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  • 1 day ago

    Steroid shot effects

    My husband, 66, had a steroid shot for his lumbar stenosis about 3 weeks ago. Since then, he had a kidney infection that was treated with antibiotics. And he has developed a severe lower abdominal pain that is not going away. Xray is showing nothing. Blood test is showing no infection. Now he is starting to feel pain in his penis. He is also feeling hot sometimes, as if he is experiencing hot flushes. 1. Does steroid shot cause hormonal imbalance? 2. Will the hormonal imbalance cause such pains?....
  • 3 days ago

    17 year old Son with strange nighttime headaches

    Not sure if anyone reads these or not but I am kind of at the end of my rope with this. My son is 17 years old, very healthy fit and active. Lot of friends and social anxiety issues etc. 2 weeks ago today, he went to bed and next AM complained that he had really bad headaches overnight around 12:30-1am and kept him up for 3-4 hours. Didn't think much of it, sounded like the flu and it is flu season here in the North East. Stayed home from school. Also had sniffles, no fever, little weak in the....
  • 4 days ago

    Total knee replacement

    Can I safetly take 25mg of Trazadone and 5mg of Vicodin for sleep and pain from TKR?
  • 4 days ago

    Extreme pain under left shoulder blade

    I have had a fusion and have slip discs above and below the fusion. Wondering if it could be a pinched nerve . I have no neck pain.
  • 9 days ago

    Mobic vs Celebrex vs ibuprofen

    I’m managing severe compressed nerve pain. I’m 50 and in good health. Can anyone shed light on efficacy of mobic vs Celebrex vs ibuprofen. And also rank their risk profiles. Been reading about Celebrex (Which I’m taking 200mg x 2pd) and elevated heart and stroke side effects. thinking of switching back to Ibuprofen (600mg x 3pd). Any thoughts. Thx.

    Vita Move There are lots of people who don't know the real danger of gout. This is the price we pay because gout is not the priority of medical science. Let's first understand what is gout? Gout is a diseases caused by build up of uric acid in your auricular cartilage tissues, joints and tendons. Acute pain is the result of this inflammation. This disease should be treated as early as possible; otherwise it causes permanent damage to the infected Vita Move tissue. Too much eating of red meat....
  • Herniated discs, leg weakness

    I have 2herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, arthritis in my spine, and a vertebra that has been knocked out of line and is pinching nerves. I have a job where I regularly walk 5 miles a day on concrete-which actually seems to be doing my back some good. But at the end of the day, going up or down stairs and getting up from a chair is noticeably harder than it used to be. My legs feel so weak. I am scheduled to start PT for my back this week.
  • 10 days ago

    Dislocated Patella after Total Knee Replacement

    I have had a total knee replacement on the left in 2016. After surgery I developed a chronically dislocated patella. At first it was manageable and painless as it popped in and out of place. Now it is causing pain and the knee is swollen and painful all of the time. When the dislocation was first discussed the surgeon said he knows of no corrective procedure to "reliably" repair my problem and re-entering the knee posed a risk of infection. Now that the knee is becoming more and more painful....
  • 11 days ago

    "Chronic" back pain

    For almost 5 years I have frequently experienced a sharp pain in the middle of my back right where one of my right ribs meets my spine. It happens in episodes and usually I can make it go away by taking two ibuprofen but what concerns me is that it is always in the same spot. I've been to a chiropractor for the last 6 months and have recently stopped going because it wasn't changing the rate of the episodes. I'm desperate for an answer here.
  • Chronic Pain, No Diagnosis, Could It Be Slipping Rib Syndrome?

    16 months ago I was in a car accident that has left me with middle back pain ever since. I have gone through various treatments and seen a handful of doctors in which not one of them have successfully diagnosed or treated my injury and the pain to which it causes. For those who are interested I will break this post down by the accident, my symptoms, my treatment, testing performed, diagnoses and where I am today. The Accident: I was rear ended while stopped at a traffic light by a much larger SUV....