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Why are one of the rods that were implanted in my spine bowed out to one side instead of being straight like the other?

Why are one of the rods that were implanted in my spine bowed out to one side instead of being straight like the other?

Different purposes: In scoliosis surgery, the first rod placed during surgery is often used to perform the majority of curve correction, while the second rod is used to reinforce the first after the majority of correction is performed. Thus, the two rods may have different shapes at the conclusion of surgery. Also, due to slight variations in screw placement, the two rods often differ slightly in final alignment. ...Read more

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Would Pagets make long bones grow longer? Would it cause a 40 yearold adult to grow several inches taller in height? No bowed limbs or spine curvature

Would Pagets make long bones grow longer? Would it cause a 40 yearold adult to grow several inches taller in height? No bowed limbs or spine curvature

No: No, the growth plates in a 40 year old have been closed have been closed for many years and so pagers or really any condition can not really cause the growth of a person several inches at that age. Hat size can get bigger as the skull can enlarge, but no significant vertical growth. ...Read more

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What is a deteriating spine?

What is a deteriating spine?

Arthritis: 95% of the time, this means you have every day wear and tear changes. This otherwise is the same as degenerative spinal arthritis or ddd or degenerative disk disease. These wear and tear changes are a normal part of the aging process. Doing general core exercises 15-20 minutes 3-5 days a week will slow the process. ...Read more

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Thign pain after spine fused?

Thign pain after spine fused?

Thigh pain: After fusion can be multifactorial. It can be due to nerve irritation along the front of the thigh, nerve irritation after decompression, hip flexor stretch, etc. Most often this settles down in a few weeks but you should bring it up with your surgeon to have them evaluate you. ...Read more

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How u fix a misaligned spine?

How u fix a misaligned spine?

Depends: the term your using is vague . Usually a chiropractor, osteopath or a physical therapist. NSAIDS,muscle relaxers ,injections,surgery,braces,etc . need more info . ...Read more

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Can texting mess up your spine?

Can texting mess up your spine?

Maybe if prolonged: If there's a major change in posture, in the long run there's also a risk for strain and pain. Prevention is best. Step one is to stop using the device so often and/or try a different one like a tablet. Next one could also consider yoga or physical/occupational therapy if primary care doctor approves. If there's a problem after stopping using the phone or tablet, then a physiatrist could be seen. ...Read more

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How did fluid form in my spine?

How did fluid form in my spine?

If you are talking : About the fluid removed on a spinal tap it is known as cerebral spinal fluid and it is constantly being formed in the brain by astructure known as the choroid plexus at a rate of about half a liter a day and is resorbed into the circulatory system. It turns over almost 4 times daily and it plays several roles or functions for the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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Pain in my spine! who can help!?

Pain in my spine! who can help!?

Physiatrist: Could start off by seeing afamily doctor. I would then recommend you see a physiatry .If your pain persists and you've undergone conservative treatment i would see an orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more

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