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Dr. Richard Mulvania

Orthopedic Surgery
CA
male

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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

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English

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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Mulvania
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Facet syndrome: The likely cause of the pop in your back is a facet joint. Facet joints are found at each level in the spine, one on each side, toward the back while the disc is in the front of the vertebrae. Facet joints become arthritic. They are aggravated when you are in an upright position, especially sitting. When bending forward the open up and can pop. not usually serious other than when painful.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mulvania
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not recommended: Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant. The label warning includes drowsiness. It is unsafe to drive when drowsy. Driving a bus includes additional responsibility for your passengers. In addition to the safety issue, you also face serious liability issues if you were to have an accident.
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Mulvania
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Spondylolysis: More likely than not, a 14 year old has a developmental condition called spondylolysis in which the bone growth centers do not unite in the pars interarticularis. This is not it the large part of the vertebra called the body, but near the pedicle and facet joints on either side which with the lamina form the ring around the spinal canal. I recommend avoiding lifting, twisting and turning.

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mulvania is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mulvania is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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