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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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I have 1st interspinous ligament inflammation@ 5cm below c7, now do exercise. Is this ligament able to restore itself to original condition over time?

I have 1st interspinous ligament inflammation@ 5cm below c7, now do exercise. Is this ligament able to restore itself to original condition over time?

Not usually: Usually ligaments heal with scar tissue which is different material than the original ligaments usually. However this does not affect the stability of the spine. Once it heals the pain and tenderness will improve . Nothing to worry about after that. Very rarely one could get chronic pain from that requiring treatment. ...Read more

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I had 1st interspinous ligament inflamation@ 8cm below C7 due to long static posture, healed after 6 month meds. Is it likely to recur & how to avoid?

I had 1st interspinous ligament inflamation@ 8cm below C7 due to long static posture, healed after 6 month meds. Is it likely to recur & how to avoid?

See an osteopath dr.: It would be very for you to have a second opinion by an osteopathic physician, who can do a complete musculoskeletal evaluation of not only your neck, but also your back, hips, sacrum, your lower, and upper extremities. Let her/him give you the overall picture of what you can be done for prevention, and they can also provide treatment too. ...Read more

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"i had 1st interspinous ligament inflamation@9cm below c7, healed after 6 month meds course. Now i stretch back muscle daily when I should stop/taper?

"i had 1st interspinous ligament inflamation@9cm below c7, healed after 6 month meds course. Now i stretch back muscle daily when I should stop/taper?

Depends : On why you got the inflation if it was due to injury then once it heals you will do fine generally takes 6-10 weeks to heal but if it was due to unknown reason then my recommendation will be to continue your stretching routine there is no harm and it will keep your back flexible and hopefully free of pain good luck. ...Read more

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What is a ligament?

Ligament : A ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone. It is different from tendon, which connect muscle to bone. Ligaments cannot contract but are usually present to stabilize joints. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is ligament tear?

Ligamentous injury: Generally traumatic injury to the ligaments. Strong connective tissue which attach one bone to another bone. If there is a "tear" this is a grade 3 or complete disruption of this tissue. ...Read more

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What are lax ligaments?

What are lax ligaments?

Synonymous w/ loose: Lax is short for laxity. Lax ligaments are describing ligaments that are loose and have increased laxity. There is a spectrum of laxity that is normal within all joints. Some people are looser or tighter than others. If one has no symptoms or limitations, no treatment or remedy is warranted. If pain or instability is present, the increased laxity is said to be abnormal (pathologic or patholaxity). ...Read more

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Can a torn ligament heal?

Can a torn ligament heal?

Yes: Soft tissues like ligaments can heal on their own, usually in 3-6 weeks, however they may need to be immobilized or protected while healing and rehabilitated after healing. ...Read more

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What makes a torn ligament better?

What makes a torn ligament better?

Depends: Some ligaments will heal on their own but others will need a surgical correction. Discuss your injury with an orthopedic surgeon to determine this. ...Read more