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Spinal Pain Symptoms
For 2 yrs, I have had symptoms including cervical spinal pain that has gradually gotten worse to weakened function of my vocal cords. Ideas on dx?
In my right arm, BP is 121/73. In left arm, it's 105/68. Took it at home. No symptoms other than thoracic spinal pain x1 MO. Why 2 different BPs?
Can Spinal Stenosis present itself as lower back pain without leg symptoms and still maintain pain relief by bending forward or sitting?
I am wondering if i may have multiple sclerosis? My symptoms are spinal pain up and down the spine, temporay paralysis, at times sharp pains on the right side of my brain.
Not necessarily: The pain up and down spine might signify a lhermitte's but usually electrical tingling rather than full blown pain. The paralysis of ms is usually gradual and progressive over days or longer, and the pains over head may be more consistent with migraines, and perhaps some of the other symptoms associated with this also.. Could consider fibromyalgia. Long and short, see your doctor, get diagnosis. ...Read more
How is spine cancer diagnosed. Are pain along spine, upper back pain, headaches, arm pain, chest bone pain symptoms ?
Is intermittent severe back/spinal pain lasting approximately 10 seconds at a time a normal symptom of peanut/tree nut allergies? This happens to me.
Can cervical neck pain and lower back pain symptoms along with numbness in ring and pinky finger on left hand, be an underlying symtom of something?
Cubital tunnel: Entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow (funny bone) is common. Usually aggravated with bending of elbow: while sleeping, working at desk, driving a car, all of which we tend to flex the elbow and create increased tension on the ulnar nerve. Try sleeping with straight arms, avoid postures that flex the arms during the day. You're awfully young for neck probs, but possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How come some people have only pain, but others have weakness/numbness with their pain when dealing with spinal issues? I only have pain symptoms.
It depends: on what nerves are being impinged. You have two major types of nerves (motor and sensory). If only your sensory ones are involved, you will have pain and/or numbness. If you have motor involvement, you will have weakness. If you develop new weakness or incontinence at any time, call your doctor or go to the ER. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a spinal laminectomy 3 months ago and still have some of the same pain symptoms as before the surgery. The pain comes and goes. Exercises?
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