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Spinal Ache Symptoms
Is it normal to have slight aches in your back areas: upper, middle, spinal area, back bone before your period starts? Is that a normal PMS Symptom?
They are: Quite commonly women experience achiness and pain in the back prior to menses which is considered part of the pre-menstrual syndrome. Why? The precise mechanism is not entirely understood, I don't think, but it is presumed that it is influenced by hormonal changes, fluid retention, possibly changes in inflammatory response. Eating healthfully, avoiding junk food/sugar, exercise may help. Stay well ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had the flu symptoms a few days ago, and now the congestive symptoms are gone but the chills and aching pains are worse. Along with spinal and stoma?
Regular body aches and flu symptoms. Neg spinal tap, neg thyroid tests, neg blood panels, some low platelets, always feel sick and no idea what to do?
You need a good Doct: You need a complete History and physical examination done by an internist(have you consulted one yet?). Send us the actual reports of any abnormal blood tests, like platelets which you are concerned about. If your appetite and weight are normal, you are likely to have no serious disease. Sometimes you have to just ignore minor aches & pains and do daily exercise. That in my book is the best medici ...Read more
1 1/2 years ago i got really bad headaches and all the symptoms of meningitis. So did my 21 year old daughter no tap. Beginning of this year started with small headaches.Now I have had severe headaches stiff sore neck no fever.Had spinal tap not meningiti
Consider location: To be considered as you and your daughter had headaches Is if extended family members and/or remote in years family members have had similar headaches as migraines can be familial and come and go depending on triggers. When you and your daughter had problem initially had you traveled or been in wooded areas? An infectious consideration is Lyme disease if in these areas. Both see a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible my spine could be unstable? I have had 3 spinal fusions and my latest was done 7 months ago.. Now my back is so sore and feels very unstable when I move etc...
Diagnosed with sinusitis. Deep pain neck and headache that wont go away. Spinal pain in middle of back if i push. Why is my neck and back sore?
Two months after spinal tap and that particular area of the spine is still very sore. There is no redness/noticeable swelling. Should I be concerned?
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Doctors say the spinal & epidural are safe but from research I carried out, 80% of people complain of back ache years after the epidural/spinal. Why?
Your source?: That sounds like an unusually high statistic. Are you sure you are using a reliable source? ...Read more
4 days chronic facial aches, dizziness, malaise, upper spinal pain. 2 days severe nausea. Worse in morning/evening. Woke up middle of night from aches?
Can mild to moderate cervical spinal stenosis cause my muscles to ache anywhere in my back from time to time?
Will it help to get massage of neck 6w after spinal surgery on c5/6& c6/7 if shoulders sore & inflamed.. General recovery great otherwise..
I had a spinal fusion l5-s1. I now have dull aching pain in my back that i think is from the screw heads. What are my options?
My right leg thigh aches wih no real reason. Could I have a spinal disc out?It bothers me most at night as I need to sleep on my right side.
See pain specialist: There can be several reasons for leg pain (even without back pain) including lumbar disc degeneration, muscle inflammation, facet joint arthritis/irritation, sacroiliac joint arthritis/irritation, nerve irritation. A thorough physical exam and diagnostic studies will help determine what treatment will be best depending on your diagnosis. See a board certified pain specialist. For evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's been 4 months since my spinal tap. Terrible head, neck & back aches with shooting pain in my legs. What could this be?
Spinal disease: It sounds like you REALLY need follow up with the neurologist or doc who did the procedure. Have you called the office? It's remotely possible you have a CSF leak after the spinal tap, although most heal on their own after a week of conservative treatment: strict bed rest, avoiding coughing, sneezing, nose blowing, and straining etc. You need a diagnosis to get helped. Hope you will feel better. ...Read more
I had 2 iv's for a spinal surgery now I have noticed a vein in my arm is very hard the length of my forearm and is sore. Is this something dangerous ?
Spinal cord stim.no issues 2 y.have ache on outer hips when sitting.also trickling feeling in hips & stomach.what could it be,feels like fluid running?
Plan: Good to hear that you have good result for 2 years with spinal cord stimulation. But now you need revaluation, because it may be a side affect of this procedure. See a doctor please. ...Read more
Hi had an MRI and radiologist saw subtle change to spinal cord column, what could this be? 30yr female with back ache(was been checked for MS)Thanks
Please repost: 1) The spinal cord and spinal column are 2 different things. Which is it? 2) What KIND of subtle change? 3) What levels? 4) You didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered it, & for a reason. What was the reason? Backache? What is so unusual about your backache that a doctor thought an MRI was worth doing? (Because usually it isn't, for backache.) ...Read more
Spinal fus 1 yr ago. L3 L4. 2 mths ago. Ache near incision. Sharp pain in buttocks 3" to the right. MRI CAT nothing. Can put finger on sore spot?
Possibly msk: This may represent musculoskeletal pain or persistent abnormal signal from nerves that may have been divided during the surgery. There are medications that can be useful for primary nerve based pain. If musculoskeletal, conservative therapies such as PT or massage therapy can help. Recommend seeing DR to discuss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a bulging lumbar spinal disc cause dull ache in right groin and on/off pain/ache in right upper leg and hip...Also lower back?
All Possible: It is certainly possible that a bulging lumbar or sacral disc would be causing the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more