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Black pain at last point of spinal hard. I am unable to sit hard surface .I am unable drive my two wheeler. Please advice?

Black pain at last point of spinal hard. I am unable to sit hard surface .I am unable drive my two wheeler. Please advice?

It could be muscle: Strain, arthritis etc. Try taking otc tylenol, nsaids- motrin, aleve; apply warm packs. See your dr for an accurate diagnosis and a comprehensive exam. Consider having a baseline colonoscopy. Take care! ...Read more

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I am having a spinal neurostimulator with paddle and lamanectomy has to be performed should I be scared?

I am having a spinal neurostimulator with paddle and lamanectomy has to be performed should I be scared?

No: There are two types of stimulator implants. The are paddle leads which require a more invasive surgery and general anesthesia. The other type is a percutaneous lead that is placed through a needle the same way your trial was done. This implant does not require general anesthesia. I implant percutaneous leads and prefer this technique for most patients. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of botched spinal fusions?

What are the main causes of botched spinal fusions?

Usually the wrong : Patient being operated on for the wrong diagnosis by the wrong surgeon. Fusion surgery has very select criteria and best outcomes also with non smokers , non diabetics, not obese patients and with no bone density loss in good medical condition with reasonable expectations. Even the type of fusion may affect outcome. ...Read more

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How can I get my substance p levels tested besides the spinal test?

How can I get my substance p levels tested besides the spinal test?

Bigger question is: why do you want it to be tested? If you are in pain, or having fibromyalgia, getting Substance P level is not going to make it any better. So, speak to your PCP and see what can be done to alleviate your chief complaint or concern. Then, if blood tests are warranted, they can look further or deeper. Don't start with this lab value that's often used in research labs. ...Read more

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How to stop spinal cored spasums?

How to stop spinal cored spasums?

Back pain/ spasm: You had back surgery for what reason? For herniated disc, spinal stenosis, cauda equina syndrome, osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis or scoliosis! for spasm there are muscle relaxants along with analgesics. You may want to see a pain specialist who can tailor the meds according to your condition. Please see back pain http:// doctorrajput.Com. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a spinal last?

Usually 6 hours.: It can vary with the individual, but that's about the average. ...Read more

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Do they do spinal taps now? For what?

Do they do spinal taps now? For what?

Yes: There are many reasons for a spinal tap or lumbar puncture. Meningitis, spinal cancers, trauma, etc. ...Read more

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Spinal injections not working, what's the next step?

This question: Should be brought up to the physician who examined you, knows you and has a plan if spinal injections fail. Surgery or spinal cord stimulation maybe indicated if you fail most conservative and interventional treatments. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden spinal curve over a years time?

What can cause a sudden spinal curve over a years time?

Scoliosis: You are still in the age range to develop scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Make an appointment with your doctor. He/she can do an assessment in their office. If needed,they can order a special x-ray of your spine to look for and evaluate the degree of curvature and refer you to an orthopedic doctor that treats scoliosis. ...Read more