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Curve In Upper Spine
Thoracolumbar Xray shows 3 degree levoscoliosis in mid thoracic region with 4 degree levoscoliosis in the lumbar. Is two levoscoliotic curves normal?
No but: This is likely due to an intervening dextroscoliosis (opposite curve). Doctors will measure it differently, so it is best reviewed by a specialist. Scoliosis is not normal but is mild in you so should not limit your activity. Without seeing the exact nature of the scoliosis on the x-ray, I cannot comment further. ...Read more
Lump above collarbone. Muscle aches. Chest xray hair defect left lower neck.
Cervical spine xray straigthng. Small osteophytes in lower cervical spine?
No: There should not be any pain your thoracic spine from a lumbar herniated disc.If you have degenerative changes at lumbar levels, you may have them at your thoracic as well. One caveat, and a very rare one, is if you had enough of a herniation in upper lumbar areas to damage the cord and cause a syrinx. However, this would have been seen on MRI and you'd have more symptoms. Incontinence? Yes=er. ...Read more
Means direction: It means which side the spine is curved .' Levo ' means left ' Dextro ' means towards right . Good Luck ...Read more
Disc degenerative changes in the lower thoracic spine beginning t7-t8 tiny left paracentral disc protrusion at b t7-t8. Can this cause chest pain?
Yes: Cerivcal stenosis may cause headaches, neck pain or upper back pain, but upper back pain is commonly caused by arthritis or muscles (myofascial pain). This type of pain may respond well to physical therapy, heat, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections or radiofrequency ablation (rfa) treatments. I would recommend discussing it with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely as most : Problems are treated without surgery unless the symptoms are related to a tumor, infection or unstable spine fracture or occasionally, a disc herniation. Most spine source pain is treated non operatively. However, not all pain in this area arises from the spine and could be from an ulcer or other referred source. So if it does not improve or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more
Question vague: See a doctor and have your back examined. Back symptoms are one of the most common complaints doctors see and they usually emanate from muscle groups which have been stressed, but can also be from spinal disease with radiculopathy (damage to the nerves roots coming out of the spinal column). Good luck. ...Read more
Muscular LBP: Muscle pain can be along the entire length of the spinal muscles--which, incidentally attach on the sacrum below to the base of the skull above. Most symptoms occur at these attachments (myofascial or enthesopathy pain). So, if the lumbar muscles are irritated, it's not unusual this would travel upward (the opposite for neck pain/spasms). Salonpas hot patches are a great option for very local pain. ...Read more
Increasing numbness limbs constant pain and spasms in lower & upper back & down left leg, MRI lumbar showed bulge disk L4 l5, rotatory scoliosis causes
Nonspecific: Believe it or not, scoliosis does not cause pain for most patients - unless the scoliosis is very severe. Similarly, a disk bulge is often of no consequence, and is simply a normal finding as we age. See a physician (consider seeing a neurologist since you have numbness) for further evaluation. ...Read more
Mri showed 4 bulging disc and kyphosis lordosis in neck. Have sharp pain in the upper back and shoulders. Now when back is flexed one side hurts?
Need an orthopedic: Or neurological consult.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wear and tear: It simply means 'wear and tear.' Over time, our back, our hips and other areas in our bodies develop changes of arthritis from use; particularly those areas, since they bear our weight. Nothing to be really worried about; part of growing older. One thought; if you're overweight, losing weight can help reduce some of that stress on the joints. ...Read more
Please suggest some upper back strengthening excercises in order to relieve pain occuring intermittently; have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.?
Consult PT first: A consultation with a physical therapist is the best way to learn exercises. After evaluation, the pt and you plan a program. Besides handouts, the pt will watch you perform exercises to be sure you do them correctly. "treat your own back" by robin mackenzie is a very good resource, however, go to a certified mackenzie physical therapist and clinic before starting to be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in lower back above butt-right side. Standing causes pain in knee, tingling in foot/toes, numbness. History of tissue damage + curve of spine?
Needs evaluation: You are describing symptoms that suggest possibly some nerves are being pinched. Would suggest getting evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Unclear: Numbness in hand from middle to pinky suggests ulnar nerve impingement. If bone spurs were related pattern would usually be different from this. However, a C8 root syndrome might produce this pattern. Try to draw a line around the area of numbness (including all parts that are numb - hand and arm). Show to doctor. EMG/NCV study could be helpful. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Upper back pain and neck pain for about a year. kyphosis and 4 bulg disc in neck. flex chest pain directly in the middle above nipples. chiro not work?
See your physician : this is not something for a chiropractor. You need to see a medical physician who can do a complete evaluation, and have you see the appropriate physician for an evaluation suggest one or more problems ...Read more
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- Slight curve in spine
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- Cervical spine reverse curve
- What is causing the curve in my spine?
- Mild levoconvex curve of the lumbar spine
- Stretches for the thoracic spine's curve scoliosis
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