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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
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
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 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 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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