there may be a number of treatment options. Acupuncture won't fix the actual intervertebral disc problems but it can often reduce inflammation in the surrounding area & improve range of motion, ...Read more

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6 weeks post-op 2 level lumbar spine fusion + laminectomy. Sciatic pain gone-healing on sched. Why the intrmittnt sunburn-like pain on skin of thighs?

6 weeks post-op 2 level lumbar spine fusion + laminectomy. Sciatic pain gone-healing on sched. Why the intrmittnt sunburn-like pain on skin of thighs?

Nerve healing: A decompression and sometimes let the nerves heal and cause a hypersensitivity. Also, increased activity and make this sensation from the skin and muscle use. Time is the solution with increasing your activity of walking over the next month. ...Read more

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I have severe back pain following a spinal tap?

I have severe back pain following a spinal tap?

Let the doctor know: There are many reasons for there to be pain after a lumbar puncture. Let the doctor know and have them take a look. ...Read more

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Can you have low back pain after cevical fusion?

Can you have low back pain after cevical fusion?

Depends: Generally the cervical fusion does not cause low back pain, but it is not uncommon to see patients with neck pain requiring surgery to also have concurrent low back pain or pathology. If the back pain does not improve, consider getting it evaluated. ...Read more

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Low back and upper leg pain/numbness after hysterectomy?

Low back and upper leg pain/numbness after hysterectomy?

Discuss w surgeon: The bac pain is probably normal postop pain. The numbness of the leg needs evaluation. There are a couple of nerves that can get compressed during hysterectomy which can cause this. Schedule a follow up appt. ...Read more

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Mri-t12-l1 l4-l5 l5-s1 disk protrusion no nerve impingement or spinal stenosis. Left low back buttock leg pain ×3 wks. Foot cold tingling. Worse when sitting standing walking. 10 days steriod no help?

Mri-t12-l1 l4-l5 l5-s1 disk protrusion no nerve impingement or spinal stenosis. Left low back buttock leg pain ×3 wks. Foot cold tingling. Worse when sitting standing walking. 10 days steriod no help?

Delaying in this: Circumstance isn't advisable. Your symptoms suggest impingement, either through direct nerve compression or swelling around the nerve. In any event, a discussion with your neurologist/neurosurgeon about an epidural steroid (or transforaminal steroid) injection should happen sooner, rather than later. Although a cold, numb foot may be related to other (vascular) problems, nerve problems are primary. ...Read more

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My lumbar puncture(spinal tap) pain in head 10x worse than before?

My lumbar puncture(spinal tap) pain in head 10x worse than before?

Please let your : Doctor know. 32% of people develop headaches after lumbar punctures. ...Read more

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I've had a laminectomy, spinal fusion of lower 2 discs, and a spinal cord stimulator put in last year. Still have back & leg pain. Any hope left?

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I've had a laminectomy, spinal fusion of lower 2 discs, and a spinal cord stimulator put  in last year. Still have back & leg pain. Any hope left?

SCS reprogrammed: I recommend you have the scs reprogram with the company representative. If it doesn't help to relieve some of your pain, discuss your pain with your doctor again. Scs is usually used as adjunct therapy, not a sole therapy for pain. If he/she cannot help you, you should seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain after spinal tap weeks later. What is going on?

Severe lower back pain after spinal tap weeks later. What is going on?

Not clear: Complications of spinal taps could cause you headaches or leg symptoms, but isolated back pain weeks later might not be related at all. Perhaps the condition that prompted the spinal tap could be the culprit. Rarely, an impromperly performed tap can be associated with ectopic tissue growth along the needle track in a very delayed fashion. ...Read more

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Had a lamenectomy (sp?) 9/17/12. In l5. No more nerve pain but moderate pain in lower back and hip. Could the hip pain be related to back pain?

Had a lamenectomy (sp?) 9/17/12. In l5. No more nerve pain but moderate pain in lower back and hip. Could the hip pain be related to back pain?

See your doctor: It could be related , or the surgery may have unmasked a coinciding condition that was difficult for you to notice until the nerve pain was abated. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Have groin hip and back pain 2 weeks after lumbar revision surgery?

Have groin hip and back pain 2 weeks after lumbar revision surgery?

Not surprising: It's common for other structures to take on more stress after nearby surgery. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have terrible stinging pain after lumbar puncture (spinal tap)?

Yes: The lumbar puncture procedure can cause some local back pain. The back pain should not last for more than 2-3 days after the procedure. It should not cause severe back pain. Talk to your doctor if you develop any headaches, numbness/tingling/weakness in the low extremities, severe back pain, or any difficulty with bowel or bladder function. ...Read more

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Is it normal if I still have low back pain 3 weeks after lumbar puncture?

Is it normal if I still have low back pain 3 weeks after lumbar puncture?

Depends : If the pain is mild and it’s been diminished it can be normal.
However if it’s increasing or you have any other symptoms like severe headache, vomiting, blurry vision, nausea, fever, etc you should seek urgent medical attention ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lumbar Puncture (Definition)

To test for meningitis or multiple sclerosis or a variety of problems, a small needle is inserted into the lumbosacral cistern to obtain spinal fluid for testing ...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