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My Spine Burns
A specialty: Severe burns, especially in children, should be treated at a burn center. The main principles are to replace fluids, excise and graft 3rd degree burns early and prevent and treat infection. Less severe burns can often be treated as an outpatient with topical mild antiseptic creams. They should be managed by a general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
What happens if you had a nerve block/ESI with metallic particulates when you undergo 2 MRI's in 5 day period? Can it cause burns/holes in the spine?
It depends.: In general "nerve blocks" or ESI (Epidural Steroid Injections) are not performed with "metallic particulates." Unless specifically cleared, MRIs can not be performed in individuals who have metal in their system because the magnet may cause motion or movement of the metal and surrounding tissues damage. Concern regarding a contaminated ESI, should be discussed with the provider who performed ESI ...Read more
My skin burns like its sunburned but it isn't and I have a pain along my spine. Does this sounds like a symptom of chiari malformation?
Have I.I.H., hit my head, eyes hurt worse & burn. Back of head/upper spine feel like a weight's on them. Top of head burns lying down. What do I do?
My 7 yr old has a red rash in middle of her spine says it stings n burns. It's getting longer down her spine also has headaches n palish skin.
Unable to diagnose: Typically rashes are difficult to diagnose accurately without an examination- under most circumstances, rashes are not an emergency but you should schedule an appointment to see your pediatrician. ...Read more
Have I.I.H. upper spine/back of head/neck feel burning/pain. Sharp pains on head/in ears. Eyes burn/stab. pain. Face by eyes burns. Just a migraine?..
Feels familiar?: Hi Elle, What you describe is not specific enough to say whether this is IIH or migraine. As a headache specialist, I see many patients with IIH who continue to have headaches despite optimal management of intracranial pressure with acetazolamide. See your neurologist if the headaches you have now are worse in the morning, associated with double/blurry vision or ringing in the ears. Feel better ...Read more
I have buldging disk in my back and knots on boths sides of spine that burn and are painful anything to worry about?
Back problems: These symptoms are usually self-limited and should resolve with conservative treatment, including heat or ice, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, daily stretching and walking. If this has been going on longer than 6-8 weeks see your doctor to make sure there isn't something more serious going on. ...Read more
I have a spot on my spine at waist level that is itchy and kind of rough. It looks like the skin is starting to turn crusty after a burn. Shiny still?
What can you do for a spur at the top of your spine? Will this cause me to have my heart burn I have all the time as well?
U need 2 define-: -"top of Ur spine". Makes no sense. Any spurs involving the spine do not cause GERD? ...Read more
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