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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?

HIVD: Sounds like you have a free fragment of herniated disk. The good news is that fragments can be absorbed over time. The bad news is that pain and weakness can necessitate surgery. Time will tell but if symptoms resist more then a couple months consider surgery. ...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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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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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?

Short of breath...: Shortness of breath is a potentially serious symptom. Have you had a chest x-ray? The shortness of breath needs to be evaluated since there are many reasons for shortness of breath to be present. Back pain also has many potential causes including muscle strain/sprain. More info is needed before making a diagnosis, especially of cancer. If the shortness of breath is worsening, see a doctor asap! ...Read more

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Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. Lower back pain x6 yrs. Mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. Now what?

Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. Lower back pain x6 yrs. Mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. Now what?

If muscle weakness: You should be evaluated by spine specialist. Either neurosurgery or orthopedic spine fellowship trained doctor who can relieve the pressure on the nerve by that disc. Assuming you have had conservative care, including physical therapy, possible injections by pain management, adjustment by chiropractor very briefly. ...Read more

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Have had worsening joint/spine pain, extreme fatigue, occasional pins & needles & numbness in hand/foot, etc.Had spine/brain mris showing nothing.What could this be?Nxt steps/other dr's?(saw neurol.)

Have had worsening joint/spine pain, extreme fatigue, occasional pins & needles & numbness in hand/foot, etc.Had spine/brain mris showing nothing.What could this be?Nxt steps/other dr's?(saw neurol.)

Suggestions: Given the joint pain, the problem could be some form or arthritis or other rheumatologic condition. A rheumatologist may be helpful. Another suggestion is that the pain and fatigue with no signs on MRI could be symptoms of fibromyalgia. Consider searching for doctors in your area who specialize in fibromyalgia. ...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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Thign pain after spine fused?

Thigh pain: After fusion can be multifactorial. It can be due to nerve irritation along the front of the thigh, nerve irritation after decompression, hip flexor stretch, etc. Most often this settles down in a few weeks but you should bring it up with your surgeon to have them evaluate you. ...Read more

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How u fix a misaligned spine?

How u fix a misaligned spine?

Depends: the term your using is vague . Usually a chiropractor, osteopath or a physical therapist. NSAIDS,muscle relaxers ,injections,surgery,braces,etc . need more info . ...Read more

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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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