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can you tell me the difference between scoliosis and spondylolisthesis

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Curve vs slip: Spondylolisthesis means one spine bone has shifted forward on the one below it. It is seen on a side view x-ray (or other imaging study). Scoliosis is ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not really : Rigid braces are used in scoliosis in growing children and can be used to lessen the progression of a curve , thereby reducing the likelihood of surge ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Options: A good Orthopedic eval is needed to go over all you have done already. Generally, conservative Treatment first with medication, Physical therapy, pos ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Depends: Most disks get better within 6 months with pt and conservative treatment, assuming that the disk is even related to the pain. Keep an eye on spondy t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Severity: Both osteopenia and osteoporosis indicate there is too little calcium in the bone. Osteoporosis is more severe, and suggests a higher risk for future ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: It can be difficult to distinguish between the two you need a medical examination and maybe some tests.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal stenosis: Parkinson's is a movement disorder with tremors of the hand. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal usually leading to lower back and leg ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Ehlers-danlos syndrome causes hyper mobility. There are many other reasons and causes of hypermobility. Hyper mobility simply refers to an increase ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Each is a neuro-: Developmental disorder with its own set of symptoms ; observable behaviors required for diagnosis by dsm-v criteria. Each is a categorical diagnosis, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Epps
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You can't: There are pain receptors in all those tissues so you cannot differentiate between them.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Location: Simple joint and muscle pain location are restricted to their own structures. And tenderness is as well. Push on a joint and joint pain will hurt. Com ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Arthritis: While both rheumatoid arthritis ( RA) and osteoarthritis( OA) cause painful joints, , RA is an autoimmune disease ( the body attacks itself) and can c ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Both scoliosis: Idiopathic scoliosis which is most common form has s shaped curve. Usually thoracic component is convex to right (dextroscoliosis) and lumbar componen ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Different responses: Relapse refers to when a process such as a hepatitis infection responds to treatment initially, but is followed by recurrence of the process/disease. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: A sprain is of the muscle tendon and a torn muscle is of the muscle itself. Muscle injuries heal much faster (several weeks) than tendon injuries (sev ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Lockjaw can be a...: Term for stiffness related to TMJ disease or can refer to tetanus, hopefully you mean the former one. If you had trauma to the area, an x-ray is need ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Injection of dye: They both involve a needle being placed into the spinal canal. In a lp, cerebrospinal fluid is removed from the canal, while in a myelogram a dye is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Examination: We talk to the patient, examine him/her, perform tests and come up with a diagnosis.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: I would be happy to, but you would need to be more specific. Options generally involve going through the front verses the back of the neck, and wheth ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Difficult to tell: sometimes. Fever, pain on respiration, and pleuritic rub favor pleurisy. Local tenderness favors costochondritis. More importantly, yo need to make ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Type of pain: Nerve pain is often described as burning, tingling or numbness. Nerve pain tends to travel along a dermatome (nerve pattern on the skin) and radiate p ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
MRI: Lower back pain is caused by many factors (back arthritis, muscle spasms, ligament tears). To differentiate simple muscle spams from lower back arthr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Separate germs: Rubella, or german measles is a rather mild rash producing illness in kids and adults that does its most damage to a fetus.If mom gets it during preg ... Read More

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