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Depends on symptoms: You are describing scoliosis, which is a spinal deformity. Treatment depends on severity of symptoms. A formal evaluation by a spine expert who deals with deformity can provide you with treatment options based on your symptoms. Treatment may be as simple as medications, physical therapy, injections, or may involve complex spinal reconstruction and fusion. ...Read more
Disk injury: Technically is not not a tear of the vertebra (a bone), but the disk between two bones. The outer disk (annulus fibrosis) is made of layers of collagen (a material). Think of them as threads woven in layers. They allow for some flexibility and movement between the bones. With aging and time some of the fibers can tear. If nerve fibers grow into the area, it might be a source of pain. ...Read more
Is it true that the vertebrate growth plates close a year or two later than the growth plates in the wrists and in the knees?
Not really: Once the growth plates in your hand and knees close you are done growing so if you are hoping that your spine will continue to grow for another year or two it is very unlikely ...Read more
I had a broken vertebrate a few years ago from a car accident, I still have severe back pain. Could it be hurt? Or is it normal?
Not normal: There must be a reason for that severe back pain, most likely complication to the fracture or could be some thing is not related. Check it out with spine surgeon. ...Read more
Any truth to online claims that those over 35 can still grow 1-3 inches cause spinal chord vertebrates don't fuse? Would chiropractic cause that growth
I have scoliosis at 35% and a doctor told me it looks like my lower vertebrate have fused crookedly. How can this be treated?
By 35%, you likely: Mean 35 degrees. There are congenital forms of scoliosis, where some vertebrae are wedged in shape (they did not form fully), and then they can also not separate appropriately, during the segmentation stage, hence you have a wedge vertebra fused with another vertebra, causing the spine to be fixed in a "crocked" position at that region, leads to scoliosis. See a scoliosis specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
I am experiencing major pain in my neck. It hurts to cough, because of a stinging pain in my cervical vertebrate. Do you know what this could be?
See doctor: Since much of the nerve pathway goes through the neck area if this pain has been going on for more than a few days or is getting worse, you need to consult your doctor immediately. An orthopedist would be the preferred specialist. I don't know what the cause is (trauma or injury?) but whatever it is, it needs immediate attention. ...Read more
Is it safe for me to go back on roller coasters after a major car accident a few years ago. I fractured two vertebrates. 1-2 vertebrate. Can I go back?
Check with doctor: If fractures have healed and normal neurological exam might be acceptable but check with doctor first. ...Read more
Most unlikely, as: You have had that since birth, and didn't cause any problems. Usually they are found by accident on xrays done for something. ...Read more
Ideas? What might happen if my compression fracture to my C4 vertebrate didn't start to heal yet?
See your doc: Your doc that is following this fracture should be following the healing process and deciding on the next step if it is not doing what it should be. ...Read more
What are possible causes for pain and tenderness in the lower thoracic vertebrate region with back extension when laying on stomach?
Facet joints: Pain in thoracic vertebral region with back extension in twenties male is unusual. This symptom usually reflects arthrosis of vertebral spine facet joints. Such symptoms are usually seen in older persons. This leads to concern whether there have been previous back injuries as occur in many young persons who are extreme sports enthusiasts. Osteopath is best doctor to diagnose and advise. ...Read more
Infants & seniors:
Kids <1 year old and adults >60 years old are most susceptible to infection and have the most severe symptoms. We get salmonella from all sorts of things, ranging from peanut butter to pot pies, to dog food (wash your hands after feeding Fido! (o:) though the classic exposure is to un-/under-cooked chicken.
Hope this helps!
-Garrett Norvell, MD ...Read more
Salmonella lifecycle: Read more at: http://salmonellies. Blogspot. Com/2011/11/life-cycle. Html ...Read more
Germs are found all around us. How long do they live without a host and do they really make us sick?
See below: An immunocompromised host is one that has impairement of one or more components of their immune system ie. White blood cells both in quantity and function, cell mediated immunity, antibody production, reticuloendothelial cell function in liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Examples are aids with low CD4 lymphocytes, splenectomized persons and people on immunosuppressive drugs and chemotherapy. ...Read more
Answer: Just because they serve it, doesn't mean you have to eat it. Simply say, "no thank you, I'm trying to control my salt intake." next year they might serve an alternative. Be sure to comment on how good the other food is that you have eaten. ...Read more
How long does HIV remain active once it outside of it's host. Aside from temperature fluxations, what is the average time depending on regular temp?
Not long: Hiv does not typically live very long outside it's host, mainly because it requires a temperature of 98.6 degrees, give or take a degree or two, to survive and flourish. It can live anywhere from several minutes to a few hours on surfaces, depending on the surface and the environmental conditions. Many soaps, bleach, and peroxide will kill the virus on surfaces. Beware of used syringes, however. ...Read more
Pathogenic bacteria: Many different ways. Good discussion at wikipedia ...Read more