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Dr. Scott Webb
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
34 years in practice
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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What to do about spurs on your spine?

Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
6 years in practice
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What to do about spurs on your spine?

How much discomfort?: A bone spur is a bony growth formed on healthy bone and may normally occur as you age. Generally, treatment for a bone spur involves taking pain medication and avoiding activities that worsen the pain. If you have a spur on your back physical therapy may help. Surgical intervention is a last resort option for severe pain and impairment. Discuss with your primary doctor if this is the case. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Mark Weston
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
26 years in practice
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What's an effective way to work my anterior deltoids without compressing the spine?

Dr. Mark Weston
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
26 years in practice
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What's an effective way to work my anterior deltoids without compressing the spine?

Cables: No military press use cables for shoulder work keep elbow below level of your shoulders to make it easy on your rotator cuff. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Board Certified, Pathology
23 years in practice
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What does it mean when your lower spine X-ray report says spur?

Dr. Joseph Woods
Board Certified, Pathology
23 years in practice
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What does it mean when your lower spine X-ray report says spur?

Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. This can also happen in the spinal column. They are important to note since they can be near nerves, etc. And may have to be removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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What to do if I have an anterior and posterior spine fusion?

Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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What to do if I have an anterior and posterior spine fusion?

Be compliant: If you have already had surgery, you would certainly want to be compliant with your surgeons postoperative regimen, which usually encourages light activities such as walking, but the avoidance of bending, twisting, and heavy lifting for a set period if time. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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What weight machines should I avoid if a spur on my t spine?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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What weight machines should I avoid if a spur on my t spine?

None in particular: There is no specific reason not to use any one piece idem equipment asking as proper technique is used and you do not overload your own capacity on any particular machine. You can reduce load and increase reps and/or sets. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Rovner
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Can you tell me about an anterior and posterior spine fusion?

Dr. Joshua Rovner
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Fusion: An anterior spine fusion means removing the disc from the front followed by placing a cage or bone graft in place of the disc to fuse the bones together in the front. This is often combined with a posterior spinal fusion which involves placing screws and bone graft in the back in order to get the best possible chance of successful fusion. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Davis
Board Certified, Radiology
20 years in practice
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My placenta is anterior placenta grade o i want to ask is it boy or girl .In 6 month scanning my spine is right.Normal ?

Dr. Timothy Davis
Board Certified, Radiology
20 years in practice
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My placenta is anterior placenta grade o i want to ask is it boy or girl .In 6 month scanning my spine is right.Normal



























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Sounds good: You should ask your provider; they may be able to tell you the baby's sex. Grade 0 is a normal, healthy looking placenta that hasn't gotten old yet. ...Read more

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
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Is it possible to feel bone spurs in the spine by touching the back?

Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
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Is it possible to feel bone spurs in the spine by touching the back?

No, they are much --: deeply located. No one can feel them. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
23 years in practice
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Anterior discectomy & fusion of cervical spine, what to do?

Dr. Kevin Vaught
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
23 years in practice
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Anterior discectomy & fusion of cervical spine, what to do?

Common procedure: An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation is a common procedure to address cervical disc herniations, degenerative spondylosis and occasional to treat instability from trauma. A fusion will eliminate the motion at the involved joint segments. Most patients do well. For very good information and videos, check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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