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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: A theoretical advantage of artificial disk replacement is reduction in risk of other disks degenerating. Fusion is associated with this problem, but i ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Gill
41 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
TDR: Yes. Cervical tdr has been shown to prevent or slow adjacent joint changes.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yasmin Pirani
17 years experience Family Medicine
Rib cage pain: You probably have osteoporosis as well. It would be beneficial to get an xray series of the ribs and visit a doctor to evaluate for muscle strain. We ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Stiffness: Stiffness adjacent segment degeneration the disc replacment was the better method rember these procedures are sucessful in treating arm pain not neck ... Read More
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Dr. George Jacobs
63 years experience Neurosurgery
Adjacent segment de: While motion preservation is at least theoretically superior to fusion you have discovered that it does not always work. When that happens the decisi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
I concur : with your physiotherapist! Minimal disc degeneration at C-5-C-6 unless it is pressing on a nerve is probably not responsible.. I would continue with ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Multiple potential causes of pain and spasm in your "quad". Presumably you mean in your quadriceps, which is in your leg? Usually would be related t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Spreading: Metastatic refers to the point that the cancer has spread from where it originated. For example, if someone has colon cancer in their liver, then tha ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
5th cervical vertebr: C5 refers to the fifth vertebra in the neck. The first vertebra is at the base of the skull, so the fifth is in the middle of the neck. Injuries to th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Stage.: A cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes draining the area of a cancer might still be cured by surgery if all the lymph nodes can be removed along ... Read More
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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Metastatic: The stage 4 metastatic mean the cancer spread all over the body.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
46 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A defect in vertebra: This refers to a defect in the bone that connects the upper and lower facet joint of a vertebra. It is thought that most these arise as stress fractu ... Read More
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