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Sitz Bones Pain
L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.
Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area
Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite ?
See a specialist: There are many causes of hip/low back pain. Most of these causes are related to the muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones in the back. Other causes could stem from problems with kidney, bladder, or reproductive organs. Further work up is required. Ask to see a spine specialist. ...Read more
Left lower back, buttock, leg pain ×3weeks. 10 days of steriod no help. Pain worse when sitting, standing & walking. Pain varies, worst in buttock. Tried piriformis stretches but increases pain.
Rectal pain and pain relief question. Are acetominophen suppositories for treating anus or rectal pain?
Not necessarily: Acetomenophen, whether taken orally or per recum, is absorbed into the bloodstream and circulates to its site of action. There is no advantage to take the drug rectally if you have rectal pain because the drug does not produce its effects at the sie of administration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Sacro-iliac injections would only be expected to cure symptoms coming from that specific joint. It would be fairly uncommon for sacro-iliac problems to cause pain in the tailbone (coccyx). There is a condition known as Coccydynia. In that case the coccyx is tender and patients have pain sitting down. A steroid injection in the coccyx is the main injection we try for that. ...Read more
Lower back pain for about 4 months along with frequent urge to urinate. MRI found min. Protruding disc L5S1. No nerve compression. Only pain sitting.
Possibly discogenic.: Sorry you are suffering from this...Your symptoms sound as if they may be from your disc protrusion at L5-S1. There are other possibilities. If your pain does not get better, if you develop shooting pain and numbness, weakness, or if you have bowel or bladder difficulty then you need a surgical evaluation, otherwise your primary care provider can help the back pain to improve +/- physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hip pain radiating into groin left hip he of osteoarthritis knees and back. How to relieve pain ? Allergic to ibuprofen
Thoracic spine pain, with bending or movement. Feels bruised when press on 1 bone. Is pain with movement ligaments? 25 female, no injury. Been 2 mths.
Two months is: Too long for muscle or ligament problem. Get medical attention to make sure it is not infection or tumor. ...Read more
What causes pelvic, rectal, coccyx area pain that radiates to right leg? Its relentless pain, often prevents sleep. The pain worse when bladder full
Nerve compression: Compression of a nerve in the lower spine can do it. On rare occasions compression of the cauda equina below the spinal column can cause pelvic pain and incontinence. A large pelvic cyst or mass can also cause similar symptoms. An evaluation by your physician is important and you may need a scan of your lumbar spine and pelvis. ...Read more
2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?
Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, i recommend you see a spine specialist for further recommendations. Severe pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, sudden change in sensation/motor function may require emergent evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer