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What symptoms might occur with compression changes/fx's at T12/L1, T11, T7, bone height loss, and diffuse disc bulges?

What symptoms might occur with compression changes/fx's at T12/L1, T11, T7, bone height loss, and diffuse disc bulges?

Pain: Pain is the most common symptom of a compression fracture. If the fracture is displaced you may need to see a spine surgeon. Most people do not need any procedure. Some people do not know they have a fracture in fact. You should make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D if you are low and ask your doctor about other medications involving bone health called bisphosphonates. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass" on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass"  on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...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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Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.

Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.

Perhaps peripheral: The guillain-barre syndrome can cause nerves in the leg to be susceptible to local compression, and you may have a problem with nerve issues in foot or ankle but even more proximally, like hip or low back. Does not really fit ms. An EMG test might help. ...Read more

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Pain under heel for a year when walking. MRI negative for bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, thin fat pad, pinched nerve. What else could it be?

Pain under heel for a year when walking. MRI negative for bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, thin fat pad, pinched nerve. What else could it be?

Achilles' tendon: If plantar fasciitis or,other pathology is not found, I would check the Achilles' tendon insertion, and have your gait assessed. You may have an accentuated heel strike that irritates this area. Orthotics should be used to help,off weight this area ...Read more

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What are tail bone pain, vertigo and leg numbness symptoms of?

What are tail bone pain, vertigo and leg numbness symptoms of?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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5'6, 127 lbs. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Swelling ankle, top of foot, pain in toes (r foot), low back pain. Is this all related or something else?

5'6, 127 lbs. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Swelling ankle, top of foot, pain in toes (r foot), low back pain. Is this all related or something else?

Yes: If you have not injured yoursefl. When one joint in the body is not performing the way it should, the joints close to them pick up the slack. See your orhopod or rhuematologist who is taking care of you for further evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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Mri finding of disc buldge of l-4-l5. Sciatic pain running down leg for 5 months. Straight leg test negative. Which is more accurate? Mri or slr?

Mri finding of disc buldge of l-4-l5. Sciatic pain running down leg for 5 months. Straight leg test negative. Which is more accurate? Mri or slr?

MRI : Mri is an imaging tool and shows the anatomy. Straight leg raise is a physical exam tool which may help with diagnosis. Mri would be the more accurate and helpful tool in diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Experiencing joint, bone and muscle pain 7 months after thyroid cancer DX. Fvptc, multifocal with capsular invasion and classic ptc. Worrisome?

Experiencing joint, bone and muscle pain 7 months after thyroid cancer DX. Fvptc, multifocal with capsular  invasion and classic ptc. Worrisome?

Follow up: Your doctor probably is keeping you hyperthyroid which could cause the symptoms above. This is not worrisome as long as a good endocrinologist is following you regularly. Hopefully you have had the appropriate post op care: I-131?, undetectable thyroglobulin...your endo will be the best to answer your questions appropriately. ...Read more

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Diagnosed arthritis of spine, causing hip pain also partial empty sella syndrome & swollen optic disc by neurologist, could they be connected?

Diagnosed arthritis of spine, causing hip pain also partial empty sella syndrome & swollen optic disc by neurologist,  could they be connected?

Yes ; No: All can be progressive degenerative diseases, however, while empty sella syndrome ; swollen optic disc can both be a result of intracranial hypertension ( elevated pressure in the fluid that suspends the brain), neither are related to hip arthritis. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Pyriformis/sciatic: Yes thigh stiffness in the back of the thigh can certainly be present in the conditions above. Pain should also be present to some extent. ...Read more

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What are ankle instability, foot numbness and pain signs of?

What are ankle instability, foot numbness and pain signs of?

More info needed: More information would need to be known to give you a definitive diagnosis. These all could be found in ankle instability caused by a sprain. Please go to www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle to find out how i can help you further. ...Read more