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What Do You Do If You Have A Curved Spine
Seek a neurosurgeon: Spinal cord injuries (sci) are very serious and can have lasting effects.Unfortunately, they are all too common with motor vehicle crashes and motor cycle accidents as leading causes.Spinal cord injury can manifest as pain, weakness, numbness and are often associated with a spinal fracture. You want to go to a medical center where they have experienced neurosurgeons who can help with the situation. ...Read more
Curved spine.....: Your question needs more specific information. There is no '19' or l9. There are several normal curves in the spine. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/spinal_curvature. More information is needed to answer your question. ...Read more
Severe pain: A shoulder dislocation is extremely painful and results in inability to move the shoulder joint at all. You might note a cavity/ groove over shoulder region where the dislocation has occurred. It can still be difficult to differentiate a dislocation from a fracture therefor an X Ray may be needed to confirm this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulge or lump.: A hernia will manifest itself as a bulge, most commonly in the groin or belly button region. The bulge may be tender, is often reducible (either spontaneously or with direct pressure), and may be as small as a grape or as large as cantaloupe. In general, no bulge, no hernia. A simple exam by your doctor should confirm your suspicion. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Xray: The only way to know if your rib is truly broken is with an xray. This simple diagnostic test creates a picture of the rib cage which your physician can use to evaluate your pain. Sometimes it can be hard to see a fracture on xray. Typically these breaks take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See an Orthodontist!: An "overbite" is assessed by measuring the percentage that the top teeth cover the bottom teeth. A "normal" overbite is when the top teeth cover 20% of the bottom teeth. An "open bite" is when the front teeth do not touch, even when fully biting down. A "deep bite" is when the top teeth completely cover the bottom teeth (100% deep bite). Visit www.Mylifemysmile.Org to find an orthodontist! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
More info needed..: Can't tell if your question is related to an anterior tooth (esthetics) or a posterior tooth. If the single malpositioned tooth is of concern, speak to a local dentist where you can elaborate on your concerns. The dentist will give you your options for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain control: Pain control is the mainstay for fractured ribs. Only on rare occasions, when patients are polytraumatized, we will operate on them using plates and screws to improve their lung function and decrease their stay in the icu. Otherwise, we let them heal on their own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brace.: Compression fractures are common in the older, more osteoporotic patients. For younger patients, it can be associated with a significant fall. Usually it can be managed by a brace. But for some patients, with severe pain, cementing of the fractured bone (vertebroplasty) can have immediate pain relief. Ask your physician about the riskts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my wrist. do you think it will be casted once I see the orthopedic specialist?
Wrist pain: Does not have to be accompanied by swelling discoloration or stiffness. Tendinitis joint problems. Soft tissue cysts can be present and cause pain but not necessarily show up with swelling. Persistent wrist pain doesn't respond to normal palliative means such as rest ice splinting should be evaluated. Hey proper exam and x-rays can go along way . casting is for very definite specific injury ...Read more
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