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What does gravitional line traverses 2 mm anterior to the sacral promontory mean?

What does gravitional line traverses 2 mm anterior to the sacral promontory mean?

Not medical lingo: Are you sure you have the spelling right. I don't know of any gravitaitonal lines in front of the sacral promontory. Please review your report. This could be typographic error. I see this often due to spell checker errors. ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more


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Is cranial sacral work beneficial?

The Right Practioner: In the U.S. Cranial-sacral work is usually performed by massage or physical therapists. This is different from osteopathy in the cranial field (ocf), which is practiced by physicians (do's, md's & dentists). There have been no peer-reviewed studies that evaluate the effectiveness of either cranial-sacral or ocf at the population level. However, there is anecdotal evidence for ocf effectiveness. ...Read more

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Pain on lumbus and sacral area ?

Low back pain: Is one of the most common reasons for Dr. visits. See the Dr. as there are many causes and treatments available to you, once properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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How do sacral dimple in adults occur?

They don't: A sacral dimple is present at birth. Other openings are usually secondary to pilonidal sinuses, which are aquired. ...Read more

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How serious might my sacral dimple be?

Varies: A common form of sacral dimple is the tip of the tailbone is in contact with the skin. That type tends to be benign, but can fill with debris and hair and get infected. ...Read more

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Could sacral dimple in adults be open?

Probably not: In general, postsacral dimples are found in babies and are related to a coccyx that is retroverted. I believe you probably have a pilonidal sinus. This can drain, get infected and lead to further issues that need to be addressed. I would recommend that it be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is a sacral dimple in a infant?

See Below: It is a dimple found in the sacrum or buttocks area. The concern is if the dimple is above the gluteal fold. If so, an ultrasound of the spine is normally completed to look for a tethered spinal cord. ...Read more

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Sacral dimple possible side effects?

Sacral dimple possible side effects?

Adult/child: Babies born with a sacral dimple (at the tip of the coccyx) rarely have any issue other than dermatitis if deep and not cleaned. Any 'dimple' above the hips in a ababy needs evaluation. Adults probably have a pilonidal sinus which can become an abscess and need surgery. ...Read more

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Sacral herpes - just as contagious ?

Sacral herpes  - just as contagious ?

YES: If the person takes 1 valacyclovir or acyclovir a day she will be less cantagious but not complete protection. This med can also be used at onset of any attack to make it less severe. Herpes virus will be present on the skin sometimes when there are no symptoms. ...Read more