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What is the usual cause of compression fractures in the spine?

What is the usual cause of compression fractures in the spine?

Several causes : Compression fractures can occur from trauma ( falls, MVAs, ATV crashes ) or from osteoporosis allowing fractures to occur with less strenuos activities or falls. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What is the treatment for small compression fracture of the spine?

What is the treatment for small compression fracture of the spine?

Conservative : Most osteoporotic compression fracture s will heal within 3 months. Treatment focuses on pain management and re building bone with calcium vitamin d and other medications. If pain persists after that amount of time there are other more to invasive approaches that can be tried to manage pain and disability. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve in the ankle?

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve in the ankle?

Nerve Pain: Can effect people differently so no hard and fast rule but is usually sharp pain is involved and often numbness. Get it checked. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of spinal pain at the end of the column below Mok severe pain I can not move.What is the best way to treat the pain of Hama with?

What is the treatment of spinal pain at the end of the column below Mok severe pain I can not move.What is the best way to treat the pain of Hama with?

Heat and stretch : initially you have to have the right diagnosis of what is causing the pain by having a MEIR of your spine and to see a neurologist for complete evaluation there isno home remedies without a proper evaluation saying that using a heat pad and stretching exercise and messages ...Read more

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Why is a fracture of the spinal cord at the cervical region worse than one in the thoracic region?

Arms : Because a injury to the cervical spinal cord would risk loss of respiration and cause paralysis of the arms and legs. A thoracic cord injury would only cause paralysis of the legs. Obviously still catastrophic. ...Read more

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If the motoric (but not sensory) part of the sciatic nerve is compressed, what would be the typical progression of symptoms?

If the motoric (but not sensory) part of the sciatic nerve is compressed, what would be the typical progression of symptoms?

Weakness of ankle: In clinical state that is hard to separate the sensory from motor. Motor effects of the L5 and s1 roots are generally weakness of the ankle and foot. ...Read more

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What is some symptoms of a pinched nerve at the base of the neck?

What is some symptoms of a pinched nerve at the base of the neck?

Many things: Possible spasm locally , tingling or burning pain in arms or chest or upperback area or some numbness. But if you have oain in base of neck it is probably weak ligaments that cause the pain and not a pinched nerve. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to find a doctor to see if youe need prolotherapy. ...Read more

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In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

Depends: The implication would be that it is a post-traumatic finding as in a fracture. If the fracture is well aligned, could be treated in cast or brace, if displaced, then surgical reduction and fixation may be required. We would usually obtain comparison views to the other side as well. ...Read more

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Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals ...Read more

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Could a small stress fracture in the heel cause pain to the the rest of the foot?

Could a small stress fracture in the heel cause pain to the the rest of the foot?

Yes : If you are walking on your foot as you are likely compensating and therefore straining the rest of the foot. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of bone injury to the elbow?

What is the most common type of bone injury to the elbow?

Fracture: If you are asking about most common fracture about the elbow, then the radial head is the answer. Simple bone contusions are more common than fractures however. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a compression fracture of the 5th lumbar spine?

What is the treatment for a compression fracture of the 5th lumbar spine?

Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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The five sections of the vertebral column are suited to the type of movement most likely to occur there?

The five sections of the vertebral column are suited to the type of movement most likely to occur there?

You mean the : Cervical or neck region, the thoracic or chest region and the lumbar or lower back region as the sections of the spine which the anatomy or design varies at each level to allow for varying types of motion at each level with the least motion in the thoracic area due to the presence of the rib cage and significant motion in the cervical region based on specialized vertebrae C1 and C2 and the skull. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bulging disc in the neck?

What are the symptoms of a bulging disc in the neck?

Pain/numbness/weak: A bulging disk in the neck will affect the nerves going to your arms and hands potentially causing pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. If the disc bulge is pushing on your spinal cord, it can cause arm/ hand and leg weakness and coordination problems. Small disc bulges may not affect the nerves or the spinal cord and usually are just associated with the normal aging of the neck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a severe bone bruise of the tibia cause compartment syndrome in the lower thigh of the same leg.

Is it possible to have a severe bone bruise of the tibia cause compartment syndrome in the lower thigh of the same leg.

Compartment syndrome: Is not likely to move up to the thigh from the lower leg. The fascia of the muscles of the legs and arms is so tight that it doesn't allow for expansion in the crushed muscle so the swelling leads to pain and damage to additional muscle and can result in loss of the limb in extreme cases. Have it checked in an emergency room...Special equipment to measure increase in pressure in the muscle. ...Read more

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What causes a lot of pain in between the left scapula & spine? Better with rest most of the time. Can an MRI of the tspine see the scapula? Painful

What causes a lot of pain in between the left scapula & spine? Better with rest most of the time. Can an MRI of the tspine see the scapula? Painful

Kind of: An MRI is not intended to look at bones (for the most part). However, if it gets better with rest, it may be linked to a muscular injury, and this would be evaluated by ultrasound and mri. ...Read more