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Vertebrae Out Of Alignment
One of my vertebrae in my neck is out of alignment, it's a few cm off to the right when I bow my head. Should I see a chiropractor or a doctor?
Consider osteopath: Chiropractors specialize in aligning vertebrae and are thus more likely to help, but one should be careful in choosing which chiropractor to see (just as one should be careful in choosing a doctor). Some specialize in necks. Choose one who does relatively gentle adjustments. Even better might be to see an osteopath, who specializes in osteopathic manipulation, but don't know they are in Hong Kong! Read more
Long term: Complications include pain and degenerative changes above and below the fused vertebrae. You can also develop scarring issues in the area. Avoid having this surgery unless there is instability or you have had absolutely refractory pain and cannot be functional anymore with the pain. Read more
Upper back: Your upper back.Get a more detailed answer ›
Need 2 consult spine: ...Surgeon ; present this? 2 him/her. Depends if they r fused congenitally or due 2 a prior surgery, but the main thing is why, cosmetic or is it symptomatic? Consulting a spine surgeon is ur best bet. Read more
I'm having a pain in my back, like in inferior part, probably in the region of l vertebrae on both right and left sides of my back for 6 months?
Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. Read more
Read post saying decompressing maneuvers to vertebrae can add 3 inches of length in adults. Is that temporary height gain or is it a permanent change?
Where can I find a dr. Willing to break a fused vertebrae &reset? My spine bowsoutwards, I'm stared at always, can't live this way anymore help me ples
Any well trained: Spine surgeon should be able to evaluate you ; take care of your problem. Most orthopaedic spine surgeons are well skilled in dealing with adult deformity work, some neurosurgeons as well. 1st question is do you need surgery, if so, what surgery will best address your problem. There are many types of osteotomies we use to correct deformities. 1st step: go see your closest orthopaedic spine surgeon. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Looks like sacrum: A transitional L5 vertebrae is a fairly common finding when reviewing lumbar spine x-rays. It basically means that your L5 vertebrae has characteristics of s1 (or the sacrum). Sometimes referred to as a "sacralized l5"... Nothing to be worried about...! Read more