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7 1 Fri, 14 Oct 2016
I have chronic back and neck pain. I have had 2 cervical fusions and I lumbar fusion, but I m still in pain. I have numbing pain in my left leg from my hip to my foot. Can t stand having anything touching my foot. I also get what I call electric pain in my back when I go from a sitting position...
6 1 Fri, 14 Oct 2016
I had an occipital nerve block on the right side of my head on Wednesday of this week. I am still experiencing tenderness, pain and worst of all migraines. I have never had this type of reaction before and was wondering if this is a normal response or something I need to have checked?
6 1 Fri, 14 Oct 2016
6 1 Thu, 13 Oct 2016
I am having sharp sudden pains in my heads. The pain lasts for a few seconds and then disappears. I have a history of migraines, but this does not feel like a migraine. I am also diagnosed with reflex neurovascular dystrophy among many other things. Any ideas on what the pain may be? Or if I...
5 1 Thu, 13 Oct 2016
This describes the pain that I have: Brain freeze type feeling (very intense) that starts in my left neck area and moves to my teeth and across my face then down to my chest and below my breasts. The pain usually moves back up to my neck etc. - the same path before going away. Very painful. One...
5 1 Wed, 12 Oct 2016
My husband has numbness in his lower arms and hands , he is very weak, he said it feels like ice inside his hands and arms, his balance is not good, he get tired quickly and we just notice bulging veins in his forearm and hand. what could be his problem.
7 1 Wed, 12 Oct 2016
Hi. My 25 year old nephew has been in a medically induced coma following a tbi one week ago. They have reduced his sedation and he has been moving and twitching but also recipes when his aural temperature is taken and when his eyes are exposed to light (he has patches on them due to trauma). Are...
5 1 Wed, 12 Oct 2016
I had collapsed on Jan 5th of this year and I have been having syncope episodes ever since. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital and they couldn t find anything. I am not able to stand for a long period of time and I can only walk about 5 to 7 steps before I have an syncope episode. I have been in a...
7 1 Wed, 12 Oct 2016
Hello i had surery done for my wisdom teeth. Now i think it s called paralysis which to me is a part of my fce is numb due to nerve damage. Now i have these white bumbs that are irritable on the areas that are numb. It s been about a year and a half since the surgery
6 1 Wed, 12 Oct 2016
I fell two days ago. They took X-ray of sacrum and cocse and no fractures. However I am in pain by my tail bone. Iy hurts to walk sit bend squat cough etc. I place my right leg away from my body to get to sit without so much pain. What should I do next
5 1 Wed, 12 Oct 2016
started about a month ago having what felt like lock jaw off and on with ear pain. yesterday fell asleep for about 15 minutes. when i woke up my legs, feet and butt muscles were numb like they were asleep but it has been over 24 hrs and they are still numb. i can still walk but not well. legs...
5 1 Wed, 12 Oct 2016
I have been having a numb dull ache from elbows down and knees down. I have joint pain probably arthritis but not to the degree that aleve does not releave. But the numbing pain is all day and worse when i lay down. Nothing releaves it, i am concerned because it has gone on for a long time. My...
5 1 Tue, 11 Oct 2016
Hi. I recently discovered that my 12 year old adopted son has what I presume to be neurofibromatosis. We have a regular check up appt next week and I am wondering if I should put his diagnosis and follow thru in their hands or call a clinic myself to arrange diagnosis. Thank you.
7 1 Tue, 11 Oct 2016
my father had a crainatomy to remove the abcess formed due to infection. He had seizures once after the surgery.He had mucus secretion and they sent the mucus and abcess samples to lab. He is dull now. It is one week past the surgery, what are the outcomes of this situation.
10 1 Tue, 11 Oct 2016
My 76 year old grandfather has Parkinson s and the severity of the disease has increased in less than 6 months. No one can seem to get his medications straightened out. He is currently taking Sinemet along with many other medications. He is in a constant struggle trying to walk, talk, and sleep....
6 1 Tue, 11 Oct 2016
My wife has been being awakened with dizziness. She has recently gotten over a bout with the flu, and she has had 3 tia s in the past few years. She is only 38 years old. These dizziness spells are quick, but they make her feel wiped out. She can also get nausea with them. Any thoughts on the...
11 1 Tue, 11 Oct 2016
I have received 3 intra spinal steroid injections. They all made me feel better for about 4 weeks then symptoms reappeared. I am currently taking Norco but limit it to evening. I also developed restless leg type symptoms after the injections and in my arms too. When I hurt I can barely stand to...
11 1 Tue, 11 Oct 2016
Hello doctor, I have been on baclofen for two weeks first in tablot form and now liquid, I am taking 5ml once a day. Which other pain tablets can I take with this for the pain I suffer with MS and prolapse disc in my back. I also experience a lot of pain in my legs and back. Also if I came off...
10 2 Tue, 11 Oct 2016
Hi Doctor, I am subramanian. I am 61 yr old post op+c6 corpectomk and c4-5 discetomy with iliac bone graft and fixation C of seisure disorder - surgery done on 14-08-2013 - Now I am facing disturbed sleep-severe constipation/abdominal discomfort/difficulty in walking problem., even after taking...
7 1 Tue, 11 Oct 2016
I am the wife of a 91 year old man with mild dementia. He has a fungal infection on his penis which has not been cured with medications and his personal hygiene is difficult to manage. The urologist has suggest a dorsal slit. My husband does not want surgery but the doctor thinks it is necessary....
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