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How The Spine Affects Your Emotions
Went to the hospital for no feelings in my legs. PA did a MRI that stated no spine problems/focal disc. Why do I still bad back pain with no feeling!
I've been having a pinching kind of pain in the middle of my back, to the left of my spine. It comes and goes, and doesn't affect my day-to-day life.?
Probably benign: This type of problem is often the result of muscle imbalance (caused by postures or repetitive movements) or strains of thoracic spine or associated ligaments. Analyze your daily activities to see what you might be doing to promote this situation. ...Read more
The opposite: Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spinal column to either the right or the left. Actually, if the number of degrees of the curve is great enough it causes great undue stress and pressure and all elements of the spinal column including exiting nerve roots, bony formations, and the cord itself, which tightens up the ligaments beyond normal levels. ...Read more
I've read instances where after taking vancomycin, patients were paralyzed. Can this medicine affect the spine and do this?? Or am i reading too much?
Reading too much!: Every time I research problems that apply to me, I invariably think I might as well sign up for hospice! So I share your initial panic and glad to explain. There was a very rare case of paralysis in a child who received vancomycin, but if you read the report, they concluded it was not likely to have been due to that. Only other case of muscle weakness went away when gentamycin was stopped. ...Read more
I fell when i was 13 a space was built between one of the atlas and axis of the spine.I constantly have waist pains and can that affect my sex?
Shouldn't: Fusion of c1-c2 results in pronounced loss of motion, but should not create other symptoms. If you have not had these symptoms since the fracture was treated, then it is unlikely related. Potentially a stress fracture (spondylolysis) in the lumbar spine could create severe pain worse with back extension. Simple xrays usually diagnostic. Further evaluation warranted if pain is severe. ...Read more
My fiance has cervical spine stenosis and now I wonder what I am getting into. Will this affect his ability to work?
It depends: To what degree that spinal stenosis effecting his cervical spine , what the cause of the cervical spine stenosis. Could be mild or sever if mild and his work office job, i think he will fine to work, but if is not and works in labor that a problem. Good luck .Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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