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Dr. Jonathan Lau
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Block Vertebrae (Overview)

"Block vertebra is a type of vertebral anomaly where there is a failure of separation of two or more adjacent vertebral bodies." REF: https://radiopaedia.org/articles/block-vertebra


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What could cause collapsed vertebrae?

What could cause collapsed vertebrae?

Several reasons: Trauma, low bone density or even an underlying tumor or infection can lead to a vertebra collapsing. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Lau
3 doctors shared insights

Block Vertebrae (Overview)

"Block vertebra is a type of vertebral anomaly where there is a failure of separation of two or more adjacent vertebral bodies." REF: https://radiopaedia.org/articles/block-vertebra


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My s1 vertebrae is not fused. I've had 2 nerve blocks and no relief. What should I do next?

My s1 vertebrae is not fused. I've had 2 nerve blocks and no relief. What should I do next?

Re-operate?: When a fusion surgery fails, you need to carefully reevaluate the potential causes. Then, with persistent pain, re-operation is often indicated. This has to be done very very carefully and often with a different approach to make sure it fuses correctly. This is a complex problem and is worth a second opinion or evaluation at a tertiary referral center. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for spondylolisthesis of the l 5 vertebrae?

What is the best treatment for spondylolisthesis of the l 5 vertebrae?

Varies: The treatment of spondylolisthesis is based upon the degree of problem a patient is having with it. Simple alternatives are medications, physical therapy, or simple activity restrictions. More involved options for severe case includes injection therapy or surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a rotated vertebrae?

What are the best treatments for a rotated vertebrae?

Depends: That is a term that is used differently by various professionals. Physical therapists and chiropractors may use the term to imply that some type of manipulation or therapy is needed to "realign" the spine. In that case pt or chiropractic care might be used to manage your back pain. To an orthopedic surgeon, a true rotation of the vertebrae is seen predominantly in scoliosis and is so treated. ...Read more

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How can tumour on the thoracic vertebrae be cured and what can we do to prevent it from being more serious?

How can tumour on the thoracic vertebrae be cured and what can we do to prevent it from being more serious?

See a specialist: You do not give enough information to answer accurately. You should see someone in your area that treats spinal tumors. The exact treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of tumor, exactly where it is in the spine, & your symptoms. Do not ignore it. Get a second opinion if you have concerns. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Block vertebrae?

What is the definition or description of: Block vertebrae?

Block vertebra: "Block vertebra is a type of vertebral anomaly where there is a failure of separation of two or more adjacent vertebral bodies." REF: https://radiopaedia.org/articles/block-vertebra ...Read more

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My s1 vertebrae is not fused. I've had 2 nerve blocks and no relief. What should I do next?

Re-operate?: When a fusion surgery fails, you need to carefully reevaluate the potential causes. Then, with persistent pain, re-operation is often indicated. This has to be done very very carefully and often with a different approach to make sure it fuses correctly. This is a complex problem and is worth a second opinion or evaluation at a tertiary referral center. ...Read more

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I have congentitally blocked vertebrae L3 & L4 . I am 60 years old. I have pain in my lower back radiating to my legs , please suggest for pain relief?

I have congentitally blocked vertebrae L3 & L4 . I am 60 years old. I have pain in my lower back radiating to my legs , please suggest for pain relief?

Stenosis around fusi: Mos likely senario is adjacent degeneration at l45 with stenosis get a MRI see a spine surgeon start with injection , the leg pain is treatable back psin not so much the least likely level degenerating with time is the bock fusion since it dosent move it dosent wear out but the levels around it can , above and below but morel likely below. ...Read more

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Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine.. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature.. Complete block of C4 and C5 vertebrae?

Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine.. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature.. Complete block of  C4 and  C5  vertebrae?

Let me explain: 1-straighting of the cervical spine comes from pain. 2-complete blockage at c4 c5 this means disc herniation or other causes made that blockage, this problem have to be take of it by neuro-surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a stroke in the medulla (100% blocked right vertebral artery) cause personality changes?

Can a stroke in the medulla (100% blocked right vertebral artery) cause personality changes?

Yes: Any injury to the brain can affect mood or personality. It may be temporary though. Also it is common to get depressed after a stroke and treatment for depression can be very , very helpful now and during the recovery. Talk to the neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause collapsed vertebrae?

Several reasons: Trauma, low bone density or even an underlying tumor or infection can lead to a vertebra collapsing. ...Read more

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What causes a fused cervical vertebrae?

What causes a fused cervical vertebrae?

Fusion: A cervical vertebra can fuse for many reasons. They can be that way from birth (congenital) They can occasionally fuse from long term disc collapse (spondylosis) Or they can be fused with a surgical procedure (cervical fusion surgery). ...Read more

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What does an L5 ttransitional vertebrae mean?

What does an L5 ttransitional vertebrae mean?

Looks like sacrum : A transitional L5 vertebrae is a fairly common finding when reviewing lumbar spine x-rays. It basically means that your L5 vertebrae has characteristics of s1( or the sacrum). Sometimes referred to as a "sacralized l5"... Nothing to be worried about...! ...Read more

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What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy: During a micro discectomy only a very small portion of the disc is removed. The outer portion of the disc known as the annulus remains almost completely intact. There are also joints, ligaments, and muscles around the spine which help to support it. ...Read more

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What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy: During a micro discectomy only a very small portion of the disc is removed. The outer portion of the disc known as the annulus remains almost completely intact. There are also joints, ligaments, and muscles around the spine which help to support it. ...Read more

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What supports your vertebrae after a microdiskectomy?

Microdisc: Microdiscectomy implies that the major part of the disc is removed thru a small incision and usually with an operating mircoscope. The posterior structures namely the facet joint, various ligaments etc.. Provide the supporting elements. ...Read more

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Compacted vertebrae pain relief, what do you suggest?

Start w/ bracing, PT: If bracing does not work, consider non-habit forming pain medications. Interventional injections and even vertebroplasty can be effective in treating the pain as well. ...Read more

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Compacted vertebrae..What can be done for pain relief?

Assuming you have a : Compression fracture which all heal but a back support or brace may be helpful as well modifying g your activities while the fracture heals like avoiding lifting ; prolonged positioning. You should be under the care of a physician to make sure no other associated issues ; to assess your healing status as well as make sure no underlying issues that may have predisposed you to fracture your back. ...Read more