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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Flattened Vertebrae (Overview)

Flattened vertebrae is a condition in which some or all of the bones of the spine (the vertebrae bones) appear flatter (not as tall) than normal.


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What could cause collapsed vertebrae?

What could cause collapsed vertebrae?

Several reasons: Trauma, low bone density or even an underlying tumor or infection can lead to a vertebra collapsing. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
8 doctors shared insights

Flattened Vertebrae (Overview)

Flattened vertebrae is a condition in which some or all of the bones of the spine (the vertebrae bones) appear flatter (not as tall) than normal.


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What does "arthritic" mean in relation to vertebrae in the spine?

What does "arthritic" mean in relation to vertebrae in the spine?

Our spine ages with : Imaging changes having been demonstrated as early as age 10 years and continuing from there. It is labeled degenerative changes and sometimes this can lead to pain symptoms and then it is called degenerative disc disease or arthritis of the spine. It not only can affect the disc levels but the joints of the spine known as facet joints. ...Read more

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How to treat reoccurent spondylolysis in my L5 vertebrae?

How to treat reoccurent spondylolysis in my L5 vertebrae?

See the Spinal surg-: Eon who has treated you, as he would have options to help you, as he knows you, has treated you, knows the local condition of your back, etc and whatever previous treatments were used. Spinal fusion or a redo fusion might be an option. Check with him/her. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would a bullet puncture if it fractured your lumber vertabra, and how would you treat them?

What would a bullet puncture if it fractured your lumber vertabra, and how would you treat them?

Depends: A bullet wound could be innocuous or very serious when the same area is hit. Each bullet has its energy, the higher the caliber the greater the energy, hence the greater the injury. Where on the vertebrae the hit was also plays a role. Basically, your question cannot be answered without a lot more info. Good luck. ...Read more

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19 years old football player hairline fracture of a vertebrae treated wore brace 5 weeks next MRI 2 more discovered was told he could play college ?

19 years old football player
hairline  fracture of a vertebrae
treated wore brace 5 weeks
next MRI 2 more discovered
was told he could play college 
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No expertise here: Here are my questions: has this athlete been evaluated by an orthopedist who treats high school/college athletes? Are the newly seen fractures thought to be due to same injury that caused the hairline fracture? Did the mechanism of injury seem like it would have logically caused the hairline fractures? Have you asked specifically if this athlete is at greater-than-average risk for fracture? ...Read more

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Which individual vertebrae is most commonly broken?

Which individual vertebrae is most commonly broken?

Lumbar vertebrae.: The most commonly fractured vertebrae are those in the low back. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for spondylolisthesis of the l 5 vertebrae?

What is the best treatment for spondylolisthesis of the l 5 vertebrae?

Varies: The treatment of spondylolisthesis is based upon the degree of problem a patient is having with it. Simple alternatives are medications, physical therapy, or simple activity restrictions. More involved options for severe case includes injection therapy or surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a rotated vertebrae?

What are the best treatments for a rotated vertebrae?

Depends: That is a term that is used differently by various professionals. Physical therapists and chiropractors may use the term to imply that some type of manipulation or therapy is needed to "realign" the spine. In that case pt or chiropractic care might be used to manage your back pain. To an orthopedic surgeon, a true rotation of the vertebrae is seen predominantly in scoliosis and is so treated. ...Read more

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How can I calm nerves that are pinched in the back vertebrae.Any simple cure for that?

How can I calm nerves that are pinched in the back vertebrae.Any simple cure for that?

Generally pinched --: nerves should be treated by being released surgically, as that will prevent long term problems from that nerve (s). Some time Braces are helpful for short term relief. In my opinion All Pinched nerve Should be released to remove the cause of pinching, whether its a disc or spur of bones, or thick ligaments, or scar tissue, etc. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dowagers hump?

Depends: Dowagers hump is the stooped over posture from a compression fracture of the thoracic spine. It occurs most commonly from osteoporosis. The fracture causes a loss of height more pronounced in the front of the vertebrae leading to the bent over posture. If acute or subacute (i.e. Not chronic) this can be treated and potentially corrected with a procedure called kyphoplasty. ...Read more