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Doc said my spine bends back 65%.normal is 40% or degree.Everything else ok.This was why it hurts to bend sit breathe.Is he right?What does this mean?

Doc said my spine bends back 65%.normal is 40% or degree.Everything else ok.This was why it hurts to bend sit breathe.Is he right?What does this mean?

Xs joint movement: Reasons for excess spinal motion has several causes including eiler danlos syndrome, spondylolysis, Norma variants., or bad measurements..... X-ray series can diagnose this properly. See an ortho or PMR doc familiar with spinal motion to discuss your case and if it has ANY real significance for you now or in the future ...Read more

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Back mri shows many perineural cysts, spine doc says they're not touching nerves not to worry. How common are these?

Back mri shows many perineural cysts, spine doc says they're not touching nerves not to worry. How common are these?

5 percent: Some degree of peri neural cysts are seen in about 3-5 percent of lumbar MRI scans. They are often a symptomatic and as such in many cases are considered almost incidental findings. Meaning a finding seen on an imaging study that does not require treatment or further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have lump back of neck, just below hair to the right of spine. About an inch and not painful. Have seen three docs, all said don't worry.. Should i?

I have lump back of neck, just below hair to the right of spine. About an inch and not painful. Have seen three docs, all said don't worry.. Should i?

Hard to say: If you have a soft tissue lesion anywhere that you have noticed, it bears observation. Lesions that are increasing in size, especially rapidly, or those associated with increasing pain, are concerns for malignancy. A painless mass which is constant in size, unchanging in appearance, and unchanged over time is likely benign. Lipomas are the most common soft tissue benign lesions; common and benign. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my spine in the middle/ lower back with pain an sometimes bruising in line down part of spine doc won't do anything for it help?

I have a knot on my spine in the middle/ lower back with pain an sometimes bruising in line down part of spine doc won't do anything for it help?

Many causes: There are many causes of back pain, most are annoying but not dangerous. Impossible to tell what might be causing your back pain without a lot more information. Maybe you need to get a 2nd opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Family H/O psoriasis. I have ankle, spine and back pain. S calcium came 8.4. Doc says its low. does that indicate I'm developing Psoriasis?

Family H/O psoriasis. I have ankle, spine and back pain. S calcium came 8.4. Doc says its low. does that indicate I'm developing  Psoriasis?

Psoriasis-consistent: Yes, your signs and symptoms are consistent with psoriasis. There are things you can do: first, manage the stress in your life. Second, eliminate known toxins such as any unnecessary drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine. Third, eat an anti-inflammatory diet with plenty of greens and omega-3 oils. There are also better medications available. See a rheumatologist to discuss those. ...Read more

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Hi doc, lately i feel that my back sounds like cracking when i raise my leg or arm, is there any possibility that I have spine problem?

Hi doc, lately i  feel that my back sounds like cracking when i raise my leg or arm, is there any possibility that I have spine problem?

This is not likely: It may be the way you are built or that your musculature is just tight. Cracking noise or sensation can be from several origins ranging frim the small joints of your back "popping" like the cracking of your knuckles to tight soft tissue structures giving the same sensation when stretched or moving over one another or another musculoskeletal structure. It is not a pathologic or bad thing. ...Read more

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Wat shud I do explaind to doc abot middle back pain knot on spine sometime bruise down spine Bp up from pain but was told I dont rite pain med no ref.

Wat shud I do explaind to doc abot middle back pain knot on spine sometime bruise down spine Bp up from pain but was told I dont rite pain med no ref.

Explain it again: Knots in the middle back are quite common and may be due to muscular spasm, sprain, poor posture, and other causes. Associated swelling may be present, but busing along the spine is unusual and should be further evaluated, if in fact it is as described in the question. ...Read more

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Pelvic xrays on the right showed white streaks along the spine bone which should not be there according to doc. Kindly explain. Pain in lower back.

Pelvic xrays on the right showed white streaks along the spine bone which should not be there according to doc. Kindly explain. Pain in lower back.

Not enough info: There is simply not enough information to render an opinion. Vertebral body striations/bands could be due to various nutritional/metabolic problems, but I'm not sure what "white streaks" means exactly. ...Read more

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Would spinal tumor show up on xray.Nearly constant back pain.Doc doesnt seem concerned.Say's it's just impinged nerve. Xray show compressed low spine?

Would spinal tumor show up on xray.Nearly constant back pain.Doc doesnt seem concerned.Say's it's just impinged nerve. Xray show compressed low spine?

Often yes: The most common tumors in the spine are cancers that have metastasized from other primary sites. They can appear as either dense (blastic) or clear (lytic) lesions on the X-Ray. In rare cases, nerve, bone marrow or, bony tumors can arise in the spine itself. At age 22, other musculoskeletal problems are far more common as cause of low back pain. ...Read more

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