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Mild Comression Deformity Of Vertebrea
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
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
I was pushing on my c1 vertebra because it felt misaligned. Pushed hard. Have since had neck pain and what seems like very mild trigmental neuralgia type symptoms. Read that nerve passes by the c1 vertebrae. Did I do serious damage?
It is possible that: you made worse something that was already injured or unstable. Go see your doc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
If I straighten my left foot I feel mild pain in my left calf muscles, btw my last left lumbar vertebrae is sticked to my pelvis(congenital defect)?
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
Lumbar vertebrae.: The most commonly fractured vertebrae are those in the low back. ...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
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?
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
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
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
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