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How long should whiplash last?

How long should whiplash last?

Varies: For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks. Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

When viewing the human spine from the side, there are usually three natural curvatures. The neck and low back have a curvature with the con cavity backward, this is known as lordosis; and the mid back has a curve with the concavity anteriorly, this is known as s kyphosis. When an elderly lady has an increase "hump" in this curvature in the mid back we call ...Read more


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How long should bronchitis last?

How long should bronchitis last?

Days to life time: Acute bronchitis will usually last a few days to a few weeks depending on the cause and the treatment. A form of chronic bronchits can last a lfietime depending on the cause and the treatment. If you have a cough or bronchitis that is lasting longer than you think it should, get see by pcp, pulmonologist or other physician and get checke out. Testing may be necessary. Bad things can cause this. ...Read more

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How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

See below: Untreated pneumonia especially bacterial will last until one shows up to be hospitalized for treatment. Please seek medical treatment to avoid the complications of this options. ...Read more

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How long should my concussion syndromes last?

How long should my concussion syndromes last?

Days or longer: Concussion symptoms will usually last a few weeks. However, for some, they may last for months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read more

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How long does a stable angina last for?

How long does a stable angina last for?

Angina: Stable angina pectoris can last for years. Unstable angina needs to be dealt with immediately. ...Read more

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How long does pain last after crown lengthening?

How long does pain last after crown lengthening?

Varies: 1 to 14 days for normal discomfort from the surgery. Root sensitivity from exposed root can last indefinitely. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have scoliosis back surgery?

How long does it take to have scoliosis back surgery?

Depends on severity: The procedure can take anywhere from 3 or 4 hours, to much longer. It depends on the severity of the curve, how many segments need to be fused, and if there are any congenital anomalies that need to be addressed (ie. Hemivertebrae). ...Read more

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How long does pain last after a lobectomy?

Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more

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How long does ulthera last if you're in your sixties?

How long does ulthera last if you're in your sixties?

Ultherapy Duration: Your response to an ultherapy treatment depends on the quality of your skin. Those with better quality skin, and who maintain their skin will have a better response that will last longer. There is no set time frame dependent on age, although the company will tell you that it can last from 1-5 years. ...Read more

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How long would puberty last?

How long would puberty last?

Generally: Two to three years. Begins about a year earlier in girls. ...Read more

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How long can bronchitis last after treatment?

How long can bronchitis last after treatment?

Depends on etiology: Bacterial bronchitis can get better with antibiotics in 5-7 days, allergic or asthmatic bronchitis requires longer treatment. ...Read more

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How long till I can bowl after spine fusion?

How long till I can bowl after spine fusion?

Bowling: Given the physical requirements for bowling such as trunk flexion and swinging of a heavy object in one arm, your fusion should be fairly well healed before return to this activity. Lumbar fusions generally require 3 months for early signs of fusion that are needed for return to normal activity. ...Read more

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How long do a normal headaches last?

How long do a normal headaches last?

Varies: A tension type headache, whiich is the most common type of headache, may last several hours if you do not take medication whereas a migraine headache is typically 4-72 hours with out medication. ...Read more

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How long do bruises normally last?

How long do bruises normally last?

Bruise: The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. ...Read more

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How long do ankle replacements last?

How long do ankle replacements last?

Longevity ankles: Good question. It depends on which one you are talking about. But, in general the data suggest a survivorship of 85-90% at 10 years. We don't have the 15 year data yet. ...Read more

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How long dose a UTI last how long can you take antibiotics for?

Here are some ...: UTI-related voiding Sx such as burning and frequency will be quickly improved within 1-3 days and, most of cases, faded away completely in 5-7 days after taking effective antibiotics. But, occasionally, irritating voiding Sx may linger. If so, be reassessed so to define what may be the underlying cause. So, work with Doc and be checked out timely. ...Read more

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How long before I should see improvement in my son with croup after getting steroid shot? How long should croup last

4-8 hours: Generally steroids begin to show an effect after ~4 hours and are working well by 8 hours. If your child received Epinephrine to help him breathe, it may wear off 1-2 hours before the steroid starts to work. Dexamethasone (decadron) has been shown to be the best steroid for croup. Untreated croup tends to worsen for 3-5 days before it starts to improve (as do most viral infections). ...Read more

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How long would shingles last for?

How long would shingles last for?

Rash or pain: The physical manifestations of shingles , usually rash and small papules ( fluid filled blisters) last a few days to a week. The pain of shingles if not treated early and aggressively, can lead to a condition called post-herpetic neuralgia. This condition can be very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How long is surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long is surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

Surgery: Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info. ...Read more

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I have kyphosis and interested in treatment by wearing a corset. How long do I need to wear it for? I think the degree is either 30 or 40. Thanks!

I have kyphosis and interested in treatment by wearing a corset.
How long do I need to wear it for? I think the degree is either 30 or 40. Thanks!

A kyphosis will not-: -of any help. This is a boney problem and a visit 2 a spine surgeon is Ur best bet. 1 that is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. From my aspect U R not growing any more so Ur options would B do nothing, or if the spine surgeon feels that it is severe enough &can or needs corrective surgery on a respiratory aspect & not cosmetic, that may B an option. ...Read more

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How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

The next day: Barring complication, we strongly encourage patients to be up walking and working with physical therapy as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery. This reduces the likelihood of periopertive complications such as pressure sores, blood clots, and pneumonia. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It's fast: Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues. If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd. ...Read more

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I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?

I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?

Scoliosis : No. Surgery is the only option to straighten the spine. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, pain management and bracing can reduce the pain associated with scoliosis. It is important to be followed by a surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced (more than 40 degrees then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read more

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My MRI says, straightening of thoracic kyphosis, what does that mean? Schmorl's nodes mult. Levels, 6 new bulg. Discs scince last mri! why so bad in 4yr

My MRI says, straightening of thoracic kyphosis, what does that mean? Schmorl's nodes mult. Levels, 6 new bulg. Discs scince last mri! why so bad in 4yr

Who said it's bad!: Straightening of the kyphosis or bend is not significant. Disc bulges are normal findings & seen more as we get older. Schmorl's nodes are weak areas in bone allowing disc material to migrate into & are not necessarily bad findings either. Make sure you have good lifestyle habits : not smoking, exercising regularly and not being overweight. Check your vitamin d level & have adequate calcium. ...Read more

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Any ways of correcting kyphosis at age 20's?

Any ways of correcting kyphosis at age 20's?

Yes: Many ways correcting kyphosis at age 20, visit spine surgeon he will discuss the options with you. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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Anyway of correcting kyphosis/scheuermann’s disease 20 degrees at age 28?

Anyway of correcting kyphosis/scheuermann’s disease 20 degrees at age 28?

First most do not : Need any surgery unless approaching a very significant degree of kyphosis with yours being a low normal range rather than an abnormal one. Usually you need to be in the range of 70 degrees or more and be symptomatic otherwise this is generally well tolerated with weight control and regular exercise. ...Read more

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What is kyphosis ?

What is kyphosis ?

Kyphosis: The hunc in hunchback. Front and back curvature in spine. ...Read more

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How do you define kyphosis?

How do you define kyphosis?

Forward bend: On a side view of your spine...When the spine bends forward that is kyphosis as seen in you thoracic spine ....Whereas when the spine bends backward that is lordosis as seen you lower back. ...Read more

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What can be done about kyphosis?

What can be done about kyphosis?

Can stop worsening: Kyphosis is the curving of the back skeletal frame mostly due to posture but can be genetic also. It can not be changed with exercise but can stop it from worsening and stabilize it. If you don't exercise, it just gets worse so yes, exercise for stability and improvement. Feldenkrais is a great way to evaluate your habits. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kyphosis?

What are the symptoms of kyphosis?

Back pains: You can help it by: 1) walk on your tip toes your hands joint together trying to "reach" the ceiling and you gaze up to the ceiling. 2) put a book on your head and walk with it 3)yoga- yes- all kinds of stretching 4)breathing exercises-slow, deep, alone as a daily routine and of cause as part of yoga and all other exercises above or any others that you like and find helpful. ...Read more

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What can cause kyphosis in a child?

What can cause kyphosis in a child?

Let me explain: Congenital kyphosis. A malformation of the spinal column during fetal development causes kyphosis in some infants. Several vertebrae may be fused together or the bones may not form properly. This type of kyphosis may worsen as the child grows. In some cases, congenital kyphosis eventually leads to paralysis of the lower body (paraplegia). ...Read more

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What are the exercises for kyphosis?

What are the exercises for kyphosis?

Exercises: For postural kyphosis this result from weakened upper back muscles & tightness of chest muscles. Exercises can help this form of kyphosis. There is not enough space to fully discuss. There are wall exercises and tube exercises that work well. Yoga is very good for this purpose. Talk to your physical therapy for specific exercises tailored specifically for you. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have kyphosis ?

What should I do if I have kyphosis ?

Varies: This depends on what part of the spine it is occuring . It is also dependent on the cause and your age. If in the thoracic or chest region, it is usually just an appearance issue but if of sufficient size or magnitude, it can cause muscular symptoms. You should have it evaluated to see if there is any need for treatment which for most is just exercise. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have kyphosis?

How can you tell if you have kyphosis?

Examination: Kyphosis is a normal curvature of the thoracic spine. I am assuming that you are referring to hyperkyphosis. This is where the upper back rounded forward in an exaggerated fashion. At some point there may develope a hump in back called a dowager hump. This may cause by osteoporosis, compression fractures, degenerative arthritis, scheuermann, s disease, etc. ...Read more

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How can I fix kyphosis (rounded back) ?

How can I fix kyphosis (rounded back) ?

It depends on the : degree of the kyphosis and the reason for the kyphosis. At your age, unless it is due to poor posture it is probably a fairly stiff or "fixed" position. It could be the result of hip or pelvis alignment or even lower back issues for which your upper back is compensating for or it could be related to your thoracic spine. Unless it is greater than 60-70 degrees it is treated with exercise. ...Read more

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Can kyphosis get worsen after age of 20?

Depends: Developmental kyphosis can get worse during growth and then usually stops once growth has seized. At 20, most makes are done with their growth but some are not. Xrays can reveal if a patients growth plates are opened or if they have closed. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having kyphosis?

What are the concerns with having kyphosis?

Depends: Depends on how severe it is and in what part of the spine. In the mid back it may be a cosmetic (appearance) problem. The the neck and mid back, it can lead to the spinal cord to malfunction. In the low back it can prevent good posture and cause severe low back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Zachariah George
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Curved Spine (Definition)

Curved spine = The human spine is normally curved. However excessive or abnormal curvatures can be seen with conditions like ...Read more