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How Do You Grade Spondylolisthesis
Based on ankle exam: The degree of ankle sprain is classically based upon the degree of laxity and the area of focal tenderness upon physical examination. Laxity is derived by performing an anterior drawer test and a lateral tilt test to the ankle looking for tenderness to palpation and pain over the anterior talofibular ligament calcaneofibular ligament. A grade 1 sprain is injury but no rupture to the ligaments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone(spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more
Fusion confusion: There are many reasons a spine fusion can be recommended. For back pain, a fusion should only be considered as a last resort after all other options (PT, injections: facet joint, sacroiliac joint) have been performed and no relief has been achieved. If you have slippage of a vertebrae (spondylolisthesis) or have fractured a vertebrae and the spine is unstable then fusion may be the best option. ...Read more
Spondylosis: Spondylosis is simply arthritis of the disc and facets. This is not a common reason for spine surgery. It usually will cause back pain that is aggravated by activity. Now, if pressure is present on the nerves from the arthritis (spinal stenosis) that is a different story. I would try nonsurgical treatment first: physical therapy, arthritis meds, nerve blocks, & reserve surgery for failures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Arthritis is essentially degeneration of the cartilage of a joint, it really isnt "curable". However, there are things that can be done to slow the progression of joint wear...And there are also ways to alleviate the pain that is associated with this disease. Most arthritis is degenerative, there are other types that are autoimmune such as rheumatoid but much less common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbar radiculopathy: There are many treatments for lumbar radiculopathy like heat pads, accupuncture, chiropractic therapy, exercise, massage, medications, injections ... Please see a pain management doctor for evaluation. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spinal cord pinching: Myelopathy means abnormality of spinal cord, and cervical spondylosis implies progressive deterioration of the neck vertebrae. Therefore, body changes eventually compress the cord in the neck. Mri films can demonstrate the compression. Treatment may require surgical decompression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low grade and high: Low gr. Fever is -> 99 to 101f approx. Anything more than is high fever. But in the high fever , from101 to 104 , we treat as high feverand is common but more than 104 is given a terminology called hyperthermia which is a medical emergency. Fever in children and elderly, immunocompromised people like -- with diabtes, cancers, even mild fever is significant , and limit -100.4 instead of 101 to trt ...Read more
Usually from some: Type of injury like a fall or by getting hit by something or someone ranging from sports to a car accident. Sometimes the fracture occurs without trauma with an underlying problem occuring within the bone such as from a tumor, an infection, secondary to use of certain medications or even due to poor diet, smoking, malabsorption problems, metabolic condtions like osteoporosis or thyroid issue. ...Read more
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