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How soon after a spinal cord injury is it okay to give the person a massage?

How soon after a spinal cord injury is it okay to give the person a massage?

Depends : On the degree of injury, the mechanism of injury, and any concommitant complications or other injuries. Once the individual is stable, there are no blood clots, no open wounds, and no signs of any other injury or autonomic dysfunction the patients doctor can determine if it is safe. This can be within days, weeks or longer depending on the individual situation. ...Read more

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Can I have a back massage after a spinal tap? I had a spinal tap 2 weeks ago and still have severe back pain. Nothing seems to help with the pain yet.

Can I have a back massage after a spinal tap? I had a spinal tap 2 weeks ago and still have severe back pain. Nothing seems to help with the pain yet.

Should be ok: After two weeks, the area where the spinal tap was done should be healed. Also, you could always call the doctor that did the spinal tap to be sure. Hope this helps, and I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I have a swelling on the left side of my rib cage, at the same time I have frozen shoulder, was massage on the back spinal cord area. What causes it?

I have a swelling on the left side of my rib cage, at the same time I have frozen shoulder, was massage on the back spinal cord area. What causes it?

Rib cage swelling: There may be many different reasons why you have swelling around your rib cage. Possible causes include, but are not limited to: rib contusion, rib fracture, costochondritis, shingles, and intercostal neuritis. I would seek a formal evaluation from a qualified medical professional - especially if your swelling is associated with chest pain and/or associated skin lesions. ...Read more

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Massage for someone with a spinal fracture. When will it become okay?

Massage for someone with a spinal fracture. When will it become okay?

At anytime for the : Arms and legs while for the region of the spine can be massaged as soon as it is deemed stable and the induction healed if surgery was done and the patient feels comfortable enough to tolerate the massage or positioning for the massage. ...Read more

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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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I just got an epirural spinal injection 3 weeks ago and my dictor has me scheduladed for another o.E in two days. Is he rushing? Cause I thought the shot was good for three months!

I just got an epirural spinal injection 3 weeks ago and my dictor has me scheduladed for another o.E in two days. Is he rushing? Cause I thought the shot was good for three months!

Yes: Yes the epidural injection helps most people with documented herniations that are the source of there sciatica type pain. That said the question is how long will you get relief for and there is no real good answer for that. Some people can get relief for months and others it can be days/weeks. We notice most people get relief for a longer time if at least 2 injections are planned. ...Read more

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Is spinal manipulation safe?

Is spinal manipulation safe?

Most of the time: yes, safe. Make sure that your chiropractor is a qualified person. If you have any question about this procedure, clear first with your orthopedic surgeon. Chiropractors are held to a standard different from physicians. ...Read more

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What is a spinal tear in a child?

What is a spinal tear in a child?

Spinal cord rupture: A spinal cord tear usually occurs when excessive tractioin is put on the fetal head at time time of delivery, in a situation of shoulder dystocia. Tears then may occur at the cervical and upper thoracic cord. ...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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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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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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I have hard question about spinal shock :(?

I have hard question about spinal shock :(?

Go ahead & try us !: Please submit a clear & specific question about spinal shock. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How can it feel to be put on a spinal board?

Hard: A spine board is hard, not padded and doesn't flex. Line down on a wood floor and you'll know. ...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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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