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Can severe back pain be a symptom of scoliosis?

Can severe back pain be a symptom of scoliosis?

Yes, but normally: Progressive. It does not normally just acutely jump up unless you pinched a nerve. Back pain can develop progressively with scoliosis as the angle changes. If the pain jumped up unexpectedly, then best to be seen by your physician who monitors your scoliosis to see if there is anything that happened to cause this abrupt increase in pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

When viewing the human spine from the side, there are usually three natural curvatures. The neck and low back have a curvature with the con cavity backward, this is known as lordosis; and the mid back has a curve with the concavity anteriorly, this is known as s kyphosis. When an elderly lady has an increase "hump" in this curvature in the mid back we call ...Read more


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How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

How severe is an albumin of 5.4?  Please describe severity of symptoms?  Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more

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Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Holy cow!: When u hear hoofbeats on the bridge don't think first of unicorns! :). ...Read more

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Shortness of breath reflux is it worse lying down?

Shortness of breath reflux is it worse lying down?

Possible: Depending on the cause, shortness of breath could get worse with lying down; called orthopnea. Reflux can also get worse with lying down. ...Read more

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Is vibration of left foot a sign of bulging disk and spondylosis a symptom of condition getting worse?

Is vibration of left foot a sign of bulging disk and spondylosis a symptom of condition getting worse?

Is this your Q?: If you mean the feeling of vibration, it is possibly related to a bulging disc. It is a weak indicator though. Better symptoms are pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. Better still, WHERE the symptom occurs may fit a suspicious pattern. Consider asking the question- "I have a feeling of vibration in {precise area}. What could be the cause?" ...Read more

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Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Yes but...: Lupus flare up can cause inflammation of the pleura and pericardium (sack around the lungs and heart respectively) which can cause chest pain. However it is important that you see your doctor to be sure there is no coexisting coronary artery disease as well. ...Read more

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Herniated discs l4/l5, l5/s1, bilateral sacroillitis x5 years, chronic back pain and worsening leg weakness. Sick of pt, now what?

Herniated discs l4/l5, l5/s1, bilateral sacroillitis x5 years, chronic back pain and worsening leg weakness. Sick of pt, now what?

Sick of PT: Unfortunately, with your issues exercise is an important factor. Swimming is best as it can be low impact while keeping the joints moving. Si joints can be made numb with raiofrequency performed by a qualified pain doc and can last upto a year or more. Herniated discs too can be treated with minimally invasive techniques, esp if they are contained (the outer rim is intact). ...Read more

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Is chest pain a symptom of JRA?

Can be associated : Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can involve covering of lungs and heart called pleura and pericardium which can get inflamed and cause chest pain . http://patient.info/doctor/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-pro ...Read more

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Dose severe djd lumbar spine causes a person to have pain?

Dose severe djd lumbar spine causes a person to have pain?

Maybe: I've seen people with terrible looking MRI have no pain at all. Pain is a relative and subjective thing, so yes it can cause lots of pain, or may cause no pain at all. It's best to stay active, build your muscles up with a supervised program so your bones will be supported better. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome a symptom of altitude sickness?

Is restless leg syndrome a symptom of altitude sickness?

Association: Restless leg syndrome(rls), legs have persistent&uncomfortable feeling like they must keep moving, is associated with falling asleep.At high altitude, indivs can experience feelings of restless legs, which might be related to the drop in oxygen pressure at high alt.Rls has been assoc with low iron levels, so its presence as a result of low oxygen p makes sense.Rls at hi alt not nec alt sickness. ...Read more

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Ddd @ c4-5, c5-6 & c6-7 with very mild broad based disc bulges.Extreme neck arm pain and numbness. Does this require surgery? Symptoms x 4 weeks.

Ddd @ c4-5, c5-6 & c6-7 with very mild broad based disc bulges.Extreme neck arm pain and numbness. Does this require surgery? Symptoms x 4 weeks.

Not necessarily, --: Initial treatment should be conservative, ie, resting the neck in a cervical collar, therapy, nsaids like aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen in a majority of patients. I would investigate if the numbness is from the neck causes, or locally in the wrist or elbow lesions which are much more commoner. See your orthopedist and discuss it with him/her. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've a minimal scoliosis, dextroconvex 5degree & levonconvex 7degree.i wonder why i'm having consisteng back, spine, lower back pain everyday? :(

Non specific lumbago: Common benign human malady see primary care to begin initial eval look for objective evidence of a treatable painful condition the mild scoliosis is a "red herring" most are benign temporay and non disabling muscular pains ttendernes on exam or with massage denotes muscular pain etiology read dr john sarno's book in back pain if work up is negative ...Read more

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How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

No: It's the big picture. "a three-legged dog is still a dog." nausea usually but not always; rebound pain only if the peritoneum's involved. ...Read more

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Sudden headache, left arm weak/numb, severe fatigue (new migraine symptoms 4 me) ER called it a "migraine variant"-how do I know which variant it is?

Sudden headache, left arm weak/numb, severe fatigue (new migraine symptoms 4 me) ER called it a "migraine variant"-how do I know which variant it is?

Migraine variant: Migraine variant is a descriptive term used when a migraine causes symptoms in parts of the body other than your head. These migraine variants are sometimes further described according to the part of the body that is affected. The migraine variant you describe is one of the more common presentations. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis thoghout spine. Could severe foraminal narrowing and facet changes C2/C3 C/3/c4 cause dizziness, tinnitus and a mild headache?

I have osteoarthritis thoghout spine. Could severe foraminal narrowing and facet changes C2/C3 C/3/c4 cause dizziness, tinnitus and a mild headache?

See your MD: 58 year old lady with dizziness, tinnitus, and mild headache of unknown duration on duloxitine, verapamil, plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). You need a full exam to measure your vital signs, a careful history, and a full exam. Two of the agents you are taking, duloxitine and verapamil can cause dizziness. Tinnitus is likely from hearing loss. Spinal stenosis an unlikely cause of your symptoms s/p laminectomy 2 years ago ...Read more

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Low back pain disc disease. Sig.Curve in spine w/ slippage. Can t stand straight. Height loss of 4". Some numb& ting legs, feet.Fear surg outcome. Idea?

Low back pain disc disease. Sig.Curve in spine w/ slippage. Can t stand straight. Height loss of 4". Some numb& ting legs, feet.Fear surg outcome. Idea?

Learn: There are very positive, legitimate situations where surgery can significantly help a persons situation. Don' fear it, but learn your situation, your options, your trends and find a conscientious spine specialist and be proactive in finding a way to improve your situation. ...Read more

Dr. Zachariah George
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Curved Spine (Definition)

Curved spine = The human spine is normally curved. However excessive or abnormal curvatures can be seen with conditions like ...Read more