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Abscess On Spine
Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems including paralysis. It can come from an area of adjacent infection or it can be seeded from a distant site via the bloodstream. This is usually a surgical emergency or it can be drained by ct guidance. Iv antibiotics. ...Read more
No: While both bone lesion (spurs or osteophytes) and discs can compress nerves and cause symptoms, the bone lesion does not cause the discs to bulge. If you mean a condition called spondylolisthesis or spondylolysis, then the instability from these conditions can cause the vertebra to move apart in an abnormal way, in which case the disc bulge may result from that. ...Read more
10 ft fall,herniated disc c5-c6 impinges significantly on the thecal sac, the cervical cord and nerve root, waiting on dr, advise, what will come?
Large hemangioma cetvical spine .How dangerous? Bad upper back pain spasms.Perivertabral swelling on CT in sept. Tum
Let me explain: Hemangiomas are benign vascular lesions in soft tissues or bones approximately 50% are found in the thoracic spine, followed by 39% in the lumbar spine and 7% in the cervical spine. Neurological symptoms my develop rarely associated with spinal cord compression neurological involvement is most common in the thoracic spine, but could happen any were. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes!: Most lumbar disc herniations tend to heal on their own. Anti-inflammatory medication and traction type of therapy often helps to relieve the pain. The herniated disc often takes up to 3 months to heal. Seek medical attention if there is progressive pain, inability to walk, numbness, weakness, or any changes with bowel/bladder function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks post-op 2 level lumbar spine fusion + laminectomy. Sciatic pain gone-healing on sched. Why the intrmittnt sunburn-like pain on skin of thighs?
Please clarify: This must have been seen on an MRI. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & made an impulse purchase. A doctor ORDERED the scan, for a reason. Why are you posting here? It's the ordering Dr''s ethical obligation to interpret the test results for you. The MRI isn't the patient. YOU are. How do you know this meningeal cyst needs any treatment at all? Is it the cause of your problem? ...Read more
Spinal cyst: Spinal cyst is a collection of cerebrospinal fluid and it can be characterized as either extradural (outside the dura) or intradural (inside the dura). Most of the spinal cysts are idiopathic, but they can be developed from congenital defect; arachnoid adhesion secondary to infection; trauma from lumbar puncture; or iatrogenic cause from injected contrast dye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...Read more
Yes,but: It would not be very helpful in deciding what it was or its full extent.A localized ultrasound would give more information. ...Read more
The ER: Can't help with a thyroid nodule. A lower leg (calf?) boil is unlikely to cause thigh discomfort in the absence of extensive soft tissue infection which would cause skin redness, pain, and fever. Overall, unless you feel acutely ill, visiting your family clinician is likely the best route. ...Read more
Will a herniated disc at C6 that's pinching a nerve causing cervival radiculopathy unpinch and heal on its own?
Varies: It varies. A cyst is a fluid filled cavity, usually surrounded by a lining. In the cervical spine, cysts can develop from the bony facet joints, the tissues that line the spinal cord, and the spinal cord itself. They each look different depending on the source. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Pain on 1 vertebrae on mid back. When arched or pressed. Been 5 months. Thoracic X-ray cleared. Could it be facet? Can X-ray show disc or facet issue?
Thoracic pain: Mid back pain can be from a localized issue from/near your thoracic spine (muscle, disc, bone, etc.) or from a referred area such as your cervical spine. X-rays can show facet disease or joint space narrowing suggesting disc disease...But better imaging modality is an mri. Considering 5 months of pain, i suggest an MRI if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms impact your activities of daily living, surgery can be curative. I would suggest seeing a spine surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery if it comes to that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer