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I've just taken over the management of a garbage collection agency. There have been many back injuries on the job this year. What can I do to reduce this?13 years 27 weeks ago1178
I'm seeing a physical therapist for low back pain that started two weeks ago. The treatment doesn't seem to be focused on getting rid of the pain. Shouldn't that be first?14 years 9 weeks ago1178
Other than pain in my back, what are some of the symptoms for a back injury and is there anything that would tell me I should be worried?11 years 44 weeks ago1178
I've been looking into the new artificial discs for low back pain. I tend to have allergies to dyes, foods, and metals. Would I have a problem with an artificial disc? Are they made of metal?14 years 5 weeks ago1179
I went with my father to see the surgeon about his ongoing back pain. The doctor suggested putting cement in the spine to glue together a fracture in his low back area. The doctor said the glue could leak. Is that a bad problem?12 years 34 weeks ago1179
My doctor has suggested I try aerobic exercise to help with my chronic low back pain. I've never really exercised much. What do I do to get started?11 years 49 weeks ago1179
I've been told that surgery might help me with my severe back and leg pain from stenosis caused by spondylolisthesis. Just what kind of surgery are we talking about?11 years 20 weeks ago1179
I hear they've finally come out with a disc replacement for the low back. I've had my knee replacement for almost 20 years. What took so long?13 years 32 weeks ago1180
I've had two lumbar discs removed and need another. Is there a disc replacement available yet?14 years 38 weeks ago1180
I just started going to a pain clinic for chronic low back pain. The first day I took a test called the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire or PSEQ. What does this tell them about me?12 years 28 weeks ago1180
I live in a large city with several teaching hospitals around. I've been to several doctors in different clinics for my problem with back pain. Every one has a different idea of what to do. I can't help but wonder if I lived out west in a small, rural town, what kind of treatment would I get there?12 years 50 weeks ago1181
I have got to do something about this sciatica I'm having. Pain relievers don't do anything. I've even tried narcotics. It's driving me crazy. If I ask for surgery, what would they do? I don't really want them cutting on my leg.11 years 24 weeks ago1181
Is it OK to drive after selective nerve root block in my lumbar spine?10 years 28 weeks ago1181
My wife is going to have a lumbar spinal fusion with titanium mesh cages. Afterward, she will wear a brace. What’s the brace for and how long is this needed?13 years 37 weeks ago1182
Two years ago I tried radiofrequency treatment for my low back pain. It worked pretty well. Now I have pain down lower. Can I have this treatment again?14 years 34 weeks ago1182
I've heard that disc replacements are possible now. What are my chances for getting one of these?12 years 8 weeks ago1182
I saw a report that psychological care for patients with chronic low back pain works. I fall into this category. I'm ready to try just about anything. What kind of psychological treatment do I need?11 years 46 weeks ago1182
I just came from seeing the physician's assistant at our local clinic. I've been having trouble with low back pain for the last six months, and they can't figure out where it's coming from. He asked me a lot of questions about being depressed. Does this mean he thinks it's all in my head or just an emotional problem? I'm not getting anywhere with this problem.11 years 29 weeks ago1182
I hurt my back on the job last week. The occupational physician at our worksite has encouraged me to keep working and stay active. My own family doctor advises rest and avoiding any movement or activities that make the pain worse. Now I don't know what to do. Which way should I go?11 years 18 weeks ago1182
Is there any proof that steroid injections work for lumbar disc problems? I'd take a needle poke over surgery any day.10 years 27 weeks ago1182
I've been having low back pain off and on for the last two months. It's worse after sitting for more than an hour. The doctor and physical therapist both tell me it's from worn out facet joints. How can they tell this without an MRI?13 years 47 weeks ago1183
I've been having some back pain for the last three weeks. I can't remember doing anything to bring it on. I notice in my Pilates class when I'm lying down I get a shooting pain down my left leg whenever I lift it up past a certain point. Is this what people refer to as sciatica?13 years 18 weeks ago1183
I saw an ad looking for back pain patients to join a survey about patient satisfaction. I can't help but wonder just what is patient satisfaction?13 years 27 weeks ago1183
My grandson is going from the eighth grade into high school. He's been on a "junior" wrestling team up until now and has done very well. No injuries! I'm concerned about high school wrestling. How often do these boys get hurt wrestling?14 years 16 weeks ago1183
I'm scheduled for lumbar surgery to remove the disc and replace it with an artificial one. The doctor is going to go through the front of my body to get to the spine. How safe is this operation?14 years 16 weeks ago1183
I was in a study at the clinic in our town. A new treatment for disc problems was given to some patients. Others got a "pretend" treatment. None of us knew which group we were in. I thought I was in the treatment group because I got better. Is there any way to tell, really?14 years 50 weeks ago1183
Six months ago, I had a spinal cord stimulator put in my spine to control chronic and severe back pain. At first I got great relief. My pain went from a 10 down to a two or three. Now it's back up to a five. What happened?12 years 23 weeks ago1183
I've heard that workers' comp patients who have back surgery don't do so good. Is it because they are on worker's comp or because of the kind of back problem they have? I'm in a similar situation myself, and I'd like to know what to expect.12 years 10 weeks ago1183
I knew I had a bad lumbar disc but I put off having surgery. Now I've developed a drop foot from pressure on the nerve. Did I wait too long?11 years 43 weeks ago1183
My doctor is suggesting that I have back surgery to help my chronic pain. What should I consider before agreeing to it?11 years 34 weeks ago1183

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