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Treatment options for kyphosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   Im a 29 yr old female with some back problems
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User :   I was wondering if you could help me with my mri results
Doctor :   provide me the details of the MRI scan
User :   I have scheuermanns disease manifest by exxaggeratrion of normal thoracic kyphsis with degenrate discdisease and sever osteoporosis
Doctor :   ok

User :   I have been sent to different dr and nobody can seem to help me should i seen a spine specialist?
Doctor :   what is the present symptom you are facing?

Doctor :   hi
User :   I am having severe back pain from my neck to my lower back
Doctor :   ok

User :   I am going to a pain clinic now but the specialist i was reffered to doesnt seem to be able to help me.
Doctor :   ok

User :   I am having tingling on my fingers now and shortness of breath
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User :   Do you think I should see a spine specialist?
User :   My Dr doesnt think i need to, But i cant live with this pain anymore. I am not sleeping at night i have tried physical therapy and that doesnt seem to help.
Doctor :   what does your MRI scan say about the degenerative disc disease

User :   On my mri it says i have t3-4 tiny central disc herniation, t5-6 mild disc buldging, t6-7 tiny right paracentrral disc herniation
User :   t7-8 broad0based disc bulge
Doctor :   ok

User :   t8-9 tiny left paracentral disc herniation. facet joint osteoarthritic changes are present at multiple levels
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
the spine is affected at multiple levels
User :   i also had a mri on my lumbar but i do not have that one I do know theres some arthritis and nerve damage.
User :   Is it bad? my dr doesnt seem to explain it to me very well at all. I am not recieving any information on it
User :   He also doesnt seem to believe I need to see a spine specialist
Doctor :   ok

User :   where there are great Dr here. But I dont know where I should go or do.
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
i will provide you the details of your disease
User :   my osteoporosis is at a -4. ok thank you
Doctor :   Scheuermannâ??s disease is a bone disorder affecting the spine
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the commonest presentation is the posture defect
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because of increase in the curvature of the spine
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the discs placed between the vertebra degenerate and herniate under constant pressure
Doctor :   this is the cervical disc bulge or disc prolapse you are noticing in the MRI scan of your cervical spine
Doctor :   further the nerve root is also affected causing you severe pain
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in the back
User :   i forgot to type in on one of the t3 it also says small central disc herniation that effaces the ventral subrachnoid space and sliightly deforms the anterior cord. (that i do not understand at all)
Doctor :   this means the disc at the level of t3 vertebra has herniated and is pinching the spinal cord in its front portion
Doctor :  
the result is weakness and numbness or tingling sensation in the arms i suppose
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do you have numbness and tingling sensation in the hands or in the fingers?
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User :   I appreciate your help
User :   My computer froze and i seemed to have lost some of the conversation. I didnt recieve your responce to my disease
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User :   hello?
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