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I have pain between my shoulder blades accompanied by hypersalivation and difficulty swallowing. What type of Doctor should I see ? I've been to two general practitioners who've both, apparently, misdiagnosed my symptoms as their prescri...
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About three months ago, I began to hyper-salivate, have pain in my esophagus, and difficulty swallowing. I went to doc who prescribed a pump inhibitor, to no avail. Another doctor, fluconozole, which seemed to aggravate it, but eventua...
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I have a non visible lower back lump about 2 inches to the right side of my spine at the height of about my belly button. It is immoveable and does not cause pain when pressed. It is about 6mm in diameter and ive had it for i think 5 mon...
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Pain after having an artificial disc replacement~ I had ruptured discs at c5, c6, c7 and the surgery was to use an artificial disc at c6 to alleviate pain. Right after surgery, I felt great, but about 2 years post surgery, started havi...
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My surgeon has requested a Discogram, My problem is L3,L4, and herniated L5 S1.. I have heard that this procedure hurts really bad... Its for him to decide on a disc replacement or fusion... I have also been told not to have the replacem...
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Two weeks ago I went to the barber and he shaved the back of my head with a clipper, then used a blade near the hairline on the back of my neck. Most of the time, after each visit I get a mild breakout of small pimples that go away in a ...
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What happens when I go for this scan and are there any risks?.
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I have been having this horrible shoulder blade, shoulder and arm pain for 9 months. Constant deep ache all day and night, and intense pain with movements, mainly reaching up/back/across body/and anything heavier than 3 lbs. I cant lay o...
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I have recently been diagnosed with curvature of the spin, I have burning on my upper thigh in the front. Could this be caused by my spine? I also have ra, lupus, sjogrens and diabetes type 2. Thank you for any comment. ragirlsue
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Hi. I've been diagnosed with multilevel degenerative disc disease c-4 through c-7. I'm now 43 years old. I've been waiting 3 years for disc replacement surgery to be a little more mainstream treatment. I'm interested in hearing anyth...
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It's been two weeks since I've had RFA done on my lower back. I'm still in pain but only in the area of where the RFA was done. I'm seeing my doctor today. Is having pain two weeks after procedure normal?
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I had an MRI which revealed a bulge at L4-L5 and a protrusion at L5-S1 (after tons of reading, still don't quite understand the difference - "bulge" "protrusion"). My pain is in the lower left side of my back, left buttock and where m...
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Hello. I am new to the site as a poster. In 2007, I injured my back and couldn't walk well, right leg pain etc. I had a microdiscectomy 15-s1 a few weeks later. I felt great after that surgery. In 2/3/09 I was involved in an auto acciden...
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Hello, A few months ago I noticed in the mirror that the back of my neck looked awfully odd. At the base of my neck/top of my spine there is a bony lump there that has not gone away and it causes a dull heavy sensation in my neck righ...
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Hello and thanks for reading my post, which may sound strange. I have had a pilonidal cyst for around 35 years. I had a surgeon that wanted to do extensive surgery that would take 6 weeks for recovery. I couldn't afford to take that much...
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I am having bad pain in my left shoulder blade, muscle spams, very tight, burning, burning to my neck, can't breath deep, pushed to my heart. The doctors are dismissing what's going on and not sending me for further test. I have been suf...
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I had spinal fusion on my L5 5 weeks ago, and i am now hurting now more then i ever did before surgery. My Doc said he had the surgery and was back to work in 2 weeks. At 2weeks for me i was hurting so bad i thought i had messed up my fu...
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Hey all I'm very scared I'll try to make it short . This problem started up after a bout with acid reflux I started sleeping in my recliner pretty regularly and this is also after a horrible viral infection that also had me sleepy in my ...
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My 4-year old son got a loud clicking sound in his neck Sunday night. We called the doctor, and after hearing the noise over the phone i was told to take him to the E.R. X-Rays were taken, nothing was found. A small neurological exam was...
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Has anyone had a discogram done and if so what was like? debating whether to proceed?
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