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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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Could a deformed spine (scoliosis) mess up a bone scan which is looking for possible cancer?

Could a deformed spine (scoliosis) mess up a bone scan which is looking for possible cancer?

Shouldn't : Bone scans pick up increased metabolic activity, and are not affected by structural abnormalities such as scoliosis. ...Read more

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What is the statute of limitations regarding "botched" spine orthopedic surgery?

What is the statute of limitations regarding "botched" spine orthopedic surgery?

Let me explian: The statute of limitations regarding any surgery is two years from the start of the treatment, unless the patient is a child that goes until the child is 18 years old.Thanks. ...Read more

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Does having flat feet mess with your spine?

Does having flat feet mess with your spine?

Sure can: Flat feet not only effects the feet but ankles knees, hips and lower back. Your house has a foundation and if its off so is the house. The feet are the foundation of the body. Custom orthotics should be a big help! ...Read more

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Can't find reason for excessive fatigue. My spine mess-could central apnea be caused by my diseased cervical spine?

Not cervical spine: Central sleep apnea is caused by brain control center and is rare although possible. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common and is related to obesity. Overnight pulse ox can diagnose either problem. CPAP is treatment. Now, cardiac problems can also cause fatigue such as ischemic heart disease. Do you have good sleep hygiene? Look at the basics first and correct. May need sleep study, echo etc. ...Read more

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Stools r mushy.Won't come out. Taking probiotic. Colonoscopy caused severe colon problems. Spine 's a mess.L1-l4 bad. L5 disc gone.Abdominal pain 2..?

Stools r mushy.Won't come out. Taking probiotic. Colonoscopy caused  severe colon problems. Spine 's a mess.L1-l4 bad. L5 disc gone.Abdominal pain 2..?

Functional disorder : Sounds like you may have a functional disorder that is difficult to diagnose. May need a sitz marker study, or even defecography. Additionally, anal-rectal manometry may also help. These tests would be coordinated by a colorectal surgeon. ...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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