Spine General (invlolve multiple spine areas) FAQs

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Do white and blue-collar workers get the same amount of neck and back pain?13 years 40 weeks ago1638
Does low back pain affect kids?17 years 24 weeks ago2262
Even though we live in a very rural area, our local university is doing some research that may help with my husband's spine surgery. He has a very complex problem. The engineers have developed some kind of model that takes his CT scans and turns them into a 3-D model of his spine. Will the average person ever be able to benefit from something like this?11 years 5 weeks ago3345
Every now and then, I hear scientists talk about substance P in a news report. What is this and why is it important?15 years 45 weeks ago1635
Every time I see a new doctor and I mention my back pain, he or she asks me about my lifestyle. I mean, I know that if I lift a lot of stuff, my back might hurt, but what has how much I sleep, smoke or drink have anything to do with it? Sometimes I'm even asked if I have diabetes.10 years 9 weeks ago2089
For patients with low back pain, what limits physical performance? Their pain or their mood?16 years 45 weeks ago1762
For six months I have faithfully followed an exercise program trying to avoid back surgery. But my sciatica is worse if anything. How can I get over the feeling that by having surgery I have failed?11 years 36 weeks ago1506
Gymnasts seem to have extreme extension of their spines. Can this cause back injuries?10 years 28 weeks ago2226
Have you ever heard of getting scoliosis when you are 70 years old? That's what happened to me. I thought this was something teenagers got. Can you explain how I got it?11 years 20 weeks ago1947
How can the spinal column have a one hundred percent subluxation?10 years 21 weeks ago1607
How does a surgeon decide if back surgery needs a disc replacement or fusion of the discs?11 years 4 weeks ago1790
How exactly is spinal manipulation done?10 years 49 weeks ago1740
How many vertebrae are in the spine?10 years 2 weeks ago3138
How much should I bend my knees while lifting objects?16 years 44 weeks ago2055
How often does vertebral compression fracure happen?10 years 21 weeks ago1677
How old is the specialty of spinal care and how has it changed?10 years 40 weeks ago1669
How should I position my spine when I sleep in order to protect my lower back?16 years 45 weeks ago1782
How would my doctor know if my rheumatoid arthritis is also affecting my spine?10 years 24 weeks ago1594
I almost had surgery on the wrong side for a bad disc. But my surgeon took the time to review the MRIs right before the operation and saw that there was an error in the original reading. Does this happen very often?9 years 40 weeks ago2028
I always used to exercise and my back is very painful now. My doctor says to cut back on my exercise to allow my back to heal, but I hate being still.10 years 48 weeks ago1552
I am 55 years old and seem to be getting shorter as I get older. What causes this?16 years 43 weeks ago1941
I am 59-years old. I've been diagnosed with back pain from progressive disc disease. What changes occur with this progression?13 years 23 weeks ago1871
I am a 22 year-old college athlete on my way to play baseball with a farm league. When I was 16, I had spondylolysis. This was treated with a brace and rest. Is there any chance I could get this again?13 years 26 weeks ago2093
I am a 25-year old with moderate scoliosis. I’m always trying to keep up with treatment for scoliosis. What can you tell me about the new titanium cages to fuse the spine for this condition?13 years 33 weeks ago1989
I am a 32-year old man with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). I've had it since I was 19. Despite medical treatment and ongoing physical therapy, I'm still losing spinal motion. I'm starting to get bent over and can no longer straighten up. When do people with this condition start looking into surgical options?12 years 45 weeks ago1732
I am a 72-year old man with two back problems. I have spinal stenosis and disc degeneration. The exercises for stenosis cause my disc problem to flare up. Is there anything that will treat one without making the other worse?13 years 43 weeks ago2246
I am a coach for a high school track team. Ever since last summer I've had some numbness on the front and side of my left thigh. It seems to come and go but it's staying longer now. What could be causing this?13 years 13 weeks ago1637
I am a healthy and active senior (age 70-something). My doctor tells me I have degenerative scoliosis. I'm not going to let this get me down. Please tell me what I can do to stay in good health.10 years 23 weeks ago1922
I am a regional manager for a large department store. We have many employees who hurt their backs on the job. Not very many of them seem to rehab and come back to us. This means we have to train new people and that takes time and money. Is this fairly typical in the work industry?10 years 36 weeks ago1625
I am a store manager with 55 employees. When someone hurts his or her back while on the job, can doctors tell if the person is pretending to be in pain? Sometimes, I wonder if injured workers are telling the truth about their symptoms.13 years 38 weeks ago1868

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