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Rotoscoliosis Of The Lumbar Spine
I have osteophytes in my lumbar spine along with mild scoliosis. What's the prognosis for something like this?
That depends more on: Other factors including: smoking status, body weight, exercise routine and your family history of arthritis/spine issues. A mild scoliosis usually is not a factor and osteophytes are typical findings as we age. So by themselves, the mild scoliosis and osteophytes do not predict any prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would like to know what does this mean in a report - LUMBAR SPINE CURVATURE IS LOST - PARASPINAL SPASM, &SCOLIOSIS WITH CONVEXITY TO LEFT IS SEEN?
Would like to know what does this mean in a report - LUMBAR SPINE CURVATURE IS LOST - PARASPINAL SPASM, &
SCOLIOSIS WITH CONVEXITY TO LEFT IS SEEN?
Malalignment: Normally when you look at the low back of a person from the side there is a small curve known as lordosis. When this curve is reduced or straightened it can be from muscle spasm which tends to straighten out the normal curves in the spine. When you look from the back, the spine is normally straight, but in scoliosis it is curved. It may take an MRI to determine the cause of your condition. ...Read more
Xray - "straightened lumbar spine, likely secondary to muscle spasm. Mid lumbar scoliosis." what can you suggest for her? She's been having back pains
Moist heat, NSAIDs : This x-ray report suggests that this young patient is having muscular lbp w/ secondary muscle spasms which can 'reverse' the normal lordosis of the lumbar spine and cause it to straighten... Esp.W/ non- standing x-rays. Heat, Ibuprofen , gentle massage, and avoidance of aggravating activities can be helpful the first week or so. If symptoms persist consider seeing an orthopedist. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My chiro xray shows lateral pelvic tilt & (as a result) curve in lumbar spine. Doc said the curvature in the spine is NOT scoliosis. How is it not?
Stop seeing chiro: Why are you confused?. This just proves Chiro's can't read X-rays!! Why would you think they could. ? heck, Most MD s can't read X-rays. . If concerned, Only a radiologist should read your X-rays. They spend years learning to read them. Are you having symptoms. ? Or is the chiro just coming up with a reason to recommend a year of monthly 'treatments' Be careful and watch your wallet ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Degree of scoliosis is 5 in lower thoracic & 7 in mid lumbar spine. Should i get a brace/treatment? I'm 24yr/old woman.I've consistent back pain tho.
Physical therapy: After a lumbar spine fusion with instrumentation, most patients are mobilized within a day or two. They progress with physical therapy. The incisions are usually healed within a week. Ultimately, the fusion needs to become solid. This may take about 3 months. During that time physical therapy is key in getting the patient moving and overcoming the pain from surgery which can be significant. ...Read more
Pinched nerve: The answer depends on the meaning of the pinched nerve. I need further information to comment on this. A complete neurological exam is necessary to make sure there is no ruptured disc or other symptoms like pain radiating to legs. If it means simple low back due to muscle spasm, then simple stretches, ibuprofen, and moist heat may help. But i need further medical information regarding pinch nerve. ...Read more
Depends if they are: Causing problems. A study of asymptomatic patients (no pain or other issues) showed that roughly 40% have bulging or mildly herniated discs and no issues. You may want to be more careful and work on core strengthening to help support those discs. Exercise, hydrate, and keep in shape and as long as you don't notice symptoms, you may just be part of that 40%! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rehabiliatation: Most hyper-extension lumbar injuries respond with conservative measures, including anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, and time. Sometimes bone injury, such as spondylolysis, can occur which may require more aggressive treatments sometimes years after the initial injury. ...Read more
Pain: There is a left and right facet at each vertebral level of the spine. These joints allow motion of the spine. If they get injured or get diseased with aging they can become painful giving someone back pain. Injections and blocks can help this kind of facet pain syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually 3: A front or AP view, a side view, and a side view where the lumbar spine connects to the sacrum. ...Read more
Stretch: Stretch exercise can help. You can learn this type of exercises from a physical therapist, physician, trainer, yoga instructor. Be prudent. Warming up helps. If an exercise is particularly uncomfortable, do not do it. When starting any new exercise, ease into it. Some soreness is natural at the beginning, but it should not be terribly painful. Some stiffness is part of the natural aging process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This means wear and : Tear changes of the disc with aging but can be associated with a family history, spine injury, obesity, smoking and being deconditioned. Sometimes, this can lead to back pain similar to an arthritic condition. Over time, it can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal &/or nerve root exit holes (foramen) leading to spinal stenosis which can cause nerve compression leading to symptoms or signs. ...Read more