Orthopedics Community
meniscus tear and back pain
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to orthopedics, back pain, bone or joint pain, broken bones, hip or knee replacement, neck and shoulder pain, orthopedic surgery, spinal injury, sports injury, and tennis elbow.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

meniscus tear and back pain

Hi:
I've had moderate to severe back pain for many years. MRIs, etc. showed nothing abnormal but the pain was all but constant. Recently, I had surgery for a lateral meniscus tear and IMMEDIATELY my back pain was gone. My doctor said he felt it was because I was "compensating" all the time that my knee was off kilter but the disappearance of the pain was such that it seemed to me that there may have been some nerve compression or something else going on in there.
Do you have any idea what may have transpired within?
Thanks for any information.
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
Hello Dear,
Its good that your back pain has subsided.The possible mechanism for this could be release of  compression over the nerves causing the pain.If the compression gets released the pain automatically subsides.You should still avoid bending,lifting heavy weights and exerting yourself as recurrence may take place if precautions are not taken.
Best
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Orthopedics Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Orthopedics Answerers
7721494_tn?1431631564
Blank
philnoir
Four Corners