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Phrenic Nerve Pain After Laparoscopic Surgery
Injury to rib nerve: Each rib has a nerve that runs along the rib in a groove under the bone. This nerve can be cut if not separated from the rib before the rib is removed. Even when separated, the nerve can be stretched or damaged causing pain. The pain can be improved with an injection or with more sophisticated stimulation techniques of the spinal cord or over the root itself. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Possible: It is possible for nerves to grow and for cut ends of a nerve to 'find each other.' but, this is a slow process. The pain should abate with time after a surgical incision and the work done inside. Sometimes scar tissue or 'adhesions' may develop which can also be a cause of pain and discomfort. I am sorry you are having pain issues after your surgery. ...Read more
It's still early: In the post operative period to make changes to your current regimen. Continue pain medications and level of activity suggested by your spine surgeon. ...Read more
Could lower back pain that radiates around hip to 4 1/2 month iguinal laproscopic hernia repair be olioiguinal nerve pain or reoccurrence ?
Doubtful: While it is possible, it doesn't sound like that type of pain. Ilioinguinal nerve is also well away from the space where a laparoscopic inguinal hernia is. It could come in to play however if a tack was placed too deeply at the upper outer edge of the mesh. See your surgeon to find out if its bad enough. Recurrence would be more likely if there is a return of preop symptoms or a reducible bulge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Position: While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation, and other variables. Some are blessed with immediate relief. For others, it take take a month or so for the pain to subside. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medicine may help speed the healing, but ask your doctor before taking or if no relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my neck/arm pain be a result of bankart repair shoulder surgery 2yrs ago? nerve pain from neck down left arm, started 6 months after surgery
Probably not: If you had a bankart repair and did well for 6 months and started having neck pain running down your left arm, it is more likely coming from a "pinched nerve" in your neck. Bankart repairs are done primarily for instability, so if you have not developed recurrent instability, it is probably not your shoulder, also shoulder problems do not typically cause pain running down the arm. Be seen! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post op pain: and burning are not uncommon; however, it is a good idea to call your surgeon and get rechecked. ...Read more
3 hernias n pinched nerve repaired with mesh. Still horrible pulling nerve pain. Us revealed only mesh buldging where pain is. Normal? Or wrong?
Neuralgia: Most patients do fine. It seems like you have surgery 3 times - do not expect pain to be relieved. Each time you have surgery there is scar tissue formation which impacts on the nerve hence the pain which is worse with coughing, straining etc.. Your best bet right now is not more surgery (unless there is still a problem) - but to see a pain specialist who does scs or pns and discuss with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which type?: I assume you mean arthroscopic surgery. Certain procedures such as repairing a torn cartilage have very little pain. Others, such as rotator cuff repair or major spur removal can be sore for 3-4 weeks. The difficult part is that each patient has a different pain tolerence that needs to be factored into the equation as well. Overall though, only minor pain usually. ...Read more
Yes it is...: During the surgery, the testicular cord (of which the testicle is at the end of in the scrotum) is manipulated extensively. This can result in that uncomfortable feeling/pain of getting struck in the testicle. I recommend wearing an athletic supporter for a few weeks - it will help with that and provide some security while you heal and get over it. Be well! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does excessive internal post-surgery scar tissue/adhesions reflect on surgeon's abilities? After a scalenectomy and rib resection for thoracic outlet.
Not typically.: Scar tissue/adhesions is a natural process that occurs as a result of any operation, no matter how skilled or novice a surgeon. It is a particular issue following surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and can sometimes cause issues as bad or worse than the original reasons for having the surgery in the first place. Discuss with your surgeon on what steps can be taken to relieve your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?
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