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Mild confusion: The spinal column, the bone and soft tissue segmented column that surrounds/supports/protects the spinal cord, can be repaired. The bundle of nerves that make up the spinal cord, that structure that causes paralysis when injured, cannot be repaired. Why it is so is a bit of a mystery. ...Read more
Canal anatomy: The diameter of the bony spinal canal is largest c1-2, and then in the lumbar spine. The spinal cord ends at l1-2. Generally, the canal is relatively constant in diameter from the cervical to thoracic spine accommodating the cord and providing another 60% of its diameter as a buffer for spinal fluid and tissues. Average diameters are around 17mm throughout and considered critical if under 10 mm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My spinal column has burning like sensation. My mid to lower spinal column has indented severely in last few years. What can be the causes?
Two types: the inner part is Type 2, the other parts type 1. ...Read more
Can height gain be possible after 18 for a female by changing diet and sleeping well with high HGH levels ? How can I lengthen my spinal column?
If no growth last yr: An 18 yr old is not growing taller if her growth plates have fused. If not fused, she may grow a tiny bit (pediatrician's growth chart for her can tell if growth has stopped). To look taller, one can choose properly designed clothing ; shoes, and have good posture. Vitamins, supplements, "special" foods, extra exercise, etc... Will not make her taller if she already closed her growth plates. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes of back pain that feels like it is up and down the spinal column. A detailed exam and perhaps an MRI will usually determine the cause. Potential causes can include multi level degenerative disc disease, muscle spasm, or multiple level facet arthritis thy to name a few. There are also inflammatory conditions that affect the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more
Needs evaluation.: I suggest you pose this question to a neurologist who can then examine you. ...Read more
A 49 to 48 years old women, she say's that her vertebral column, and or spinal column hurts. Why does this happen, and what are the treatments?
Arthritic changes: In the spinal column arthritic changes show up as extra bony growth which can cause pressure on nerves and spasm of muscles...these are called spurs, osteophytes, facet hypertrophy and can even lead to stenosis, or narrowing of the canals the spinal cord and nerves travel through. ...Read more
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