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What kind of specialist should I see about siatica I suspect I got herniated disc chiropractor or spine doctor ? What one if best to get MRI through ?
My doctor found a tumor in my spine and missing a disc so I have bone rubbing on bone what is the best treatment?
Need mor einfo: We need to know the nature of the tumor on your spine? Is it a cancer? What type of cancer? The treatment for your problem is going to be targeted on the tumor. Do you have an oncologist or neurosurgeon giving you advice as to what can be done? I am sure your doctors have a plan for treating your tumor? ...Read more
Both ORS and: Both orthopedic surgeons w/ specialized spine training ( or fellowships) and neurosurgeons ...Read more
Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info. ...Read more
Spinal canal: It typically means that their may not be enough space in your spinal canal for the nerves frequently having some narrowing can be without any real consequence if you have no symptoms. ...Read more
No...: Just curious as to why you are interested in the Laser Spine Institute since there is very little you can actually do with a laser in the spine. Lasers which I have used quite a bit, allow the surgeon to cut or vaporize soft tissues. They can cause damage to the nerves in the spine and have to be careful using them there. ...Read more
Absolutely: There are terrific physicians in both geographic regions who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of back pain. If you have not been seen by your primary doctor that is a good place to start. Alternatively, you can see a pain specialist like myself who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of spine pain or a spine surgeon for workup. It might be jumping the gun to start with a surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spine doctor : There are many types of doctors who specialize in spine. Chiropractors perform non-invasive treatments and if they can not help you then you should see a medical doctor like pain managment or a spine surgeon. Spine surgeons can be either orthopedic surgeons or neurosurgeons. ...Read more
Multiple: There are multiple professionals that treat neck and back pain, in part because they are so common. Usually a good place to start is a primary care doctor. If you do not respond to more conservative care, then the primary care doctor would typically refer you to an orthopedic or neuro surgeon. That is not to say you need surgery at that point, but they can then give their opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way for me to get an idea of what the degree of my spine is without going to a doctor?
Nope: Clinical exam using the adams forward bending test will show a hump that may be measured, but does not correlate with curve magnitude. It really takes an experienced eye to determine curve severity without xrays. Regardless, using your age listed, there would be nothing to do unless symptoms warranted regardless of the curve measurement. ...Read more
MRI of L-S SPINE shows P1VD -L45-L5S1. The doctor is suggesting for an immediate surgery. What should I do?
We can't help you: Unfortunately without knowing your symptoms and seeing the images we can't say anything about surgical efficacy or indications. If you are concerned you should get a second opinion ...Read more
Degeneration: "corroding" certainly has a negative connotation-in reality, spinal degeneration is a completely normal age-related process. All of us will get older & gradually develop worn out discs, bone spurs, disc protrusion, etc - just part of the aging process.Of course, if you get symptoms from this aging process, there are treatment options.Talk to your md to confirm that your diagnosis is degeneration. ...Read more
Recent studies have found from doctors that you can grow taller after puberty with the stretching of the spine, what do u doctors think?
Improved posture : Working on posture can make someone look taller, but it can't actually make someone anatomically taller. Growth has to happen for height to increase. Growth plates in bone are fused by late teens by pubertal hormones which is when growth stops. Any effect from spine stretching would be postural. Please be careful about spine manipulation because of potential risk of injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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