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Cybertech Spine Brace
What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?
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
I have scoliosis, disk compression, and minor back & knee pain. MRI shows cartilage wear, osteopinia. What about stem cell therapy?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Herniated cervical disc n bulged lumbar disc. Is chiropractor treatment or physiotherapy better? Is traction n spinal manipulation the same?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2010 lumbar xray scoliosis an sclerosis of facet joints a MRI in 01an06 of neck hern/buldg disc min pressure on spinal cord, what test show nerve dam?
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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
Preserved lumbar lordosis without lumbar compression fracture or listhesis.That mean a fracture ?
It means the image : Was interpreted as normal. Ther was no abnormality seen. ...Read more
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
A herniated disc and thinking about surgery at laser spine institute. Disc replacement. Safe? Good institue?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Cash brace, no fracture found by the radiologist. Told leave brace on until MRI, of spine and cervical. Could it be MS flare, low grade fever this wk.
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends: What are you using it for? Better to treat the underlying problem. ...Read more
What type of activities should I use my back brace for? I was told to only use when extra support needed.
Lifting: Lifting is the most important but it is a good idea to use it for any straining. ...Read more