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What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?

What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness?  Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon?  Xrays best?

See below: Harrington rods surgically implanted usually for severe scoliosis. This is a major surgery and is usually determined by an orthopedic spine specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Lumbar spine injury-exercise advice for future fitness?

Lumbar spine injury-exercise advice for future fitness?

Strength/ flexibilit: The most important aspects would be to work on core strength with abdominal and lumbar strengthening exercises. Also flexibility in the lower back, and ham strings is very important. Excess wt gain should be avoided as this puts additional stress on the front abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis, disk compression, and minor back & knee pain. MRI shows cartilage wear, osteopinia. What about stem cell therapy?

I have scoliosis, disk compression,  and minor back & knee pain. MRI shows cartilage wear, osteopinia. What about stem cell therapy?

Probably not: It does not sound like you are really having enough problems ("minor back and knee pain") to really pursue that. Even procedures that sound neat can have complications associated with them and you would hate to have problems worse than your original condition. ...Read more

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Back surgery - spine ortho vs neurosurgeon?

Back surgery - spine ortho vs neurosurgeon?

Ortho biased: As an orthopaedic surgeon, i feel our 5yrs of residency plus fellowship training in spine surgery, give us an advantage in treating spinal problems. We are well versed in biomechanics, bone healing and metabolism, as well as biomaterials. Our knowledge base is grounded in musculoskeletal care, which includes bone, joint, muscle, nerve, ligament, tendon and skin. ...Read more

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I need some expert advice on thoracic spine fracture t4-endplate?

I need some expert advice on thoracic spine fracture t4-endplate?

T4 endplate fracture: Usually this is due to some type of compressive force, often mionr if associated with osteoporosis. Most heal within 6-12 weeks, and sometime bracing may not be necessary. I would recommend having a ct or MRI of the region to rule out any other pathologies that weaken bone, if the fracture occured with minor trauma. ...Read more

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Scoliosis surgery in thoracic spine ==what do we expect?

Scoliosis surgery in thoracic spine ==what do we expect?

Taller pain : You'llbe straighter and taller it will hurt for a time you won't with time notice the stiffness the thoracic spine doesn't move much any way. ...Read more

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Compression fractures in spine, what to do?

Compression fractures in spine, what to do?

See a specialist: A spine specialist can provide a thorough evaluation and give you advice on your best treatment options. ...Read more

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Opinions on axialif for lumbar fusion?

AxiaLIF: The axialif procedure has many advantages for the right indication. Although dr. Connolly emphasizes the potential for bowel injury, the risk is extremely low and is even safer in larger patients in which minimally invasive techniques are most helpful based on a larger fat pad between the spine and the rectum. New retractors also improve safety. I am very happy with my fusion rates. ...Read more

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Scoliosis progressing, L5 compression, EMG changes, lumbar spondylolisthesis, c4-6 narrow, PAIN. What are my options?

Scoliosis progressing, L5 compression, EMG changes, lumbar spondylolisthesis, c4-6 narrow, PAIN. What are my options?

Options: A good Orthopedic eval is needed to go over all you have done already. Generally, conservative Treatment first with medication, Physical therapy, possible pain management with epidurals, and then if needed and no relief, a Neurosurgical evaluation may be needed to discuss surgical options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?

All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?

If you statement is-: -true, it should be obvious on an MR. In this case I would check 2 be sure that there was not a mixup in identification of whose images are whose. Be sure that they are your images. ...Read more

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What is spinal decompression and spine fusion surgery?

What is spinal decompression and spine fusion surgery?

Different surgeries: Spinal decompression surgery is performed nerve root impingement-usually from bone or ligaments in the spinal canal or where the nerve roots exit-the neuroforamena. Generally called a laminectomy, it involves removing bone and ligament from the spine. A spinal fusion locks together two or more segments of the spine, usually with screws and rods. Bone is added as well to allow the bones to knit. ...Read more

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Arterior cervical spine surgery at china?

Arterior cervical spine surgery at china?

Done in China: Medical vacations are when persons seek care outside there country usually to save on costs. China has several centers that offer excellent care. ...Read more

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Cervical spine MRI showed normal spine curvature but straight spinal cord that didn't follow spinal curve. What is this?

Cervical spine MRI showed normal spine curvature but straight spinal cord that didn't follow spinal curve. What is this?

Normal: The cord does not travel exactly as the bony architecture does. This is likely more of a comment by the radiologist rather than any real pathology. ...Read more

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Has anyone done a posterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery?

Has anyone done a posterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery?

Sure: This is a very good operation for the right patient. It provides both decompression and stabilization and has good results for the great majority of patients. ...Read more

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Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

Thoracic disc: Yes. Generally extension exercises can help with a thoracic disc due to the fact that the native thoracic spine is in flexion (which compresses the disc). ...Read more

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A herniated disc and thinking about surgery at laser spine institute. Disc replacement. Safe? Good institue?

A herniated disc and thinking about surgery at laser spine institute. Disc replacement.  Safe? Good institue?

Surgery: all surgeries care a risk. i know little about the laser spine institute. i would always recommend a second opinion ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that the spine will curve again after treating or correcting it with braces?

Is there a possibility that the spine will curve again after treating or correcting it with braces?

Yes: The goal of conventional brace for scoliosis is to halt its progression. X-rays taken in the brace will show the curve is smaller. When the brace is discontinued, however, the curve will usually return to its initial size. It is uncommon for s brace to cause long term improvement in a scoliosis curvature. ...Read more

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Will a brace really correct a curved spine?

Will a brace really correct a curved spine?

Yes: It keeps the curve from getting worse is the goal of treatment keep you curve small so but it won't straighten or correct the curve unless your in the brace I have seen one child with a profound faith whose curve straightened one in 12 years anecdotal not science the isence supports treating curves over20 degrees in growing children with a brace but the difference i braced and unbraced are small. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many degrees does your spine have to be for a brace if you have scoliosis?

Not at 43: Bracing not effective or used onyour agr group 20 degrees in a growing person dirgery at45 degrees at your age bracing not appropriate at your age. ...Read more

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My coccyx is abnormally protruded that i cannot do crunches without it grinding on the floor. Do i need to wear a body brace to realign my spine?

My coccyx is abnormally protruded that i cannot do crunches without it grinding on the floor. Do i need to wear a body brace to realign my spine?

Unlikely: I doubt there is anything abnormal about your coccyx. The easiest way to determine the cause of the problems is to see a doctor, have the area examined and x rays done. ...Read more

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S-shaped spine 70 degree Age:20 Can it be cured by brace and physical therapy No pain?

No: Sounds like you need a surgical correction. This is ok. The surgery is very good and you will be fine. Cannot go on like this for as you age you will have many issues. Greet fixed and be fine! ...Read more

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I'm 20, and i wanna use a brace to straighten up my postural kyphosis, some say it's too late. So, is it gonna work or just deform more my spine ?

Not really: When a person is still in their growing phase, a brace can be used to potentially correct an increased kyphosis. When growth is complete, this opportunity for correction is lost. A brace may hold the spine in a straightened position in an adult, but as soon as the brace is removed, the kyphosis is still there. ...Read more

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On my 20s, i know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?

On my 20s, i know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?

Will likely not be: Helpful at all. You are done growing at age 20, so there is no reason to have a brace for this diagnosis. You have to see a physical therapist ; learn some very effective trunk stabilization programs, core strengthening programs, postural educations. The brace will not change your deformity, ; will only likely cause pressure points ; inconvenience. See a spine surgeon if you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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Dad is 68 years, 156 CM tall, 105+ kg weight, he's hardly walking due to knee & spine lumber pains, i heard about knee braces, are they good, which type?

Dad is 68 years, 156 CM tall, 105+ kg weight, he's hardly walking due to knee & spine lumber pains, i heard about knee braces, are they good, which type?

He should see doc: Seems like he in quite a bit of trouble. When knee pain is so severe, braces probably won't do much at all. I suggest getting him to see a doctor who can evaluate and work up a treatment plan that is feasible for him. Medication, physical/occupational therapy can be tried. Injections into knees, back/epidural can be done in some cases. Surgical intervention maybe needed. Good luck ; happy new year. ...Read more

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Degree of scoliosis is 5 in lower thoracic & 7 in mid lumbar spine. Should i get a brace/treatment? I'm 24yr/old woman.I've consistent back pain tho.

Most wouldn't: I don't even refer cases out with that minor level of deviation. Your doc is in a better position to sort out any back pain issues but many with scoliosis at higher degrees have no pain at all. ...Read more

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What type of back braces are there?

What type of back braces are there?

Tons!: Back braces are those that are bonded behind the teeth so people can't readily see them. Not many orthodontists do that. There are different companies providing these kind of braces, known as Lingual Braces. search for Incognito braces by 3M, Harmony braces, and etc. Some are custom made for you, some are not and the wire is custom made. ...Read more

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Are back braces good for 'hunch backs' ?

Maybe: All depend on your age and if you are refering to a codition call dorsal kyphosis.You need to see an spine specialist and if he feels the codition needs bracing certanly a brace for the proper indication works ver well. ...Read more

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Benefits vs risks of wearing a back brace?

Benefits vs risks of wearing a back brace?

Prob. negative: You didn't mention what condition you are treating. In general, I do not recommend back braces. They have not proven helpful in the long run for scoliosis. The better treatment is to strengthen your core body muscles to support your back. Wearing a brace long term will instead cause those muscles to atrophy. ...Read more

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Back braces are coming out. What should I do?

See your doctor: If your braces are loose or coming out you will need to call your doctor and get these reattached. Allowing the braces to "slide around" will make the gum tissues sore and will adversely affect the forces designed to help move your teeth. Call you doctor, get and appointment and get these corrected as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does using a back brace make you dependent on the brace forever?

Does using a back brace make you dependent on the brace forever?

Yes and no: Using back brace help to reduce pain and offer some support, but also make the muscles weaker, so it good idea to take off and do some exercise. ...Read more

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My back always hurt me especially when bend it. Would a back brace help? How do I get one?

It may help but: Back pain while bending is usually a result of weak ligaments in the back at the vertebral levels. The back brace may help , but prolotherapy will be curative. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for informationa and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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The wire at the back of my braces has come out, is it possible to put it back without the ortho?

Bad idea: If you put it into a wrong spot, or if you distort the wire, you will lengthen your time in treatment. Call your orthodontic specialist or dentist, whoever placed your appliances, for the correct repair. ...Read more