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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
That depends more on: Other factors including: smoking status, body weight, exercise routine and your family history of arthritis/spine issues. A mild scoliosis usually is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Back pain: Scoliosis with muscle spasms basically. Nothing to significant
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Malalignment: Normally when you look at the low back of a person from the side there is a small curve known as lordosis. When this curve is reduced or straightened ... Read More
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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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A left curvature in : Lower back with the convex or outside part of the curve or scoliosis on the left side of the body with moderate meaning a curve degree between 20-40 d ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: Scoliosis and osteoarthritis, including degenerative discs, are related. Fibromyalgia is not directly related to the other issues.
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 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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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 female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: These issues are secondary to osteoarthritis and muscle spasm. Physical therapy, especially cervical traction, often helps.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Scoliosis: is not an uncommon and incidental finding on xrays. The significance of this finding in relation to your back pain is not easily addressed without t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let us help: Lumbar stenosis, the spinal nerve roots in the lower back are compressed, or choked, and this can produce symptoms of sciatica -- tingling, weakness o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Herniated disc: Lumbar discs can herniate (slip) due to several reasons, main ones being lifting while bending down, sudden jerky motion etc. Usually if a disc does n ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Surgery offers partial correction of spinal imbalances and prevents progressive deformity at the expense of spinal motion and shock absorbtion and nor ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Abnormal spine curve: Scoliosis is an abnormal side to side curvature of your backbone. People with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much. The spine might look like ... Read More
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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 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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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: For many folks it is painless. It is simply part of the aging process. Depending on your genes, some degeneration begins during the teen years; everyo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Means direction: It means which side the spine is curved .' Levo ' means left ' Dextro ' means towards right . Good Luck
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
No but: This is likely due to an intervening dextroscoliosis (opposite curve). Doctors will measure it differently, so it is best reviewed by a specialist. ... 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A curved spine: Scoliosis means an abnormal curvature of the spine. Thoracolumbar means that it involves both the thoracic spine or mid back and the lumbar spine or l ... Read More
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