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Doctor insights on: Vertebrae Out Of Alignment

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What are the best stretches for lower back or vertebrae alignment?

What are the best stretches for lower back or vertebrae alignment?

The ones done: Regularly. There is no one best regimen but exercise is good for your back includuping stretching such as through yoga along with core stabilization and cardiovacular routines. Lifestyle changes like a good night's sleep, avoiding tobacco and staying trim help as well. Read more

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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?

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

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What is typical vertebrae?

What is typical vertebrae?

One that is normal--: --in the area of the spine being imaged. T see on Google it. Or look in an anatomy book. Read more

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What could cause collapsed vertebrae?

What could cause collapsed vertebrae?

Several reasons: Trauma, low bone density or even an underlying tumor or infection can lead to a vertebra collapsing. Read more

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What are complications of fused vertebrae?

What are complications of fused vertebrae?

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

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Which individual vertebrae is most commonly broken?

Which individual vertebrae is most commonly broken?

Lumbar vertebrae.: The most commonly fractured vertebrae are those in the low back. Read more

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It seems like there is an abnormal space between my vertebrae?

It seems like there is an abnormal space between my vertebrae?

Very doubtful: That is virtually impossible. If you have back pain, have x rays done. If you do not, forget about it. Read more

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I had a broken vertebrae and was wondering how likely am I to break it again?

Hard to know: It's hard to determine as we do not know the injury you sustained to get the first fracture. Without knowing the trauma you had, bone density or medications you are on, it is difficult to predict. Read more

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Can lower vertebrae that have fused crookedly be un-fused and corrected surgically?

Can lower vertebrae that have fused crookedly be un-fused and corrected surgically?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Myth: It would be impossible for a decompressive procedure to make someone taller. Sometimes when we do fusions and wish to distract the interdiscal space, we can Add modest increase in height. Eight decompression or laminectomy removes phone but does not act to increase height. Read more

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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

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 more

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What causes a fused cervical vertebrae?

What causes a fused cervical vertebrae?

Fusion: A cervical vertebra can fuse for many reasons. They can be that way from birth (congenital) They can occasionally fuse from long term disc collapse (spondylosis) Or they can be fused with a surgical procedure (cervical fusion surgery). Read more

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What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy: During a micro discectomy only a very small portion of the disc is removed. The outer portion of the disc known as the annulus remains almost completely intact. There are also joints, ligaments, and muscles around the spine which help to support it. Read more

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What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy: During a micro discectomy only a very small portion of the disc is removed. The outer portion of the disc known as the annulus remains almost completely intact. There are also joints, ligaments, and muscles around the spine which help to support it. Read more

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Is my insomnia linked to fractured vertebrae?

Is my insomnia linked to fractured vertebrae?

Pain?: Poorly controlled pain is a common reason for inability to sleep. Discuss this with your physician. Read more

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What does an L5 ttransitional vertebrae mean?

What does an L5 ttransitional vertebrae mean?

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