back pain with constant headache

back pain with constant headache

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Joined: 09/21/2011 - 4:29am
back pain with constant headache

does anybody have constant headache with back pain ?
I had fusion three years ago at L3 and L4 but after two years l3 and l4 compressed into each other . I used to have severe left leg pain but it went away with spinal injection, Now I have back pain and right flank pain with constant headache which wont go away with any nsaid.
If anybody backpain with headache please tell me

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Joined: 11/01/2010 - 4:05pm
constant head pain ??

see a doctor ASAP
tony {UK}

1997 laminectomy
2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
2013 to date still suffering 24/7 with intractable pain bladder operation canceled for now due to lack of beds

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Joined: 09/19/2008 - 10:12pm
I agree

with Tony. A constant headache is cause to see a doctor ASAP. It may or may not have to do with your back, but headache should never be taken lightly.

3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.

Joined: 09/21/2011 - 4:29am
I have been to many doctors

I have been to many doctors neuro says its nothing major and ortho says operation has to revised but none is doing anything about headache
i am sick of headache and my brain is always in state of hung over

Joined: 06/05/2012 - 6:12am
Try a chiropractor

I've been where you are today. Severe back pain started when I was about 21. At first I thought it was due to too much stress with work & all that but when the headaches started I panicked. My mom took me to a chiropractor & in a few weeks & some manipulations I was completely free of pain. It was like a miracle. Have you given it a thought?

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Joined: 05/01/2012 - 9:06pm
take vitamin C, b5 and

take vitamin C, b5 and magnesium citrate...

all of these are excellent for brain health....

c and b5 are for stress....

magnesium relaxes your body and makes it easier for circulation to reach the brain....

pain is a sign of not enough oxygen reaching the pain area....

diet is important also....

more fruits and vegetables....

lots of water all day....

this will correct the ph balance in your blood....

and raise the oxygen level.....

deep breathing combined with meditation also....

with your hands massage your neck effectively to raise circulation to the brain....

there is an accupressure point on your hand....for works in 5 minutes....

press on it firmly.......for a both hands....

Live to Pray

Joined: 02/06/2012 - 4:00pm
I had almost constant

I had almost constant headaches for about 30 months after being knocked down.No doctor could find the cause & therefore they became quite dismissive. The cause was eventually found to be ultra tight muscles in the lower shoulders. (These muscles connected through the upper back & shoulders to the neck)

The muscles were so knotted it took 8 sessions to relax them one layer at a time. I have to say that I didn't notice they were tense.

So you might actually be suffering from tension headaches ..without realising it. Worth going for a massage session?

Joined: 09/21/2011 - 4:29am
I think it is not tension

I think it is not tension every neurosurgeon i go to he give antidepressant and anti anxiety but no effect at all i have checked sinus, eyesight, etc my brain ct scan was clear. i think it is somehow related to my back

Joined: 01/20/2011 - 10:38am
back pain

Back pain CAN cause headaches. My physical therapist told me that pain from the back can cause headaches. I am someone who gets debilitating headaches due to back spasms. My worst issue is the spine muscle that runs from my lower back to the back of my head. I battle with this everyday to varying degrees. Also, I am very stubborn and sensitive to medication that I refuse to be on anything other than muscle relaxants at night so I can get a good nights rest.

Do you do PT exercises on a regular basis? Have you tried to do yoga to stretch and strengthen muscles? Have you tried trigger point injections or massage to release your back muscles? Just some ideas if you haven't tried them yet. smiley

2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5
2013 Diagnosed with leg length discrepancy of 9mm (right tibia shorter) and wearing heel lift with mild scoliosis
2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches