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Is there any pain involved in an anterior posterior spinal fusion?

Is there any pain involved in  an anterior posterior spinal fusion?

Yes: In any major spinal operation, pain is expected during the initial week or two after the surgery. There is no difference in having pain with an anterior/posterior (360 degree) fusion. The major difference is that there are two major incisions on the body, so there could be abdominal discomfort in addition to requiring medications for pain. ...Read more

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Most trusted means to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

Most trusted means to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read more

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What is involved in clipping spinal nerves for relief of pain from stenosis?

What is involved in clipping spinal nerves for relief of pain from stenosis?

Nerve heating: Spinal nerve clipping is usually done by pain management anesthesiologist by inserting a needle into the back and directing it to the nerve root channel in the spine with x-ray. The needle is then heated to destroy the nerves. It is rare for surgeons to offer open clipping of the nerves. The results vary; some patients have months of relief, some have little benefit. ...Read more

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Pain in the toe region?

Pain in the toe region?

Pain: Need more info....When, red? Swelling? Injury? What is your health ststus? Do you do any thing to help it ? ...Read more

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Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks

Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks

Can Be both: However if the facet block gave you 70-100% pain relief, then more likely to be your fact joint. If less than 50% relief, then consider the SI joint as a definite source of your pain. Also if not ruled out already, I often find things like spinal stenosis or herniated discs also have this same pattern of pain. ...Read more

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Labrum tear in shoulder, spinal stenosis c6-7 had mri,ct epidurals. No relief. Not sure which area is causing greater pain. Confused and in pain?

Labrum tear in shoulder, spinal stenosis c6-7  had mri,ct epidurals. No relief. Not sure which area is causing greater pain. Confused and in pain?

Multifactoral: Shoulder and arm pain from the shoulder joint can overlap with pain from the cervical spine. In a simple sense, if you move your arm at the shoulder - like bending your elbow and rotating the arm inside and out, or lifting your hand over your head - and it reproduces your usual pain, then it's probably your shoulder. But it can take careful examination and experience to tell the difference! ...Read more

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Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?

Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?

Most likely: just the sciatica. SI joint pain is an arthritic phenomenon, and releasing pressure on the nerves wouldn't affect that. Be sure to speak with your surgeon, as surgery is usually a last resort, and is not always successful in relieving the pain. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in an arthroscopic surgery?

Is there any pain involved in an arthroscopic surgery?

Yes: Not all arthroscopic surgeries are the same. Some are less painful while others are more painful. Unfortunately, all involve some level of pain and discomfort. However, pain medicines by mouth are almost always effective at controlling your post-op pain. Arthroscopic surgeries tend to be less invasive, and less painful, and easier to rehab compared to the similar open surgery. ...Read more

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Can an MRI detect lumbar sprain in the lower back area?

Can an MRI detect lumbar sprain in the lower back area?

Unlikely: Most MRI units do not have the power and/or not set up sensitivity wise to detect most soft tissue injuries unless severe. There really is no indication to diagnose this condition by MRI as it can be made clinically and treated with good success. It is not indicated and a waste of money to get a MRI for this diagnosis. ...Read more

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How successful is nerve blocks in the lower lumbar for pain and numbness in the legs?

How successful is nerve blocks in the lower lumbar for pain and numbness in the legs?

Highly Variable: My experience in my patients is that for the most part nerve blocks (whether in the lumbar or cervical spines) are not overly successful in terms of duration or amount of relief. The reason is simple. That type of pain management is purely symptomatic & never treats the cause. Pain blocks will NEVER help numbness since that is the result of the neuropathy which is what has to be fixed. ...Read more

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Is kidney pain predominantly in the lumbar area?

Is kidney pain predominantly in the lumbar area?

Sort of: Kidney pain is typically "flank pain" which is off to the sides of the lumbar area. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic benefit artiritis pain in the hip?

Can chiropractic benefit artiritis pain in the hip?

Often they can.: Discuss this option with your medical provider. ...Read more

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What disc would be involved when I have burning pain in the neck with radiating pain in the arms? The burning pain in my neck causes numbness also?

1 or Several: Burning pain in neck/arms may or may not involve disk(s). At Google image "neck vertebrae" and "brachial plexus". The plexus is complicated: nerve roots and trucks combine, separate then form separate nerves that supply strength and sensation to your arms and neck (and shoulders and upper back/chest). Only way to know if disk is involved starts w/doctor's exam ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a thoracic spine CT scan with dye?

Is there any pain involved in  a thoracic spine CT scan with dye?

The IV: An IV is placed for ct scan with contrast. This should be the only pain. The exception might be if you are having a ct myelogram, where dye/contrast is injected directly into you spinal fluid. This is not common. ...Read more

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Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine

Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine

SI jnt pain not calf: SI joint pain refers to low back primarily, but can radiate to upper buttock, posterior, lateral,thigh, and occasionally to groin. Calf pain is not related to SI dysfunction. Visit a PMR doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation to determine the cause of your pain, and start a treatment program ...Read more