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Spinal Disease Spondylolisthesis
This is a very general term. Spinal disease can occur in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back), or lumbar (low back) spine. Typically, patients will have neck or low back pain secondary to degeneration of the spine or wear and tear. Patients can suffer disk herniations, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), formation of bone spurs, etc. Pain can also be due ...Read more
Spine disorder: A guarded prognosis means that the future of this disease is not well known and significant complications may occur. No one has a crystal ball so seek another opinion for clarification. ...Read more
Orthopaedic Surgeons: I admit my answer is (as all answers are) biased. Orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, neurologists, physiatrists (rehabilitation doctors), and pain doctors (often anesthesiologists) are specialists, but internal medicine and family practitioners see an awful lot of back pain as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable!: Degenerative is part of the human condition. It can be silent (no symptoms). It is often associated with discomfort in the neck, mid back, and low back. If there is nerve or spinal cord irritation (compression, inflammation) there can be nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling, weakness, trouble walking, trouble controlling bladder and bowels). The problems vary widely in type & severity. ...Read more
Guarded prognosis: This typically means that based on the condition we cannot make a clean cut determination as to which way pone could go. Essentially you have a 50/50 chance of getting better or getting worse. ...Read more
Spinal Disease: This is a very general term. Spinal disease can occur in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back), or lumbar (low back) spine. Typically, patients will have neck or low back pain secondary to degeneration of the spine or wear and tear. Patients can suffer disk herniations, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), formation of bone spurs, etc. Pain can also be due to trauma or fractures ...Read more
Djd: Yes exercise is always good. Degenerative disease is a normal process of getting old. Not all instances are necessarily painful. Exercise with strengthening is always good as it takes up some of the stress on the affected areas. You basically exercise according to your level of tolerance. ...Read more
Is there autoimmune disease that attacks ur spine? Spinal disease... Spine has degenerated extremely in past 6 ys, 7 spinal surgeries many more 2 com
I have a very rare spinal disease called adhesive arachnoiditis. I am wondering if there is any treatment?
Arachnoiditis (spine): The symptoms of arachnoiditis can be treated with medications such as membrane stabilizers (like gabapentin), antidepressants and other pain meds. Dorsal column stimulation can also decrease its symptoms. Unfortunately, there is no cure or reversal of arachnoiditis yet... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could an anxiety or panic disorder start at any age, not even till 38? Fibro, chronic pain-spinal disease& intense stress w/kids now, teens trouble w/law
Yes it can: Panic attacks can start at any age though the start earlier, however as we discussed before, panic attacks or severe anxiety attacks if you will, happen within the context of all types of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, ocd, simple phobias. ..Etc. So please see our doctor for more proper and accurate assessment good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a mild spondylolisthesis. What kind of treatments should I consider other than spinal fusion?
Spondylolisthesis: You have had this likely since age 6-8 years old. That is when this problem seems to surface. Most commonly, this is an incidental finding present in 5-6% of the asymptomatic population. Make sure you have tried pt (mckenzie, avoid hyperextension), nsaid's, and nerve root or pars injections. Activity modifications until symptoms resolve may also be necessary. If all else fails, fusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having a hard time deciding on spinal fusion and a laminectomy. What is the long term prognosis if I don't? G1 spondylolisthesis, R&L foraminal sten
Gradual worsening: Gradual worsening with foot drops if you have significant neurologic symptoms peotecting the nervesc with reconstruction has a better long term out com if you have only axial backache surgical outcome is less obviously beneficial wiltze urged us to wait for the leg pain then intervene if you don't have leg pain then your nerves are ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are exercises I can do if I have spinal stenosis (l2, l3), spondylolisthesis, and osteopenia?
What exercises are recommended for someone with spinal stenosis (l2, l3), spondylolisthesis, and osteopenia?
Had a spinal fusion at L5 for spondylolisthesis in 2012. Been weightlifting for about 1.5 years now. Should I have limits even with no pain?
Your best bet: Is to review this with your surgeon as he/she will best know/understand the complexities of the your present post surgical spinal anatomy. Remember, just because you have no pain, doesn't mean that your not traumatizing your spine. ...Read more
Mri findings say acquired spondylolisthesis and cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy. I am in a great amount of pain. What next?
Does spinal dysraphism surgery in newborn causes problems in later life. My son now 15 having pain in legs due to spondylolisthesis at l5-s1, ?
I have disc hernation at t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 resulting in bi lateral stenosis but more on left side. Having some tingling on left leg mainly when I get hot. Why?
Is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone (spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more
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