Twenty years after an auto accident, I still have pain from
Twenty years after an auto accident, I still have pain from my having whiplash. I have degenerative discs L4 and 5, and C5 and 6. I've managed my symptoms with various means--ice, heat, physical therapy, massage, tai chi, yoga, chiropractors (no manipulations. just an activator), acupuncture, medication. On the whole, I feel well most of the time. Having the regular massage and chiropractor visits for the last year has meant my needing less medication. I still have flares of acute pain, which I handle with medication and ice packs. Those episodes generally last several hours, but rarely more than that. Then a week ago an acute flare began. Instead of it lasting several hours or a day, I had/have pain still seven days later. I have a NEW problem, though, that I believe is related to my neck/shoulder pain. My bicep in one arm has begun to have sharp, stinging pains. At first it was for a few seconds, now and then. Within a day it was often, more painful, making me try to use that arm as much as possible. A minor movement can set off a stab, but definitely bending my elbow at a 90-degree angle as if to hold something. I surely cannot carry anything with that arm. All this in about 48 hours. Are these two things related? My week-long neck/shoulder pain flare and then the bicep stinging/stabbing pain?
I awoke about 3 hours ago with upper back pain, mainly under
I awoke about 3 hours ago with upper back pain, mainly under my right shoulder blade, radiating forward. Hot bath, heating pad stretching haven't helped. I took an ibuprofen and an acetaminophen. Ideas?JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: No injuries.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I'm 70, and take meds for High blood pressure, acid reflux. BP has been well controlled.
My wife (77) approx 3 years ago had pacemaker inserted due
My wife (77) approx 3 years ago had pacemaker inserted due to irregular heartbeat, 2 stents fitted. then with pain was fitted 2 more stents, then again and then 1 z97total) Pain has continued on and off, more frequent as time passes and severity worsens. Has been treated for chosto chondritis. Pain gets so severe, crying and wishes she was dead. Ambulance is called and usual care is taken. Hospitalised, checked, injection of something and few hours later comes home feeling not too bad, but can repeat within a few days, Desperate as to how she can be relieved. This also causes anxiety and depression.JA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?Customer: Yes, approx 20 visits to hospital in 12 months and regular visits to Dr and also specialist for chosto chondritis. New referred Dr thinks it may be the chest muscle. Usual tablets don't seem to do much good. Is very stressful for me too.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Diabetic 2. now has dementia to a degree. has had 3 injuries to the left side in the past, but pains have only started since pacemaker inserted.
I have a toddler (2.5 yrs old) that has developed either a
HIJA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: I have a toddler (2.5 yrs old) that has developed either a Hammer toe or claw toe on his RIGHT foot, 2nd toe (next to big toe) - I think from my research. We think that it may have developed over this past year to relieve pressure because he was getting big toe ingrown toenails a lot. Tried finding a pediatric podiatrist to look at it however, no luck. So found a local one that only seemed to traumatize him when he cut out one of the ingrown nails. I am now looking for some things I can do on my own to try and remedy and correct his toe so it doesn't get worse as he gets older….while his bones are super soft and still grown. I went to a site called PEDIFIX and found a bunch of products you can use but they all seem to be for adultsJA: How long have you been dealing with this? Any other symptoms?Customer: no other symptoms...it's definitely developed in the last year and half after he started walkingJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: nothing else in medical history. I used to get a lot of ingrown toenails because of how my big toe nail curves and hte skin on both sides of the toe...so i wasn't surprised that our son was having the same problem. However, how he's remedied it - once learning to walk - was to curl his second toe up....at least, that's what I think
For the past few days, I have been having some rib soreness
Hello,For the past few days, I have been having some rib soreness and pain. It isn't severe, but more of an annoyance. It is on the sides and towards the back. Periodically, I will feel a slight stabbing or stinging pain that only lasts a few seconds. It is felt on the sides as well. I contacted you about some arm and shoulder pain last week as well. I don't know if this is at all related to that. Thanks
185lb 40 yo healthy male (regular exercise, no meds, no prev
185lb 40 yo healthy male (regular exercise, no meds, no prev sx on wrist/ hands)Fell off my bicycle on 12/26/16 and supported my fall using my wrist. Went to urgent care on 12/27/16, took radiograph & hospital radiologist did not see a fracture. The physician advised that if not better in 1 week, I should get an MRI as she was concerned it could be a Colles fracture, which she stated more difficult to see on radiograph.It's been just over 3 weeks, and my wrist is feeling better, but certain movements and positions still elicit a sharp pain, mostly concentrated around the base of my pinky side wrist & arm. My question is if this is still normal healing and it will get better, or if I should go see an ortho doctor to get an MRI and evaluated.Thanks!