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My back pain problem is spinal estenose, what you advise? Cirurgury with a spacer on vertebral discs?

My back pain problem is spinal estenose, what you advise? Cirurgury with a spacer on vertebral discs?

Just a decompression: Stenosis is surgically treatedcwith a simple decompression through a small insicion on the back to relieve leg pain with activityt the complex reconstruction you describe is for something entirely different decompression tak e30 min to do one level4weeks to recover from. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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3 years ago patient collapsed d11 vertebral body along with small pre & para vertebral hematoma & adjacent spinal canal narrowing still have back pain?

3 years ago patient collapsed d11 vertebral body along with small pre & para vertebral hematoma & adjacent spinal canal narrowing still have back pain?

T11 Fracture: D11 (dorsal vertebra) is perfectly acceptable, but us docs are used to t11 (thoracic vertebra). 3 years after injury, i would guess several things are going on: 1) disc above the fracture was injured and is now degenerative and painful (narrow canal) 2) kummell's disease (nonhealing fracture) 3) the spine is imbalanced due to kyphosis 4) there is an unstable joint or ligament injury 5) other. ...Read more

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Grade2 Spondylolisthesis of L5/S1& spina bifida occulta. Low back pain on right. Sharp moving pain along inguinal ligament? GP palpation normal

Grade2 Spondylolisthesis of L5/S1& spina bifida occulta. Low back pain on right. Sharp moving pain along inguinal ligament? GP palpation normal

Need surg consult: A Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis definitely needs to be evaluated and treated by an orthopaedic or neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal surgery. You are just on the border of requiring spinal surgery, i.e. a fusion, with a Grade 2 slip. The inguinal pain may/may not be related to the back. Time to see your surgeon for an up-to-date evaluation ...Read more

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Grade2 Spondy L5/S1& spina bifida occulta. Low back pain on right. What would cause sharp moving pain along inguinal ligament? GP palpation normal

Grade2 Spondy L5/S1& spina bifida occulta. Low back pain on right. 
What would cause sharp moving pain along inguinal ligament? 
GP palpation normal

Inguinal ligament: Maybe the ligament itself is injured? But there is no pain with palpation? It is not likely to be from your lower back spondylosis. That would be more likely to affect your feet and calves. Here is some info about the inguinal ligament: http://sportsmedicine.answers.com/other-injuries/injuries-to-the-inguinal-ligament ...Read more

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I have severe back pain following a spinal tap?

I have severe back pain following a spinal tap?

Let the doctor know: There are many reasons for there to be pain after a lumbar puncture. Let the doctor know and have them take a look. ...Read more

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How can spinal decompression help with back pain?

How can  spinal decompression help with back pain?

Traction: By spinal decompression i will assume that you mean traction, such as using a vax-d or similar machine. The concept of traction is to restore lost disc height, which can result in improved spinal canal diameter and reduced nerve pinching. The problem with traction is that it is often temporary - in other words, once out of traction, the spine gradually settles back to its original state. ...Read more

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What does spinal decompression do to help with back pain?

What does spinal decompression do to help with back pain?

Relief the pressure: Spinal decompression is a term that describes the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves of the spinal column. Spinal decompression can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically and is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe back pain from spinal fusion?

Tough situation: I am sorry you have this pain. There are many options from chronic medication management to spinal cord stimulators. If possible, avoid further surgery. See an experienced pain interventionalist who can give injections around the hardware and this may help with some of the pain and they also may be able to do the stimulator trials. I hope this helps and best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it bad to experience severe back pain following a spinal tap?

Is it bad to experience severe back pain following a spinal tap?

Usually not: Not necessarily-usually resolves unless spinal headache is present which can resolve 99% of time with rest and fluids. ...Read more

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What should my next step be in testing chronic lumbar spinal pain?

What should my next step be in testing chronic lumbar spinal pain?

Various: After a routine XR a MRI is likely the best. If this takes too long a CT scan may help. See your doctor for his/her guidance. All the best. ...Read more

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Can i get a medtronic spinal cord neurostimulator for my chronic back pain?

It is an option for: Treatment of back pain that has been unresponsive to other treatments. It tends to work better for leg pain but lower back pain may be helped. A trial procedure is done and if at least 50% pain relief, a permanent implant can be done. There are several manufacturers including medtronics. There are also several different types of implants and configurations to achieve pain control. ...Read more

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What exercises can help my husband relieve his back pain, he has spinal stenosis?

What exercises can help my husband relieve his back pain, he has spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis: Back pain has many causes, and sometimes more than one at the same time. A careful diagnosis of the precise cause of the pain is crucial before any treatment, including exercise. I suggest you consult a neurologist or physiatrist (both non-surgical specialist) for a precise diagnosis. Then proceed from there. Spinal stenosis info: http://vsearch.Nlm.Nih.Gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?V%3apro. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with spinal pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: Depends on your level of pain tolerance and how long you have had the pain. Have you been seen b4? Any trauma? Any fever? Any numbness in your feet, legs or groin area? Any loss of control of your bowels or bladder? There are all signs that you need evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Is the medtronic cage a useful device to help people with back pain who need a spinal fusion?

Is the medtronic cage a useful device to help people with back pain who need a spinal fusion?

It is not the device: That is necessarily useful. It is making sure the right person is having the correct surgery for the appropriate indications by the "right" surgeon. There are lots of good devices on the market for spinal fusion surgery. The type of device is the least important factor in this scenario. ...Read more

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How sucessfull are spinal fusions for reliving constant back pain .i had a discetomy of l4and L5 2years ago?

How sucessfull are spinal fusions for reliving constant back pain .i had a discetomy of l4and L5 2years  ago?

Varies: By far the most important factor is patient selection. If the pain is very clearly coming from that disc and there is nothing else contributing, there is about a 90 percent success rate. But it can be hard in that there are often multiple things that can contribute to a persons back pain, and if they are not all addressed in surgery, they might still hurt despite surgery. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best homeopathy medicine for spinal pain after spinal injection put in any operation?

Please help! what is the best homeopathy medicine for spinal pain after spinal injection put in any operation?

It depends: There are many possible homeopathic medicines for that kind of trauma, and symptoms may vary a lot. A professional homeopath would be best to assess and treat your individual condition. But medicines such as hypericum, staphysagria, arnica, and ledum come to mind. ...Read more

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I've been having back pain, it it possible it's an affect from my cesarean and spinal block a couple of weeks ago ?

I've been having back pain, it it possible it's an affect from my cesarean  and spinal block a couple of weeks ago ?

Back pain after c/s: The spinal for c/s is commonly blamed but rarely is the cause. Back pain as a result of the anesthetic is usually immediate. Back pain after c/s is common. Cause is unclear. One thought is it is from resulting scar tissue from the c/s that causes pulling in the lumbar sacral region. Another cause is poor body mechanics and posture in caring for the new baby. It's always good idea to get checked ...Read more

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My granddaughter had two attempts today for a spinal tap. Was unable to get fluid both times. Tonight is in a lot of back pain. Is this normal?

My granddaughter had two attempts today for a spinal tap. Was unable to get fluid both times. Tonight is in a lot of back pain. Is this normal?

Back pain: Likely the back pain is from the tap procedure and in most case this resolves over a day or two. If the pain last longer than 3-4 days then i would contact the doctor that did the tap. ...Read more

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I was told that I have spinal degeneration. Would walking around my apartment complex every other day be enough exercise to reduce my back pain?

I was told that I have spinal degeneration. Would walking around my apartment complex every other day be enough exercise to reduce my back pain?

Back pain: It might help. Pain may be relieved by the stretching and a physical activity like walking. Plus it will also help you to control other conditions like obesity, diabetes and hypertension. ...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.

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 several herniated discs spinal stenios also faucet disease I have had 12 spinal injections and severe chronic back pain for years is meds onl?

Referral: Maybe a good time to get a referral to a local spine surgeon to go over information. If you have exhausted all conservative treatments. ...Read more

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I am really fed up with this back pain has been going long time the new flare up since dec2012 suppose to have spinal fusion on l5s fractuedl5 help me?

Instability : Prolotherapy of the way to go to get rid of the back pain. Visit www.Proloshot.Com or www.Getporlo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for a prolotherapy doctor to help you. ...Read more

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Spinal pain when needing to poop, what is this?

varies: There are many potetnial causes. When 'trying to poop' as you put it, you are increasing your pressure in the spinal canal and this can aggravate many spinal conditions. Just as, for example, a person with a disc herniation may have more pain when they cough or strain. The other possibilitis may include a non musculoskeletal cause, such as if you have something wrong with your lower GI tract. ...Read more

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What would cause spinal pain?

What would cause spinal pain?

Dozens of things: Without more information and an examination it would be impossible to even speculate. See a good back surgeon and get a full detailed evaluation, which may necessitate imaging studies (plain x-rays, ct scans, mri, etc.) good luck. ...Read more

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What is a possible cause for spinal pain?

Many : Disc herniation or disc degeneration are the most common, but there are many more. ...Read more

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Can I die from spinal pain if I ignore it?

It depend: What is the cause for the spine pain, some of the causes have to with cancer that could cause death. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have spinal pain?

Is it normal for someone to have spinal pain?

Not Uncommon: Back pain is very common. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people during their life time will have an attack of back pain severe enough to cause them to seek medical attention. That be said, if your are having spinal pain, then you should contact your pcp{ for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have spinal pain?

Yes: It could be something bad. However most causes of back pain are not necessarily serious. Virtually 100% of people have back pain at some point in their lifetime. ...Read more

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What are the causes of waist spinal pain?

Not sure: Hard to tell in this forum if the pain is from the spine or abdomen. Talk to your gp. ...Read more

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Will spinal fusion eliminate back pain?

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Will  spinal fusion eliminate back pain?

Unlikely: Spine surgery has predictably good outcomes for neurological symptoms (pinched nerves) and symptomatic spinal instability (i.e. Severe fracture/dislocation, severe deformity, tumor, etc.). Spine surgery for neck/back pain without a neurological component is controversial, as outcomes are unpredictable. ...Read more

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Palpation (Definition)

Subjective awareness of ...Read more