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Consider: Visiting a chiropractor. There you will receive x-rays of your back, and treatment. They will refer you to a medical doctor if you require medication or further work up beyond an mri. And they are relatively inexpensive compared to the medical community. You can walk in bent, and walk out straight. Ya, that's what i would do. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Havin back pain where i had lung surgery 4 yrs. ago been walking short distance now an i have spasm in right neck an stiffness in back daily why
My father is 65, never smoked, no asbestos. Has a mass in the lungs, severe joint pain and stiffness, history of gout. What is most likely diagnosis?
My best to: Your father, first. It is not easy to tell with the limited information. If the mass is capable of being biopsied either via bronchoscopy or percutaneously that would provide accurate diagnosis. While malignancy is certainly the fear that looms large it is not certain without a tissue diagnosis. ...Read more
Possibly: Lung cancer metastasis can appear months to years after the resection of the primary tumor. Headache and back stiffness are more common for other reasons but can be caused by mets to the spine or CNS. Night sweats can occur with some cancers. Balance problems can be due to muscular weakness, anemia, sensory deficits or neurological issues. This should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more