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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Fusion 2 cerv bones: The 2nd and 3rd cervical vertebra are fused together in the back part ofthe bone. ...Read more
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?
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 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
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.?
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
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
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
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