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I STARTED ENBREL FOR AK ARITHRITUS A MONTH AGO AND NOW CHAVE

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I STARTED ENBREL FOR AK ARITHRITUS A MONTH AGO AND NOW CHAVE INTENSWE BACK PAIN. CAN I ARRANGE A TELEPHONE CALL BY CREDIT CARD
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 3 years ago.
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It appears that you are experience the side effects of back muscle pain/ache which can occur with Enbrel. In addition, since you have been using prednisone it would be necessary to exclude compression fraction, herniated disc and/or back bone infection. Enbrel is also known to increase the risk of infection. I suggest that you follow-up with your doctor for closer evaluation with MRI of the back. In the meantime, your doctor should considering prescribing you pain medications to help relieve your symptoms.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

 

I am quite expert, and will see a medical expert as soon as possible. I MYSELF AM AN ULTRASOUND RESEARCHER FOR THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION. My MD is setting that up SPECIALIST APPOINTMENT.

 

However, I need to decide if I want to go to the emergency room in the mean time.

I HAVE HAD L5-L6 LUMBAR STENOSIS SURGERY.

 

I have gone in days, after some biking, from modest pain walking to disabling pain walking.

 

The closest I find in the Enbrel symptoms' data base, is condition worsens, 1%.

 

The question I have is do you think the Enbrel making the lower back more flexible, is causing these intense pains walking. Could it be mostly tendon and muscle, or must it be pinched nerves. Can the AK growths be rubbing the newly flexible joints? I assume the fresh tendon, muscle pains, AK growth could be temporary.

 

What do you think?

 

Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 3 years ago.
Thank you so much:

It is likely that the recent biking has caused the exacerbation of the back muscle/tendon strain - causing worsened radiculopathic pain (back pain). This is likely muscle and/or tendon related with a pinched nerve from the AK growths rubbing. This will likely resolve, but should be closely evaluated by your doctor or an urgent care doctor as soon as possible to exclude disc re-injury at L5-S1, or a new location.

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