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What Is The Best Treatment For Block Vertebrae
Block vertebra: "Block vertebra is a type of vertebral anomaly where there is a failure of separation of two or more adjacent vertebral bodies." REF: https://radiopaedia. Org/articles/block-vertebra ...Read more
First identify what: The cause of bone loss is : secondary from thyroid disease, smoking, steroid use, renal disease, etc or primary osteoporosis. Treatment depends on cause but for primary treatment: adequate vitamin d &calcium intake, weight bearing exercise, stopping factors like smoking, & guided medication which are of several categories including Reclast (zoledronic acid) Prolia, Forteo as well as several new ones in pipeline. ...Read more
Verterbral art disec: The one recommended by the Dr who sees you. ...Read more
Depends: That is a term that is used differently by various professionals. Physical therapists and chiropractors may use the term to imply that some type of manipulation or therapy is needed to "realign" the spine. In that case pt or chiropractic care might be used to manage your back pain. To an orthopedic surgeon, a true rotation of the vertebrae is seen predominantly in scoliosis and is so treated. ...Read more
A tumor composed of: Dilated blood vessels that grows along the bones in the spinal cord is a condition called a vertebral or spinal hemangioma. People with this type of spinal tumor typically don't experience symptoms, especially when the hemangioma is small. If the tumor grows larger, patients can begin to experience debilitating symptoms, such as chronic back pain or paralysis. Patients who symtomtatic should treat. ...Read more
Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please see your doctor to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What kind of treatment should elderly woman use for a shrinkage on her both sides of the backbone and also a shrinkage on the bottom of her foots.
Simple things first: Many can be treated with medication, activity modification (such as limiting lifting). Some will find a brace useful. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty (injection with bone cement) is controversial. Open surgery is limited to people with spinal cord or nerve pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: The treatment options for occluded vertebral arteries are not as well defined as those for carotid artery stenosis. That said, there is a possibility of vertebral artery angioplasty, but your doctor will better be able to assess the risks and benefits after determining the degree of occlusion of the artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This would depend: On the cause of the pain....Was there a fracture? Is there a herniated disc? Etc etc....Different pain problems are treated differently. I would recommend you see an orthopedist. ...Read more
Earlier few months back I had few pain in my toe of backbone, I had treatment but now suddenly the pain starts again, dr. Said it was b'coz of weakness?
Antiplatelet meds: First, why is artery occluded? Could be due to local thrombosis, but could also be due to traumatic or spontaneous dissection. Secondly, are there risks for stoke such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol/triglycerides, high homocysteine? Talk with your doctor re prevention, perhaps clopidogrel, aggrenox. Many areas need to be addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MR- Cystic lesion in C2 verterbrae which maybe a bone cyst How to confirm this & any non surgery method? What are the least risk treatment available?
Observation: The least risky treatment is observation and expectant management. Vertebral cysts are not uncommon, and if they are not causing problems, observation is the least risky treatment alternative. At times they will spontaneously resolve. ...Read more
My urine colour always dark yellow...I felt sometimes hat I getting some pain from backbone also. Morning wake up time also it's dark? Doctor treatment
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