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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Block vertebra: "Block vertebra is a type of vertebral anomaly where there is a failure of separation of two or more adjacent vertebral bodies." REF: https://radiop ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See a rheumatologist: Please consider seeing a rheumatologist for a second opinion. There are certain inflammatory arthritic disorders of spine which are treatable. If noth ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Back pain needs: to be evaluated by your doc. After that you can use cognitive therapy to help change thought patterns and reduce/relieve pain. See the work of John ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Re-operate?: When a fusion surgery fails, you need to carefully reevaluate the potential causes. Then, with persistent pain, re-operation is often indicated. Thi ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Get another opinion: As that is not a diagnosis I have ever heard of and therefore i doubt these injections would be doing anything in the first place.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It appears that : The slight straightening may either suggest that your body was positioned in such a way that this came about or reflecting some muscle spasm. The blo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Core strengthening: Ask for a referral to physical therapy. Maybe you have increased mobility in the spine due to weak core muscles.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Any injury to the brain can affect mood or personality. It may be temporary though. Also it is common to get depressed after a stroke and treatment f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Several reasons: Trauma, low bone density or even an underlying tumor or infection can lead to a vertebra collapsing.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
19 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Fusion: A cervical vertebra can fuse for many reasons. They can be that way from birth (congenital) They can occasionally fuse from long term disc collapse (s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Looks like sacrum : A transitional L5 vertebrae is a fairly common finding when reviewing lumbar spine x-rays. It basically means that your L5 vertebrae has characteristi ... Read More
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