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is leg weakness a symptom of vertebral fracture

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Benefits Unclear: No good studies have shown benefit from far infrared therapy for vertebral fractures. It may make it feel better but its' value remains unclear. As fa ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unsure: I am unaware of any effect of infrared radiation on vertebral fractures. The bone are too deep to be directly affected. I have no comment on its use f ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ok. Just don't get: Cooked!
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain, nerve problems: Many will become painless. But it is not rare to have some residual aching. It some cases, the pain will be severe (there may be instability or nerve ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A deformity, pain : Related to that deformity or even development of further degenerative changes that could lead to pain or neurologic issues. This is assuming that rhi ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can heal: Fractures heal in about 6 weeks. If you are young healing occurs better. Elderly people have vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis, and usually don't do ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Works - But: Because of its ability to decrease the risk of spine fractures in postmenopausal women, estrogen replacement therapy and et/ht has been used for oste ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Depends: on how much pain is caused by being upright or moving around. Generally movement is better than no movement if it is tolerated.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spine fracture: A vertebral fracture is a broken bone in a vertebral body of the spine. The treatment (surgical vs. Nonoperative) depends on the location and type of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest & analgesics: Vertebral fracture, often a compression fracture in osteoporotic skin, if not caused by trauma, is often very painful. If intractable not effectively ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Wheezing is usually in some way related to reactive airway disease of one form or another. Pressure placed on the posterior aspect of the thorax coul ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
VFA: The process of evaluation for vertebral fractures using qualitative, semi-quantitative, or quantitative morphometric methods is called vertebral fract ... Read More

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