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Dr, i had a mri of dorsal or thoriac spine and it said i

Dr, i had a mri of dorsal or thoriac spine and it said i have minor disc buldge at 7& 8 and 9 & 10 , i dont remember the alphabet before that... but it said minor disc buldge at this area ...i do remember that the report said vertible height are maintained, invertibrale are well preserved , spionous and pedicles are normal, no evidence of spondylitis , soft tissues are unremarkable and no compression seenWhat does it mean

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I'm a 42 year old otherwise healthy woman, except that I had

I'm a 42 year old otherwise healthy woman, except that I had a SAH in February followed by a stroke in early March. They have not been able to find any physical abnormalities as a cause and all of my tests have come back negative. In the meantime I have terrible neck pain which my doctor believes is due to overcompensating for other deficits. I can't take any more meds than what has been prescribed but the pain is sometimes unbearable. Any recommendations or things I should watch out for?JA: How long have you been dealing with the neck pain? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?Customer: Neck pain has been constant since the SAH which was February 17th. The stroke was on March 13th.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Not really, two children ages 3 and 2. I don't use illegal drugs, do smoke marijuana and occasionally drink alcohol.

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I was playing a kickball tournament and after running my

I was playing a kickball tournament and after running my knee started to hurt. Then bending became a big issue. The pain felt like it needed to pop in the front and it felt like I was tearing or ripping something in the front right part of my right knee... this isn't the first time this has happened and usually the pain goes away after days of rest but bending at knee will hurt till weeks later. I'm 6'4" and 250 lbs. What is my problem

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I had two total knee replacements, two years apart. The last

I had two total knee replacements, two years apart. The last one was done one year ago this month and this is the one I having trouble with. The first one – no problems – it is like I never had surgery. With my right leg, there are several other problems.1. I have Piezogenic Papules in my right ankle.2. The width and shape of my knee has always been different because of frequent injury – it is seems wider and less shaped compared to the other one.3. I also have a compressed disc in my back which I was told was the cause of my sciatica.4. I also have neuropathy in my leg.5. I also had issues with my Vitamin D levels and was, at one time, put on prescription strength until it came back up to normal and now, I just take OTC vitamin D.6. I have arthritis from my waist down - to include (diagnosed) in my left ankle footWhen I had the surgery, I had home health physical therapy but because of a mix-up with my insurance, it did not continue afterwards. I do have full range of motion. I had no real problems until this passed Tuesday, when I had to walk with my cane. Then come Wednesday, it got worse. There was a strong burning sensation on the inside of my right left leg. When the swelling went down, I could feel the scar tissue, it is like a 3 x 4 gauze across my knee. It has improved.When I am at rest with my leg elevated, there is no pain. I have no real pain when I walk with my walker. I have used ice, elevation, and rest – it does not hurt. I can even ride my stationery bike and it does not hurt.When my doctor was examining my leg, and he was checking the joint, it did not hurt. However, when he put his hand on the inside of my right leg right below my knee to examine my leg – I wanted to scream. He said the X-ray showed my knee was collapsing. He ordered a bone scan.As of now, I still have some soreness/pain on the muscle below my knee (inner leg) and a sharp – sometimes pulsating right under the knee cap which just started last night. I can feel the pulling of the scare tissue. This morning also, my leg popped but last time when I asked about this, I was told it was the scar tissue.I do not expect you diagnose me but this is the first time I feel like my orthopedic surgeon did not listen me. He seemed so focus on the bone issue. He had me so flustered because I do not want another surgery that I forgot to remind him of the other issues. Plus, I question the quality of the X ray. Could you give me some idea of what is going on and what questions I need to ask him?

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Doctor, I am wanting to know if doing side to side twists

Doctor, I am wanting to know if doing side to side twists can cause a disc in the back to rupture or if you can tear a muscle? I have been having pain in the right side for two weeks. I have had a CT Scan for kidney, lung, and liver to assure those were not the issue. The results thankfully came back normal. The pain medicine I have been given have side effects that can either cripple me or cause death. The ER doctor said that this is with skeletal or muscular. Any suggestions? JudyJA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: I have had it for two weeks now - off and on!! It is flaring up, presently. Lying down is better! I do have a herniated disc in my neck. It does not seem to be that kind of pain. It is very soar in my back and right side. I told my doctor hear it feels like I have been socked in the right side.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No. I rarely have any physical issues. Since it was none of the serious things, I was trying to find out specifically what are the symptoms for a disc problem in the back and a torn/or sprained muscle in the back.

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I hurt my back, discovered a slight bulging disc to L3 and

I hurt my back, discovered a slight bulging disc to L3 and L4, having mostly nerve pain now through front of thigh and groin. My front and side of thigh all numb, as well as top of hip, groin and suprapublic area. They told me no nerve damage though.,.is this just from the slight bulging that is happening?JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: I was carrying wood when the extreme pain started in back and down thigh. Laying down briefly helps but sitting is horribleJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have had back pain for years but did a number on it while carrying wood. Had a CT to discover Mild bulging disc

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I have had a problem with IT band syndrome for over four

I have had a problem with IT band syndrome for over four months now and while it is getting better, I do still have pain. I have never been a runner and I have been in physical therapy three times a week since November 2016. My Orthopaedic doctor tells me that sometimes this problem can be very stubborn but it seems to me from what I have read this is an unusually long time.JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: The pain started in early November 2016 and for the first month and a half I could not stand for more than ten minutes. Now I can walk pretty well and can stand for about twenty minutes.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I do have bursitis in my left hip and the IT problem is also on the left side. Also have arthritis in the back that had improved after ablations but they have also come back with the IT issue.

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I am wondering, my achilles tendon on my left foot is

Hello there, I am wondering, my achilles tendon on my left foot is swollen and a little bit painful and I've just returned from London. I walked a lot for the 5 days I was there, quite a few kilometres a dat and 2 days ago I was sitting in a bar and stood up and all of a sudden I had this pain there, and now it's left me limping along. Have I torn a muscle or something ? I find this very odd considering I wasn't running or doing any strenuous exercise but was walking a lot. I'm 29 years old, and in good condition. Many thanks.JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?Customer: No recent injuries or anything, and this was just 2 days agoJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No, nothing at all

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I have been having a very sharp pain from my wrist into the

I have been having a very sharp pain from my wrist into the palm of my hand. My ring finger and little finger experience the same sharp pain that at times wakes me up during the night. I have noticed my hand to be slightly swollen at times due to the pain.

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