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What Does It Mean To Have Multiple Scoliosis
Skin disorder: Steatocystoma multiplex is a disorder in which multiple yellow or skin-colored sebum-filled cysts are found on the trunk, upper arms, or chest. It can be confused with acne vulgaris and is included in the differential diagnosis of acne. It can be autosomal dominant in inheritance or sporadic. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease is characterized by degeneration of cartilage (and later, bone) that affects how a joint moves and tolerates loads and stresses. Advancing age and trauma worsen the degeneration. In weight bearing joints, obesity also accelerates the progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location: Fractures of the cervical spine are the result of severe trauma to the neck and treatment varies with the location of the fracture in the vertebra; the presence or absence of injury to other structures especially the spinal cord. These need a complete evaluation including cat scans; dynamic films etc before any treatment can be decided. ...Read more
Let's see: Between each vertebral body is a cushion called an intervertebral disc. These act as so-called shock absorbers to the spine. With aging and with overuse and with trauma and for unknown reasons, these disc lose their elasticity, stamina and durability and deteriorate. This can place stresses on the spine (cervical, thoracic & lumbar) and cause a myriad of symptoms and problems. They wear out! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Radiculopathies: The term radiculopathy refers to a disease process that involves one or more of the spinal nerve roots. Typically there are 3 most common causes: a herniated disc, central spinal stenosis and lateral spinal stenosis. As a result of the initial insult or injury pain travels along the nerve root distribution in the body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cluster headaches: These are headaches that come in clusters and sometimes weeks apart. As with all severe headaches, the cause is mysterious. These often more common in men and can be terribly painful. ...Read more
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