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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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What exactly is a prominent spine?

What exactly is a prominent spine?

See below: This is not a medical term but in context this would be a description used on the physical exam . Protuberant , standing out , and fullness are similar words . As far as the back exam this would refer to the spine, ribs or scapula. There are several causes and having an orthopaedic spine eval by an orthopaedic surgeon , not saying you need surgery . Hope i was helpful . Thank you. ...Read more

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Living a Long Life (Checklist)

Check the CDC website to see what is recommended.
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Asthmatics, diabetics, dialysis patients should have flu shots!
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The only thing you need to get Shingles is a history of chickenpox.
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Update TDaP every 10 yrs.
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Can anyone tell me what could it be if you are having pain in your spine and numbness on the right side of your body?

Can anyone tell me what could it be if you are having pain in your spine and numbness on the right side of your body?

A"pinched"nerve: There are multiple potential causes, but among the most common is a radiculopathy. This refers to an irritation of a nerve in the spine causing neurological symptoms along the distribution of the nerve. In the neck, this is usually into the arm; in the back it is often into the leg. I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop toxic shock syndrome?

How long does it take to develop toxic shock syndrome?

Several days: This depends on several factors and the overall health of the patient. Toxic shock can develop quickly or over time depending on the source, but the average would be a few days. Patient's can present very toxic with severe low blood pressure, acidosis and respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Living with Spine Curvature (Checklist)

stretch the spine
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Low impact aerobics excercise
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What happens if I eat a magic mushroom and it is a dangerous/deadly one then how long will it take for the effects to kick in?

What happens if I eat a magic mushroom and it is a dangerous/deadly one then how long will it take for the effects to kick in?

What mushroom?: People are scared of the deathcap mushroom especially. It causes liver failure and death within a couple of weeks. See here for more info and identifying features: http://www.anbg.gov.au/fungi/deathcap.html If you think you ate one, go the the hospital right away. ...Read more

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My spine surgeon is sending me for an L3/4 steroid injection. He said if works for a week: fuse if longer great. What if it doesn't help at all?

My spine surgeon is sending me for an L3/4 steroid injection. He said if works for a week: fuse if longer great. What if it doesn't help at all?

Varies: The results from an epidural steroid injection can vary tremendously. Some people do well for even a year, while others may get only temporary benefit. If an epidural steroid injection does not work, there are other alternatives which can be discussed either with your surgeon or an interventional pain specialist. ...Read more

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Nucleoplasty for herniated neck discs. How long will effect last? How long is recovery time after that? Can make spine unstable? Complication? Risk?

Nucleoplasty for herniated neck discs. How long will effect last?  How long is recovery time after that? Can make spine unstable? Complication? Risk?

Experimental: It is not really among the accepted treatments for disc herniations in the neck and as such the long term affects are not really known. It could work, but it would be fairly experimental compared to more conventional approaches (operative and nonoperative) for cervical disc herniations. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?

I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?

It could, but: It depends on what was the trigger for the ganglion to develop. Often it is from some sort of minor injury or irritation of the area. It also may never return, so there's no need to do anything other than wait and see. ...Read more

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Large boil on panty line. Not red, but soft in middle and hard around and very painful. I've had it for a month or longer. What should I do?

Large boil on panty line. Not red, but soft in middle and hard around and very painful. I've had it for a month or longer. What should I do?

Boil?: A boil is a localized skin infection which should be red, hot, swollen and tender. Also, it should feel hard unless it is a localized abscess and has pus. If so, it is unlikely it would be present for a month without change. Other considerations are a benign fatty mass called lipoma or a bruise in the area from trauma from your panty elastic. Regardless, a doc visit is a good idea to find out. ...Read more

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I have lump on the back of my neck near the spine it is somewhat mobile and not very hard , also it is about a centimeter long. It doesn't hurt.

I have lump on the back of my neck near the spine it is somewhat mobile and not very hard , also it is about a centimeter  long. It  doesn't hurt.

Lymph node: There are lymph nodes in the neck . They are part of the lymphatic system of the head, neck and scalp. They can become enlarges with viral illnesses or something as common as dermatitis of the scalp. Another benign possibility include sebacous cyst . See a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I fell and broke the t-2 of my spine. What exercises should I do?

I fell and broke the t-2 of my spine. What exercises should I do?

None: Let it heal you can't strengthen a muscle to fix a broken bone it will just hurt more thank god for the brace you have which will do a great job keeping this still and in place for healing , if you let it , it's called your rib cage. ...Read more

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How long does your voice stays hoarse after cervical spine replacement surgery?

How long does your voice stays hoarse after cervical spine replacement surgery?

Hoarseness: It is variable. It can be a few days to permenantly. Very rarely is it permenant. The recurrent laryngeal nerve, which innervates your larynx requires retraction during an anterior cervical fusion. Many times the nerve gets "bruised" called a neuropraxia, which will eventually recover. If you don't see any improvement, not complete recovery, in 6-8 weeks, i'd talk with your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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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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