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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. Herman Hammerstead
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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 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 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

Usually: Dark yellow urine means dehydration....drink more fluids. ..should lighten up....
The PAIN on the other hand should be reported to your Primary Care Provider... (who will probably order a urinalysis/culture to rule out other issues!
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...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

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What treatment for occluded left vertebral artery in the brain?

What treatment for occluded left vertebral artery in the brain?

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

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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

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

Count water glass: You note your urine is dark. Even if you drink water. Try counting the number of glasses of water you actually drink. If may be ok if you are sweating a lot. You may be concentrating urine correctly. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for degenerative disc diseases in 2nd, 4th, 5th vertebrae?

What are effective treatments for degenerative disc diseases in 2nd, 4th, 5th vertebrae?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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What are the treatments for vertebral hemangiomas?

A variety exist: Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1255694-treatment Often the best treatment is to leave them alone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A 49 to 48 years old women, she say's that her vertebral column, and or spinal column hurts. Why does this happen, and what are the treatments?

A 49 to 48 years old women, she say's that her vertebral column, and or spinal column hurts. Why does this happen, and what are the treatments?

Spine pain: This can be many things: arthritis, a herniated vertebral disc, nerve compression, simple muscle strain, tumor, etc. Baseline xrays are needed to really narrow the diagnosis down. ...Read more