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What happens with pinal manipulation under anesthesia?

What happens with pinal manipulation under anesthesia?

See below: The use of spinal manipulation under anesthesia is done by chiropractors. Once you are completely relaxed under anesthesia the chiropracter will flex and press on your spine. Iit has not been verified as effective by independent studies. I would check the MRI or ct used to make this decision with an md before proceeding. ...Read more

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I had 4 pins in my wrist from a colles fracture. Why is the pain so bad?

I had 4 pins in my wrist from a colles fracture. Why is the pain so bad?

Hard to say: I would definitely check with the surgeon it could be as simple as the fracture is recent and still healing but you want to make sure that the pins or fracture has not shifted in position you also want to make sure that there is no associated nerve injury which could be causing severe pain. ...Read more

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Hi i had accident in 2005 broke my hip and wrist got pins put in thn got infectd thn takn out, now 10 yearz later having issues sharp pains swelln leg?

Hi i had accident in 2005 broke my hip and wrist got pins put in thn got infectd thn takn out, now 10 yearz later having issues sharp pains swelln leg?

See doctor: Hard to say without examining you. Seems very remote to the accident to be a clot related to accident however a new clot (DVT) needs to be rapidly excluded at your nearest urgent care clinic/Emergency department. Also if you are feverish with leg pains it would be important to rapidly exclude infection/cellulitis too. There are a variety of other possibilities too including vein dysfunction ...Read more

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I have pins and plates in wrist and it aches and sometimes itchy on the skin and i all get cramp is this normal after 7 years?

I have pins and plates in wrist and it aches and sometimes itchy on the skin and i all get cramp is this normal after 7 years?

Hardware pain: If hardware is pushed on hard enough it would not be unusual for it to be uncomfortable. If the symptoms are present with normal daily use i would consult with an orthopedic surgeon to see if the hardware potentially is damaging adjacent structures and needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Sharp pins and needles pain back of knee and continues down leg. Pins and needles in wrist and hand as well. Happens occassionally, mostly lying down.

Sharp pins and needles pain back of knee and continues down leg. Pins and needles in wrist and hand as well. Happens occassionally, mostly lying down.

Pins and needles: It's unclear if this is occurring with pressure in the back of the knees or the hands and wrist. Pressure over those areas can cause those symptoms. If there is no pressure over those area, then the question is do these symptoms persist or quickly dissipate. If the symptoms persist or continue on a regular basis, then they should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the pins like for a broken wrist?

What are the pins like for a broken wrist?

???????????????: Often pin (metal wires) are placed across a fracture. This is usually done under some type of anesthetic. Once placed, they usually don't cause much of a problem (even to take out). The reaction around them subsides rather quickly and unless you bump them or traumatize them, you may not know they are present. Check with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Little sister cut wrist on a pin and bled a lot. Dad put edges together and it healed. Now older people think she slashed herself.?

Little sister cut wrist on a pin and bled a lot. Dad put edges together and it healed. Now older people think she slashed herself.?

Scars are permanent: This is difficult because scars are permanent and it is nearly impossible to offer a scar revision without creating a new visible scar. Permanent makeup or ornamental tattoo have been used to conceal the appearance. Of course i understand that others will advise you to leave this alone and that is the best medical thing to do. ...Read more

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Pulled out one of my pens from cast for my wrist but i was itching. It an i pulled out one of the pins what do I do?

Pulled out one of my pens from cast for my wrist but i was itching. It an i pulled out one of the pins what do I do?

Call doctor: You need to be evaluated by the orthopedic specialist who placed the cast. The cast may need replacing. Not something you can do on your own. ...Read more

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Had an external fixator for a shattered wrist 10 yrs ago. I am sometimes awakened by severe pain at the site where the pins were in my arm. Why?

Had an external fixator for a shattered wrist 10 yrs ago. I am sometimes awakened by severe pain at the site where the pins were in my arm. Why?

Need more info: Much of this depends on the injury you sustained and where the pins where placed. Pins are anchored within the bone, but multiple structures exists in the area where pins are commonly placed. Xrays and a physical exam are likely necessary. The cause of your pain can best be assessed by an orthopaedic surgeon, preferably one who deals with upper extremity injuries. ...Read more

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Pin point "rash" wraps around right wrist. No other symptoms. Red dots, under the skin, fading after noticing 3 days ago.

Pin point  "rash" wraps around right wrist.  No other symptoms. Red dots, under the skin, fading after noticing 3 days ago.

Resolving: If fading this is good. Just wait and watch and if does not come back you should be good to go ...Read more

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Last night my right wrist was hurting now I have pins and needles in my hand?

Last night my right wrist was hurting now I have pins and needles in my hand?

Pins & needles: The sensation of pins and needles often follows nerve compression. A common site for this symptom is in the tips of the thumb and the first three fingers, when this occurs it suggests compression of the median nerve, or carpal tunnel syndrome. When the symptom affects the back of the hand, between the thumb and the first finger, consider radial nerve compression. Ulnar nerve affects pinky fngr ...Read more

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I have A pins and needles sensation on the tops of my hands not on my fingers and it doesn't go past my wrist. What could it be?

I have A pins and needles sensation on the tops of my hands not on my fingers and it doesn't go past my wrist. What could it be?

Various: Sensation on the backs of the hands is supplied by the radial nerve. Most docs will say it sounds like irritation of the radial nerve. It could also come from soft tissue (fascial) restriction or tight muscles. The body makes various sensations that come and go. If it's a new thing, ignore it and it might go away. If it persists, should get it checked out. ...Read more

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My wrist turns blue and pain travels up my arm when I use my hands a lot at work.I get pins and needles at night .Whats causing this?

My wrist turns blue and pain travels up my arm when I use  my hands a lot at work.I get pins and needles at night .Whats causing this?

Possibly CTS: Is possibly might have carpal tunnel syndrome ( CTS ) . CTS may cause a pins and needles sensation typically in the first 3 fingers of your hands. In addition, CTS may also be associated with the backward (retrograde) conduction of pain up the arm. An unusual sign is the blue coloration. There is another condition called thoracic outlet syndrome that can result in such signs. See an Orthopedic MD! ...Read more

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Am 28, & keep getting pins & needles in left hand. I fractured same wrist in 2 places 4 years ago. What could it be & what can I do to help. ?

Am 28, & keep getting pins & needles in left hand. I fractured same wrist in 2 places 4 years ago. What could it be & what can I do to help. ?

Hand symptoms: Sounds like you may have early carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. Best to see a hand specialist in your area. There are many ways to provide relief for you symptoms - splinting, steroid injections etc. ...Read more

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A cast was put on my broken wrist today and my fingers are incredibly swollen. I have been icing/elevating them but they feel like pins and needles.

A cast was put on my broken wrist today and my fingers are incredibly swollen. I have been icing/elevating them but they feel like pins and needles.

Swollen wrist: If the swelling is more than before the cast and if the pins and needles is new since the cast you need to have the cast checked out to make sure its not too tight and more importantly to make sure its not crps. ...Read more

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Herniation in neck in sneezing fit 1 yr ago. Tried pain mgmt. Am student & dealing w/ losing feeling & pins & needles in hands. Changing position not helped. Worse if writing. Would wrist braces help?

Herniation in neck in sneezing fit 1 yr ago. Tried pain mgmt. Am student & dealing w/ losing feeling & pins & needles in hands. Changing position not helped. Worse if writing. Would wrist braces help?

Possibly: Wrist braces could help if the pins and needles are coming from carpel tunnel syndrome cts verse the disc herniation. If the disc herniation is causing the parasthesias, bracing will not help. You need to see someone who can diagnose either cts or radicular symptoms. If writing makes worse, may be cts and bracing may help, but differentiation needs to be made. Ask doc for emg. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My son broke his arm just above the wrist; both bones were broken. It was set with a pin. It healed with a 25 degree angle. The arm has a 25 degree angle just above the wrist and he can't put his hand flat and has limited rotation. What should I do?

My son broke his arm just above the wrist; both bones were broken. It was set with a pin. It healed with a 25 degree angle. The arm has a 25 degree angle just above the wrist and he can't put his hand flat and has limited rotation. What should I do?

As : As the other 2 physicians have noted, age is the most important factor. In a growing child, many deformities self-correct. The more growth left, the more it can correct. Most growth in the forearm occurs near the wrist, so we can accept more angulation there than elsewhere. As a child gets older, we can accept less and less deformity and we treat him/her more like an adult. If there is unacceptable deformity and loss of function, we would consider additional treatment. Sometimes we do have to wait for some "consolidation"--additional strength at the fracture site--before starting another treatment. Also, stiffness (loss of joint motion) is very rare in younger children, but can occur as they get older. Even a severe injury in a young child rarely needs therapy. In older children, some injuries will be severe enough to limit motion. If you don't feel the treating physician/surgeon is providing adequate answers, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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