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Vertebrae Out Of Alignment
Question's too broad: Your question is too broad. A bunion is a deformity in the foot in which there is an increased angle between the 1st and 2nd metatarsals and there can be an associated subluxation of the toe (hallux) at the area of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. In severe deformities, the joint can be dislocated, but typically not referred to as "out of socket". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partial fusion of C7 and t1 vertebral bodies with rudimentary intervening disk and bony fusion of right facet joint. is this serious? implications?
See a Neurosurgeon -: who will examine you and take it from there. Without knowing how all this is affecting you, it'll be difficult for anyone to answer your questions. You were born with these and it might be causing some stiffness in your neck motion(maybe!!), otherwise I don't think it'll be causing anything else. Good Luck. ...Read more
If no pain no worry: If no symptoms in terms of pain or neurologic symptoms or findings, don't worry unless physician believes that the spine has an instability then you would need surgery. Otherwise, the spine can change its alignment due to degeneration or due to muscular issues or even related to disc herniation or spinal stenosis. If those are causing symptoms you treat them, not how the spine lines up ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interval bony consolidation of the L5 pars fractures bilaterally. Coronal alignment is normal, exception of positional leaning to the left. explain?
Ok: So, you initially had fractures in an area of the spine knows as the pars interarticularis, consolidation suggests they have now healed. The alingnment if the spine when viewed from the back is normal. I would not hesitate to go through your study with the person that ordered it as well. ...Read more
A slight loss of anterior stature of the L1 vertebra is unchanged, compared to the CT scanogram of 2009. Other lumbar vertebrae are normal in stature. There is no lumbar spondylolisthesis. Axial images suggest a nondisplaced fracture of the L4 facet (imag
Need more info: Not sure what your question is, but how old are you and what are your symptoms? Have you had any trauma lately? All these factors help determine the significance of any radiographic abnormality. Also, when the radiologists use a term like "suggest", it means they can't tell for sure if an abnormality is really present or not. ...Read more
Is neuromuscular dentistry effective for TMJ? MRI shows bone spurs, disc fragments and flattening of the Condyle
Many Options: The TMJ is a very complicated and delicate joint. There are many problems which can affect it, and treatment options vary considerably. Many different approaches can lead to success when treating your jaw joints, and there is no one approach (such as neuromuscular) which works 100% of the time. Your dentist or oral surgeon will have to explain the options and offer a solution specifically for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two types: the inner part is Type 2, the other parts type 1. ...Read more
Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?
Fairly common: Description for imaging by age 30 relating more to age relatd degenerative changes particularly at the lower two disc spaces ascwell as involving the small joints or articular processes of the back with two facet joints found at each disc level. This can be further affcted if one smokes ;/or obese. Genetics also play a role while ther is mixed data as to other possible environmental causes. ...Read more
"Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?"
Varies : Increased sclerosis on the articular processes throughout the spine is another way to say you have diffuse arthritic changes in you spine. The end plate irregularity is harder to say without seeing the film, it can also represent a change seen in arthritis, but can also represent a fracture or even be seen in an infection of the vertebrae. You should see your doctor to go through it with you. ...Read more
Is it possible for the jaw to gradually accommodate to flattening of the condyle, bone spurs and disc fragments?
In WHIPLASH INJURY the nerves originating from spine inside vertebral column, CAN NERVES SNAP OUT? Due to rapid movement of neck.
No: Short of a traumatic displaced fracture or dislocation of the spine, the nerves do not "snap out" of their normal position. They are protected by strong ligaments and the bone architecture of the vertebral column that would have to be disrupted for them to move into an abnormal position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since all planes of body are connected e.g. Jaw, hip. Would un-tilting my jaw (surgery) align the other planes and straighten my spine (scoliosis)??
Separate compartment: I think you're confused. The different compartments of the body are on their own when it comes to adult or near adult modification. Your spine responds to gravity according to a multitude of influences, but how your jaw tilts has little if anything to do with it. ...Read more
Can a hard fall on the sacrum cause misalignment of the spine? (scoliosis?) After my fall, I developed scoliosis.
Doubt that alone: There may have more that happened during the fall. If the two are related then there had to be spinal injury. It could have occurred for natural or genetic reasons. Your physician can clarify. ...Read more
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