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Can Obesity Make Spondylolysis Or Spondylolisthesis Worse
Yes: A person's spine takes on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight. Obesity can worsen spine problems such as spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis. Being extremely heavy can make the bones in the spine move a bit farther out of their normal positions. Back pains and other complications may occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone(spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more
Yes: Bending, lifting and twisting all load the discs and can injure or reinjure them. ...Read more
Weight adds stress: A person's spine takes on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight. Obesity can worsen spine problems such as spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis. Being extremely heavy can make the bones in the spine move a bit farther out of their normal positions. Back pains and other complications may occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have ai scoliosis, does that in any way make you more prone to osteoarthritis, or herniated discs?
Flexibility exercise: Exercises can maintain flexibility but will not prevent the curvature. ...Read more
No: No, however, lying on your stomach may increase the arch or sway or lordosis of your lower back that could aggravate your symptoms and if thereis advanced stenosis, lying flat on your back may also do the same. Most people sleep in a fetal position on either side for relief like bending over for relief opening up the stenosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How bad can degenerative disc disorder get, if not treated? And can bulging, non impacting, discs affect nerves in legs?
It varies: All degenerating disks are not painful. When they are, the amount of pain does not always correlate with the degree of degeneration. A bulging disk often has little effect of the nerves to and from the legs, but if the degeneration has inflammation in the area, there can be leg symptoms. That could happen if the disk tears without herniating (rupture), leaking irritating chemicals. ...Read more
Not likely: While it is better to try to practice good posture, it is not generally felt that having poor posture causes any structural problems in the spine. The opposite can be true in that structural problems in the spine can cause people to have bad posture, but in that case it has a deeper root cause than a voluntary failure to stand straight. ...Read more
Can hypokalemia make pre existing neuropathy, and or nerve root compression worse? Or seem worse?
28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree)
Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?
Without question: The spine must support the weight of the body. Most people who who are over weight have the weight in their abdomen. They also then do stoop and not stand up properly. They tend to sit for long periods with poor back support. They have poor core strength with enormous stress on the low back with minimal help from the stomach muscles. This forces the lower back forward off of the pelvis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cervical disk herniation aggravate into? Can the neck break or something?how to slow wear and tear after diagnosis.
Neck can't break,but: Your neck can;t break,but you could get articular nerve pain, numbness and tingling at that level. You should make sure you have a proper head rest in your car. and if you swim don't dive. A physical therapist can instruct you in gentle strengthening exercises and activities to avoid. ...Read more
Hypermobile joints that cause uneven wear 2 joints can cause osteoarthritis. Is this primary or secondary oa? How long can take oa to develop 4 this?
Yes: Food only affects a herniated disc if it's contributing to obesity. Lifestyle, like leading a sedentary lifestyle, or overdoing activity when your body isn't ready for it, can contribute. It is important to stretch, exercise, strengthen the paraspinous muscles, and keep your weight at a healthy level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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