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Have back paid?

Have back paid?

No Thank you.: Give me something to work with...

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I feel pain on my back?

I feel pain on my back?

Several...: Local heat, avoiding physically stressful work....pushing, pulling, lifting, Naproxen, motrin by mouth will help. If not better in a wk see PMD. ...Read more

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I have pain in my back?

I have pain in my back?

Many causes: Back pain can have many causes. If it is severe, if you have fever or loss of control of bowel or bladder then you should be seen by a doctor immediately. If it is not, then try warm soaks, medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen and gentle stretches. If it is not resolving then you may need to see your doctor or a physical therapist. Acupuncture or chiropractic care may help. ...Read more

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What causes my back pains?

Many things: Herniated disk, strained/spasming muscles, kidney issues, lack of mobility, trauma etc. If you truly want an answer I would seek help of your local MD or chiropractor to have it looked at. No worries

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I have this discolouration on my back?

Have a picture?: It's hard to diagnose such an issue by a brief question, of course. Your best bet would be to visit a Dermatologist locally. Or, you could upload a picture of said discoloration and pursue a consultation with one of us on HeathTap. Perhaps we can help you, but we'd really need to see the discoloration to diagnose if properly. ...Read more

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What causes back spasms?

What causes back spasms?

Injury: Lifting improperly. Overuse, lifting too much, injury, or stress. ...Read more

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What is a deteriating spine?

What is a deteriating spine?

Arthritis: 95% of the time, this means you have every day wear and tear changes. This otherwise is the same as degenerative spinal arthritis or ddd or degenerative disk disease. These wear and tear changes are a normal part of the aging process. Doing general core exercises 15-20 minutes 3-5 days a week will slow the process. ...Read more

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Curvature of the spine sexy?

Curvature of the spine sexy?

Self image is good: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ...Read more

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Thign pain after spine fused?

Thigh pain: After fusion can be multifactorial. It can be due to nerve irritation along the front of the thigh, nerve irritation after decompression, hip flexor stretch, etc. Most often this settles down in a few weeks but you should bring it up with your surgeon to have them evaluate you. ...Read more

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How u fix a misaligned spine?

How u fix a misaligned spine?

Depends: The term your using is vague. Usually a chiropractor, osteopath or a physical therapist. NSAIDS, muscle relaxers, injections, surgery, braces, etc. Need more info. ...Read more

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What is meant by dorsal roots?

What is meant by dorsal roots?

Dorsal Roots: The dorsal roots are a portion of the spinal cord that accept sensory information that will travel up your spinal cord to be perceived in your brain. Receptors sense, and the brain perceives. The spinal cord is part of your central nervous system and carries afferent sensory information though the dorsal columns and dorsal roots and transmits afferent motor information to move your muscles front. ...Read more

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What causes fatty tumors on the back?

What causes fatty tumors on the back?

I am not sure: If you are referring to multiple lipomas? See a dermatologist to accurately diagnose the tumors. ...Read more

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I have like a dimple in my lower spine?

I have like a dimple in my lower spine?

Dimple: A dimple on the spine area is common considering how the body develops embryologically. If this is on the lower spine it could be a pylonidal cyst. Those can get infected and need treatment. Double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a fairly large curve in my spine?

I have a fairly large curve in my spine?

Scoliosis: It is called a scoliosis. And most often it causes no problems, but if it is severe It can affect many parts of your body. ...Read more

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What commonly causes damage to the spine?

What commonly causes damage to the spine?

Varies: It varies. Injuries, over use, arthritic degeneration can all lead to varying degrees of "damage" to the spine as can things like being overweight or smoking. ...Read more

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How should I treat this dimple on my spine?

How should I treat this dimple on my spine?

Sacroiliac joint: The sacroiliac joint on either side of the sacral spine is normal. They will often produce dimples there. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my spine hurting?

Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes for koch's spine?

What are the possible causes for koch's spine?

It is an infection: Of the spine secondary to tuberculosis that can be treated by medication if no neurologic deficit and/or significant spinal deformity/instability then surgery with medication may be needed. ...Read more

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What are the abnormal curvatures of the spine?

What are the abnormal curvatures of the spine?

There are several: Known as scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis. In certain regions of the spine there are normal ranges of kyphosis or lordosis but a scoliosis is not normal ; can occur from several reasons. There can be abnormal degrees of kyphosis or lordosis that can be associated with each other ; scoliosis. The sway in the lower back is a lordosis and roundness of chest is kyphosis. Coiling of spine is scoliosis. ...Read more

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What are helpful recommendations for keeping your spine healthy?

What are helpful recommendations for keeping your spine healthy?

Flexible Hamstrings: Flexibility of hamstrings, core strength, healthy weight, proper lifting technique, proper show wear. ...Read more

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What is spine stenosis pain?

What is spine stenosis pain?

Back or Leg Pain: There are two types, one causes back pain and the other leg pain. Both seem to get worse with standing or walking. Don't assume you have spinal stenosis as other conditions can mimic it. See you doctor and get a firm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Spine tuberclosis is serious?

Spine tuberclosis is serious?

Yes: Even without details it is safe to say this is a serious, but treatable, condition. ...Read more

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What is spine rehabilitation exactly?

What is spine rehabilitation exactly?

Restoring function: Spine rehabilitation is a set of measures aimed at restoring a normal function of the spine - range of motion, endurance, diminishing of pain, etc. Approaches taken in spine rehabilitation depend on the specific problem and its extent and include physical therapy, massage, spine injections, home exercise program, use of assisting devices and certain medications. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the ribs and back?

TRIGGER POINTS: Commonly trigger points in the serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi and/or the upper rectus abdominus muscles. ...Read more

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What exercise helps a spine curviture?

What exercise helps a spine curviture?

Developing: Strong core muscles and string intrinsic spinal muscles. A good physical therapist can help greatly with this. ...Read more

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What is decompressive surgery for spine?

What is decompressive surgery for spine?

This means that the: Contents of the spine's canal (nerve tissue) is being pinched and needs to be freed by removing whatever may be compressing it which could be. A disc herniation, tumor, arthritic changes, blood clot or the canal was just too small to begin with. The most common way to do this is by removing a portion of the "roof" of the spine or lamina & is called a laminectomy. There are other approaches too. ...Read more

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What organs are on your back by your ribs?

What organs are on your back by your ribs?

Kidneys: But you could have referred pain from many other sources. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pain directly on the scapular spine?

What causes pain directly on the scapular spine?

Inflammation: Usually it is from inflammation of a muscle that is attaching to that area of the scapula. Ice, ibuprofen, chiropractic or massage may be helpful ...Read more

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Is siatica of the spine something that can be cured?

Is siatica of the spine something that can be cured?

Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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Is having a pimple on the spine?

Is having a pimple on the spine?

No: I am not sure I fully understand your question, but there is not typically any connection between a pimple and the spine. A pimple is a very superficial problem usually involving the dermis and the epidermis, the spine is much deeper than that and is deep to the para spinal muscles and so the two are usually not connected. ...Read more

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Pain in backs of thighs and hips?

Pain in backs of thighs and hips?

You might want to: Re-ask with a little bit more information. Did the pain of things & hips occur directly after knee replacement surgery. Is is accompanied by other symptoms? ...Read more

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Arthritis of the spine iinherited?

Arthritis of the spine iinherited?

Possible: Certain forms of arthritis can have a familial pattern. ...Read more

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What is subluxation of the spine?

What is subluxation of the spine?

Subluxation: See my previous answer at https://goo. Gl/6K0xKy. Basically, subluxation refers to minor or partial dislocation, typically in reference to joints but also used by dentists to describe loose teeth due to trauma. Check out https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Subluxation which also notes that chiropractors use this phrase to describe abnormalities of the spine. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor specializes in backs?

What kind of doctor specializes in backs?

Several: Most primary care physicians can perform an initial back pain evaluation. A few medical specialties that routinely treat back pain are physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, rheumatology, neurosurgery, and neurology. ...Read more

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What treatment is there for crumbling spine?

What treatment is there for crumbling spine?

Depends: It depends on what you mean. A spine that is "crumbling" from osteoporosis can be evaluated by a bone density test and appropriate medications began; if it is from degenerative arthritis, there are a number of non operative treents to treat the symptoms coming from it, but not necessarily to reverse the process itself. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of arthritis of the spine I think I might have?

What are the symtoms of arthritis of the spine I think I might have?

Back pain: Pain is the most common feature of arthritis. Sometimes reduced range of motion will also be noted (stiffness). ...Read more

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What is fractured spine vs back? What all breaks?

What is fractured spine vs back? What all breaks?

Same thing sort of: The spine refers to the bones that go from the skull to the end of the spine called the coccyx (tailbone), so a fractured spine is actually a fractured/broken back. The location is important as some back fractures are worse and more dangerous than others. The body of the bone can break (compression fracture) or the spinous process or "wings" to the side of these bones can break, or the connections. ...Read more

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What are the spine joints called?

What are the spine joints called?

Disc and facet: Each motion level in the spine has three joints: 2 are facet joints and are located in the back, one is the disc space in the front. The facet joints are a "true" synovial joint like the knee and hip an has a joint capsule and synovial fluid. The disc space acts like a joint by allowing motion to occur, but is not a synovial joint. ...Read more

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Bruises on spine, should I be concerned?

Bruises on spine, should I be concerned?

Yes as without any -: Specific injury to cause the bruising, you might have some other cause for them or some meds that you might be taking (like aspirin) which can also cause them as well.
See your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in the stomach, spine and butt, why?

Pain in the stomach, spine and butt, why?

See your doctor: Many things can cause such symptoms, and you may have more than one thing going on. Get a thorough history and physical examination. Your doctor can select tests to better define your problem. ...Read more