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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: Osteopenia simply means low bone density. This does not cause back pain, but does increase the probability of having a fracture. However, at your ag ... 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Physical therapy: After a lumbar spine fusion with instrumentation, most patients are mobilized within a day or two. They progress with physical therapy. The incisions ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Joints of the spine: The facets of the spine are part of the system of joints of the spine. If you think of the back of the spine where there are portions that line up lik ... Read More
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Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jiva answered
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Pinched nerve: The answer depends on the meaning of the pinched nerve. I need further information to comment on this. A complete neurological exam is necessary to ma ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends if they are: Causing problems. A study of asymptomatic patients (no pain or other issues) showed that roughly 40% have bulging or mildly herniated discs and no iss ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nomaan Ashraf
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Maybe: They work better to treat conditions with nerve compression but not as well to just treat back pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rehabiliatation: Most hyper-extension lumbar injuries respond with conservative measures, including anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, and time. Sometimes bone injury, s ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pain in the low back: Spine vertebra look like a dense circle of bone with an Eiffel Tower sitting atop. Spinal cord lies between the legs of the tower, and discs sit over ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Usually 3: A front or AP view, a side view, and a side view where the lumbar spine connects to the sacrum.

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