I am having a painful spasm of some sort behind my left jaw and under/behind my left ear. It is intermittent, but severe. Could it be TMJ, or a sinus infection? I do have stable fluid in mastoid cells as shown on MRI. Could this also cause the pain. Thank you!
Hi, About 8 months I fell and have been have severe muscle pains in lower and middle back and shoulders. In October I began to notice a change in my elimination and often time could not go to the bathroom. The frequency (almost none) and form have changed. I am in therapy and severe muscle spasms but have not dealt with the bowel issue. I am very concerned. What should I be concerned about here?
For over a week now, I wake up to pain and muscle spasms under the lower portion of my rib cage and middle back. The pain eases after movement and stretching but is excruciating until then to the point that I can not sit or lie down until it eases. I am having no symptoms to cause me to believe it s related to kidneys and it feels muscular in nature, even knotted up on both sides underneath my ribs. I have battled bronchitis and a nasty cough for over a month and believe the pain is related to bruised or cracked ribs. I first noticed the pain after a post workout coughing marathon where I may have also strained something in my workout. Pain is manageable during the day with some Advil, but of course I don t want to take this long-term. I have a firm mattress and haven t changed sleeping patterns (always sleep on side). I don t want to waste a trip to the doc if there is nothing they can tell me that I don t already know, but ready for some relief and a full night s sleep, as well as anxious to start my weight training and workouts again. Leaning forward seems to ease pain. Any advice?
hi, i am a twenty three year old male sufering from lower back pain. i recall the problem starting after i was tuckled during a rugby game in the year 2002. i was again tackled in 2004 after which i quit the sort. the pain seems to come and go randomly after 2-3months or so, the only treatment i recieved was a few painkillers by a nurse during the injury days. i live in a developing country where such injuries are not given as much attention to satisfy the patient. should i be worried??? i was planning on making a 2500km trip to South Africa to see a doctor but was afraid it might not be worth the cost. Also, i tend to have these spasms of pain in the lowerer back around the same time as i catch a cold.
Hi. I recently had an MRI that showed c5 c6 impingement and the disc bulging on the left side and right side. Left side lays on spine. I have had horrible pain for 4 weeks. I am seeing a chiropractor and that helps a bit. How serious is this and can it lead to paralysis if not treated?
Hello Doctor, My name is Careyanne Johnson I am a 21 year old female. I am growing concerned with my well being because I have been experiencing some foreign symptoms. Starting with today the right side of my mouth has been partially numb for going on several hours now & I am having throbbing headache that comes and goes behind the back of my lower head & temples. Just a couple days ago my toes (on the right side again) were numb as well. I have also been having sharp, deep chest pains for a few months now. At first I thought it could maybe be heart burn but realized it is a much different ache. I think its safe to say the chest pains have grown more frequent because I m counting them every day now instead of once or twice a week. The only other symptoms I can think of is my ears will ring every now and then but still more so then I would think is normal. & I feel like I have poor circulation to my legs cause sometimes they feel stiff, however I also have a job where I stand without sitting for up to 8 hours a day. I have had Health issues in the past where I would become very light headed, my vision would go black, and I sometimes would faint. the fainting spells never lasted more then 5 mins. I was only unconscious for 30 seconds to 1 min. I have seen a neurologist and he conducted many tests, an MRI or brain scan being one of them. My results were all negative. The dr. did refer me to a cardiologist that I never went to. My fear is I may have a stroke or heart attack please help!
My sister just had an MRI and it states the ill-defined high T@/Flair signal areas in cerebral white matter bilateraly, especially in the frontal lobes. Would you put this in simple terms. She was diagnosed w/a grade II astrocytoma in June 2011 & underwent radiation. Currently on Avastin.
I have had a right leg gait issue for years even following a partial laminectomy 8 years ago. My most recent (last week) MRI revealed a 5mm posterocentral L 4-L 5 soft tissue abnormality extending 5mm to the superior disc level and a 2-mm central disc bulge L 5-S 1. Both are on the right side of the discs. Is this something a neuro surgeon can correct?
For past 12+ hours, I’ve had left side pain from left pectoral up through left shoulder and down my left arm to my hand. Sharpest pain is in shoulder, elbow and dorsal side of forearm. Some twitching in wrist and hand.
I had a discectomy and I woke up in excruciating pain. A week later a laminectomy to stop the pain. Epidural injection,Morhine, Dilaudid , nothing helps. Something does not seem right. My Dr. has released me and says it will take a year to get...
I have been diagnosed with spondylothesis of the L5 and S1 region. I have had an mri and x-rays for my back. I had an epidural injection(2) in Nov in my back which seemed to help the pain going down my legs for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately I...