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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Back pains and spasm's


 Miamush - Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:53 am

I often get spasm's that feel as though I have a electric surge going from my head to my feet and I shudder violently when it happens. I have constant back, neck and knee pains and all of my joints click. My back gets sore and very painful. I went for an MRI on my right knee but nothing came up apart from some bruising. I have migranes and tension headaches and weakness and lack of energy. Also dizziness and sometimes feeling faint. My joints sometimes dislocate and are all bruised. My joints click badly now and if i don't click them they lock or seize up and it's very painful. I have seen an Orthopedic and had Phisiotherapy before but that was for my knees. Sometimes when I stand up or bend over I nearly fall over from dizziness and the feeling blood has rushed to my head. I don't know if most of this is of any use but I thought I should say everything. My father has a fused disk in his spine that used to be a herniated disk although I don't think it has anything to do with my problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:57 pm

User avatar Hello,
With all of those symptoms: Headache, dizziness, imbalance, migraines, electric sensation from head to toes, joint clicking and locking -

I would have the family physician do a complete history and physical (H/P).

Lab work should include: CBC, thyroid (TSH), rheumatoid factor, ANA, sed rate, CRP.
You may also require an EKG or other testing depending on H/P.

You will need to make sure there are not other system (heart, endocrine, immune) problems besides the musculoskeletal issues.

Take care.

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