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Have a sore/tender spot on the middle/upper portion of my spine. It hurts when I press on it but I feel no abnormalities at the area.

Have a sore/tender spot on the middle/upper portion of my spine.  It hurts when I press on it but I feel no abnormalities at the area.

FIBROMYALGIA : FIBROMYALGIA =TENDER PAIFUL MUSCLES. YOU NEED AN EXAM& LABS PT WITH US & TENS improves blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels . You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. Also stop ultrasound therapy. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach.com and gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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I'm 20, and i wanna use a brace to straighten up my postural kyphosis, some say it's too late. So, is it gonna work or just deform more my spine ?

Not really: When a person is still in their growing phase, a brace can be used to potentially correct an increased kyphosis. When growth is complete, this opportunity for correction is lost. A brace may hold the spine in a straightened position in an adult, but as soon as the brace is removed, the kyphosis is still there. ...Read more

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Constant popping when sitting with deep breaths in upper spine. Cervical MRI showed no abnormalities. Just started out of the blue. Any ideas?

Constant popping when sitting with deep breaths in upper spine. Cervical MRI showed no abnormalities. Just started out of the blue. Any ideas?

Most likely muscular: In origin but can also be related to small joints of the spine known as facet joints that are found 2 per each level of the spine and can cause popping similar in nature to cracking your knuckles. Try exercising in terms of stretching and cardio routines if this is annoying you. ...Read more

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Could a deformed spine (scoliosis) mess up a bone scan which is looking for possible cancer?

Could a deformed spine (scoliosis) mess up a bone scan which is looking for possible cancer?

Shouldn't : Bone scans pick up increased metabolic activity, and are not affected by structural abnormalities such as scoliosis. ...Read more

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Mid spine pain for 3 months. Only when bending forward. Thoracic spine X-ray shows no abnormalities. Now, what could it be?

Mid spine pain for 3 months. Only when bending forward. Thoracic spine X-ray shows no abnormalities. Now, what could it be?

Thoracic spine pain: Pain while bending forward is due to either the discs or stretching the muscles ( more likely at your age) . X-rays only show the bony structure. Only an MRI can show the discs properly. Try some stretching exercises gently but if the pain persists beyond 4-6 days, get proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Mid spine pain, on one bone. On centre and both sides. Usually when bending or press. Been 3 mths. Thoracic spine xray shows no abnormalities. Cause?

Mid spine pain, on one bone. On centre and both sides. Usually when bending or press. Been 3 mths. Thoracic spine xray shows no abnormalities. Cause?

Mid Spine pain: This depends very much where the pain is, as some can be referred from the neck and seem like mid spine tender. X-rays are not all defining and sometimes other tests are more sensitive. Discuss with your doctor as sometimes bone scan or MRI will be helpful, and a decision should be made based on your history and examination. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, itching all over , frequent fevers, im loosing weight without dieting, deformed hands, lower spine intensive pain.Trouble walk?

I have lower back pain, itching all over , frequent fevers, im loosing weight without dieting, deformed hands, lower spine intensive pain.Trouble walk?

Needs workup: Boy, it sounds like you've have a lot of issues that have come up. I would see your physician this week. Many things will need to be looked into including infection, inflammatory conditions (i.e. Autoimmune diseases), and malignancies. Please get help and good luck. ...Read more

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Could bladder cancer show up on CT scan done for kidney stones? Came back clear.Also had l-spine xray that was clear for any abnormalities.

Could bladder cancer show up on CT scan done for kidney stones? Came back clear.Also had l-spine xray that was clear for any abnormalities.

Bladder cancer: Bladder cancer typically cannot be detected reliably by any means other than cystoscopy. The indications for cystoscopy mainly are related to blood in the urine in people at risk. ...Read more

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