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I had surgery 6 moths ago of the arcuate

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I had surgery 6 moths ago for decompression of the arcuate ligament compressing on the celiac artery. Has been a tough go, but working every day. This last weekend I did quite a bit of heavy lifting which haven't done since the surgery, & noticed since then that my midriff & all that area around incision has been very painful with just walking, but kept pushing thinking I have just pulled a muscle. Last night I had a lot of pain esophagus, & threat after eating almonds & then laying down. I do have a big history of herd, & poor esophageal motility. This afternoon have been very nausea so, & the pain without even any exercise which is continuous & somewhat worse just inhaling. Is it just possible I pulled something?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.
This is Dr. Davidheavy lifting can cause muscle strain, muscle tear and can also cause a herniated disk which can pinch on nerves which can cause painyou need to see a doctor and get an exam of your backyou might need a lower back MRI scan to check for herniated disk or torn musclethe treatments need to be targeted towards what is going on in your back.have you had a spine MRI scan before?do you have a primary care doctor who can examine your back?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.
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