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Cervical Stenosis: The most common need for decompression therapy is for those whose spine has, over a long time from, developed bony protrusions called osteophytes in and around the outside of the spinal cord and the holes that the nerves come out of. This is a natural aging process, but in some it can press on the neves and cause pain. Decompression does just that- opens up room for the nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doesn't: I suspect you are referring to a variety of computerized machines that purport to reduce herniated discs. These machines go by various names which i will not mention here. They are basically fancy traction machines. The treatment is very expensive and despite the hype have never been shown to be effective. They are usually not covered by insurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been having cervical spine manual therapy from a PT for 4 months and have just read that it could cause a stroke. Very concerned because I had a bad headache in middle of night the day of treatment.
Maybe maybe not: If severe no. If mild yes. If in between, no was knows for sure. The spine surgeons say no. The chiros and therapists say yes. The osteopaths say combine both modalities.... ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have back pain.I have some numbness down my spine.I have had 4epiderals I have had xrays physical therapy &take pain medication. I need this fixed.
See a Spine Surgeon: Not sure if you have a diagnosis yet as to what's causing your symptoms. Any pain/numbness/tingling going down your legs? In addition to xrays, you will need a MRI of your lumbar spine to better evaluate your spine and see what could be causing your symptoms-if coming from your spine. Getting an accurate diagnosis, will then better enable your doctors to formulate a more effective treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have injection therapy (steroid shots) in my neck in a couple days because of spine related illnesses. I've been told they cause migraines afterwards?
It depends...: The cervical spine can appear more straight on x-ray if a patient is having neck pain. This is caused by muscle spasms and how a patient might hold their neck when in pain. Physical therapy can help this by relieving the neck pain. However, if a patient has a reverse curvature of their spine from abnormalities in their cervical discs or bones, this will not be corrected by physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Once you've healed and have been given clearance, you can resume all other therapy. ...Read more
Can anyone suggest alternative therapy for cancer in the t12 spine. Currently it's being treated external beam radio therapy ?
Constant popping upper spine w/ bending foward and deep breaths. Exercise, p-therapy w/ no change. Mri negative. Ortho doesn't know. Came after illnes?
Neurology exam: Sharp, shooting pains on bending and deep breathing may be due to pinched nerves near the upper spine. A neurologist may be able to find the problematic area. ...Read more
I had shattered my spine over 15 years ago5 vertebrae, don't remember which ones middle of back. No physical therapy and am in constant pain-mri help?
Maybe but an MRI is: Not going to treat you so you need to see a specialist who can appropriately evaluate you & determine if any testing is indicated & initiate an appropriate course of treatment. This could be an orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, neurologist or pain management specialist. In the interim, you can begin with trying to exercise regularly, stop smoking if you do & lose weight if needed. ...Read more
Is it okay to use ultrasound heat therapy on my thoracic area due to injury but there is also a cyst on my spine thats been there since birth?
I had an MRI of my upper spine. Could anyone tell me what this means: c6-c7 minimal posterior disc bulge minimally indents the anterior therapy sac.
What kind/level?: First see a rehab doctor or neurologist to be sure physical therapy won't be dangerous. If it isn't serious you are likely to need strengthening of any affected muscles with neck and arm range of motion. Cervical traction is useful for some disc ruptures. Again see the doctor first. You might have something that could cause paraplegia or a tumor or a disc needing surgery or epidural injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad has spine metastes frm primary prostate cancer, terminal, indefinate hormone therapy...Whats average prognosis please?
Depends how long: How long on hormones? If just started the cancer may respond for average of several years. If he was already on hormones for long time prognosis is worse months to a year or two using other option such as different drugs or chemotherapy. Not cureable at this point just delaying progression. Some are offering Provenge (sipuleucel-t) but it's new and not known how effective, this is a vaccine type of therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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