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What is the definition or description of: Flattened vertebrae?

Flattened vertebrae: Flattened vertebrae = flattening or compression of bony segments that make up the spinal column. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Flattened Vertebrae (Definition)

Flattened vertebrae = flattening or compression of bony segments that make ...Read more


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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?

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?

Flattened vertebra: are usually due to compression fractures. If there has been no trauma, other etiologies of low bone mineralization that could lead to weaker bones and thus spontaneous or insufficiency fractures should be explored. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for backbone osteoporosis?

What is the best treatment for backbone osteoporosis?

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

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What's the best treatment for a vertebral artery dissection?

What's the best treatment for a vertebral artery dissection?

Conservative: Typically with anticoagulation/coumadin or antiplatelets for 3-6 months. Rarely with require stent placement. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a rotated vertebrae?

What are the best treatments for a rotated vertebrae?

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

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What is the treatment for prolapsed vertebral disc?

What is the treatment for prolapsed vertebral disc?

Prolapsed Disc: The treatment consists of anti inflammatory drugs, physical therapy and back exercises, pain meds to minimise the disconfort and in few cases which do not respond to conservative therapy nnerve block and in few cases when nothing works then surgery. ...Read more

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What is the main treatment for vertebral hemangiomas?

What is the main treatment for vertebral hemangiomas?

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

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Please help! what is the treatment for vertebral hemangiomas?

Please help! what is the treatment for vertebral hemangiomas?

None: Vertebral hemangiomas are common, usually found incidentally, requiring no treatment. If painful suggesting a compression fracture, kyphoplasty can be helpful. ...Read more

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What treatment is recomended for broken L1 and t12 vertibrae?

What treatment is recomended for broken L1 and t12 vertibrae?

Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please see your doctor to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment for schwanoma coming out of sixth vertibre in my neck?

Treatment for schwanoma coming out of sixth vertibre in my neck?

Surgery verse not: There is really no nonsurgical treatment. So if small and not causing symptoms, then simple observation. If large and symptomatic, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Aging and weight: It depends what is causing it. As one ages ones appetite decreases. One must determine if the shrinkage is pathological oris it just part of aging. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vertebral fracture?

What is the treatment for vertebral fracture?

Rest & analgesics: Vertebral fracture, often a compression fracture in osteoporotic skin, if not caused by trauma, is often very painful. If intractable not effectively treated with pain medication (analgesics), hospitalization may be required. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for increase in L5 bone in my backbone ?

What is the treatment for increase in L5 bone in my backbone ?

Please restate: Please rephrase your question. I am not clear what you are asking. It could be you are asking about bone density or size or position or something else. Also what symptoms do you have? ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for vertebral fractures?

What are some treatment options for vertebral fractures?

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 more

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Pain in lower most part of backbone after an accident in october 2008.What is the treatment?

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

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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?

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?

Usually benign: From muscle/lumbar strain &/or arthritis. Ask your dr if he/she would recommend any xrays. If there's no shooting pain to your legs, weakness or numbness in the lower extremities, fever, fatigue, your symptoms are nothing serious. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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What treatment for occluded left vertebral artery ?

What treatment for occluded left vertebral artery ?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

No worries: 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