Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

advertisement

Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial

    Forum-Tutorial-Screenshot

In this Discussion

Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

Notice
All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.
advertisement

Blood transfusion and spine pain

scottishkrumpetsscottishkrumpet Posts: 35
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi, all. I know you may roll your eyes up when I tell you what happened to me a week ago. I suddenly started losing blood and I received a transfusion and IV iron treatments.

The next day I felt a surge of energy and along with that my back pain was greatly lessend. I dare not tell my PM as he has no sense of humor and he will ask me then why am I there. He never considers that the pain medication has done it's job.

I just thought I would like to know if anything like this has happened to others............
advertisement

Comments

  • That's good to hear your back pain is better. I know with a low blood count and low iron, the "heme" hemoglobin, controls your oxygen to the rest of your body and one of the signs besides fatigue and faint and face color you can get tingling and numbness in your extremities or face and muscle spasms sometimes. So you're nerves were probably starved of oxygen and probably the blood and iron transfusions helped supply oxygen to your nerves. But this is an assumption and not medical fact that that's what happened of course.

    The exact opposite is when giving a blood transfusion we ask if the patient has any back pain to let the nurse know right away as that would be a bad reaction to the blood.

    I hope you continue to have less back pain with whatever happened. I believe it. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
Sign In or Register to comment.