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Dr. Vincent Yamamoto

Orthopedic Surgery
Walnut Creek, CA
34 years experience male

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Orthopedic Surgery

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vincent Yamamoto
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Diffuse muscle aches: Usually it is a diffuse aching of the muscles in many parts of your body.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Yamamoto
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Osteonecrosis : Most common cases of osteonecrosis are related to use of steroids, such as prednisone, used to treat certain auto-immune diseases as well as asthma. The other common cause is alcohol consumption. Other uncommon causes are a blood disorder called thalessemia and also you can get it if you are a diver and get the "bends". Sickle cell patients can also get it. Many pts never have a reason however.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vincent Yamamoto
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Have an x-ray first: Kyphosis is a condition that can be diagnosed on an x-ray. Scheurmann's kyphosis is a type that you can develop during growing years. However, slouching itself does not mean that you have kyphosis. Often it is a sign of just bad posture. To improve it, work on core strengthening like your abs and back and work on your muscles around your shoulder blades, with lateral rows and pull downs
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yamamoto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yamamoto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! One of the best answers I've been given. Very quick too. Thank you sir
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

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Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1987MD
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