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Osteoporosis Back Brace
I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?
Scoliosis back pain: There are many causes for back and hip pain, sometimes not as obvious as the curve in your spine on x-ray. Get a good evaluation 2 see if your spine is truly the problem causing the pain. Often, buttock-type hip pain comes from l4-s1, but groin hip pain comes from the hip joint itself and has nothing to do with the spine, even if the pictures look bad. Good docs can find ur true pain source. Thx! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbar disc degeneration,facet hypertrophy,3mm spondylolisthesis L5-S1.Severe low back pain, radiates down hips and legs.Benefit from pain mngmt?
W/ bone dysplasia(scoliosis, lordosis, hip).Had correctional surgeries in the 80's.3m spine support and custom insole can help w/ joint and back pain?
Possibly: In my opinion, treatments such as a spine support and custom insole fall into the category of "won't hurt to try." there is no way to predict which patients such treatments will help. I would certainly also recommend active treatments including regular activity and exercises as well as range of motion and strengthening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma (carisoprodol)?
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. ...Read more
Ortho wants to do bone fusion surgery for nonunion fracture in navicular joint. Should I wear moon boot until surgery?
Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?
Pain L ischial tuberosity w/outer hip tension. Back stiffness, difficulty straightening. Paresthesia L shin/sole of the foot. L calf pain. Weakness L leg w/standing/exertion. Progressive symptoms. Neg. MRI hip & ischial tuberosity. Advice, please. ?
Need evaluation back: You also need a back evaluation as well . This can be neurologic or myofascial pain as a part of your complaints. It may not be just one cause. ...Read more
Age:76, i hv advance lumbar spondylosis with grade 1 spondylesthesis, i feel acute pain while standing up straight.I hv to bend torso toward hip to walk?
Many treatments: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms impact your activities of daily living, surgery can be curative. I would suggest seeing a spine surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery if it comes to that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tibia knee fracture healed MRI clear still knee pain anf pain when bending knee. When standing leg not straight ?
Nerve injury: Knee injuries may be associated with nerve damage at times which is quite painful- many people guard their knees (avoid use due to fear of pain) and may develop contraction deformities and adhesions which may explain your lack of range of motion. You may need to revisit with your surgeon or seek expert opinion with pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain from injury 2 yrs ago frac tib, bone chip, ligament damage., frac bone in foot. Wore boot, did pt. Pain redeveloping, doing rice, see dr?
Absolutely: See your doctor. Don't want a severe pain syndrome to develop, so the sooner the better. Pt may help, also try seeing a good hands-on osteopath to get some of the trauma out of your tissue. Find one at: http://physician.Academyofosteopathy.Org, http://www.Cranialacademy.Org (find a practitioner) or http://jamesjealous.Com/physician-directory/u-s-physician-directory/. ...Read more
Regular bracing, physio post 37wks of severe ankle sprain.Still pain on weightbearing for 10min.Mri 3month back-2 torn lig.How long physio 2B continued?
Foot and ankle : At 37 weeks out you should be under the care of a podiatric or orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. Surgery may just be the best option for you, then followed with physician directed physio. Plorotherapy and or prp can be tried if your surgeon agrees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would pt use 2lb ankle weight for strengthening leg of a senior recovering from fracture? Hurts knee?
Ankle weights: My answer is that i wouldn't do any exercise that hurts. Pain is a sign that your body doesn't like this. I would reduce the weight (to 1 pound, or even 1/2 a pound) till i found a level of weight which allowed me to do the exercise without pain. Do that for a while, then slowly increase the weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37 year old w/ kyphotic lordosis. In childhood had hip correction. Has over/hyper pronation. Can custom insole aliviate joint and back pain?
May need orthotics: You may have a foot problem that is being passed "up the kinetic chain." see a podiatrist for a recommendation on if orthotics could be right for you. If you want to try an over-the-counter product first, try spenco total support insoles. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare/total-support-insoles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thigh pain: After fusion can be multifactorial. It can be due to nerve irritation along the front of the thigh, nerve irritation after decompression, hip flexor stretch, etc. Most often this settles down in a few weeks but you should bring it up with your surgeon to have them evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There : There are several possible explanations. They can be narrowed down by considering the nature of the pain and when it occurs. Pain that is present all the time, or that begins immediately after you stand up, suggests a musculoskeletal problem or arthritis. This is especially true if the pain is at the joints. Pain that is crampy in nature, begins after you start walking and goes away when you stop and rest, or starts when you are lying down but gets better when you hang your legs off the bed suggests arterial blockage. Itching, aching, or a sense of fullness in the legs that develops slowly over time when you're standing up and is relieved when you lie down or when you exercise suggests a problem with your venous system. In addition to the history questions discussed above, there are some signs of each type of problem that your doctor can look for on a physical exam. In some cases, x-rays or ultrasound studies might also be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?
Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, i recommend you see a spine specialist for further recommendations. Severe pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, sudden change in sensation/motor function may require emergent evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have lengthily spinal fusion, now told osteoporosis, some hardware moving. Spine surgeon wants me on forteo, am concerned, next fusion to base c/spin?
I understand: i understand your concern. Forteo is a good drugs but not without possible serious side effects. Would your doctor consider a biphosphonate? ...Read more