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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Flattened Vertebrae (Overview)

Flattened vertebrae = flattening or compression of bony segments that make up the spinal column.


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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. Brad Goldenberg
9 doctors shared insights

Flattened Vertebrae (Overview)

Flattened vertebrae = flattening or compression of bony segments that make up the spinal column.


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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

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My l3, 4 and 5 vertebrae have fused, poss. Due to 2 years of 50 mile per day bike riding with heavy drug use. Can these vertebrae be unfused?

My l3, 4 and 5 vertebrae have fused, poss. Due to 2 years of 50 mile per day bike riding with heavy drug use. Can these vertebrae be unfused?

No: The first step you should take is to see a rheumatologist and get a diagnosis. There are several diseases that can cause the vertebrate to fuse. Infections of the disk or bone can also cause the bones to fuse. It is also possible to be born with fused vertebrate. Regardless of the cause the bones should be left alone. The cause may require treatment to prevent other bones from fusing. ...Read more

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I am feeling pain in lower backbone and upper hip bone please suggest some medicine? i am taking 1 tablet (thiocolchicoside) and 1 tablet lornoxicam

I am feeling pain in lower backbone and upper hip bone please suggest some medicine?  i am taking 1 tablet (thiocolchicoside) and 1 tablet lornoxicam

See your doctor: Pain could be a sign of disease. It's not a good idea to treat pain without having at least a reasonable explanation of its cause. Your doctor should address the cause of your pain, then decide on an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can tumour on the thoracic vertebrae be cured and what can we do to prevent it from being more serious?

How can tumour on the thoracic vertebrae be cured and what can we do to prevent it from being more serious?

See a specialist: You do not give enough information to answer accurately. You should see someone in your area that treats spinal tumors. The exact treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of tumor, exactly where it is in the spine, & your symptoms. Do not ignore it. Get a second opinion if you have concerns. ...Read more

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I had a d8 vertebrae replaced with a titanium ring. Im fit and fine now aftera year. Is there anything i shud avoid doing to have a gud healthy back.

I had a d8 vertebrae replaced with a titanium ring. Im fit and fine now aftera year. Is there anything i shud avoid doing to have a gud healthy back.

Hard to say.: It is hard to say, and you would definitely want to check with your surgeon. You probably had a t8 fracture and had to have a vertebrectomy and fusion. Depending on the outcome, you may very well be able tiresome activities without restriction, but you should check with your surgeon. Thank you for your fusion. ...Read more

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Can a postural kyphosis within a time gets transformed into a schaurmann disease?! into wedged vertebrae?

Can a postural kyphosis within a time gets transformed into a schaurmann disease?!  into wedged vertebrae?

Kyphotic spine : Unlike postural kyphosis, patients with scheuermann's disease cannot adjust their posture. The patient becomes bent over (kyphotic) from uneven growth of the vertebral bodies in the thoracic spine. The treatments include exercises, therapy, bracing and surgery. See a spine surgeon who specializes in adult deformity problems. ...Read more

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Dad 64, diagnosis cancer today. 7-8 comp/fract vertebrae. High calcium blood, kidneys failing. Scared, should I travel to see him? Can he get better?

Dad 64, diagnosis cancer today. 7-8 comp/fract vertebrae. High calcium blood, kidneys failing. Scared, should I travel to see him? Can he get better?

Myeloma: You are describing what appears to be a new multiple myeloma diagnosis. The condition is highly treatable with most patients living longer and surviving disease. There are new drugs available and option of a bone marrow transplant. He needs to be evaluated by a good hematologist. He will get better. It's not life threatening but better to see him to offer moral support. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, i always wondered why i flattened head shape on top, whether it's genetic or the result of a childhood injury? I have a very unusual for

Hello doctor, i always wondered why i flattened head shape on top, whether it's genetic or the result of a childhood injury? I have a very unusual for

Many reasons: Dr. Mandell described congenital causes of skull abnormalities. Other causes can be positional forces in infancy flattening the head. This positional plagiocephaly occurs when a baby doesn't move his head enough. Mostly it is a flat occiput. Invariably these conditions are benign with some notable exceptions. If you're well, then there is no need to worry. Cosmetics are something else entirely. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flattened vertebrae?

Flattened vertebrae: Flattened vertebrae = flattening or compression of bony segments that make up the spinal column. ...Read more

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Unknown cause of pain in back of neck had Xray years ago showed flattened vertebrae and possible bone spurs. Can I get more insight 2 this cause?

Unknown cause of pain in back of neck had Xray years ago showed flattened vertebrae and possible bone spurs. Can I get more insight 2 this cause?

Flattened vertebra: are usually due to compression fractures. If there has been no trauma, other etiologies of low bone mineralization that could lead to weaker bones and thus spontaneous or insufficiency fractures should be explored. ...Read more