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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Nefcy
38 years experience Radiology
Not too much: The area of fatty replacements and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine are not significant, and pose no future problem for you. However, the chron ... Read More
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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Paraspinal Muscles?: Paraspinal muscles position the spine. Keeping these healthy reduces arthritis, disc and nerve (radiculopathy) problems. I have severe lumbar arthrit ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Decrease in : The normal curvature of the lower back which places disproportionate amount of force on the lower lumbar disks and joints leading to accelerated degen ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Overlapped ??: An "overlapping" lumbar spine is not a recognized diagnosis. Whomever suggested this is likely not a physician. If you have a symptomatic problem wi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on symptoms: Multiple level degenerative changes at a young age need careful disgnostics and evaluation. Need to know target symptoms, these findings can be asymp ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It means the image : Was interpreted as normal. Ther was no abnormality seen.
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Dr. Gary Greenly
36 years experience Family Medicine
Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See a doctor: I assume you have had an MRI to know this. A herniated disc may cause leg pain and numbness, but with medications, physical therapy, injections, the s ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience General Practice
Ouch! What's your...: question? The pathology that picked up sure could cause massive pain. How old are you? Your best bet is to go on the attack, in a multi-pronged aggres ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Median Nerve Problem: Accept my sympathy for your back problems. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects this finger area but only on the palm side. Here a wrist splint can help. Bu ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Normal: The cord does not travel exactly as the bony architecture does. This is likely more of a comment by the radiologist rather than any real pathology.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: When the spine is being fused it can be repositioned into a more normal position. Sometimes with large deformities the spine position can only be cha ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
That's common: Often, your low back can cause hip pain, just like hip problems can cause knee pain. I would talk to your orhtopedic and see if he could recommend so ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck pain: Chiropractor not recommended , physical therapy recommended , dangerous to have neck manipulation with neck disease.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If the purpose of : The surgery is to address a spinal deformity, the goal is to obtain what is known as a balanced spine such that the head is centered over the pelvis/h ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The same: Lumbar compression deformity describes the appearance of a compression fracture on an imaging study.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Lumbar disc herniations do not cause hand numbness.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Decreased space: The spinal cord passes through a "tunnel" in the bone. With arthritis, disc bulging, and overgrowth of surrounding ligaments, the spine cord can be ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
What's the question?: See your doctor and treat the problem. If you have a compressive myelopathy you might need to see a spinal surgeon. Lots of possibilities for treatme ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Back pain: Pain management should help. Assume you have had physical therapy etc.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
So? Forget the MRIs: Your only 27, we don't treat mris, we treat people. It doesn't matter what the studies show because we have to treat you. Certain spinal conditions ha ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Depends: Work comp laws vary from state to state. In additon, certain industries such maritime have different requirements for coverage asa they are governed b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: number of conservative treatments to try befote surgery. These include: therapy, injections, meds, etc. Please exhaust all of these before am operatio ... Read More
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