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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?

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 more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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As a general rule of thumb, how long would I be in hospital for cuboid surgery? (Painful bone island, sclerosis and remodelling)

As a general rule of thumb, how long would I be in hospital for cuboid surgery? (Painful bone island, sclerosis and remodelling)

Depends on how lrg-: -the lesion is & also if auto graft or allo graft is used. Cast-2 brace(boot) - running shoes, good not cheap 1's. Wt bearing only when graft is consolidating. ...Read more

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I have symptomps of multiple sclerosis, but my organs and bones hurts also....

I have symptomps of multiple sclerosis, but my organs and bones hurts also....

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 more

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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?

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

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What is degenerative sacroiliac changes with vacuum phenomenon in SI joints, spurs anteriorly and sclerosis, also have thoracic bone spurs and fusion?

What is degenerative sacroiliac changes with vacuum phenomenon in SI joints, spurs anteriorly and sclerosis, also have thoracic bone spurs and fusion?

?Spondyloarthrpathy: Sounds like markers for a spondyloarthropathy. Without further history and physical exam can not state which, but you need to see a Rheumatologist who knows and knows what further studies are warranted. ...Read more

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MY MRI of lumbar spine.Mild right sacroilitis with subchondral sclerosis with fatty bone marrow. NO significant joint effusioneffusion .means ?

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

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Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

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 more

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Treatment of multiple sclerosis is for life or temporary taking s.c injection of betaferon?

Treatment of multiple sclerosis is for life or temporary taking s.c injection of betaferon?

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

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What is progressive systematic sclerosis?

What is progressive systematic sclerosis?

Con. tissue disease: It is a connective tissue disease like muscle fibres and subcutaneous tissue and causes swelling, pain and redness all over the body. In the pregnant ladies it may cause pre-term babies and small for age babies birth. ...Read more

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What multiple is sclerosis? What multiple is sclerosis?

What multiple is sclerosis? What multiple is sclerosis?

Multiple : Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the protective covering around nerves in the spinal cord and brain. I've attached a few good websites below that discuss ms in much more detail. ...Read more

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Whats "mitral sclerosis"?

Whats "mitral sclerosis"?

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

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What are the earliest symptoms of mutiple sclerosis?

What are the earliest symptoms of mutiple sclerosis?

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 more

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What is systemic sclerosis?

What is systemic sclerosis?

Systemic sclerosis: An autoimmune disease characterized by thickening and loss of elasticity of the skin. It may have systemic manifestations as well such as trouble swallowing and acid reflux. ...Read more

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Is multiple sclerosis fatal?

Is multiple sclerosis fatal?

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 more

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What causes tuberous sclerosis?

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 more

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Is multiple sclerosis preventable?

Is multiple sclerosis preventable?

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 more

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How to cure multiple sclerosis ms?

How to cure multiple sclerosis ms?

NO cure: In medicine cure is not available for most common conditions control of symptoms and prevention of recurrence is possible in the majority of cases of ms. ...Read more

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Multiple sclerosis = demyelination?

Multiple sclerosis = demyelination?

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 more

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Can stress cause multiple sclerosis?

Stress: Can exacerbate ms symptoms, but not cause it. ...Read more

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Can cocaine cause multiple sclerosis?

No: It does not cause ms. But, it does cause a host of other issues. ...Read more

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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more