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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 inter... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mulvania
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Consider pleuritis: Considering your age, It is probably not your heart if you are otherwise healthy and robust. Pleuritis is ususally a viral infection that will go away... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Mulvania
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: If it is recent, then give it time for swelling to reduce. If it has been present for months, it probably won't change. If it is aligned well, you pro... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mulvania
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Happen frequently: Frequently a hairline fracture will not show until the body has had a chance to react by absorbing dead bone along the fracture or forming new bone ou... Read More
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 responsib... Read More
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... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mulvania
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
may be hip or back: If the pain is in the groin and it hurts with rotation then it is probably arthritic hip, otherwise it could be "pinched nerve" from the back. Hip is ... Read More
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