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Can Children Have Spinal Stenosis Or Just Adults
Can scheuermans disease exist with two mild wedged vertebrae? Or does it have to be 3 consecutive?
Scheuermanns: Sheuermanns disease is classified as typical or atypical. Typical or classic is hyperkyphosis in thoracic spine with wedging of 3 or more adjacent vertebral bodies. Atypical Scheuermanns is lumbar or thoracolumbar with decreased lordosis and may have fewer vertebrae involved. ...Read more
Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult?
Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?
How can one have cartoid stenosis and be okay after cta. Also how can one have cartoid stenosis and not have spinal stenosis? How is spine stenosis tr
Can cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy that is bad enough to require surgery because of so much narrowing of spinal canal cause a delay in urination and problems ejaculating? I dont have ED but usually can't "finish" sometimes I can with aggressive
No: Little's disease or cerebral palsy as it is now known is defined as a disorder of motion and posture related to an injury to the developing nervous system that occurs anytime from pregnancy up to the age of 3 years. Traumatic brain injury in an adult brain can produce similar effects, but is not cp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scoliosis : Scoliosis can progress through the adult years primarily through degeneration of the discs and facet joints on the spine. Osteoporosis can lead to collapse and angulation of the vertebral bodies. Dystonias or abnormal muscle contractions and repetitive work related movements are less common causes. See a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity disease for evaluation. ...Read more
Question for adults with spina bifida. Can they have loss of motor function or inability for orgasm if low?
Yes: Spina bifida oculta usually has no neurological deficit, norma, . 10% of population. Open & close spinal bifida usually will have motor and sensory deficit like para/quadriplegia, decrease sensation/orgasm, respiratory problem (due to chiari malformation . Intelligence usually not affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some may not: Be able to control their bowels. Depending on the level of injury and whether it is a complete or incomplete injury, a spinal cord patient may or may not be able to control their bowels. Some will get on a strict bowel regimen to help and others may need other interventions. ...Read more
Not sure: About 1 in 4 people have a pfo, a patent foramen ovale, or small opening between the atria. In most people, this is not significant, but in some it can result in tias - transient ischemic attacks - or even strokes and must be treated medically or surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'd like to talk to someone about an operation on my back for spinal stenosis I also have bulging discs. My actual diagnosis is developmental spinal stenosis?
Spinal stenosis : You need to consult a Neuro surgeon or Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in such surgery and has done several of those surgeries a month . These types of surgeries are often complicated and have long recovery time . In the end when successful they are worth the pain time and effort . Best luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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