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Hurt ribs on 8/28, had xray said not broken. Back to doctor month lster said dislocated. Still hurting & popping out of place 5weeks later. What to do?

Hurt ribs on 8/28, had xray said not broken. Back to doctor month lster said dislocated. Still hurting & popping out of place 5weeks later. What to do?

You have rib fractur: Oft times plain chest x-rays under diagnose rib fx, CT is the best test, but by what you discribe you have fx. Ribs.
These can take 3-4 Mo. To heal. Take motrin for any pain till they do ...Read more

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I have a broken spine, what would you recomend for constant pain relief?

I have a broken spine, what would you recomend for constant pain relief?

Pain Specialist: See a local pain management specialist. There are many new options that combine a number of different modalities to get the results that are best for you. ...Read more

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Why can't a broken spine be regenerated in the nerve?

Why can't a broken spine be regenerated in the nerve?

It is being research: If you are speaking of a spine fracture with resulting damage to the spinal cord it is true that at present time we are unable to regenerate the spinal cord. With stem cell research and other techniques we hope to overcome this in the future. At present Taxol (paclitaxel) has been found to stimulate spinal cord regrowth in rats. Chondroitinase-abc has been shown to help break up the dense scar tissue ...Read more

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Can you die from a broken spine if lying there alone?

Can you die from a broken spine if lying there alone?

Yes: With neurological injury that comes with recent fracture and spinal cord injury spinal shock occurs which is. Decreased blood pressure resistant to treatment with fluid replacement low blood pressure low cerebral perfusion unconsciousness cerebral ischemia followed by central swelling pressur on brain st stop breathing death without support. ...Read more

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How do you do a chair lift to lift someone with a broken spine?

How do you do a chair lift to lift someone with a broken spine?

Carefully: They must have their brace on.
Avoid excessive pulling or force that could cause rotation of the spine.
Gentle lifting technique keeping the spine straight is best.
Provide support underneath them but no pulling or pushing force. ...Read more

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What would paramedic do: broken spine and not breathing?

What would paramedic do: broken spine and not breathing?

Intubation: The paramedic quickly assesses the patient, if not breathing he may have to incubate and ventilate to deliver enough oxygen. If suspicion of fracture of spine, the paramedic will immobilize the patient until he is transported to the hospital for definitive care. ...Read more

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What is done for a broken spine?

What is done for a broken spine?

Be seen by an: Orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon who can correctly diagnose the fracture type and assess for any stability and neurologic issues and base the appropriate treatment on this evaluation. ...Read more

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Then my son have a broken spine or what did u wanted to tell me and he stopped lifting already and the problem is in the lower back area and both legs?

Then my son have a broken spine or what did u wanted to tell me and he stopped lifting already and the problem is in the lower back area and both legs?

Let me advise you: When fracture your spine you, you have let it heal under the direction of specialist, some time you could have some complications from the break which affect the spinal cord this cause the pain in the legs, so please check it out. ...Read more

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What would cancer look like in an X-ray of the spine?

What would cancer look like in an X-ray of the spine?

Very Variable: It may not be detectable on an x-ray or could mimic another process like an infection or trauma. 2 classic presentations are called blastic or lytic- blastic appearance is when the region affected appears denser and lytic is when the affected region looks as if someone took n eraser to the area ; looks less dense. There are other image studies such as a bone scan or MRI that can help deliniate. ...Read more

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Would an X-ray of my entire spine show any problems with my colon?

Would an X-ray of my entire spine show any problems with my colon?

No, spine is not: Colon. You need a colonoscopy to look at inside of colon. You need a ct scan or MRI scan to look at outside of colon. If this is a chiropractor who is telling you this, please consult a GI specialist with those x-rays. ...Read more

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My X-ray of l/s spine ap/lat shows minimal anterir lysthesis of L4 over L5 with degenrative changes. What it means?

My X-ray of l/s spine ap/lat shows minimal anterir lysthesis of L4 over L5 with degenrative changes. What it means?

Spondylolisthesis: It literally translates to mean a spine bone slipping. Think of the spine as a stack of a child's abc blocks being perfectly aligned in a tower formation and then pushing one a little over another & that displacement is what a spondylolisthesis is in the spine with one bone slipped or displaced over another. There are several different types including degenerative. They rarely progress ...Read more

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What does it mean when your lower spine X-ray report says spur?

What does it mean when your lower spine X-ray report says spur?

Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. This can also happen in the spinal column. They are important to note since they can be near nerves, etc. And may have to be removed. ...Read more

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What X-ray is the best to determine any neck or spine problems?

What X-ray is the best to determine any neck or spine problems?

It depends of course: Simplest view is lateral neck x-ray which actually shows a lot of information. For more in-depth evaluation, oblique views show foramina where nerve roots exit. Flexion extension views show instability. For the most amount of information without radiation, a cervical MRI shows the most, but is very expensive and should be reserved for difficult cases. ...Read more

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I had an x-ray recently and the results mention ed "convex left curvature of the dorsal spine". What does that mean?

I had an x-ray recently and the results mention ed "convex left curvature of the dorsal spine". What does that mean?

Scoliosis: The thoracic (dorsal) spine has curve convex to left, also called levoscoliosis. Convex means curving out or extending outward (oposite of concave) Severity of scoliosis is greater with greater degree of curvature. ...Read more

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X ray report (lumbosacral spine ap & lat), what does this mean?

X ray report (lumbosacral spine ap & lat), what does this mean?

Type of x-ray: A/P and Lat means anterior/posterior and lateral projection x-rays. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your lower spine X-ray report says "notable for a sacralized vertebra at l5"?

What does it mean when your lower spine X-ray report says "notable for a sacralized vertebra at l5"?

Anatomical variation: Simple put, the last lumbar vertebra did not know if it wanted to live in the lumbar spine or the sacrum. So usually one side looks like a sacral vertebra and the other side looks like a lumbar vertebra. It is very common and has no linical symptoms in 99% of patients. ...Read more

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How much radiation am I being exposed to in ap full spine and what are the indications for full spine x-ray?

How much radiation am I being exposed to in ap full spine and what are the indications for full spine x-ray?

It depends: The health physics society site is an excellent resource on radiation dose and effect: http://hps. Org/. The dose is dependent on several variables, most importantly the patient's size. It takes more radiation to make and x ray of an obese person than a thin person. The average dose for an ap full spine is likely in the 2.5-3.0 msv range. This is about equal to 1 year of ambient radiation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on my left shoulder then did an X-ray and he said my spine looks like an s and now I need surgery?

Can you tell me if on my left shoulder then did an X-ray and he said my spine looks like an s and now I need surgery?

Scoliosis: You certainly would want to discuss this directly with your physician, but one possible explanation was that you were noted to have one shoulder higher than the other prompting an X-ray of the spine in which you were then found to have scoliosis. In general, if the scoliosis is larger than 45-50 degrees, they will tend to relentlessly progress and surgery is recommended. ...Read more

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They did an X-ray of my left shoulder and he said my spine looks like an s. Now I need surgery. What can I expect from the surgery?

They did an X-ray of my left shoulder and he said my spine looks like an s. Now I need surgery. What can I expect from the surgery?

Age counts: At 48, your scoliosis has probably been there for a while and you need to get multiple opinions on the best way to approach tx.

Need to ask success rate and experience of individual doing the procedure. May want to consider going to a
spine center for another opinion ...Read more