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Lumbar In Children
I'm a 54 year old woman with lower back butt pain would this have something to do cause I have epidurals when I had my childrens?
Back pain: No. This is unrelated to previous epidural blocks for child birth. The back and tailbone pain is due to degeneration of the lumbar discs with loss of water content and cushioning of the discs. Physical therapy and pain management can relieve the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 year old son is complaining about pain when he pees. He also has pain in his lower back. He ran two fevers. I have given him fever reducer for children. Given him colder baths and lots of water to drink.
The : The symptoms you describe could be a urinary tract infection, which is in general unusual for boys to develop, and this should be evaluated by his pediatrician. The more severe level of infection can involve the kidneys, and a kidney infection in a child could cause those issues you report, the fevers and back (or kidney/flank) pain. While it might be better with the cold baths and water, if he has an infection it should be treated with antibiotics. There might be anatomic variations that lead some children tio be at risk for developing a urinary or kidney infection, and ultimately that possibility might need to be assessed by a pediatric urologist. But initially, you should have your son examine for a possible infection, and his pediatrician can determine following that if any treatment or further examination is warranted. Importantly, kidney infections should be addressed with some urgency because repeated infections are recognized to lead to permanent injury and scarring of the kidneys, and they can lose function and suffer inrreversible damage otherwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scoliosis: What people call a lumbar prominence is also called scoliosis. The only FIX for this is to have surgery. While back braces and exercises may alleviate back pain, they won't straighten the curve in your spine, particularly not when you're already an adult. I would recommend you see an orthopaedic spine surgeon who has treated scoliosis previously. He or she can talk to you about risks vs. benefits. ...Read more
Cartilage: Lumbar discs are the cartilage substances between the vertebrae in the lumbar spine. They are named by the bones they lie between. For example, in your lumbar spine there are the l1-2, l2-3, l3-4, l4-5, and l5-s1 discs. Five total. They provide shock absorption and help provide range of motion. They have a soft center, and if rupture will pinch on a nerve and cause sciatica, or nerve pinch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: There are nine structures i nthe back that can cause pain: the ligaments, muscles, bones, nerves, joints, joint coverings(capsules), disc, disc covers(annulus) and skin. So, what brings on the pain and where it is(middle of back, one side or the other, etc.) helps sort that out. Early on, in the first six months, it is uncommon to need any x-ray or other image study. The best bet is a good exam, . ...Read more
Yes: The procedure is like most abdominal procedures and are pretty tender for several days. There will be some back aching due to the removal of disk and placement of the graft. These will both get better after time. Your surgeon will manage your pain- it is not unbearable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing time 4 nerve: An RFA is a radio-frequency ablation, meaning the nerves may not grow back after such a procedure. Keep in mind that a nerve may "heal" about 1 cm (0.4 inches) per month. Sometimes we give healing about 6-18 months to occur before we determine a nerve may not heal afterwards. ...Read more
Lumbar injection: Depending on what you were injected with will determine how frequent it can be done. If it was a steroid injection, 4-6 months is what a patient must wait before getting another. ...Read more
Is it normal to start falling after having a left sided lumbar rfa? I had it done Monday and have fallen twice since.
No: The RFA should have affected superficial pain nerves not the nerves telling muscles what to do. You need to contact the original physician ...Read more
I am 23 and do prolonging sitting for 8010 hours.I have no pain but have lumbar curvature straightened.How can it be improved to normal shape?
Exercise: As to the reconfiguration of lumbar lordosis in a young female there would be recommended yoga for the back. Additionally, one might sleep on the back with a pillow beneath the lumbar spine so as to stress and strengthen ligaments and muscles that draw and contract the lower spine, thereby tending to bow the lumbar spine anteriorly. ...Read more