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Does Chronic Lyme Disease Cause Multiple Fractures To The Spine Or Spinal Cord
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Could an untreated compression fracture in the mid-thoracic spine ultimately lead to degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine?
No: No way to conmect the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
Autoimmune disease: Lupus usually does not directly effect the spine or disks. There are pains, myalgias associated with lupus. In general lupus is not a direct player in spinal joint issues. Lupus can effect the spinal cord and brain, but this is a completely different matter and generally does not cause pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: That is the most common cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wear and tear: It is not unique to have wear and tear throughout the vertebral column. Most often the degeneration is most prominent over the lower back, but can eventually be seen in the neck and mid back as time proceeds. ...Read more
Does the scheuermann's disease cause disk herniation on the lumbar and kyphotic? And What does cause generally a disk herniation?
Yes: scheuermann's disease in an exagerated kyphosis. this "uneveness" in the spine will contribute to disk herniation. A disk herniation occurs when a disk loses it's water content, believed to be due to ongoing friction/trauma, it appears that some are more genetically prone to disk herniation. ...Read more
How specific can differing levels of spinal compression of the nerves cause other conditions? I have had ant/post Cervical spine fusion & dissection
Very specific: Symptoms are directly related to which nerves or anatomic regions of the spinal cord are being compressed ...Read more
Can an untreated swollen spinal cord cause same symptoms as multiple sclerosis and if so can the nerve damage and muscle weakness be made better?
Perhaps: Spinal cord swelling can be secondary to variety of causes, such as neuromyelitis optica, trauma, MS, tumors, and could cause localized symptoms indistinguishable from your MS. (Have you had an anti-aquaporin 4 test?) Typically might treat with steroids, but this would make your diabetes temporarily worse. Acthar might create a lesser complication. Check for NMO prior to starting MS med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for osteoporosis or osteopenia to cause a compression fracture in the spinal vertebrae?
What tests are needed for spinal nerve root damage/injuries? Damage in neck affecting both hands/arms,but left more than rt.Is this a spinal cord inj?
If lateral disc herniation can cause protective scoliosis in juveniles, can congenital small spinal canal at l4/5/s1 cause increased lordosis there?
Is is possible that an undiagnosed thoracic injury could later cause a mess of problems with neck like herniations stenosis ddd foraminal narrowing R?
Cervical stenosis: No one is exactly sure what caused cervical hernations/stenosis unless you had a before and after MRI but predisposing factors can be MVA even fender benders, repetitive stress like working overhead, head up to look at a computer monitor all day/sports .it is unclear what the thoracic injury was so it is hard to associate,but the same injury may have had cervical effects.. f/u with doc ...Read more
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