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Hole In Spine
What tests could be done to diagnose mid/upper back pain, along spine and muscles. Cause headaches and daily severe pain. Feels like a hole in spine.
Get MRI Spine: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation (MRI) by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should he do about his doc. Cuttin him off his pain meds? My boyfriend has deginertive disc disease, 2 holes in his spine and a couple bulged discs and the jelly in the discs are deteriated. He needs surgery, and he can't move with out his meds, he c
What happens if you had a nerve block/ESI with metallic particulates when you undergo 2 MRI's in 5 day period? Can it cause burns/holes in the spine?
It depends.: In general "nerve blocks" or ESI (Epidural Steroid Injections) are not performed with "metallic particulates." Unless specifically cleared, MRIs can not be performed in individuals who have metal in their system because the magnet may cause motion or movement of the metal and surrounding tissues damage. Concern regarding a contaminated ESI, should be discussed with the provider who performed ESI ...Read more
I have a little hole in my lower part of my back close to my spine, sometimes it is irritating to touch an a bit itchy what can this be?
Was told spine has holes and mine on left side are starting to close (means?) I have right side hip pain could it all be related? Mri on lower spine.
Degenerative disease: The "holes" your doc referred to are probably the foramen, or spaces that the nerves travel through to get out of the spine on the way to muscles, skin, etc. Closing of the holes is "stenosis, " or pinching of the nerves leading to leg pain, tingling, abnormal sensations, etc. Stenosis is often related to degenerative disease (arthritis) which can also cause pain in the back of the hip or thigh. ...Read more
Stage 4 lung cancer, in liver, on spine ate hole in hip bone. No treatment still smoke. How long do I have left. What to tell my kids. What's next. ?
Discussion with Doc: Discuss with your doc who has been treating as he/she would have answer to all your questions. Tell your kids the truth whatever your doc informs you about your condition. It looks very grim with stage 4 lung cancer which has spread to multiple organs and bones. Are you at home or at a hospital? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible, by doing stretches that target and length the spine, to permanently gain about an inch of height?
Quick answer: No: You can improve your posture and thus measure as taller. The intervertebral discs loose water temporarily so we can measure shorter at the end of the day than in the morning. Also, with age we loose disc height, so old people get shorter. So, you can do things that will temporarily make you taller by maybe an inch. However, these are not permanent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surface anatomy: The preceding answer suggested these are seen in thin people. These are part of the normal surface anatomy and one need not be thin, or female, although they are celebrated in art. Google "sacral dimples of Venus" for some illustrative examples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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