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Is There Anything That Can Be Done To Correct A Curving Spine Besides Surgery
It depends . . .: If in a teen or younger and the curve is not bad, a brace can help keep it from getting worse and possibly help. In adults, mild curves will typically not progress. In older adults, a degenerative curve may slowly get worse as the deterioration progresses. Physical therapy, pain medications, chiropractic and traction are first line treatments. If they don't help, surgery might be next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which surgery should I have done 1st and why? Surgery in spine to replace disk at l5-s1(bone on bone now) or surgery to correct cystocele & rectocele.
A spine surgery was done because of foot drop in my right leg.Some weakness in left leg too. Symptoms are still prevailing. Any exercises to correct
Potentially: You should definitely check with your surgeon. There are sometimes that a foot drop may just may need more time, sometimes exercises are indicated, and sometimes even a repeat MRI is indicated. Also, foot drop does not always resolve with surgery. Your surgeon will know about your case. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical fusion: Cervical fusion can be approached from the front or the back of the neck, depending on the nature of the problem. The approach through the front is called an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion; a metal plate is used to bridge the vertebrae. The approach from the back of the neck involves removing the lamina and placing screws into the vertebrae then linking the screws with rods. ...Read more
Serious spine surgery, either slow healing or failed, knees need surgery, told back won't improve until knees are done, true?
Swayback: There is a normal amount of lordosis in the lumbar spine, which is approximately 55 degrees. When you have a lordosis significantly more than this, it is called hyperlordosis, which is a way to say "swayback". A spinal surgery to correct this would be known as a spinal reconstruction surgery because it is an attempt to reconstruct the normal alignment of the spine. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone density test showed I had osteopenia couple of years age. Since test I've had spine surgery with instrumentation. Can I get another test done?
Yes: Depends on level of instrumentation on whether your spine will be able to be tested and compared to previous. Hips will still be able to be tested in order to risk stratify you. ...Read more
Should I get the acdf surgery done if I have 2 herniated disks cervical spine from c4 to c6 and c5-c6 is cimpressing on my spinal cord?
Comments: Neck surgery is a significant event, especially at age 25, and would strongly urge a second opinion, especially with a Neurosurgeon. If you do indeed have a spinal cord compression, this is a risky problem and needs more rapid intervention. The surgical technique may vary, but decompression is mandatory prior to cord damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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