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Sleep Positions After Back Surgery
Sleeping & sitting: It depends on the timing after surgery. Also the type of surgical approach that was used. If you are at least 6 weeks out from surgery you should be able to sit or sleep in any position that you desire. If you are in the immediate post op period, that is less than 6 weeks, these positions would be determined by the surgical approach. You should talk with your surgeon to determine the approach. ...Read more
Severe back pain only when laying down, at night, or standing after sitting. Switching positions in bed does nothing. Bad Headache when awake?
Pelvic girdle ?: 38y w. HA, back pain lying/standing, not sitting. Sitting: both ischial prominences contact seat surface forcing sacroiliac joints, SIJ, into neutral anatomic positions. Sleep: surface ground forces translate around pelvic bony ring to loose/pained SIJ. Standing: upper body weight upon SIJ's; torquing loose SIJ. Loose SIJ evokes functional scoliosis as upright, head tilt & neck muscle tension HA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment for back pain during hand job timing and bike driving time, I have more pain in bike driving.
On morning time I can't wake up normally. ?
Lower r abdominal pain when sitting bending position, it goes away once I move to a upright position. Also had pain while climbing stairs 2 days ago?
Severe pain 2 weeks after ankle surgery still. Can't sleep at night. Is this normal? I had peroneal sublaxtion surgery
I would certainly: Recommend you consult your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Feeling pain in my thigh muscle when pressing it or at sitting position. Is it normal after arthroscopic knee surgery for removal of plica? It's day 6
Yes, fairly normal: This is most likely from edema related to the surgery. The edema and injury from the surgery to the area just below your quads can cause significant edema and actual short term structural changes leading to some discomfort. Give it about two weeks and discuss with your ortho if it does not improve. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a sharp pain around the cervical spine for 4 weeks now.It hurt the most after sleep(or lying down) and strenuous exercise(muay thai).?
See you doctor: I can't diagnose your problem without first seeing you and doing a full workup. However, what your experiencing is not normal. One possibility for your complaint is cervical facet arthritis-a fairly common condition. Another possible cause is a small tear in the disc. In any case, see you doctor and get feeling better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast biopsy: Place a pillow under your left side, which will assist in going to sleep, but you may wake several times since movement in sleep will cause pressure on the biopsy site. The pain is not harmful, but you may have several nights will little sleep. Ask your surgeon for some pain medications, which will help in the short run. ...Read more
Removed ovaries and tubes May...bladder dropped.. awaken night feeling back labor in any position ..relief sit upright. I am 72 and exercise.
Evaluation: Based on these symptoms it is difficult to determine what might be going on. A good place to start the evaluation is with an Obgyn. They can evaluate your bladder and do an examination. Then they can order any appropriate testing that might be helpful in determining the cause and treatment ...Read more
Pain/stiffness occur: Pain and stiffness is definitely common at just 6 weeks after a subacromial decompression of the shoulder. Physical therapy and NSAIDs will help. Expect a steady improvement in motion, pain relief and overall feeling better between 6 and 12 weeks after similar surgery. ...Read more
On back with pillows: As you have had both surgeries, it makes it a tough rehab for you but my advice in this situation would be to lie on your back & buy a set of soft pillows that you can place above and below your bottom to help keep the bottom lifted slightly so as to allow you to have decreased pressure pain.Take your anti-inflammatory, pain meds & a muscle relaxants as buttocks stay sore longer than the breasts. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can i sleep side ways while bending my knee after the 3rd week of post ACL and meniscus surgery ?
Talk to surgeon firs: Generally speaking, this should be fine. Talk to your surgeon re any other factors that may preclude this. ...Read more
Wake up every 3-4hrs spasms across mid back & sides hard ro breath. Can only get back to sleep in sitting position. Any ideas?
First, it is : Unlikely that even if a screw was not properly placed would you feel any movement of it. If the screw was placed about nerve tissue then you could experience pain and/or neurologic symptoms related to that nerve tissue. If the fusion did not heal then you may also experience a sensation of pain with motion of the back. ...Read more
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