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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
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
Surgery: Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info. ...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
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
Both ORS and: Both orthopedic surgeons w/ specialized spine training ( or fellowships) and neurosurgeons ...Read more
Someone i know has glioblastoma multiforme, and it has spread to both their face and their spine. Is there anything else the doctors can do tohelphim?
That's an answer: only his doctors know. Glioblastoma multiforme, as I am sure you are aware from surfing the net, is pretty aggressive. Any prognosis would be entirely patient/case-specific. If the patient is at an interdisciplinary brain tumor center, he's got access to experts in their fields. As a friend/family member, you are just as important as the pros, to be there for him. Curing & healing aren't the same. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ORHTO/PM&REHAB: You have to see an orthopedic or a physical & rehabilitation physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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