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I've had this problem for more than an year now. I was once studying at night and fell asleep on my study table. Woke up early in the morning and found my pain and back aching. Didn't seem much of a problem at that time. However the pain...
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I had lumbar surgery l4-s1, 14 screws 2 rods last sept 2015 and am having severe pain in my hips, butt and numbness/tingling in left foot. I had my first set of injections from a pain mgt dr last Friday, and it made things worse, the pai...
tunk76 | Posted
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I have pain going from my lower back to my right leg and toes it does feel numb an hard to walk on my md put me on gabapentin for it that does not seem to work they also diagnosed me with neuropathy I am wondering if it has anything to d...
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40 year old, very active, healthy male. Herniation symptoms starting mid-Nov 2008. Lumbar microdiscectomy L5/S1 on 12/23/08 with "huge" portion of disc removed. Recurrence at same location within 2 weeks. Second microdiscectomy L5/S1...
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I had a microdiscectomy in 2008 on my L5 disc then April 2015 I had a bulging disc on L4/L5 with which I has numbness on lower left calf and afoot, following surgery the numbness is still there on leg with freezing cold foot and muscles...
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My husband has suffered from back and neck pain for years. It started majorly when our daughter was born 5 years ago. He was lifting a heavy piece of machinery and he felt something go "toing" under his ribs. He was unable to carry ou...
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I fell 3 days ago, landing on my tailbone. The next day, the area was swollen... it is still swollen. I was xray'd and advised that the coccyx was broken. I was told to rest and take Tylenol 3 and Ibuprophen. I was told not to use co...
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I have been diagnosed with a large disc herniation at t8-t9(MRI). I have pain radiating around my rib cage which is relentless and frequent muscle spasms around the disc area. I can barely use my arms as it aggravates the problem and s...
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I had a cervical fusion c5 thru c7 on December 2nd, 2015. I felt pretty good after the surgery and for about the next 10 days. Then, while I was lying down, I tried to scoot my upper body to the left and it felt like I pulled something...
Wwayne | Posted
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I had RFA done 2 1/2 weeks ago on the L4 L5 and having no relief . I feel worse today and have more muscle spasms then ever .. Is this part of the process and is this normall Please let me know Joy
joysie69 | Posted
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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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Hello, I am a 29 year old female and hurt myself doing yard work. I had been diagnosed with a small herniated disc in my lower back. Lumbar l-5. I have been dealing with back pain since April 2015. I've already been treated by a chir...
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Hello, can any doctor help me on what does the following result mean of my MRI..... Please Slight reversal natural lordosis. Spondylitic changes most notable at C4-5 and C5-6 Mild Central spinal canal stenosis at C4-5 and border...
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Hello I am now 35 years old and I had my first neck fusion on October 1st, 2014. 2 1/2 weeks after my fusion I fell down all 12 of our stairs. Since them I have a major neck pain only on the left side of my neck. Its HORRIBLE MUSCLE PAIN...
onlycamaro | Posted
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Hi to all my friends in pain again, I posted another question about half a year ago and appreciated all the care from everyone in the community. Long story short, I had a rather severe herniation in C3/C4 that got untreated for a cou...
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Hello I am now 35 years old and I had my first neck fusion on October 1st, 2014. 2 1/2 weeks after my fusion I fell down all 12 of our stairs. Since them I have a major neck pain only on the left side of my neck. Its HORRIBLE MUSCLE PAIN...
onlycamaro | Posted
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Can someone explain this too me...
NicoleBregel | Posted
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Can someone give me some feedback of the mri I just got done of my neck
NicoleBregel | Posted
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I have extreme referred leg Pain - caused by assumed sciatic nerve pressure from bulge from diagnosed minor Bulging L5 / S1 disc. Signs of canal stynosis - as I have pins and needles in my left foot and calf muscle consistantly. I get se...
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My quick story to share about my fusion, I am wondering if any of you have had any issues? I had harrington rod/fusion surgery for scoliosis almost 23 years ago. In the last 10-15 + years, I have had terrible complications from the su...
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