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Acute Benign Anterior Wedge Compression
What do you do for an anterrior wedge compression fx. L1 vertebral body with 50% loss of height, 30% superrior endplate retropulsion dextroscoliosis?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Hi dear, my mother aged 56 years had D12 anterior wedge compression 8 months ago and now is completely on bed. Also scans show low bone density and small oestophytes are seen. Kindly suggest às pain is serve?
Neurosurgery: Only surgeon who evaluated you have access to your health profile and he is the best suited to make this call or get 2 nd opinion. ...Read more
Losing weight. What do I do about excess arm fat/rolls that is collecting on the front of my arm when bend it? Do compression sleeves work?
Time: Give the skin time to regain its elasticity. At 30 years old, there is a good chance that it will go back to normal on it's own. If not, you will possible have to visit a plastic surgeon for further management. Hope this helps! ...Read more
This is not: The same as a compression fracture. A compression fracture can result in anterior wedging, but not all anterior wedging is compression fracture. If there are up to 3 consecutive vertebral bodies with anterior wedging, then it may represent scheuermann's kyphosis which is a congenital osteodystrophy, that lead to vertebrae appearing wedged. Fracture is less likely given your age. See a specialist. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Talk to your doctor and get their opinion. Or, get a second opinion. ...Read more
"There is a very slight anterior wedging of T7 & T11 vertebral bodies. Marrow characteristics suggest these compression deformities are old" Meaning?
I have moderate effacement and compression of anterior surface of cord at c-4-c6. Also disc ht loss at t9-10. Would this cause up back pain for 1 yr?
Sudden onset knee pain not a result trama I've had problem about a week now I've tried icing and compression which relieved some pain.?
Could be soft tissue: The knee pain with sudden onset can be little cartilage pieces that break loose. However if the pain is outside the joint, tendon strain, knee cap subluxation can also cause sudden pain. Ice, nsaids such as motrin. With any persistent swelling, see MD for arthrocentesis and perhaps a cortisone shot ...Read more
What does this mean: osteophytic outgrowth noted @ anterior and posterior margins of C4 and C6 vertebral body, may be compression 2 thecal sac and left neuroforamen?
Can you tell me what a chronic 20% anterior compression deformity of T11 and t12 with no significant dorsal displacement the posterior wall.
Compression fracture: I hope you're not reading your own xray report because it suggests an old osteoporotic fracture, at least if you don't recall injuring yourself. I say this because 34yo is kinda young for osteoporosis. Best to get a DEXA (dxa) scan to evaluate bone mineral density of your spine & hips. Then go to http://www. Shef. Ac.Uk/frax/ to calculate your risk for another fracture given known risk factors. ...Read more
What are the pros and cons of posterior vs anterior foramenectomy to treat RADICULOPATHY due to C5-6 C6-C7 foraminal stenosis/chird compression?
Radiculopathy?: When there is chird compression, unless it's minimal, that's usually of more concern than radiculopathy. That can leave you quadriplegic (worst-case scenario). According to your doctor, are the problems due to root impingement (radiculopathy), cord compression or both? Most neurosurgeons prefer the anterior approach unless there is a reason to do posterior. What does your surgeon say? ...Read more
Is a coma due to brainstem compression from a benign tumor guaranteed to be permanent? Or can the person wake up it its removed and there's no damage?
No good answer: I assume this patient had a cerebellarpontine angle tumor that was removed? The recovery from tumor such as these and other tumors that compress on the brainstem can be prolonged, there's no good answer and I would not give up hope ...Read more
Low lung volume. And Mild anterior compression at the T10 and T11 vertebral bodies is this why my back is in constant pain. What is a mild compression?
After buying a heavy watch with a snug band, noticed instant wrist, hand and elbow area tingling. Can this sudden onset be from nerve compression?
Carpal tunnel: Yes. Compression across the wrist can affect the median nerve (carpal tunnel) and/or the ulnar nerve (guyon's canal). Often the numbness and tingling is worse at night. Change watch bands to a looser fit. The numbness and tingling should decrease or resolve in the next few weeks. ...Read more
Will compression socks help with sciatica and or calf and tibialis anterior pain between the base of leg and top of the foot?
Not likely all: Depending on cause of leg pain (varicose veins/muscle strain, for ex.) compression socks may help, but are not likely to help nerve pain or sciatica (which could have several causes).The pains may/may not be related. A good history & physical incl. Osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause (s) & determine treatment which may incl. Manipulation, prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy, meds, etc. ...Read more
Multiple old fractures in spine, fell on coffee table received wedged compression fracture of L1 & also told I have osteoporosis, I should hve pain?
No: Not necessarily. Some people with vertebral fractures don't have pain. The L1 fracture may be old therefore not causing you pain. ...Read more
Acute left knee trauma = 1wk ago = bruising, swelling, numbness, burning and pain. Doing: rest, ice, compression, elevation = help. Any ideas?
Get examined: It would help to know how you hurt your knee (direct fall on it...Awkward landing after a jump w/ a 'pop', etc.). The mechanism of injury can often lead to a certain diagnosis. A good examination of your non- injured knee, then a thorough exam of the injured knee by an experienced ors should give you your diagnosis. If needed, an MRI may be helpful to confirm... Best of luck! ...Read more
I met with accident & got ' wedge compression fracture to L1 vertebra' what is the treatement given in such cases I have been advised only bed rest?
No: That is bad advice. You should not be confined to bed - you will become weak and the healing will be affected. First, find a new doctor. Second, ask about physical therapy or kyphoplasty (a fairly quick surgical procedure). Depending on the severity, one or the other may be indicated. ...Read more
I am 29/m, My MRI scan says I have a wedge compression fracture at L1 and L3-L4=12MM L4-L5=12MM. Rest all 13mm. Can I be able to take up sports?
Probably: If the compression fractures are old, then the limiting factor is how hard you can exercise. Try to start with swimming or reclining bicycle to build up your stamina. Ask your Doctor for advice. If these are acute injuries, then your Doctor needs to look for the cause. Except for traumatic injury, a person your age should not have compression fractures. ...Read more
Cystic lesion, 4mm size, in anterior oropharyngeal walls, benign imaging characteristics, may be related to tiny retention cyst. My options to remove?
Hello! I had a sudden onset of numbness that extends from the right side of my spine almost to the front of my right hip? No injury that I'm aware of.
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve supplies sensation from the buttocks all the way down to the toes. Anything that compresses the nerve can cause sciatica. Your need to see a doctor to find the underlying cause for the right treatment to be prescribed. Meanwhile stay comfortably active & avoid prolonged sitting or heavy lifting. If you get bowel or bladder control problems or fever, seek IMMEDIATE care. ...Read more
If holter monitor shows benign arrhythmias, should I still have an actual diagnosis of an arrhythmia even if they are benign?
It depends who: You talk to, but yes, I would consider benign arrhythmias as an arrhythmia.. ...Read more
Hello, clear colonocopy 13 days ago. One 1.5cm benign polyp removed. Slight bleeding today (but not in actual stool). Is that normal?
Probably OK: Postpolypectomy bleeding usually occurs within the first 7 days of the procedure but has been reported as far out as 21 days. If the bleeding slows down and stops, probably ok. If it becomes more brisk, call your endoscopist. ...Read more
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