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Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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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?

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

Dr. Theresa Henderson Dr. Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
37 years in practice
University of Dublin Trinity College School of Physic
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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

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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My back aches after having spinal tap one month later, is this normal?

My back aches after having spinal tap one month later, is this normal?

Not really: Any focal back pain should have dissipated within days. Persistence makes me wonder about local bruising or infection, although rather unlikely. Have your doctor look at area and let you know thoughts.. ...Read more

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Dr. Elisabeth Lernhardt Dr. Lernhardt
Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Heidelberg, Mannheim Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Can mild to moderate cervical spinal stenosis cause my muscles to ache anywhere in my back from time to time?

Can mild to moderate cervical spinal stenosis cause my muscles to ache anywhere in my back from time to time?

Yes: Yes, by potentially causing spasms in the paraspinal muscles; can cause headaches as well. Consider being seen as there are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini Dr. Giannini
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
32 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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..

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..

Check with your doc: Check with your doctor. There are many variables and typically massage would not be a problem, but because there are so many variables you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Torrente Dr. Torrente
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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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?

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?

Follow up: You should follow up with your spinal surgeon. He/she may be able to determine upon examination if your symptoms are due to the hardware or something else. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert McMurtrie Dr. McMurtrie
Pain Management
19 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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 more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand Dr. Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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It's been 4 months since my spinal tap. Terrible head, neck & back aches with shooting pain in my legs. What could this be?

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

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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 ?

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 ?

No: Sounds like you have superficial thrombophlebitis from your IV . The vein becomes hard and tender . Try heat packs, and Ibuprofen acutely and this will resolve w/ time( usually in 2 weeks).If it doesn't see your pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Yelena Kipervas Dr. Kipervas
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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

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

Dr. James Stone Dr. Stone
Radiology - Interventional
13 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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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 more

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Dr. Peter Fischer Dr. Fischer
Anesthesiology
21 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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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?

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