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What is the cause of my spinal tap pain?

What is the cause of my spinal tap pain?

Spinal tap pain: Sometimes patients have a "spinal headache" following lumbar puncture ("spinal tap") because a small amount of fluid continues to leak from the site. In other patients, pain occurs because bleeding or infection has occured in the area. In any of these cases, it is exceedingly important to report these symptoms to your doctor so that you can be diagnosed and managed appropriately! ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lumbar Puncture (Definition)

To test for meningitis or multiple sclerosis or a variety of problems, a small needle is inserted into the lumbosacral cistern to obtain spinal fluid for testing ...Read more


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What is the treatment of spinal pain at the end of the column below Mok severe pain I can not move.What is the best way to treat the pain of Hama with?

What is the treatment of spinal pain at the end of the column below Mok severe pain I can not move.What is the best way to treat the pain of Hama with?

Heat and stretch : initially you have to have the right diagnosis of what is causing the pain by having a MEIR of your spine and to see a neurologist for complete evaluation there isno home remedies without a proper evaluation saying that using a heat pad and stretching exercise and messages ...Read more

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What is the cause of my tailbone pain?

What is the cause of my tailbone pain?

See below: The most common causes are trauma, prolonged sitting in a slouched position, hard chairs, and an abnormally positioned "tailbone". ...Read more

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What is the cause of a pain in my shoulder?

What is the cause of a pain in my shoulder?

Many Possibilities: Shoulder pain is a nonspecific finding so a lot more specific information and a detailed examination would be needed to give you clear diagnosis. If you have had this a while i recommend you have an evaluation with your primary physician and then perhaps a shoulder specialist if persistent. Learn more at: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more

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What is degenerative scoliosis..and can it cause knots on the top of my spine and cause a lot of pain in lower back,legs,hips,buttock.

It is curvature of: the spine that can feel to you like knots over the areas where it is curving. Do you have double scoliosis? What is your degree of curvature? Where is your scoliosis? Midback, low back? If lower, depending on Grade seen, it can affect your hips, lower extremities, and you should be working with an osteopathic physician/ PT to help reduce pain symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of back pain?

What is the cause of back pain?

NUMEROUS: Perhaps most common cause is lumbar strain/sprain, but wear and tear degeneration called spondylosis is very common, and not unique to injure a lumbar disc. Inflammatory arthritis may be an issue, and on occasion bone disorders including small tumors may be a culprit. Sacro-iliac issues are another common problem, but piriformis syndrome is seen on occasion. ...Read more

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When the spinal cord is too small and causes pain and numbness in the body, what is that called?

When the spinal cord is too small and causes pain and numbness in the body, what is that called?

Talk to MD: This sounds like tethered cord syndrome. This should be looked at by your physician. There are surgical options to relive this, and a consult with a neurosurgeon is one avenue that should be explored. ...Read more

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What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

Nonspecific: Leg pain can be caused by many things such as a lumbar radiculopathy, neuropathy, muscle injury, etc. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation, as this type of question cannot be well answered through this type of forum. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my knee pain?

What is the cause of my knee pain?

Different causes: Pain in the knee can be caused by a number of problems, including patellar chondromalacia, torn meniscal cartilage, arthritis or a loose body in the knee. An orthopaedic consult may be necessary to assist in evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My father has severe abdominal pain that moves but the majority of the pain is in the center of the lower abdomen. Can u pls tell me what is the cause?

My father has severe abdominal pain that moves but the majority of the pain is in the center of the lower abdomen. Can u pls tell me what is the cause?

Time to get help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, &when severe even less so. Lots of things cause abdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers please. Encourage your dad not to delay in seeking evaluation or getting treatment. ...Read more

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What is the solution if there is long constipation with slight pain on the back near lumber vertebre and redness on the face.?

What is the solution if there is long constipation with slight pain on the back near lumber vertebre and redness on the face.?

That depends..: ....On the age of the patient, the circumstances, and the diet. As with any most problems, the solution is often determined by the cause. If the problem is diet, change the diet. If the problem is insufficient water intake, drink more. If the problem is an underactive thyroid, that will require investigation and hormone replacement. The list goes on. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the nerve pain in my entire body?

What is the cause of the nerve pain in my entire body?

In your case: is a sign of anxiety, and one that can cause a great deal of distress. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. See your PCP for evaluation and possible referral. ...Read more

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What is the cause of this pain in my knee and foot?

Many possibles: Arthritis, tendinitis, other possibilities. See an orthopedist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How would a herniated disc cause pain on the bottom of the feet?

How would a herniated disc cause pain on the bottom of the feet?

Radiculopathy: Irritation to certain nerves (commonly the s1 nerve roots) from a herniated disc can manifest as pain radiating to the sole of the foot. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of the pain in my tailbone?

What are possible causes of the pain in my tailbone?

Many causes!: Tailbone pain is called coccydynia! there are many causes: trauma; inflammation where the coccyx attaches to the sacrum, as in spondylitis; infection (rare); periostitis, etc. You need to see someone knowledgeable about this type of pain. It can be a doc from several specialties. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have pain in the heel of my hand, what is the cause?

I have pain in the heel of my hand, what is the cause?

Carpal tunnel: It sounds like you may have carpal tunnel where the nerves enter into your hand through a fibrous tunnel in the heel of your had (simply stated) which can become constricted and cause pain see your primary care doctor for a possible referral to a neurosurgeon for correction. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be muscular as in whiplash. It can be degenerative or of many other causes. A good examination, xrays and an MRI can often diagnose the problem. Cervical spondylosis is the most common surgical reason for severe neck pain. See your pcm. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of upper bac pain that radiates to the middle of my spine?

Muscular v disc: This could be muscular pain referred over the extent of the muscle to its origin and insertion points or related to underlying degenerative discs or even a herniated disc. Other issues could include referred pain from a lung or pulmonary issue or gastrointestinal issue like an esophagitis or reflux. ...Read more

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My question is what causes pain in the scalp?

My question is what causes pain in the scalp?

Scalp Pain: See: http://www.livestrong.com/article/155049-what-are-the-causes-of-a-sensitive-painful-scalp/

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Woke up this with pain on the part of the skull right above where the spine joins. What could have cause this pain? Is it because of the pillow?

Woke up this with pain on the part of the skull right above where the spine joins. What could have cause this pain? Is it because of the pillow?

Could be: May be related to either an irritated nerve called the occipital nerve, or a dysfunction at the atlanto-occipital or atlanto-axial junctions causing a pinching pain. If it does not go away, see your physician for a quick history and physical with treatment options. ...Read more