Doctor Q&A for Dr. Kornelis Poelstra

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Cold muscles: Absolutely... A cool stream of air, even it if feels nice, can cause stiff neck- and shoulder muscles and make you wake-up achy... try a fan or so wit... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Sciatica: Often, sciatica due to a herniated disc is a self limiting problem; goes away with stretching and flexibility exercises and anti inflammatories. If pa... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Leg burning: It can be due to fatique and "lactate" production by your leg muscles which can give a burning/aching workout feeling... Additionally, it can be due t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Scoliosis pain: If the scoliosis was discovered recently, it might not be too bad, otherwise your doctor(s) would have picked it up probably earlier... A small / mild... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Sport & Spine: Sport injuries to the thoracic spine are rare, but can include muscle strains and sprains; hematoma (bleeding in the muscle from blunt trauma), or fra... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Back pain: Often degeneration at the lower levels of the spine can cause you to have 'peri-pelvic' tenderness around the hips and abdomen. A good evaluation and ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Rare: Permanent nerve damage is very rare, despite long standing pressure. Sometimes some numbness remains, but weakness and pain almost always disappear. C... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Longer Spine: Making your spine longer is unfortunately not possible; improving posture and standing up straighter (making you look taller!) is possible with good/c... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Many reasons!: Low back pain or lumbago can have many diagnoses and possible origins of pain. Many patients have degeneration of their discs; can develop instability... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Hematoma aspiration: Aspirating a hematoma is primary risky because of introducing an infection, although the risk is very low. If the hematoma is painful and makes it dif... Read More
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