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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?

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

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What is the diagnosis code for sacral dimple?

685.1: 685.1 is what is used but that is also used for a pilnidal sinus which is different. ...Read more

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What can be done for a sacral dimple near my anus?

What can be done for a sacral dimple near my anus?

Surgery: It depends on your age. If infant observation. If adolescent or adult and are symptomatic, ie pilobidal symptoms then surgery to excise can permanently take care of problem. Surgery is usually on outpatient basis. ...Read more

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What happens when the 1st sacral nerve is compressed?

What happens when the 1st sacral nerve is compressed?

Nerve: A s1 compression usually leads to pain at the bottom or side of the foot, with significant compression you can have weakness in the the movement of the foot. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about a sacral dimple in a infant?

Do you know anything about a sacral dimple in a infant?

Sacral dimple infant: It is an indentation, present at birth, over the lower back. Most are benign. However, if there is a deep hole, a tuft of hair, discoloration, or skin tag have your pediatrician evaluate your child to rule out a serious underlying abnormality of the spine. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any long term effects or problems from having a sacral dimple?

Pilonidal disease: A lot depends on the depth of the dimple and how hairy the person is when they grow up. A deep sacral dimple may predispose to pilonidal disease which is a painful cyst or mass under the skin covering the tailbone. They tend to get infected and may require surgical removal. ...Read more

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I have dry patches on skin down the length of my spine and over my sacral area..Why?

Hard to say: It is hard to say, it is usually not spine related in and of itself. There are many potential causes, probably the most common is psoriasis. I would usually encourage you to be checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Could someone provide more info about sacral tumors? What are the survival rates of such tumors?

Sacral tumors: Tumors of the sacrum are rare, and can be benign or malignant. If primary, meaning they develop first in the sacrum, or secondary, meaning they can be the result of local invasion from adjecent tissue or metastases from elsewhere. You need to know the type of tumor, whether primary or secondary, and the sources in order to predict therapeutic response. ...Read more

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Could I have an explanation in simple terms of adenocarcinoma of rectum with sacral matastatis? Thanks!

Could I have an explanation in simple terms of adenocarcinoma of rectum with sacral matastatis? Thanks!

It is: Simply the most common form of colon and rectal cancer but in this case involves the rectum but has penetrated through the rectal wall and involved the sacrum or lower spine. This is most likely a direct extension of the cancer into the bone of the lower back. This is probably un-resectable for cure unless it is pretreated with neo-adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy before surgery. ...Read more

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Pain in sacral area post fall on sept 1....Should I have an xray? And if it is fx, what can be done about it?

Pain in sacral area post fall on sept 1....Should I have an xray? And if it is fx, what can be done about it?

Talk to your doctor: You should be examined first. If there is a suspicion of a sacral (or lower lumbar vertebral) fracture, MRI is the test of choice. If confirmed, those may be treated with a cement injection, called sacroplasty or vertebroplasty. ...Read more

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I was born with a sacral dimple, and as I've grown to adulthood I still have it. Is this normal? Should it have disappeared by now?

Stays, but no need: to worry, most of these dimples are simple and don't require treatment. Check this site for more information https://www.drugs.com/mcd/sacral-dimple ...Read more

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2 month old has a sacral dimple, no other symptoms present. So far normal development and normal on exam. Should we still be concerned?

Likely Fine: Most sacral dimples are harmless and don't require any treatment. Rarely sacral dimples are associated with a serious underlying abnormality of the spine or spinal cord. Examples include spina bifida or tethered cord syndrome. The risks of above spinal problems increase if sacral dimple is accompanied by a nearby tuft of hair, skin tag or certain types of skin discolorations. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a 30 year old female experiencing sudden swelling and pain in sacral region only during past hour. No recent physical injuries that I know of.

Hi. I'm a 30 year old female experiencing sudden swelling and pain in sacral region only during past hour. No recent physical injuries that I know of.

Sacral pain: Painful swelling in the sacral area without history of trauma suggests an abcess or collection of blood(hematoma) and warrants an evaluation by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Me-52 yr old female presents with acute ipsilateral sacral pain, l-side, when getting out of bed in the morning. Pain lessened via ambulation. Help!?

Me-52 yr old female presents with acute ipsilateral sacral pain, l-side, when getting out of bed in the morning.  Pain lessened via ambulation.  Help!?

Sounds like an: Arthritic or degenerative issue with your low back or even sacroiliac joint. If it eases quickly, just make sure you are exercising regularly and not smoking as well as keeping your weight under control. Otherwise, try some otc medication if no medical reasons not to. If it persists, see your doctor for further guidance. ...Read more

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What is cranio sacral therapy like?

Unknown: What is cranio-sacral therapy? Please tell me. There can be no manipulation of the plates of the adult skull and sacral refers to the sacrum which is the lower back. This is quackery and certainly not for tymj pain or therapy for any conditon of dental origin. Your qwuestion is confuse and nonsensical. ...Read more