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Loss Of Height Lumbar Disectomy
Does loss of height (1 inch) indicate that my spine is becoming more compress? Used to do a lot of weightlifting, lumbar and lower feel compressed
Loss of Height: Loss of height is a natural part of aging, and some people start losing height as early as age 30. It is not uncommon for people to lose 1/4" of height every decade after age 40. Men generally have more muscle mass and lose bone more slowly than women, and therefore do not lose height as rapidly. Loss of height of 1" at 25 is highly unusual, and should be investigated by your physician.
Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more
I have disc degeneration, loss of height, protrusion, spondylosis, disc bulge, mild stenosis on neck and lumbar. Can I use an inversion table?
Conservative care: Yes, I believe that all people should exhaust and utilize all conservative measures for treatment of his or her back pain first, prior to discussing surgical intervention. I tell my patients that is it is helpful then it should definately be incorporated in your treatment plan. I have had many patients say that an inversion table has helped with their neck and low back pain.
What do you do for an anterrior wedge compression fx. L1 vertebral body with 50% loss of height, 30% superrior endplate retropulsion dextroscoliosis?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.See 1 more doctor answer
Mri says Disc t3-4 through t8-9 show loss of height. Intervertebral discs t7-8 and t8-9 mild signal changes. Mild anterior wedging of t7, t8. Meaning?
Mild changes normal: Mild degenerative changes that can be seen in everyone's spine as we age. Wouldn't worry in the least about that MRI reading. It's a bit unusual to get an entire thoracic spine...what are your symptoms?
How long does it take a minor uncomplicated no loss of height vertebral end plate fracture to heal?
8-12weeks: Most vertebral fractures are healed by 8-12 weeks, although some degree of healing can be seen on MRI up to about 6 months.
All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?
If you statement is-: -true, it should be obvious on an MR. In this case I would check 2 be sure that there was not a mixup in identification of whose images are whose. Be sure that they are your images.
Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?
Unlikely: All the things you suggest as causes are a) unlikely to be the cause of loss of height, and b) extremely unlikely to be caused by psych meds.
I fell off my m'bike. I have compression fracture t12 vertebra (25% loss of height) how long will it take to heal? The Thai doctor said three weeks.
About right: Assuming you are healthy and a non-smoker that is a reasonable timeframe. Could take up to 6 weeks. Avoid high impact activities or heavy lifting.See 1 more doctor answer
Hi I had lumbar disectomy surgery on my L5 s1. If still possible I can come back in my jiu jitsu and octagon fight?
Talk with surgeon: I find it hard to believe that the person who operated on you hasn't discussed this and made recommendations. If they said no, then don't search online for an opinion from someone who doesn't really know you.See 1 more doctor answer