Wondering what causes back pain after stent placement?
Whether you’re scheduled to have one put in or if you’ve already undergone the procedure, if you’re experiencing back pain, here are some possible causes behind it.
What Causes Back Pain After Stent Placement?
Back pain often occurs after stent placement and resolves after 2 to 3 weeks in most patients.
Back pain may occur due to compression of the nerves arising from the lower lumbar and upper sacral region as the stent traverses the spine and sacrum to the pelvis.
The side effects of stenting are few and usually minor.
Since veins don’t carry sensation, the stents shouldn’t be felt by the patient.
A sensation of tugging or pulling in the area is usually caused by tissue swelling or muscle spasm, but not directly caused by the stent.
This is generally harmless. However, some patients may experience moderate back pain which responds to medication and exercise.
If back pain does not respond to medication or if it persists, call your doctor.
Aside from stenting, your back pain may be caused by other conditions, such as vertebrogenic low back pain, abdominal aortic calcification back pain, or some other joint problem.
It’s best to have yourself checked to determine whether your stent is causing the pain – or if it’s something else.
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