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Soft Mattress Make Spinal Worse
No: No, however, lying on your stomach may increase the arch or sway or lordosis of your lower back that could aggravate your symptoms and if thereis advanced stenosis, lying flat on your back may also do the same. Most people sleep in a fetal position on either side for relief like bending over for relief opening up the stenosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several : Depends on why it did not take, what the symptoms are, and what viable options are available . First, do you have any underlying metabolic issues, are you a smoker and was this not your first surgery as they all have a negative impact on healing. Sometimes, there are other options to control symptoms other than another fusion surgery. Discuss with your surgeon or get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I meant BUT he said something about an empty space? Not too sure. He said if nerves dont get worse not to worry. If get worse a spinal tap I gotta do.
Rephrase please: I have a feeling you believe that this FOLLOW UP remark/question is automatically going back to the person who originally answered the question.You've posted this to a general type of board. So, you'll need to start again & explain the situation OR locate the specific doctor you were having a conversation with & DIRECT this question to them through INBOX consultation so they can answer it. ...Read more
I had continuous headaches that got worse and they did a spinal tap and it was gone. but now my headaches are back 2 years later. what do I have?
Headaches can be: caused by many different things and there is no reason to think that what was wrong two years ago is the same thing now. If your headaches are recurrent and severe you should see a health care provider for evaluation of your current problem. ...Read more
Hi i was told i have two bulged discs spinal cord nerrowing in my back in November 2013 and now 2015 i am in constant pain do you think my back could have gotten worse?
Discs & Spinal Cord: Hello. You're young to be having bulging discs & especially spinal stenosis. Any trauma or family history of these? Were you treated in '13? What about currently? Get yourself evaluated to determine if repeat imaging studies are needed or if you can proceed directly with aggressive treatment of your constant back +/- leg pain. You can still have a high quality of life with these diagnoses. ...Read more
That depends. : You ask a good question. I think it depends where the tumor or mets are located. With a spinal tumor i would anticipate worsening pain with growth, but initially it could fluctuate. Mets could cause both fluctuating and worsening pain, again depending on location. I would suggest seeing a local practioner if you are having pain or discomfort that are related to either if those things. ...Read more
Spinal cord injury: Generally the lower in the spinal cord the better the better c7 leaves you with wrist extension and the abilty to work a joy stick on a mototorized wheel chair c6 involvement implies loss of wrist extention control initial levels can change as swelling subsides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What the difference from spinal stenosis and lateral recess stenosis ? And is one worse than the other? Thanxx
Different symptoms: Lateral recess stenosis typically just affects a single nerve, causing varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness. Central canal stenosis usually affects the entire bundle of nerves in the canal at the affected level. This can include the symptoms above, as well as difficulty standing or walking, also known as neurogenic claudication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had 2 spinal fusion surgeries @c-5 and c-6 acdf with failure to fuse then pcf. Still in pain anything else i can do, symptoms much worse now.
I have on going pain on my right back side above my hip and in the middle between right side and spinal cord. The pain is gradually getting worse. ?
Needs examination: Without being able to examine the area you are describing or without the ability to do certain types of tests such as blood and urine it would be impossible to tell you exactly what's wrong based on the information you've given. Your problem could be musculoskeletal, renal, or neurological. Any of those could give you the symptoms you're describing. You need someone to physically see you. ...Read more
Have spinal stim,l5s1 disc,works great.Got new pain in bed back to front hip, worse front. Standing eases pain to mild.Could this be a change in disc?
I am 20 years old had a spinal fusin of 2 levels about 3 months ago i'm in worse pain than before I have satic nerve damage what should I do for pain?
Spinal fusion: Wow you are really young - must have had a bad situation. If you have more pain now go and see a pain doctor - they can help you. Try to stay away from more surgery unless its absolutely necessary. May consider a spinal stimulator or epidural injections - latter done first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please let your : Doctor know. 32% of people develop headaches after lumbar punctures. ...Read more
I had a spinal tap done about two months + ago, and a blood patch 3 days later. I now have the worst back pain that is only getting worse every day?
For 2 yrs, I have had symptoms including cervical spinal pain that has gradually gotten worse to weakened function of my vocal cords. Ideas on dx?
Can yoga help a compres spinal cord or a pich nerv or can make it worse by puting pressure on it. Ding yoga until i can get an MRI on my spinal cord?
I had a spinal tap about 15 days ago. Then a blood patch 13 days ago. Since the patch, my symptoms have gotten worse. Headache, pain in neck.
See a Neurologist: Post spinal HA should not persisted that long and usually responded well with a patch. Make sure you are not dehydrated and drink>3 liters of water daily. Also try drinking coffee few times a day. You also should follow up with neurologist to rule out rare condition like slow meningeal leak or increase intracranial pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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