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Severe Spinal Bruising
I fell down and i think i hurt my muscles near my spinal cord and there is an internal bruise. Anything serious?
Depends: This really depends on your neurological exam and pain. If there are any neurological deficits or significant pain then you need to be imaged. Otherwise, if its just some pain and you don't have any altered sensation/weakness or any other problems besides a bruise and some pain more than likely you are completely fine. Hope you are doing ok! ...Read more
My sister has MS diag over a yr. She found an extensive bruise along her spine. She had a spinal tap over a year ago but not sure if related. Serious?
Unrelated to tap: spinal tap 1 year ago can cause a bruise now. If bruise was not caused by a known injury then it may be an underlying blood disease that needs to be investigated by a hematologist. some times steroids or Aspirin or anti platelet medications can do so. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a spinal tap 3 days ago.Mild bruise/pain on back.If something serious was wrong would i know by now?No fever.Thanks for your wisdom and care
Back pain and: Discomfort after a spinal tap is common. Keep in mind, there is a lot of muscles that needle has to pass through. Like any bruise, may take some time to improve. ...Read more
Bruises everywhere, extreme fatigue, swelling in lymph nodes and spinal area, breathing difficulties and joint pain. my Cbc is normal. Leukemia?
Tough situation: I am sorry you have this pain. There are many options from chronic medication management to spinal cord stimulators. If possible, avoid further surgery. See an experienced pain interventionalist who can give injections around the hardware and this may help with some of the pain and they also may be able to do the stimulator trials. I hope this helps and best of luck. ...Read more
ESI: Esi is indicated for arm pain or leg pain associated with a pinched nerve—whether disc herniation, bone spur, or spinal stenosis. Any of these problems usually respond well, at least temporarily, to esi. If you do not have an MRI to confirm, then there is less ability to predict success with this injection. No harm in trying if your doc thinks it might be the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have severe pain in my nape radiating down to spinal cord. what might be the reason?
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
My reflexes are hyper very brisk if my peripheral nerves were severely damaged could the spinal cord be compensating ?
Test for hypereflex: Hyperreflexia spinal disorders & back pain could have a connection that may be checked by specialized testing like electromyography and MRI to figure out the intricate nerve connections. Hyperreflexia could be resultant of other nervous disorders as well. You need to see a specialist like neurologist or physiatrist to check you with imaging and emg, nerve conduction tests to get accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I had a spinal fusions 6 months ago, for 3 days I have had severe pain, in my right leg and back hard to sit and stand not sure what to do?
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