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What Is The Best Treatment For Flattened Vertebrae
Unknown cause of pain in back of neck had Xray years ago showed flattened vertebrae and possible bone spurs. Can I get more insight 2 this cause?
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
Conservative: Typically with anticoagulation/coumadin or antiplatelets for 3-6 months. Rarely with require stent placement. ...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
None: Vertebral hemangiomas are common, usually found incidentally, requiring no treatment. If painful suggesting a compression fracture, kyphoplasty can be helpful. ...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.
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?
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 more
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
My mother had MRI nd reveals she has vertebral L1 hemangioma so I am worried about that please suggest me treatment and it's complications?
A hemangioma in L1 is extremely common. I would mention that it is reasonable to recheck it if the hemangioma is atypical.
Even thoguht hemangiomas are common they can lead to weakining of the bone. So if your mom has suddent increased pain - it could be a stress fracture- again uncommon.
Hemangiomas of bone do not cause raised skin lesions. ...Read more
What's the home treatment for a cracked lower rib near the backbone? No insurance, certain there's not much a doctor can do for it. No bruising @ 34hr?
Cracked rib: Time will heal it, for pain, analgesics, ice or heat will help. ...Read more
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 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 When drinking a lot of water Same time no change other than every time I feels this dark... starte
Multiple: If no pain, don't worry about it otherwise: exercise, keep your weight down and do not smoke if you have that habit. Sometimes use of medication can be indicated ranging from over the counter to prescription ones. Getting a good night's sleep in a decent mattress can help. Some people like simple elastic back supports and inversion tables too. ...Read more
I have done physical Theropy and Cyropractics for my levoscoliosis and missing L5 vertebrae and I'm still in pain. What should I look at for medical treatments?
An evaluation: It is time to see a Physician, either a primary care or a specialist in back problems. There are many good treatments depending on the exact source of your pain and symptoms. ...Read more
I had shattered my spine over 15 years ago5 vertebrae, don't remember which ones middle of back. No physical therapy and am in constant pain-mri help?
Maybe but an MRI is: Not going to treat you so you need to see a specialist who can appropriately evaluate you & determine if any testing is indicated & initiate an appropriate course of treatment. This could be an orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, neurologist or pain management specialist. In the interim, you can begin with trying to exercise regularly, stop smoking if you do & lose weight if needed. ...Read more
My 4th vertebrae is slipping, I asked my doctor for a referral for MRI he insisted physical therapy but last couple weeks my left leg goes numb? Ideas
See a specialist: By your question I am assuming you have had a plain x-ray showing changes at your 4 th lumbar vertebret since you can't see disks on plain x-rays I suspect you have something called sponsylolysthesis of mild severity. Have you discussed the new numbness with your doctor. If so you may need to see a pm&r doctor or neurologist for a more comprehensive exam to see if more studies are needed. ...Read more
A variety exist: Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1255694-treatment Often the best treatment is to leave them alone. Best wishes. ...Read more