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... You can search for a "dermatome map" to see what areas of the body are innervated by a particular nerve. For example, if your big toe is numb, the doctor would know to look at L4. ... (2 replies)
... Hello Teteri66, thank you so much for your insights and fast response. I like to be operated by a top notch surgeon at UCSF knowing I will be in good hand but it's a long wait. I have seen Dr. Ravi twice, august 2016 and dec 2016. His treatment plan didn't change - Posterolateral lumber fusion on L4-5. He is very personable and has more openings for surgery date and... (6 replies)
... hello this is an update to my old thread I have new XRays done on 12/27/16 and here are the reports: XR Lumber Spine flexion/extension 2/3 views: FINDINGS: The vertebral body heights are maintained. Anterolisthesis of L4 on L5 approximately... (6 replies)

Tests how often?
Apr 5, 2017
... having grown up and lived life with knowing what hurts and what Dr.s have diagnosed....why does it seem like every few years, my Primary, wants me to see a new doctor who wants to change my medications, get a new opinion, send me for more tests? ... (1 replies)
Scoliosis dramas
Aug 22, 2013
... I know exactly what you are going through. I have (or did have) and 18 degree curve in my back, could be worse, but not sure. I was told 5 years at age 40 that I have scolisois and my family doctor (at the time) said they can not do anything. Have not be back in awhile. Is been awhile since I have been able to wear a belt as well. Pants dont it right either, I am... (5 replies)
Scoliosis dramas
Aug 22, 2013
... to get me out of doing certain nursing work but ive looked after ppl for so many years i think its time for "me". Time to see a doctor me thinks! ... (5 replies)
Scoliosis dramas
Aug 21, 2013
... It sounds like you have a rather good size curve. The only way to correct it is to have it surgically corrected. Best to have it done by a doctor that specializes in surgery for adult scoliosis. ... (5 replies)
... I agree with both of you. The only glitch is my mom has already paid 1500 dollars for me to see my Chiropractor for one year. I feel like I have to keep going. I do get relief when he adjusts my back and neck... but I feel like it's only triggering my spine to go out of whack a week later. Now that I am in pain AGAIN I will not workout- and when i do feel better I will walk.... (8 replies)
... et scoliosis...but I would think you would want to see a spinal specialist to be sure of an accurate diagnosis. You can waste a lot of time with a PCP or family doctor who knows just enough to keep you from getting the treatment you need. ... (3 replies)
... Having asking my doctor about these cramps in the ribs I am surprised to find it appears so common in others. My doctor could offer no help what so ever and I have had to endure these unbelievably painful events on my own. ... (9 replies)
... My MRI states that i have slight scoliosis to right side. Now i sprained my back on the right side and have right sided chronic tense back pain. ... (0 replies)
... A couple of clarifications are in order. I saw my pcp today and he clarified a lot of things for me. (Not that my surgeon didn't give me the information, I could just communicate with my PCP better after mulling over the surgeon visit. I do not have severe disc degeneration. I have facet hypertrophy so severe at L4L5 that the central canal is basically nonexistent. ... (2 replies)
... ot of leg pain for several years. I had 3 epidurals a year apart and they helped up until last November. At that point the leg pain got so severe that the pain doctor told me he can't help me anymore. So I went to a spine center at a major university hospital an hour away. ... (2 replies)
... I have more or less the same problem. I am sixteen and have scoliosis which has degenerated rapidly in the past 3 years. Right now its a 32degree curve. ... (3 replies)
... It's important to know the degree of scoliosis. Then talk to the doctor about treatment options. Sometimes if the degree is slight they will see if it straightens as he grows. ... (8 replies)
... My daughter has 62 degrees scoliosis and underwent surgery last December. Your son can get injured for joining the JRTOC. He needs braces for a few years. ... (8 replies)
... do urge you to see an orthopedic spine specialist or a neurosurgeon who specializes in the spine. This doesn't mean you need surgery, but it does mean you need a doctor who is well versed in treatment of this. I hope you will follow thru and let us know what you find out. ... (6 replies)
... Recently I had to get a routine physical done for the purposes of registering with Boxing Canada. It was my first visit to a doctor in years. I'm 25 years old. ... (4 replies)
... not risky if he or she knows what theyre doing. most chiropractors cant help though, because they dont have the knowledge or the technology. it depends on which doctor you go to. like i said above, my curve went down about 45 degrees total after going there for a week straight. ... (7 replies)
... re, get x rayed, and immediately find out that my curve was actually 20 degrees less than they said it was at the spine clinic. the reason for this is because my doctor used a more accurate type of x ray. at his clinic, he takes 3 different x rays, one for the upper, one for mid, and one for lower. ... (7 replies)

Associated Tags: back, chiari malformation, curve, degenerative disc disease, hip pain, lumbar disk herniation, lumbar fusion, pain, scoliosis

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