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What causes pain with pins and needles senstion at back after an injury?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Apr 2014
Question: I am a male 58 years old. 6 ft. 5 in. 220 lbs. I recently fell over backwards on a tool box about 15 inches tall. Now I have pain in my back that feels like pins and needles in the dimple of my back across from my love handles. I have cronic back pain caused by C3 C4 fusion C4 C5 C6 fusion, and lower back pain. Herniated discs and bulging discs. Sharp stabbing pain between shoulder blades on right side of my spine. I take 60mg morphine twice a day. I take 20 mg flexirel twice a day. I take 600mg gabapentin 3 times a day. I also take 5mg. oxycodone twice a day.
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: Further consultation with orthopedist/neurologist. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your medical history and feel sorry for the situation you are in! You are reporting to have had a recent fall over backwards on a tool box and you are still having pain and "pins-and-needles" feeling although the pain killers you are using. During the fall, many elements of spine might have injured including vertebral bodies, spinal ligaments/musculature or inter-vertebral discs. I highly recommend to get further - evaluated by an orthopedist/neurologist - X-ray and MRI of the spine to rule such injuries out. Hope it answered to your queries! Let me know if I can help you further! Wish fast recovery! Dr.Albana
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What causes pain with pins and needles senstion at back after an injury?

Brief Answer: Further consultation with orthopedist/neurologist. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your medical history and feel sorry for the situation you are in! You are reporting to have had a recent fall over backwards on a tool box and you are still having pain and "pins-and-needles" feeling although the pain killers you are using. During the fall, many elements of spine might have injured including vertebral bodies, spinal ligaments/musculature or inter-vertebral discs. I highly recommend to get further - evaluated by an orthopedist/neurologist - X-ray and MRI of the spine to rule such injuries out. Hope it answered to your queries! Let me know if I can help you further! Wish fast recovery! Dr.Albana