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Dislocating a hip is painful, but treatment can help. The doctor will put the patient to sleep and move the joint back in place. Sometimes the same hip dislocates more than once. There are three directions a hip can go: forward (anterior), sideways (lateral), or backwards (posterior). Repeated dislocations can be a painful problem for the patient. Even when no pain is present, there's a worry that the joint will dislocate and the leg will give away without notice. This is the first report of a recurring hip dislocation solved by an operation called a periacetabular osteotomy. "Osteotomy" means to cut through the bone. In this operation, the doctor cuts around the hip socket (acetabulum) and aims the socket in a new direction. The new position holds the ball at the top of the thighbone in the joint. This case is unusual. The patient had nine past anterior dislocations of the same hip. She'd had one operation to repair the problem, but it didn't work. This 35-year old woman was unique in t...
Hi good day sir/mam, I've been experiencing this pain a while now. My jaw and head hurts but only On the left side. For instance if I bend down with my head facing downwards and raise back up it pains a lot for a minute or two then slightly easier to bear with. My mother suffers with high blood pressure but there isn't any other sicknesses that I know of in the family. So can you provide me with an explanation on why this is happening to me please, i'll be very thankful. Have a blessed day! Aaron.
Two things you said might indicate Migraine:
the pain being on one side and
the pain worsening when you bend down.
Take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine for more information on the possible phases of a Migraine attack and the potential symptoms.
That said, what you describe could be any number of issues. There's simply no way for anyone to explain why this is happening...
If I had an episode of lower back pain, am I always going to be more likely to have lower back pain in the future?
It is true that once you have an episode of lower back pain or shooting leg pain, you are probably more likely to have it in the future - if you do nothing. But you are not going to "do nothing."
I see a lot of patients with lower back pain and shooting leg pain. Once we work together to resolve the pain, a very common question and concern that is raised is whether the pain is likely to return. A typical example is the following: Mr. X comes in with lower back pain that shoots into the right leg all the way to the foot. MRI reveals a herniated disc at L5-S1 level. After an injection, the pain is 90% better. Next, Mr. X starts physical therapy. Six we...
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