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Hello, I Had Spinal Fusion For Schumann's Kyphosis About Two

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Question: hello, I had spinal fusion for Schumann's kyphosis about two years ago, and ever since I had the surgery, i get soreness in my stomach and right sided chest discomfort when I walk. I've had terrible acid reflux, and I can only walk about 15-20 minutes before I feel exhausted. a gasterodoctior has me on omperozol 80 mg for two weeks to see if acid reflux is the cause. I've had elvated blood pressure for three years. bp average is 130/87 I'm 6 FT and weigh 228 pounds. I am 25 years old what could be causing this gut and chest discomfort? I feel the symptoms worse when I move/ exersicse and better at rest, although I still feel them at rest. spinal fusion was a posterior release t6- low fusion with rods and screws
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
hello, I had spinal fusion for Schumann's kyphosis about two years ago, and ever since I had the surgery, i get soreness in my stomach and right sided chest discomfort when I walk. I've had terrible acid reflux, and I can only walk about 15-20 minutes before I feel exhausted. a gasterodoctior has me on omperozol 80 mg for two weeks to see if acid reflux is the cause. I've had elvated blood pressure for three years. bp average is 130/87 I'm 6 FT and weigh 228 pounds. I am 25 years old what could be causing this gut and chest discomfort? I feel the symptoms worse when I move/ exersicse and better at rest, although I still feel them at rest. spinal fusion was a posterior release t6- low fusion with rods and screws
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Pain could be neuralgic too.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.

I have noted your detailed symptoms. Based on that, GERD seems to be the main reason for your symptoms.

In addition, we should also explore a neuralgic pain. Sometimes, the nerves arising from spine may get pinched, and it can lead to pain over chest or abdomen. However, we arrive at this diagnosis after a detailed gastroenterology and pulmonology evaluations have been done to exclude primary problems in lungs or abdomen.

An MRI of spine can help in evaluating the area of interest to see the severity and extent of nerve pinching, if any. In terms of medications, pregabalin capsules can help.

I sincerely hope my reply has helped you.
     
I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,     
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/

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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Pain could be neuralgic too.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.

I have noted your detailed symptoms. Based on that, GERD seems to be the main reason for your symptoms.

In addition, we should also explore a neuralgic pain. Sometimes, the nerves arising from spine may get pinched, and it can lead to pain over chest or abdomen. However, we arrive at this diagnosis after a detailed gastroenterology and pulmonology evaluations have been done to exclude primary problems in lungs or abdomen.

An MRI of spine can help in evaluating the area of interest to see the severity and extent of nerve pinching, if any. In terms of medications, pregabalin capsules can help.

I sincerely hope my reply has helped you.
     
I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,     
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (37 minutes later)
I dont know if my fellow up questions are being posted
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
I dont know if my fellow up questions are being posted
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (4 minutes later)
Could this be muscular in nature? I can't walk for more than 15 minutes without feeling exhausted. I feel like I have to sit down. I get a lower abdominals discomfort and discomfort in my sterum and right side of my chest. I even get winded slightly . I burp and pass gas alot as well
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Could this be muscular in nature? I can't walk for more than 15 minutes without feeling exhausted. I feel like I have to sit down. I get a lower abdominals discomfort and discomfort in my sterum and right side of my chest. I even get winded slightly . I burp and pass gas alot as well
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, it could be muscular in nature.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back with more details.

Yes, it can be muscular in nature. Muscle spasm and stiffness can give rise to pain over chest wall and abdomen.

Clinical examination can help in ascertaining this. A trial of muscle relaxants may be given to see if it benefits.

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, it could be muscular in nature.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back with more details.

Yes, it can be muscular in nature. Muscle spasm and stiffness can give rise to pain over chest wall and abdomen.

Clinical examination can help in ascertaining this. A trial of muscle relaxants may be given to see if it benefits.

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (22 hours later)
If this were to be nerve pinching, can it be reversed? Or am I stuck? Also I had ct of abdomen done and it was normal except for constipation.
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
If this were to be nerve pinching, can it be reversed? Or am I stuck? Also I had ct of abdomen done and it was normal except for constipation.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Mild nerve pinching can be reversed.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Mild nerve pinching can be reversed with exercises and physiotherapy. Only severe cases become chronic and remain symptomatic for a long time. However, based on your symptoms, it does not seem to be a case of severe nerve pinching, even if it were nerve pinching.

Good to know that your CT abdomen was normal.

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Mild nerve pinching can be reversed.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Mild nerve pinching can be reversed with exercises and physiotherapy. Only severe cases become chronic and remain symptomatic for a long time. However, based on your symptoms, it does not seem to be a case of severe nerve pinching, even if it were nerve pinching.

Good to know that your CT abdomen was normal.

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (8 hours later)
Can having weak core muscles make you feel weak during exerscise? It seems I've had this problem ever since I had my back surgery.
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Can having weak core muscles make you feel weak during exerscise? It seems I've had this problem ever since I had my back surgery.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, weak core muscles can make you feel weak.

Detailed Answer:
Weak core muscles can make you feel weak during and after exercises. You can undergo core muscle strengthening exercise regimen under the guidance of a physiotherapist.

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, weak core muscles can make you feel weak.

Detailed Answer:
Weak core muscles can make you feel weak during and after exercises. You can undergo core muscle strengthening exercise regimen under the guidance of a physiotherapist.

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (3 hours later)
Can clogged arteries cause pain all the time. The pain I feel when I walk feels like hunger pain, in my gut and lower sternum. Breathing is slightly labored. After i finish walking, I l lay down and feel a soreness in my back that is on the same level as my gut and sternum. I'm scared that I have heart disease, although; I have had these symptoms ever since surgery two years ago.
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Can clogged arteries cause pain all the time. The pain I feel when I walk feels like hunger pain, in my gut and lower sternum. Breathing is slightly labored. After i finish walking, I l lay down and feel a soreness in my back that is on the same level as my gut and sternum. I'm scared that I have heart disease, although; I have had these symptoms ever since surgery two years ago.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms do not sound like clogged arteries.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Your symptoms do not sound like clogged arteries. Moreover, you are young (25) without any risk factors, for a heart disease or any other vascular disease.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms do not sound like clogged arteries.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Your symptoms do not sound like clogged arteries. Moreover, you are young (25) without any risk factors, for a heart disease or any other vascular disease.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Hello, I Had Spinal Fusion For Schumann's Kyphosis About Two

hello, I had spinal fusion for Schumann's kyphosis about two years ago, and ever since I had the surgery, i get soreness in my stomach and right sided chest discomfort when I walk. I've had terrible acid reflux, and I can only walk about 15-20 minutes before I feel exhausted. a gasterodoctior has me on omperozol 80 mg for two weeks to see if acid reflux is the cause. I've had elvated blood pressure for three years. bp average is 130/87 I'm 6 FT and weigh 228 pounds. I am 25 years old what could be causing this gut and chest discomfort? I feel the symptoms worse when I move/ exersicse and better at rest, although I still feel them at rest. spinal fusion was a posterior release t6- low fusion with rods and screws