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I was in a car accident & my MRI results was a herniated dish in my up neck & a swollen in my lower neck rubbing against my spine any self care tips?

I was in a car accident & my MRI results was a herniated dish in my up neck & a swollen in my lower neck rubbing against my spine any self care tips?

There R no self care: tips on disk disease of the spine @ any level after trauma. B eval by a spine surgeon & follow the advice U R given. If U mean just things 2 avoid, auto accidents, contact sports, snowmobile, 4 wheelers, toboggans & the list is long. Ur spine surgeon will know how damaged the disks R, & will advise U. @ Ur age U have a long life ahead of U, so B careful. ...Read more

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Is there a muscle that runs along the spine in the back that if it became tight wood appear swollen and cause pain in lower back wrapping around

Is there a muscle that runs along the spine in the back that if it became tight wood appear swollen and cause pain in lower back wrapping around

Para spinal muscles: Yes there are strong muscles called para spinal muscles. They include erector spinae their job is to keep your posture upright they can go into spasm and become roppy in case of back pain or sprain. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Towards the middle on top of spine. swollen. Pain when walking/standing/sitting for long. I hit my back with a table 4 mths ago. ?

Lower back pain. Towards the middle on top of spine. swollen. Pain when walking/standing/sitting for long. I hit my back with a table 4 mths ago. ?

Evaluation: I would recommend an evaluation with a spine specialist. You at least need X-rays to see if you sustained a bony injury to the posterior spinal anatomy from the injury. Considering the injury was >4 months ago, you may need a MRI or CT evaluation. In most cases, physical therapy and NSAID medication is what typically should help alleviate much of the current symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe lower and mid spine pain and severe pulsing migraine on rear right side of head. Feels as its the brain swollen and pulsing. ?

Severe lower and mid spine pain and severe pulsing migraine on rear right side of head. Feels as its the brain swollen and pulsing. ?

Mirgraines, Disc dz: This is a complex case as you are very young and there may be more than one diagnosis is going on. These could be part of occipital neuralgia, polymyalgia rheumatica or degenerative disc disease with radiculopathy. Likewise the migraine complex may not be set off by cervical or spine disease. Therefore please see a Neurologist for a complete evaluation and keep us posted. ...Read more

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Nerve damage lower spine and right leg.18 yr on oxycontin, gabapentin, nortryptan, 5 weeks ago diagnosed with diabeties type1, have severe swollen feet?

Nerve damage lower spine and right leg.18 yr on oxycontin, gabapentin, nortryptan,  5 weeks ago diagnosed with diabeties type1, have severe swollen feet?

Many reasons:: This could be due to the renal issues and dm certainly aggravates it. Also, the self-destruction of the bones in the foot may happen with diabetic neuropathy and or loss of sensation. In the feet. ...Read more

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14 year old with swollen spine. Should i be worried?

14 year old with swollen spine. Should i be worried?

See your doctor: There is no such thing as swollen spine. Hence i recommend he/she get evaluated by his/her pediatrician to ensure there are no issues to worry about. ...Read more

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Midway down my back (between shoulder blades), my spine is swollen. Not discolored, nor painful, just much larger than the rest of spine. What is it?

Midway down my back (between shoulder blades), my spine is swollen. Not discolored, nor painful, just much larger than the rest of spine. What is it?

Let me explain: If it is in the midline area it could be a small lipoma, if on either side of the spine it could be from scoliosis (curvatures of the spine)? Good luck. ...Read more

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I have stabbing neck pain close to the spine and it's swollen. What could it be?

I have stabbing neck pain close to the spine and it's swollen. What could it be?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Help! i hurt bad! my left side and around to the back about to the spine i guess is swollen and very sore what is this and what should I do?

Help! i hurt bad! my left side and around to the back about to the spine i guess is swollen and very sore what is this and what should I do?

Intolerable Pain: The very reason the emergency room exists is to save lives and to treat unexplained intolerable pain. If there is no explanation for your pain and it is intolerable i think that is when you go to the er. ...Read more