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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


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Flat images look three-dimensional. Any explanation for this vision problem?

Flat images look three-dimensional. Any explanation for this vision problem?

Unusual symptom: This an unusual symptom. Probably this is an optical effect, but only an eye exam can rule out at problem. The 3-d effect comes from different mechanisms. Shadowing and parallax, for example, give a 3-d effect without depending on the 2 eyes being separated in space giving stereopsis (true 3-d vision). So, if for some reason there was a ghost image from one eye, a 3-d effect might result, possibly. ...Read more

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All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?

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

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What does minimal spondylitic changes at l3-4 on lumbar spine xray mean?

Very little- : Spondylitic changes are simply a way of describing normal degenerative changes or arthritis. While most people think of older people with this it is actually a normal finding that occurs to varying degrees between people. ...Read more

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Could laser surgery for scoliosis correct the spine curve?

Could laser surgery for scoliosis correct the spine curve?

No: Laser surgery has some great benefits for specific populations, but it will not change scoliosis. It might be able to ease some pain if you are having it, but will not correct the curvature. ...Read more

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Doctor only received radiology report. Cervical spine = lordosis. Thoracic is moderate scoliosis, convex right, lumbar is mild Convex left. Pain help?

Doctor only received radiology report. Cervical spine = lordosis. Thoracic is moderate scoliosis, convex right, lumbar is mild Convex left. Pain help?

Scoliosis: is not an uncommon and incidental finding on xrays. The significance of this finding in relation to your back pain is not easily addressed without the benefit of your history and physical findings. People who have back pain and scoliosis are often evaluated by orthopedic specialists for pain management and treatment. At 29, your scoliosis is unlikely to progress. ...Read more

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Generalised OA (x-Ray hands feet knees hip clavicle, MRI spine) dry eyes/mouth, history hypermobility, lumbar/cervical stenosis radiculopathy TMJD diverticulitis prolapses FUO - but seronegative and comprehensive blood tests always normal. Any ideas?

Generalised OA (x-Ray hands feet knees hip clavicle, MRI spine) dry eyes/mouth, history hypermobility, lumbar/cervical stenosis radiculopathy TMJD diverticulitis prolapses FUO - but seronegative and comprehensive blood tests always normal. Any ideas?

Explanation: My suggestion that you generalized OA mostly degenerative disease, not the inflammation. And blood work so far remains normal. History of hyper mobility could be reason of early degenerative changes in multiple joins. ...Read more

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Pain! how to treat, chiro? X-ray shows spina bifida [email protected], grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 w/spondylosis, mild disc space height [email protected]&l5-s1

Pain! how to treat, chiro? X-ray shows spina bifida occulta@l5, grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 w/spondylosis, mild disc space height loss@l4-5&l5-s1

Too little info: As dr. Hines says, a neurosurgeon can help differentiate all of the above and provide you with the best treatment options for your condtion. There are many factors to consider- your age, how much spondylosis, pain location, duration, relief, exacerbation, general health, etc. See a neurosurgeon for some good answers. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Scoliosis surgery in thoracic spine ==what do we expect?

Scoliosis surgery in thoracic spine ==what do we expect?

Taller pain : You'llbe straighter and taller it will hurt for a time you won't with time notice the stiffness the thoracic spine doesn't move much any way. ...Read more

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Findings: mild anterior osteophytosis noted. Mild disc space narrowing at l5-s1. Conclusion: degenerative disc desease. What does this mean?

Findings: mild anterior osteophytosis noted. Mild disc space narrowing at l5-s1. Conclusion: degenerative disc desease. What does this mean?

Little : As our radiology colleagues love to say, "clinical correlation is recommended"; not knowing what your symptoms or physical exam is like, these results don't mean much. Regardless, do take actions to help decelerate progression of your ddd. ...Read more

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Lateral views limited do to overlap w/shoulders c6/7 & c7/t1 suboptimally visualized. Straigtenein of lordotic curv of cerv spine?

Lateral views limited do to overlap w/shoulders c6/7 & c7/t1 suboptimally visualized. Straigtenein of lordotic curv of cerv spine?

Non-diagnostic spine: These are "non-diagnostic" results if those levels of your cervical spine were not visualized. You will need to discuss with your physician whether a different imaging option is advisable in your work-up, depending on what you were being evaluated for. ...Read more

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Lumbar spine X-ray show only some disc space narrowing at L3 - L5 , what does it mean ?

Lumbar spine X-ray show only some disc space narrowing at L3 - L5  ,  what does it mean ?

Wear and tear: Generally, as we age, the size of the disks between our vertebrae gets smaller with the effects of gravity and use. On the x-ray it looks like the distance between the bones is closer than at other levels. Generally you can't really attribute any symptoms to this finding, although if the doctor was suspicious of a ruptured fisk, this would bolster the case for an mri. ...Read more

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X ray report (lumbosacral spine ap & lat), what does this mean?

Type of x-ray: A/P and Lat means anterior/posterior and lateral projection x-rays. ...Read more

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Suspicious ovoid density, right upper lung, apicolordotic view is suggested, mild dextroscoliosis, thoracic spine.what this means this result of my xray.p

Suspicious ovoid density, right upper lung, apicolordotic view is suggested, mild dextroscoliosis, thoracic spine.what this means this result of my xray.p

See details: A solitary nodule can be caused by several issues with infection the most likely cause in a 22 year. If I was ordering tests, I would do a CT scan of the chest next and forget about additional plain x rays. ...Read more

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C5/6 a broad based disc protusion with vertebral endplate osteophytes, what to do?

C5/6 a broad based disc protusion with vertebral endplate osteophytes, what to do?

Maybe nothing: Those are fairly common findings, especially for weekend warriors. For patients with symptoms a collar can be effective in the short run. If persistent symptoms or disabilities may require surgery. ...Read more

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I have spine scoliosis with 5-7 degree curvature, will therapy fix it?

No: Spine curvature under 10 degrees is considered within normal anatomic variation and is typically not clinically detected unless someone is looking for it. If it is symptomatic therapy may help with symptoms but it will not reverse the curvature. Typically this level of curvature is not symptomatic. ...Read more

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24 y/o F. XR of thoracolumbar spine showed rotatory scoliosis (18°) & minimal spondylitic spurring on T12. Please explain this.

24 y/o F. XR of thoracolumbar spine showed rotatory scoliosis (18°) & minimal spondylitic spurring on T12.  Please explain this.

Idiopathic scoliosis: Firstly, who determined 18? I would not trust the radiology report, it should be done by a scoliosis surgeon. Otherwise, all this means is that you had typical adolescent scoliosis with a reasonable curve but below the threshold for surgery and arguable even bracing, although I brace kids at 15 degrees. Your curve will not progress since you are skeletally mature. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

An abnormal curvature of the spine or backbone in which part of the spine looks curved to ...Read more