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My dad now 74 went to doc today told him through a blood test he had water on his spine is this bad news or just news that means another med. Thank yu?

My dad now 74 went to doc today told him through a blood test he had water on his spine is this bad news or just news that means another med. Thank yu?

Not enough info: "Water on the Brain" might be used to describe Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, which is diagnosed with a brain scan and can cause problems such as falling and confusion, and might require surgical treatment. I have never heard of water on the spine diagnosed by a blood test, so I would ask your father for more information. ...Read more

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I have a water sensation down my spine and shoulder. What is this and why? X

I have a water sensation down my spine and shoulder. What is this and why? X

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by a "water sensation." i suspect, though, that you are describing either nerve irritation or a psychological "feeling" because of a variety or issues. See your physician so he or she can narrow the possibilities and, if necessary, run some tests. Then you can get the medical care you deserve. ...Read more

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People tell me that drinking water and supplements will help a spine disc tear to "heal". Is it true? Asking because i know discs are avascular.Thanks

People tell me that drinking water and supplements will help a spine disc tear to "heal". Is it true? Asking because i know discs are avascular.Thanks

Helpful: As part of an overall nutritional plan, water and supplements may be helpful. Discs are avascular but the outer shell is what needs to heal as the contents of the disc are very inflammatory. Proper physical therapy and the use of cold applications can be helpful. ...Read more

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My friend is getting a tingle sensation in his back/spine when eating food or drinking water, mostly cold substances should he be concerned?

My friend is getting a tingle sensation in his back/spine when eating food or drinking water, mostly cold substances should he be concerned?

Upper or lower back?: Upper back symptoms, including tingling, pain, pressure, tightness can be provoked by a variety of digestive system disorders. Spinal conditions almost never are provoked simply by swallowing. The same is true for low back issues, wherein lower digestive problems may cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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In a MRI of the cervical spine, what it means “regressive phenomena with initial slight reduction in the tone of water, but with thickness retained are obvious by the disc interspace of L3-L4”? is something serious in a 37 years old man?

In a MRI of the cervical spine, what it means “regressive phenomena with initial slight reduction in the tone of water, but with thickness retained are obvious by the disc interspace of L3-L4”? is something serious in a 37 years old man?

Get an explanation: A most important part of any trest or imagry is to provide a clear explanation and treatment recommendations. Only the Dr who ordered the MRI can help you know the next step. Don't worry until you've heard a Dx and prognosis. Call now so you can relax. Best! ...Read more

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Clear very thin, water like, liquid out of one side of nose bend over, light sensitivity, constant headache, stiff/sore neck and upper spine down back?

Clear very thin, water like, liquid out of one side of nose bend over, light sensitivity, constant headache, stiff/sore neck and upper spine down back?

Virus or injury?: Are there any symptoms that suggest you have a viral infection? All of these things can be caused by a viral infection, like the kind that causes colds. There are other causes too. If you were in an accident and you hurt your head, an injury can cause symptoms like this. ...Read more

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Is the pH in bottled water imporant?

Is the pH in bottled water imporant?

No guidline on PH: According to the who, there is no health based guidline for ph in drinking water. The who measures the corrosivity of water by measuring its ph. The lower the ph, the more corrosive it is. The ph of pure water is 7. Although the who claims that ph usually has no impact on people who drink it, its important in determining the health of the distribution system. ...Read more

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What happens if water enters a trach?

What happens if water enters a trach?

Depends on amount: If small amount of h2o goes down the wrong tube (trachea instead of esophagus), the healthy person can cough it up. If very weak from a diseae or being frail and elderly, then even small amounts can be be difficult to clear, and aspiration of the fluid may result. If a large amount of water fill the lung and prevent air exchange at the alveoli, could lead to death by drowning. ...Read more