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Dr. Jonathan Lau
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Block Vertebrae (Overview)

Block vertebrae is a congenital malformation of the spinal bones.


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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
2 doctors shared insights

Block Vertebrae (Overview)

Block vertebrae is a congenital malformation of the spinal bones.


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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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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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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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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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