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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?

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

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Are there any good spine doctors that work in the san diego vicinity or los angeles vicinity?

Are there any good spine doctors that work in the san diego vicinity or los angeles vicinity?

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 more

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What do doctors do to treat a curved spine?

What do doctors do to treat a curved spine?

Surgery: Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info. ...Read more

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What would doctors do to treat a curved spine if you're 20?

Surgery: Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info. ...Read more

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Recent studies have found from doctors that you can grow taller after puberty with the stretching of the spine, what do u doctors think?

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 more

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Which type of doctor specializes in the spine?

Which type of doctor specializes in the spine?

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

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How will my doctor begin to examine my spine?

How will my doctor begin to examine my spine?

Spine exam: Usually by doing a full neurological exam, usually followed by an mri, which is prob. Being overused at this point. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway i can find out the curve degree of my spine without going to a doctor?

No: Cobb angle mesured bya professional from standing film is what all of our treatment algorithms are built on for deformity if youwant to use allopathic medical science to guide treatment thats the number you need. ...Read more

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Doctor said the bottom of my spine is coroding.Wat does this mean for me long term?

Doctor said the bottom of my spine is coroding.Wat does this mean for me long term?

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

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Are there any doctors out there who works at the laser spine institute in Tampa?

Are there any doctors out there who works at the laser spine institute in Tampa?

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

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