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How to tell if you need a spinal fusion?

How to tell if you need a spinal fusion?

IF: You have chronic lower back pain that is related to spinal instability that does not respond to a well directed conservative treatment program, then a fusion may be necessary. Only a spinal surgeon can tell you if a fusion is necessary. Therefore, would recommend that your pcp evaluate you and refer you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

When viewing the human spine from the side, there are usually three natural curvatures. The neck and low back have a curvature with the con cavity backward, this is known as lordosis; and the mid back has a curve with the concavity anteriorly, this is known as s kyphosis. When an elderly lady has an increase "hump" in this curvature in the mid back we call ...Read more


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Where to get brace for scoliosis and lordosis?

Where to get brace for scoliosis and lordosis?

Have it evaluated: There are different types of back braces. Each have their specific indications. Have your back evaluated by a professional and get a prescription for an appropriate brace for your specific condition. Often time they may need to be custom made. ...Read more

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How severe does meniscus tear need to be to need surgery?

How severe does meniscus tear need to be to need surgery?

Painful: To operate on a torn meniscus, the patient must have symptoms enough to interfere with activities. Patients without problems shouldn't have surgery just because an MRI says there is a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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How can you naturally correct a spine curvature?

How can you  naturally correct a spine curvature?

Escolisis correction: Escoliosis can be improved with exercises specially directed to improve escolosis.Need to see therpist especialised in scolisis.Need to see physician to see if the addition of bracing may be of benefict. ...Read more

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What can be done to naturally correct a spine curvature?

What can be done to naturally correct a spine curvature?

Only if caused by: Poor posture, then use good posture otherwise no other "natural" cure no matter who wants to sell you one ! ...Read more

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How serious does an injury need to be to warrant crutches/wheelchair?

How serious does an injury need to be to warrant crutches/wheelchair?

Moderate or more: Crutches are used to offweight one or both legs, by carrying some weight thought the trunk. Think ankle fracture, or severe knee problem. Wheelchair use is limited to severe balance problems , if unable to bear weight on the legs , or severe spine disease affecting posture and walking ability. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many degrees does your spine have to be for a brace if you have scoliosis?

Not at 43: Bracing not effective or used onyour agr group 20 degrees in a growing person dirgery at45 degrees at your age bracing not appropriate at your age. ...Read more

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Will exercise help to change pectus excavatum ?... if yes may i know what exercises to be done sir?

Will exercise help to change pectus excavatum ?... if yes may i know what exercises to be done sir?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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Can you tell me if spine fusion will work?

Can you tell me if spine fusion will work?

Depends, but not: Normally. If you have instability, then yes. However, if it is just to treat pain, you will most likely just trade the pain for another level. Only do it if you have tried all other medications and therapies. ...Read more

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How to determine if i need braces?

Orthodontist: By discussing with an orthodontist you can see what they could do and if it is something you would find valuable to your health and/or your appearance. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your lumbar spine is overlapped ?

How can you tell if your lumbar spine is overlapped ?

Overlapped ??: An "overlapping" lumbar spine is not a recognized diagnosis. Whomever suggested this is likely not a physician. If you have a symptomatic problem with your lumbar spine see an orthopaedic surgeon or start by seeing your pcp. ...Read more

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How bad does an underbite need to be in order to have jaw surgery?

How bad does an underbite need to be in order to have jaw surgery?

Not bad at all: Some underbites can be corrected with tooth movement alone (ie. Orthodontics) but, if the bite is unstable or unattractive a jaw surgery procedure is necessary to achieve the optimum results. This discussion should start with the orthodontist and include the oral surgeon. Make sure to go to an orthodontist who feels comforatable doing "surgical" cases and doesn't try to overcompensate. ...Read more

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How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

Some fractures, ...: Some fractures, some tendon ruptures, blood vessel damage that decreases blood flow to the toe, excess foot swelling that is compressing nerves and blood vessels, enlarging infections, deep cuts, deep punctures, etc..., are some conditions that may need an orthopedic or foot surgeon to repair. An injured person can see a primary care doctor first, and then be referred to orthopedics if needed. ...Read more

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Lumbar spinal stenosis -- do I have to have surgery to correct this?

Lumbar spinal stenosis -- do I have to have surgery to correct this?

No: Surgery for spinal stenosis is only needed in symptomatic patients that have failed all conservative measures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum need to get repaired, what has to be done?

Pectus excavatum need to get repaired, what has to be done?

Severity: First cat scan thorax to asses cardiac compression, extent of osseous cartilaginous spine deformity. Age is important, is not the same to repair when child versus an old person in the 40's. If the 40's person has been a smoker or has co morbidities that will change workup and procedure as well as risks and outcome. ...Read more

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I need suggestions on how to help a cervical spine fracture?

I need suggestions on how to help a cervical spine fracture?

Depends: If it is unstable, then you may need surgery to fix it. If it is stable, you may need a hard cervical collar to let it heal over the next 6weeks. ...Read more

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How do you treat postural kyphosis?

How do you treat postural kyphosis?

See below: It depends how severe the kyphosis is. If it is not too severe, stretching the muscles on the front of the body including the pectoral muscles and the hip flexor muscles can help. Doing posture retraining in a mirror helps. Occasionally using something called a posture training support which is a type of minimal brace can also be helpful. I have seen many people have results if they are vigilant. ...Read more

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Can you get a brace to straighten crown?

Can you get a brace to straighten crown?

Crown straightening: Braces can be used to straightening crowns. Modern adhesive cements can bond to porcelain, gold crowns, to attach orthodontic brackets that will be used to move the teeth. ...Read more

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Dr. Zachariah George
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Curved Spine (Definition)

Curved spine = The human spine is normally curved. However excessive or abnormal curvatures can be seen with conditions like ...Read more