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Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. Cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without pain in low back. Leaning over/sitting help?

Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. Cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without pain in low back. Leaning over/sitting help?

Low back pain: The gallbladder surgery is unrelated to the low back pain. The symptoms that you describe are caused by lumbar spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing is caused by bulging discs, overgrowth of the ligaments and facet joints. See a neurosurgeon for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Haveing lower back pain after gallbladder surgey week post opt?

Haveing lower back pain after gallbladder surgey week post opt?

It would be a good-: -idea to call your surgeon, a hematoma or infection can cause pain & radiation to your back. ...Read more

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Is it true that lower back pain related to a bad gallbladder?

Is it true that lower back pain related to a bad gallbladder?

Rarely: I am a pain management physician in las vegas as well as an anestheisologist who takes care of surgical gallbladder patients. I am not aware of any relationship between cholecystitis/gallstones and low back pain. Best strategy is to get gb treated medically or surgically and see if you still have lbp. ...Read more

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Have a extremely large gallbladder sludge, and suffering from extreme lower back pain. Any advice?

Have a extremely large gallbladder sludge, and suffering from extreme lower back pain. Any advice?

See a Surgeon: Sludge, "extremely large gallbladder", and back pain could be something as serious as pancreatitis or a significantly inflamed gallbladder. Physician evaluation in an er is recommended. It seems that the gallbladder should be removed in the absence of another source of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain be linked to gallstones/gallbladder disease?

Yes,: Cholecystitis will cause pain to the back although normally below the scapular area. ...Read more

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Is it true that lower back pain linked to gallstones/gallbladder disease?

Is it true that lower back pain linked to gallstones/gallbladder disease?

Lower back: Pain is not one of the symptoms of biliary tract disease. You and your doctor should look for an unrelated cause. ...Read more

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Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds and stress of surgical procedure and general anesthesia. These should all slowly get better within 6-12 weeks after the operation. There is of course high variability Amon individuals. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Insidious onset of low back pain, no radicular signs but assoc with mild nausea and lack of appetite. Can LBP be referred from gallbladder? Have sonogram that shows 3 gall polyps, 3, 5, 6 mm.

Insidious onset of low back pain, no radicular signs but assoc with mild nausea and lack of appetite. Can LBP be referred from gallbladder? Have sonogram that shows 3 gall polyps, 3, 5, 6 mm.

Back pain: If pain is mid to lower back on right side gallstone could be responsible but usually more behind right shoulder blade. The nausea and lack of appetite is concerning especially if this is after a high fat or high protein meal. See your provider. May need abd CT and labs. ...Read more

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I have been having stomach pain, upper left quadrant pain, low back pain intermittently for last month. I also get nauseous when laying on my stomach. My gallbladder was removed years ago. I do have hypertension, first stage kidney disease and diabetes. I

Lots of Info: U say Stomach, I assume U mean abdominal. Gall bladder removal does not prevent gallbladder disease, still can have gravel & Pancreatitis (Bloating?). Left Quad pain? constipation. Diabetes predisposes to Neuro-pathy which can affect everything. Incl. GI tract & Muscles. U Need fiber & osmotic bowel supplement at times. U need examination by Internist & blood test to get prop specialist triage ...Read more

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After open gallbladder surgery, I've had really bad lower right side back pain and spasms. I mostly slept sitting up after. Can that be the cause?

Maybe: Would need more information. How long ago was the surgery? In the first few weeks after major open abdominal surgery, there sometimes can be some back muscle pains due to abnormal posture while sitting or standing. Try changing positions, stand up more straight, walk more, use local heat on the muscles. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of inner knee, thigh, and lower back pain after knee replacement. My surgery was 3 months ago & I have more pain than before tkr.

I am having a lot of inner knee, thigh, and lower back pain after knee replacement. My surgery was 3 months ago & I have more pain than before tkr.

Ouch: If you are having more pain, make sure you get in to be evaluated. Did you do physical therapy? Make sure you do physical therapy - this could also help your discomfort significantly. Take care! ...Read more

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Had lower back surgery 4 yrs ago and im still habing lower back pain.

Back pain: I would recommend that you be reevaluated by your surgeon, if he/ she is not available due to the time elapsed then start with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do at home to help with my lower back pain. I have a herniated disk and I'm getting surgery but until then im suffering :/?

Non-operative: You should try gentle stretching and core strengthening exercises. You can try a hot tub or heating pad but use it sparingly and don't injure yourself by too much heat. Injections can often relieve the sciatic pain by both reducing inflammation of the nerve and also dissolving some of the fat around the nerves which can often yield excellent relief. It all these fail then surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Ok I 33 male work construction I have lower back pain like 4days a week I have really bad pain in back my cause by tmj I think I don't want surgery?

Ok I 33 male work construction I have lower back pain like 4days a week I have really bad pain in back my cause by tmj I think I don't want surgery?

Need xrays: See a doctor. You probably need spine xrays. Surgery is a dramatic treatment. You need an evaluation to start with. Could just be the result of the work you do. ...Read more

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I have tarsal coalition and following that lower back pain. It's hard for me to jog. How do I relive the effects of tarsal coalition without surgery?

I have tarsal coalition and following that lower back pain. It's hard for me to jog. How do I relive the effects of tarsal coalition without surgery?

Foot specialist: I would recommend that you see a foot and ankle orthopaedic specialist. You may have a gait abnormality from the coalition that requires special therapy or an orthotic. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain and the doctor does not want to do surgery. He has also cut my pain meds. What should I do?

I have severe lower back pain and the doctor does not want to do surgery. He has also cut my pain meds. What should I do?

Few steps: First, get all records and find another physician. Second, make sure that you have correct diagnoses. 3d, discuss frankly with a new physician why you want the surgery. Many causes of back pain can be treated conservatively and with physical therapy. Experienced orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon can guide you. ...Read more

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I just had knee surgery on tuesday. The only semi comfortable position is on my back. What can I do to help the lower back pain?

I just had knee surgery on tuesday. The only semi comfortable position is on my back. What can I do to help the lower back pain?

If u can put your: Feet flat with your hips at 45degrees and your knees at 90 degrees (or there abouts) it will take pressure off your lower back. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some lower back pain when coughing or sneezing after microd/hemilaminotomy 3months after surgery? But otherwise there is no pain

Is it normal to have some lower back pain when coughing or sneezing after microd/hemilaminotomy 3months after surgery? But otherwise there is no pain

Back pain after surg: Spine surgery can lead to scar tissue within the spine. Coughing or sneezing causes increased pressure within the spinal canal. A discectomy leads to weakening of the outer disc wall and is prone to recurrent herniation if subjected to increased pressure. If you combine all these factors, it will be easy to understand why coughing or sneezing can cause more pain. If this pain radiates down the leg. ...Read more

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Hi, II have lower back pain before last 4 months. I have done my MRI then dr. Tell methat u have l4l5 and l5s1 pain soo what can do don't want surgery?

Hi, II have lower back pain before last 4 months. I have done my MRI then dr. Tell methat u have l4l5 and l5s1 pain soo what can do don't want surgery?

Medication, epidural: You can try a variety of medications such as oral steroids, non steroidal anti inflammatories, elavil, nuerontin/lyrica or Cymbalta (duloxetine) depending on allergies or medical issues. Epidural steroid injections & other pain management techniques are an option. Time is biggest healer as 90% resolve. Regular exercise, not smoking & weight control play a role with physical therapy an option as well ...Read more

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I have lower back pain really hurts to press on back think it's nerve damage from surgery any advice reduced movement sometimes?

I have lower back pain really hurts to press on back think it's nerve damage from surgery any advice reduced movement sometimes?

What surgery: You forgot to mention what kind of surgery you had it could be important my advise check with your doctors and start with the surgeon ...Read more

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Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?

Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?

Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often have multiple back issues including facet arthritis. There could be scarring after surgery causing some pain but typically you would have some leg pain as well. After completing pt and core exercises, facet pain can easily be tested with an injeciton. ...Read more

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I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back

I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back

If you are really: 7 years old, you should not be on HealthTap. If you are older, you MUST be overeating to weigh 250 pounds. If you do not have a medical condition, such as hypothyroidism, that can be treated -- you need intensive education in caloric restriction, increased physical activity and weight reduction. ...Read more

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Sacrum n lower back pain doc said may be caused by a double loop cyst at s2 (racepinephrine). Suggested surgery. Why do some cysts cause symptoms but others don't?

Sacrum n lower back pain doc said may be caused by a double loop cyst at s2 (racepinephrine). Suggested surgery. Why do some cysts cause symptoms but others don't?

Not sure what you: Mean by "double loop cyst." he may be referring to a benign incidental finding (usually noted on your lumbar spine mri), which are mostly asymptomatic called tarlov cysts, which are perineurial cysts.

Only on very rare occasions could this be the cause of your symptoms. So go have a spine surgeon evaluate you and give you a better answer after a physical examination and review of your mri. ...Read more

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Can you recommend anything other than surgery? I began having lower back pain 6 yrs ago, ended up having 3 injections for fractured facets, arthritic changes and 2 bulging discs. 2 years ago, I had another 3 injections for the same problem. The dr told me

Can you recommend anything other than surgery? I began having lower back pain 6 yrs ago, ended up having 3 injections for fractured facets, arthritic changes and 2 bulging discs. 2 years ago, I had another 3 injections for the same problem. The dr told me

I'm: I'm sorry you're having trouble getting relief of your pain. Based on your description, you have facet mediated pain most likely from facet arthropathy (arthritis). It sounds as though you have exhausted many of the non-operative options available for your problem. Some other options (you may or may not have tried already) include acupuncture, physical therapy, oral medications, and lumbar traction. None of these methods are a "cure-all" but they may give you enough relief to make the situation tolerable and avoid surgery.

If you fail all of these measures and continue to have pain that interferes with your quality of life you might consider surgery. There are some newer techniques that have not stood the test of time (facet joint replacement) but the gold standard is lumbar fusion. It is reliable surgery in the properly indicated patient. You would need to discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives with your surgeon, but don't expect 100% relief of pain. If you can accept 75% improvement in your pain condition, that would be a reasonable expectation.

Good luck, hope you find relief. ...Read more

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Lower back pain as if smthing sticking to lower back below belly button dr said May b adhesion after GB surgery is it poss 9 mnths after surgery?

Pain after GB: It is always possible to experience pain after any abdominal surgery that can be attributed to adhesions, even years later. The pain you describe, however, does not seem to fit for adhesions. ...Read more

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Pain management hi, I am completely a nervous wreck. I currently go to a pain doctor because I have severe lower back pain. I am prescribed vicodins. Over thee weekend my back was hurting so bad that I had a few left over percocets from a surgery I had. W

Pain management hi, I am completely a nervous wreck. I currently go to a pain doctor because I have severe lower back pain. I am prescribed vicodins. Over thee weekend my back was hurting so bad that I had a few left over percocets from a surgery I had. W

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
The treatment of back pain depends on the cause of the pain. It can be physical therapy, massage, heat pads, medications, injection, surgery. ...
Narcotic medication is not the only treatment. Please discuss with your pain doctor for more treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more