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What to do if I had a lower back surgery 5 years ago a still have a lot of muscle pain what can I do?

What to do if I had a lower back surgery 5 years ago a still have a lot of muscle pain what can I do?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Immobilised due to surgery recovery, currently experiencing short isolated, random, numb/painful spots in my legs as well as muscle ache. Are they clots?

Immobilised due to surgery recovery, currently experiencing short isolated, random, numb/painful spots in my legs as well as muscle ache. Are they clots?

Can not say: Blood clots in the veins of legs (DVT) are a concern after surgery. Its diagnosed by ultrasound. Symptoms typically include leg swelling, discoloration, pain, and more. But it's hard to diagnose from symptoms. I have had patients I was sure had a DVT but ultrasound was negative. I've also had patients I was sure didn't have DVT but ultrasound was positive. If concerned call surgeon- get it checked. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if there is a sudden muscle ache in left area just beneath scapula after triple bypass surgery acts/feels like a muscle cramp?

Should I be concerned if there is a sudden muscle ache in left area just beneath scapula after triple bypass surgery acts/feels like a muscle cramp?

No.: Chest wall aches and pains may occur after sternotomy. Full range of motion excersises to the upper extremities will assist in recovery as well as gentle swimming if able. ...Read more

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Shulder surgery in august 2013, for severe bursitis and bone shaved off as it rubbed against the muscle. All been well until it cracked and now pain?

Have it reevaluated: Then you must see the orthopedist and have the shoulder reevaluated. There is no way to determine the cause of the new pain over the internet. ...Read more

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I had piriformis surgery 5 months ago i still have severe sciatic pain, the surgeon removed the whole body of the muscle, i just started phys therapy?

I had piriformis surgery 5 months ago
i still have severe sciatic pain, the surgeon removed the whole body of the muscle, i just started phys therapy?

See below: Not sure I can encourage you, as my experience with surgery to relieve piriformis syndrome problems has always been disappointing. Would get an opinion from an experienced osteopath, who works with sacro-iliac problems as omt is better suited to help you rehabilitate. Would also consider updated EMG to check status of sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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I have severe bilateral lower leg muscle spasms due to synovial cysts at l5s1 causing neuroforaminal stenosis. Is surgery an option?

I have severe bilateral lower leg muscle spasms due to synovial cysts at l5s1 causing neuroforaminal stenosis. Is surgery an option?

Maybe: If your cysts are responsible for "nerve pain", and are associated with nerve root distribution numbness, weakness, and/or muscle atrophy, there may be a good rationale for a surgical approach. These days, arthroscopic and less invasive techniques are present. Suggest you visit a neurosurgeon and discuss. ...Read more

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How do I treat severe muscle pain after taking zoledronic acid?

How do I treat severe muscle pain after taking zoledronic acid?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Approximately 20% get this. It lasts for several days and can be associated with a low grade fever. It can be very unpleasant; feels like you have the flu. In general this is treated with Acetaminophen but no more than 1000 mg 3 times daily. If symptoms persist I would see your provider. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

See details: The causes are too numerous to list. If the issue occurs frequently seek medical help. ...Read more

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What could be causing severe, localized muscle pain?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of severe post op muscle pain?

What can be the cause of severe post op muscle pain?

Complicated: Where, when, what type of surgery, did you have anesthesia and what type? Too many unanswered questions to address this intelligently. Either reask the question with more info, or discuss with the surgeon who did the operation. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing severe muscle pain on the left side only of my upper back area off and on now for several years and not sure what it is?

I have been experiencing severe muscle pain on the left side only of my upper back area off and on now for several years and not sure what it is?

Subscapular bursitis: Easy to treat, but never diagnosed. There is a bursa under your scapula to let it glide smoothly across the fascia of your back. Causes high back pain under should blade. A course of steroid with xylocaine (lidocaine) can cure it, or give quite prolonged relief. Find a practicitioner in rheumatology or physical medicine who performs this injection! It is not truly joint pain, or arthritis! ...Read more

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Chronic muscle pain unk etiol. I need help to find a cause and pain relief protocol needed as it is severe, what can be done?

M any possibilities: Chronic muscle pain can come from many sources, the most famous of which is fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, there is no test to prove this diagnosis but instead you doctor needs to rule out the other suspects first. If this does end up to be fibromyalgia, avoid narcotic-based pain medications in your protocol. They do little for this type of pain. ...Read more

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I had a Reclase IV in May and I have had severe bone/muscle pain. I need to know how to flush it out. I cannot take any type of pill.?

I had a Reclase IV in May and I have had severe bone/muscle pain.  I need to know how to flush it out. I cannot take any type of pill.?

See details: Reclast (zoledronic acid) reactions are rare and usually last only a few days. Have your doctor or a rheumatologist evaluate the problem as there can be several other possible causes. ...Read more

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Please I am having like a muscle pain in my back the pain is so severe that is causing anxiety for me and am worried its interfering with my sleep?

Please I am having like a muscle pain in my back the pain is so severe that is causing anxiety for me and am worried its interfering with my sleep?

Back Pain at age 22: I understand your distress due to back pain, anxiety and poor sleep.
At age 22, it is likely that you have back sprain due to poor posture, twisting, lifting something improperly, lifting something too heavy, overstretching, excessive pushing, or pulling, overweight, or stress.
See Physician for Diagnosis, have X-ray, discuss. P.T., heat treatment, massage and medication; Therapy for stress. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle pain everywhere after a colonoscopy/endoscopy. It was pain free last 2 times I had it done. Is it normal & how long does it last?

I have severe muscle pain everywhere after a colonoscopy/endoscopy. It was pain free last 2 times I had it done. Is it normal & how long does it last?

Not good...: Please NOW call your endoscopist who knows what transpired during your procedure, andwho can advised you to seek medical attention with an urgency appropriate to your risks. You have not shared why at age 43 you have needed 3 colonoscopies already. ...Read more

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How can I calm down severe calf muscle pain?

How can I calm down severe calf muscle pain?

Depends: If the reason is intese exercise than stretching is the solution.
If the reason is a trauma than resting is the solution. ...Read more

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I get severe muscle pain at the top of my right thigh now and then?

Need more info: You need to provide more info. Is the pain on the front, side or back of the thigh? The possible causes depend on the location of the pain. If the pain is that severe then see a doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Ia have severe muscle pain at my thighs after I did squats and other exercise what to do to relieve pain??? Shoud I rub it

Ia have severe muscle pain at my thighs after I did squats and other exercise what to do to relieve pain??? Shoud I rub it

Rest, ice for first: 24 hours, then gentle heat thereafter. Otc NSAIDs will help. You can get massage. If it persists beyond a few days, you should see a doctor to make sure there is nothing serious going on. ...Read more

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What is the best test to check if i have torn chest muscles after an asthma that left me with severe persistent muscle pain for months?

What is the best test to check if i have torn chest muscles after an asthma that left me with severe persistent muscle pain for months?

Exam: Although costochrondritis (inflammation of the rib joints) can happen, asthma attack does not cause torn muscles. Suggest that you see your doctor and get examined if the pain is unbearable since it may be from something more serious or merely a transient problem which will heal in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Severe muscle pain and numbness in right arm?

Severe muscle pain and numbness in right arm?

Muscle vs. nerve: You may have strained a muscle, or the muscle is inflamed from overuse or an inflammatory disorder (though these typically cause more diffuse muscle pain). Numbness is usually due to a (peripheral) nerve problem in the arm itself or at the level of your neck. You would need a neurological examination to determine what testing (if any) is needed further. ...Read more

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Should i be alarmed due to severe muscle pain in thighs & upper arms?

Yes: Should be evaluated. Might be related to medications. Might be neurological. Might be orthopaedic. Very concerning and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I took haldol (haloperidol) and suffered severe muscle pain. Been off of it for a year but have not full movement in my back, is this permanent?

I took haldol (haloperidol) and suffered severe muscle pain. Been off of it for a year but have not full movement in my back, is this permanent?

It almost never is.: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is really serious! It is uncontrolled locking up of the muscles. They often die off with this. And, if the muscle dies off, that certainly can lower muscle strength. Generally it comes back. Might require exercise to build them back up. But it shouldn't affect movement even if muscle is lost. ...Read more

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Severe muscle pain, high red blood count and low vitamin d2 levels?

Severe muscle pain, high red blood count and low vitamin d2 levels?

Yes: Vitamin d deficiency can lead to pain, weakness, joint difficulties, and poor control of other hormonal conditions. Replace your vitamin d deficiency with your doctors prescription, and continue to seek answers about your blood condition... It may be separate from the d problem. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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Aching Muscles (Definition)

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