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What Does It Mean To Have Biphasic Scoliosis
This is not a formal: This term "biphasic" is not a normal term when used to describe a scoliosis. There are several different types of scoliosis classified on their causes (idiopathic, congenital, neuromuscular) & then we describe scoliosis based on its location and appearance on radiographs or x-ray(thoracic, thorcolumbar, lumbar, cervical, - single curve, double curve, major curve, minor curve, kyphoscoliosis, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Curve in spine: Cervical is neck. Thoracic is chest. Lumbar is lower back. Cervicothoracic scoliosis means there is a curve in the chest and neck part of the spine. The next information needed is the angle of the curve. Scoliosis can be a minor or a major issue depending on the severity of the curve. Learning good body mechanics and stretches can keep discomfort (muscular) to a minimun. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis refers to the normal wear and tear in joints that occurs basically in everyone as they age. Scoliosis refers to a curvature of the spine. Both conditions can vary widely in severity, and if mild they really don't mean anything bad or life changing. Talk to your doctor about the severity of the findings. ...Read more
Scoliosis is very 3D: Scoliosis is always a three dimensional deformity; the spine is not only curved when you look from the front, but it is also rotated. It is the amount of rotation that makes the curve the most visible when you bend forward and look at it. The rotation is what produces the 'so-called' rib hump. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check for scoliosis: Scoliosis screening is done in schools for adolescents to check for any obvious abnormal spinal asymmetry or curvature on physical examination. This may include a "hump" along the ribs - especially seen with forward bending, having 1 shoulder higher than the other, tight hamstrings, abnormal scoliometer measurement, etc. If an abnormality is suspected, then a referral to a physician is given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things!: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders marked by extremely loose joints, hyperelastic skin that bruises easily, and easily damaged blood vessels.There are six major types and at least five minor types of ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds). A variety of gene mutations (changes) cause problems with collagen, the material that provides strength and structure to skin, bone, blood vessels. ...Read more
Juvenile arthritis: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.The cause of JRA is not known. It is thought to be an autoimmune illness. This means the body attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. It is the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 16 that damages and eventually destroys the joints of the body.The ongoing inflammation may limit the mobility of affected joints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Air trapping: Means you have air trapping disease. The degree and severity of it can be determined by a complete pulmonary function test, the fef25-75, fev1, dlco, mvo2 and cat scan thorax. The prognosis and morbidity will depend on these as well as the current cardiac status. Need to consult pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Porous bone: Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease characterized by thining or loss of density in bones. It put you at risk for fractures, especially the hip, wrist or vertebra. This condition is diagnosed by a dxa scan (bone density scan). Effective treatments are currently available if you indeed were found to have osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Blue extremities can mean low oxygen levels but this could occur in lung, heart or vascular diseases. There are also rheumatologic (arthritis) type illnesses that can cause the extremities to appear blue or black. It is best to show your healthcare provider this problem to help determine why it is happening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See attached graphic: As your BP increases, the degree is categorized as stage 1, 2, 3. Long term the higher your pressure remains the more multi-system organ damage you cause. The graph is from american society of hypertension. Once you decide to treat your hypertension then you need to have the mindset that your goal is a normal blood pressure regardless of how many medications it takes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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