Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
146 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes an excrutiating pain after hip replacement procedure?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Vivek Chail

Radiologist

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 6675 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Since I fractured my hip and had a replacement I have not been able to walk on cement with out pain? Have had hips xrayed and next is a visit to a doctor to have my varicose veins checked. My primary doc says it might be might back which has several crushed discs but has not given me any pain like sciatic nerve pain for several years.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You require a MRI scan of lumbar spine

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

It is true that crushed discs in the lower back is an underlying problem which is contributing to your pain, and your primary doctor might be right.

When there is disc degeneration, there is herniation of discs in to the spinal canal and the nerves get pinched leading to pain.

Therefore, when you visit your doctor for varicose veins it is recommended that you discuss the requirement of doing a MRI scan of lumbar spine to know in detail about any disc problems which you have. If your MRI scan lumbar spine shows pinched nerves, then you can discuss any medicines which can help decrease your pain.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Spinal canal

doctor1 MD

Hello I am trying to get SSI. Here is what is noted on a MRI report. At L3-L4 a diffuse disk bulge with a radial tear. Facet and legamentum flavum...

doctor1 MD

I have been having a stabbing pain upon waking up on both sides of my back, but it goes away after being up a while. What is that?

doctor1 MD

I ,ve had arthritis degenerative lumbosacral degenerative disc disease with strain for many years, recently I developed arthritis is the spine,...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have been experiencing extreme pain in my ankle. It usually happens at night when asleep and occasionally when awake. The only way I can...

doctor1 MD

could lumbar epidural injections cause changes in fluid pressure in the eyes. I had an spontaneous eye bleed in my rt eye which resolved itself...

doctor1 MD

DISC DESSICATION NOTED AT L5-S1 LEVEL.
LV5-SV1 LEVEL - DIFFUSE DISC BULGE, POSTEROCETRAL DISC EXTRUSION CAUSING ANTERIOR THECAL SAC INDENTATION,...