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Are there any alternatives to vertebra fusion?

Are there any alternatives to vertebra fusion?

Depends on the prob: Depends on the problem. You generally want to save surgery as the last treatment. Then, if you have a pure disc problem, a disc replacement may be a good alternative to fusion. If you only have a nerve compression problem, a decompressive procedure may be best. Fusion is best for instability and arthritic pain. ...Read more

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Vertebra (Definition)

Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated ...Read more


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One of my vertebra is pushed in! what should I do?

One of my vertebra is pushed in! what should I do?

Dose it bother you: If dose not bother you do not do any thing about it. If dose bother go and see orthopedics spine specialist to find out what could be done about it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vertebra?

What is the definition or description of: vertebra?

We have 33 of them: Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated by cartilaginous intervertebral disks. ...Read more

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What's the difference between spondylolysis and an extra vertebra?

What's the difference between spondylolysis and an extra vertebra?

Simply two : Different items. A spondylolysis is a defect or fracture through the pars region of the vertebra while an extra vertebra is just an additional one like some people can have an extra finger or toe. Sometimes this extra vertebra can alter the mechanics of the spine leading to back pain. ...Read more

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What does c2/3 block vertebra with fusion of posterior elements means?

Fusion 2 cerv bones: The 2nd and 3rd cervical vertebra are fused together in the back part ofthe bone. ...Read more

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If I have a misaligned atlas can just good posture fix it eventually? If not what are some ways that could bring resolution to this problem?

If I have a misaligned atlas can just good posture fix it eventually? If not what are some ways that could bring resolution to this problem?

Unlikely diagnosis: Have you had an MRI? What made you arrive at that diagnosis? I doubt that is the issue and no, posture will not resolve spinal issues such as that. ...Read more

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I have 48 degree of kyphosis and it has only 1 wedged vertebra, other vertebras are healthy. What does this mean? What type of kyphosis Do I have?

I have 48 degree of kyphosis and it has only 1 wedged vertebra, other vertebras are healthy. What does this mean? What type of kyphosis Do I have?

1 wedged vertebral-: -body if severe enough can cause a kyphosis of a significant degree. There would B a prominence at the wedged level that you could feel if you are thin. This sharp turn at the wedge is called by some a cat back deformity. Ask your spine surgeon about this. ...Read more

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I don't have back pain but have a single vertebra that hurts when pressed like when i sit down with a hard backrest or when lying down. Why is that?

I don't have back pain but have a single vertebra that hurts when pressed like when i sit down with a hard backrest or when lying down. Why is that?

Back pain: It's still back pain whether it is localized or generalized. It's hard to tell why it hurts as not enough information was provided. A thorough history and exam is needed to start. Perhaps you will need an xray unless the doc is able to pinpoint the problem after an office visit. ...Read more

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Doc said can be minor changes in spacing b/w vertebra from time to time, making height measurements different. What causes that? Being taller in a.m.?

Doc said can be minor changes in spacing b/w vertebra from time to time, making height measurements different. What causes that? Being taller in a.m.?

Intervertebral discs: The discs in between the vertebrae are made of a gel-like substance so that we can turn and bend. With that, the vertebrae move with respect to each other and can appear moved with respect to each other across serial X-rays, for example. ...Read more

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I lift atlas stones I am just wondering do they make you fitter I know they make you stronger?

I lift atlas stones I am just wondering do they make you fitter I know they make you stronger?

Absolutely.: With strength and resistance training (like with atlas stones), you'll also have cardiovascular benefits as well - especially if you decrease the weight a little and increase the number of reps. ...Read more

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I feel under my fingertips that one vertebra sticks out (not to left or right, just sticks out) in the middle back. I feel good. Should I be worried?

I feel under my fingertips that one vertebra sticks out (not to left or right, just sticks out) in the middle back. I feel good. Should I be worried?

Spine: if you are thin, you are more likely to feel the spinous processes of your spine. There is one that typically juts out near the base of the neck, where the cervical and thoracic vertebrae meet. Similarly, some people have one that is more prominent lower down, where the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae meet. Find out if family members have the same thing. Often genetic shape. ...Read more

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What is disc decompression? Read decompressing maneuvers to vertebra can add 3 ins permanent height in adults. Is this same as chiropract adjustments?

What is disc decompression? Read decompressing maneuvers to vertebra can add 3 ins permanent height in adults. Is this same as chiropract adjustments?

Varies: The term disc decompression is used to describe a number of spinal interventions. It is most commonly used to describe a type of traction performed on the spine, often with the spine in a flexed position. It can be done on a specialized traction table or using a computerized machine. While it can help in symptom relief, it could not permanently add three inches in height to an adult patient. ...Read more

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Is atlas orthogonal a good way to correct neck misalignment?

Is atlas orthogonal a good way to correct neck misalignment?

If you believe in : The theory behind it that everything starts with a dysfunctional atlas. There are pros and cons to it, plus it's not the most comfortable procedure. However, if you try it once, and get relief, then that's the end of the story! ...Read more

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Hello sir, my C4 and C5 vertebraes are completed blockedd.. Tell me what will i do..

Hello sir, my C4 and C5 vertebraes are completed blockedd..  Tell me what will i do..

Maybe nothing: It depends on exactly what you mean. There is a condition in the neck known as a block vertebrae. In this condition, the disc that is normally present between vertebrae and allows motion is not present, and so the vertebrae are fused together. The condition is not usually associated with pain in and of itself and nothing should or even can be done. It is present since birth. Thank you for you. ...Read more

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My 85 year old grandfather fell and fractured a vertebra. What is the recovery time for such an injury?

My 85 year old grandfather fell and fractured a vertebra. What is the recovery time for such an injury?

4-6weeks: If it is compression fracture not complicated. Also there is menially invasive surgery we could do called: vertebroplasty this procedure is effective for relieving pain from spinal compression fractures and helping to stabilize the fracture. ...Read more

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When I do specific workouts it feels like my c7 vertebra is popping in and out of place. Is that possible?

Popping: You may hear popping but a vertebra doesn't pop in and out of place at your age. Serious trauma can do it such as fall from a height or an automobile accident. ...Read more