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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Spine fracture: Depending on the type- and location of the fracture, healing of a spine fracture can be compromised if there is too much stress on the bone. In the bo... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Spondylosis: The imaging studies are not to be ignored, however your symptoms are far more important for determining treatment! many people develop some degenerati... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Headache: This usually stems from tension in the muscles in the neck. They are attached at the back of the head, and usually give rise for a headache. Help with... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Sciatica cure?: Depends on the source of your pain. If the pain comes from a compressed nerve root in the lower back, a simple decompression or even an injection can ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Dieting: To loose weight effectively, simply eat 50-60% of your 'normal' intake. And try to increase your daily exercise. Even walking helps! remember that al... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Neck pain: ...Can have many reasons. Please see a good orthopaedic spine surgeon and have yourself evaluated for the diagnosis. You may have degenerative disc d... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Back+Leg pain: A combination of back- and leg pain and cramps could be due to an acute disc herniation or another cause of nerve compression. Have yourself seen by a... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Numb leg: Yes! sharp pain in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can cause this. Relieve by squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflam... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although i... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Clarify: Not sure what you mean under 'angle' please clarify?! and where does the foot hurt?! inside, outside? When you walk or even during rest?! thx!
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