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I have L5 25% slipped pinching s1 and nerve above and deterioration in nerve signal in t2 found that the L5 is broken away from the spine and floating?

I have L5 25% slipped pinching s1 and nerve above and deterioration in nerve signal in t2 found that the L5 is broken away from the spine and floating?

Conservative : Approach may work, but key question is whether the fragment may lodge in area which could pinch nerve root. Surgery may be necessary if progressive pain, weakness, muscle atrophy, bladder problems, etc. Non-surgical techniques may stabilize, but could take several months for successful outcome. ...Read more

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My mother is 78, her spine is deteriorating and she is in constant pain. She is now in a nursing home and is on strong pain meds she is quite weak, i think she is not getting better though she is in rehab. How long can her liver take these pain meds a mon

My mother is 78, her spine is deteriorating and she is in constant pain. She is now in a nursing home and is on strong pain meds she is quite weak, i think she is not getting better though she is in rehab. How long can her liver take these pain meds a mon

Have : Have her be seen by an interventional pain mananagement specialist to rule out compression fracture, spinal stenosis or facet joint arthritis, all which can be treated without medications or surgery. Check: the web site of the american society of interventional pain physicians and go to state section to find an md in your area thanks! ...Read more

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I am currently suffering from 5 hip replacement severe scoliosis arthritis in spine and hands deterioration of 3 discs osteoporosis n more conditions?

I am currently suffering from 5 hip replacement severe scoliosis arthritis in spine  and hands deterioration of 3 discs osteoporosis n more conditions?

Suffering: It sounds like you are really suffering. Would like to help. Unfortunately I do not see a question here. What would you like us to help you with? ...Read more

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Severe worsening pain along spine can't sleep waiting for bone doc appt next week pain is unbearable is this considered an emergency or should I wait?

At your age: It is less likely to be a serious conditions despite being painful. However, if you consider this to be an emergency because you fear for your health from a symptom with an unknown and possibly life threatening cause then by all means go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in the 7th vertebra in my spine, would taking calcium suppliments help me manage my bone deteriation?

I have a pinched nerve in the 7th vertebra in my spine, would taking calcium suppliments help me manage my bone deteriation?

No: A pinched nerve is usually due 2 a herniated disk especially if it was of sudden onset. Nerve pinching from arthritic spurs r usually slower in development. @ 27 yrs i would doubt it is due 2 osteoporosis, so calcium would not help u. C a spinal surgeon 4 complete evaluation & get a firm dx. & then follow the recommended treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have worsening pain betw hip and spine only on 1 side. Achy into front on leg and knee pain on same side. Suggestions & type of dr to see?

I have worsening pain betw hip and spine only on 1 side. Achy into front on leg and knee pain on same side. Suggestions & type of dr to see?

Need evaluation: There are many different possibilities as to the source of the pain. It could be due to a pinched nerve from the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, hip disorder , muscle strain, or many other causes. Discuss first with your primary care physician to initiate the work up (physical exam/xrays ) and if the pain persists/progresses a referral to a spine specialist may be necessary. ...Read more

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I'm having more and more discs(lumbar) herniating, and worsening arthritis in the spine as well. Can barely walk. Best Dr. & treatment options please?

I'm having more and more discs(lumbar) herniating, and worsening arthritis in the spine as well. Can barely walk. Best Dr. & treatment options please?

Orthopedic surgeon: An orthopedic surgeon is one of the several specialties that treat people with spine problems. That is not to say you need surgery, but they can discuss your condition and your treatment options with you. ...Read more

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Would worsening lower spine damage cause bone on bone pain and leg weakness? Prev MRI diagnosis annular tear, ddd, scoliosis...

Would worsening lower spine damage cause bone on bone pain and leg weakness?  Prev MRI diagnosis annular tear, ddd, scoliosis...

Possibly: Your brief description of MRI findings demonstrate degenerative disease which would get slowly worse with time. If the leg weakness is new, i would see your doctor and get evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Worsening back pain, spine tenderness and short of breath. See a bone specialist next week. Do these symptoms sound like spine cancer?

Worsening back pain, spine tenderness and short of breath. See a bone specialist next week. Do these symptoms sound like spine cancer?

If you are having: Shortness of breath, i would not wait till next week to see a doctor. And no, it does not sound like spine cancer. You should see someone immediately for treatment of your shortness of breath. ...Read more

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