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Doctor insights on: Mild Comression Deformity Of Vertebrea

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I have a compression deformity of the L1 vertebrae. What does that mean?

I have a compression deformity of the L1 vertebrae.  What does that mean?

Collapse: This a partially collapsed vertebra that may be the result of an old injury to your back. Do you recall any old back injuries? Other causes include bone disease such as osteoporosis, growths, blood diseases, etc. Your physician who knows you best is qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Can scheuermans disease exist with two mild wedged vertebrae? Or does it have to be 3 consecutive?

Can scheuermans disease exist with two mild wedged vertebrae?  Or does it have to be 3 consecutive?

Scheuermanns: Sheuermanns disease is classified as typical or atypical. Typical or classic is hyperkyphosis in thoracic spine with wedging of 3 or more adjacent vertebral bodies. Atypical Scheuermanns is lumbar or thoracolumbar with decreased lordosis and may have fewer vertebrae involved. ...Read more

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Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature. Complete block of C4 and C5 vertebrae?

Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature. Complete block of C4 and C5 vertebrae?

It appears that : The slight straightening may either suggest that your body was positioned in such a way that this came about or reflecting some muscle spasm. The block vertebra is a congenital or something you were born with which may also be a sign of other possible congenital issues in your spine or body so see a spine specialist if symptoms persist ...Read more

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I had a mild lower back pain for 2 months. The lower vertebrae is sore to touch. Saw an osteo before which provided temp relief. How to fix?

I had a mild lower back pain for 2 months. The lower vertebrae is sore to touch. Saw an osteo before which provided temp relief. How to fix?

LBP is a common sym-: Ptom and many have it. If its mild & not improving, I would start by being active with walking, swimming..... not only to be fit and have strong muscles, but losing weight (if overweight).
If pain in back is the only symptom, then this will improve with time. However, if its getting worse and is associated with leg pain & weakness, then MRI and seeing a Spine surgeon would be necessary.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae w vestigial bilateral twelth ribs. Mild scoliosis convex left t2-3. Minim t7 vertebral ant wedging? Meaning?

12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae w vestigial bilateral twelth ribs. Mild scoliosis convex left t2-3. Minim t7 vertebral ant wedging? Meaning?

It does NOT: Appear to be indicating there is too much to worry about. The first sentence in your question is a normal finding. Mild scoliosis, is nothing to worry about, given there is less chance of it progressing since you are done growing. T7 wedging may represent a normal finding -- possibly a congenital osteodystrophy, which lead to the vertebra not appearing like a cube. See a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I underwent a back X-Ray due to back pain. It showed generalized diminished bone density and mild scoliotic change in the lumbar vertebrae, while the intervertebral space is unchanged. I'll undergo an MRI, should I be worried?

I underwent a back X-Ray due to back pain. It showed generalized diminished bone density and mild scoliotic change in the lumbar vertebrae, while the intervertebral space is unchanged. I'll undergo an MRI, should I be worried?

BACK PAIN: Thus, far there is nothing you've mentioned on the X-ray that is a source of acute back pain so no reason to worry based on x-ray; having said that it was a waste to get the x-ray unless it was post trauma.MRI is the standard radiographic eval for back pain. Is this from an MVA? If so, it is likely a muscle strain. ...Read more

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What is typical vertebrae?

What is typical vertebrae?

One that is normal--: --in the area of the spine being imaged. T see on Google it. or look in an anatomy book. ...Read more

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What are complications of fused vertebrae?

What are complications of fused vertebrae?

Long term: Complications include pain and degenerative changes above and below the fused vertebrae. You can also develop scarring issues in the area. Avoid having this surgery unless there is instability or you have had absolutely refractory pain and cannot be functional anymore with the pain. ...Read more

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What causes a fused cervical vertebra?

What causes a fused cervical vertebra?

Fusion: A cervical vertebra can fuse for many reasons.
They can be that way from birth (congenital)
They can occasionally fuse from long term disc collapse (spondylosis)
Or they can be fused with a surgical procedure (cervical fusion surgery). ...Read more

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What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy: During a micro discectomy only a very small portion of the disc is removed. The outer portion of the disc known as the annulus remains almost completely intact. There are also joints, ligaments, and muscles around the spine which help to support it. ...Read more

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What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy: During a micro discectomy only a very small portion of the disc is removed. The outer portion of the disc known as the annulus remains almost completely intact. There are also joints, ligaments, and muscles around the spine which help to support it. ...Read more

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Is my insomnia linked to fractured vertebrae?

Is my insomnia linked to fractured vertebrae?

Pain?: Poorly controlled pain is a common reason for inability to sleep. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What could cause collapsed vertebrae?

What could cause collapsed vertebrae?

Several reasons: Trauma, low bone density or even an underlying tumor or infection can lead to a vertebra collapsing. ...Read more

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Which individual vertebrae is most commonly broken?

Which individual vertebrae is most commonly broken?

Lumbar vertebrae.: The most commonly fractured vertebrae are those in the low back. ...Read more

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It seems like there is an abnormal space between my vertebrae?

Very doubtful: That is virtually impossible. If you have back pain, have x rays done. If you do not, forget about it. ...Read more

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I had a broken vertebrae and was wondering how likely am i to break it again?

Hard to know: It's hard to determine as we do not know the injury you sustained to get the first fracture. Without knowing the trauma you had, bone density or medications you are on, it is difficult to predict. ...Read more

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Can lower vertebrae that have fused crookedly be un-fused and corrected surgically?

Can lower vertebrae that have fused crookedly be un-fused and corrected surgically?

Need 2 consult spine: Need 2 consult spine surgeon ; present this?2 him/her. Depends on if they r fused congenitally or due 2 a prior surgery, but the main thing is why, cosmetic or is it symptomatic? Consulting a spine surgeon is ur best bet. ...Read more

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I'm having a pain in my back, like in inferior part, probably in the region of l vertebrae on both right and left sides of my back for 6 months?

Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more

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Read post saying decompressing maneuvers to vertebrae can add 3 inches of length in adults. Is that temporary height gain or is it a permanent change?

Read post saying decompressing maneuvers to vertebrae can add 3 inches of length in adults. Is that temporary height gain or is it a permanent change?

Myth: It would be impossible for a decompressive procedure to make someone taller. Sometimes when we do fusions and wish to distract the interdiscal space, we can Add modest increase in height. Eight decompression or laminectomy removes phone but does not act to increase height. ...Read more

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Where can I find a dr. Willing to break a fused vertebra &reset? My spine bowsoutwards, I'm stared at always, can't live this way anymore help me ples

Where can I find a dr. Willing to break a fused vertebra &reset? My spine bowsoutwards, I'm stared at always, can't live this way anymore help me ples

Any well trained: Spine surgeon should be able to evaluate you ; take care of your problem. Most orthopaedic spine surgeons are well skilled in dealing with adult deformity work, some neurosurgeons as well. 1st question is do you need surgery, if so, what surgery will best address your problem. There are many types of osteotomies we use to correct deformities. 1st step: go see your closest orthopaedic spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What supports your vertebrae after a microdiskectomy?

Microdisc: Microdiscectomy implies that the major part of the disc is removed thru a small incision and usually with an operating mircoscope. The posterior structures namely the facet joint, various ligaments etc. Provide the supporting elements. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a fractured vertebra heal itself?

Please tell me, could a fractured vertebra heal itself?

Yes: Yes, a fractured vertebra can "heal itself". The question is rather is it in good alignment that it we heal without chronic pain resulting from it, and is there anything about the nature of the injury that would put you at risk for neurological sequela. For that we would need to examine you directly and look at the scans of your specific fracture. ...Read more

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My L5 vertebrae is not healing. Why is this happening?

My L5 vertebrae is not healing. Why is this happening?

This is very vague: As to what you mean. If this is a condition called a pars fracture or spondylolysis this is typically from a congenital defect that will manifest itself in childhood but may not become symptomatic at all or at some point later in life. These typically do not heal but can be managed non op 90% of the time. If there is a compression or vertebral body fracture, they heal in about 3 months. ...Read more

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What does an L5 ttransitional vertebrae mean?

What does an L5 ttransitional vertebrae mean?

Looks like sacrum : A transitional L5 vertebrae is a fairly common finding when reviewing lumbar spine x-rays. It basically means that your L5 vertebrae has characteristics of s1(or the sacrum). Sometimes referred to as a "sacralized l5"... Nothing to be worried about...! ...Read more