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My spine has straight alignment C6/C5 disc space is narrowed ... The subarticular surface between them has some bone sclerosis more of C5 which neck support should I use?
Symptoms??: There are no perfect neck supports. Wearing neck collars weakens the neck muscles so they should only be worn as a last resort to diminish neck muscle spasms and removed after 1-2 weeks to prevent atrophy of the muscles. You should see you doctor and determine if you would benefit from PT to strengthen those neck muscles.much depends on symptoms sine we don't treat XRays or MRI scans ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
As a general rule of thumb, how long would I be in hospital for cuboid surgery? (Painful bone island, sclerosis and remodelling)
What symptoms: Multiple sclerosis is a disorder of the central nervous, the brain and spinal cord of unknown etiology, due to inflamation of the nerves. You can have pain with multiple sclerosis, usually due to involvement of the spinal cord. Hard to answer question without knowing what you mean by symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Too many potential symptoms to list here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will I need surgery for bone island, remodelling and irregular dense sclerosis? (Foot) causing me a great deal of pain.
My mr report says "there was observed increases minimal subchondral sclerosis at sacroiliac joint forming surfaces of bone." is it important?
No: 'minimal sclerosis' probably means nothing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Finally a biopsy but confused. Lichen planus sclerosis. On my glabella.Any ideas? I've listed history? Heads painful feels deep than skin almost bone?
Lichen Sclerosus: Lichen sclerosus (lie-kun skluh-row-sus) is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that's thinner than normal. Lichen sclerosus may affect skin on any part of your body, but most often involves skin of the vulva, foreskin of the penis or skin around the anus. ...Read more
What is degenerative sacroiliac changes with vacuum phenomenon in SI joints, spurs anteriorly and sclerosis, also have thoracic bone spurs and fusion?
July xray Ankle-no bone change. Nov. xray -slight osteoarthritic changes w/ osteophyte formation & sclerosis. After surgery for cavus will OA reverse?
No: unfortunately those radiographic changes are there to stay But that doesn't mean your symptoms won't get better ...Read more
Catscan for microhematuria revealed a focus of sclerosis in left superior sacrum representing a bone island or Chondroid lesion and 2nd smaller sclerotic focus in mid left iliac bone presumably of similar etiology. Is this of any concern?
MY MRI of lumbar spine.Mild right sacroilitis with subchondral sclerosis with fatty bone marrow. NO significant joint effusioneffusion .means ?
See below: Sacroiliitis is inflammation of your sacroiliac joints (where the sacrum meets the pelvis). Subchondral sclerosis means there are chronic changes along the margins of those bones as well. Fatty bone marrow is a normal finding. The findings listed above are commonly seen and can be seen in patients with and without back pain. Lack of joint effusion usually means that the inflammation is limited. ...Read more
Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's
Part of a team: Your family doctor is usually the doc who makes the referrals and is often the one who helps treat complications, such as urinary tract infections, fatigue, associated injuries, medication reactions, and he/she keeps open the communication lines between different specialties. Coordination of medical care is critcal these days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need chronically: Some advice, there are pills available, but where you live, might be tough to get. Nonetheless, do not miss your injections, and add Vitamin D-3 about 5000-10000 units per day. We do not have a clear idea when to stop the MS meds, and in those older patients who I have stopped, a few have had relapses. Stay tuned, drugs to be used differently are on the horizon. (even Lemtrada) ...Read more
ABNORMAL THICKENING: Of the mitral valve with associated mitral valve prolapse. It's calcium buildup in the valve, stated simply. It might have been triggered by rheumatic fever or any other condition that would make the valve structurally abnormal. This condition is usually progressive and surgery may be necessary down the road. Close follow up is also important. ...Read more
Maybe significant: Several common presentations can include unilateral loss of vision, progressive weakness of legs, loss of coordination or balance, a band of tightness around the waist, double vision. More insidious issues include, bladder problems, cognitive challenges, fatigue, peculiar sensation losses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Ms is a chronic neurological condition, characterized by episodes of neurological disability of variable severity and recovery. A minority of inidividuals can have a very aggressive course, and become so disabled that they are at risk of secondary medical complications which may be fatal. There are subtypes of MS which are so aggressive that a fatal outcome can happen. Fortunately these are rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genetic mutations: These people have a genetic mutation at one of two loci TSC1 or TSC2 (hamartin and tuberin). A second mutation in a particular cell results in creation of a tumor. No two TS patients are alike and the severity of the illness varies tremendously. It's not curable, but it's often manageable. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Population studies have suggest that mononucleosis in adolescence, smoking, and possibly childhood obesity are risks for developing ms. However ms is a complex variable disease requiring genetic predisposition along with some environmental trigger(s), possibly influenced by hormones, immune system priming from certain infectious agents. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Characteristic: Demyelination refers to damage to the coverings of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, and is very characteristic of the inflammatory process that occurs in ms. This can also occur in children with hereditary leukodystrophies, and can be associated with acquired neurological disorders. The disease modifying drugs in MS are designed to control demyelination and many work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer