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Can lumbar/sacral/thoracic spinal injury cause migraines?

I heard of a case where someone suffered severe migraines after a lumbar puncture. There are two possible explanations. Firstly, the low CSF [cerebrospinal fluid] volume depletes the cushion of ...
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Is there a long-term risk to sleeping in a hammock regularly?

There seems to be very little research on long-term health or spine drawbacks to sleeping in a hammock (anything besides individuals informal blog-type posts). Just one study about sleeping in a ...
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Any known values of density $(kgm^-3)$ of white and gray matter in the spinal cord (humans or pigs)? [closed]

Need to know the density of spinal cord tissue to evaluate the shear modulus from ultrasound elastography (shear wave velocity) measurements, but need the density of the tissue to compute this. I ...
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Upper Thoracic Pain with Coughing Sensation and Slight Nausea [closed]

What are some possible conditions that can cause the following symptoms? Dull muscular pain between shoulder blades in the center of the back, in the T3-T7 region. Pain is often triggered or made ...
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Can spine misalignment be responsible for eye conditions?

Can some eye conditions be explained by a problem in a given spine vertebra? We know that the spine is connected to the nervous system, I already saw some charts connecting each vertebra to an organ ...
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Spinal disc issues and protein intake

Is it possible that spinal disc issues and/or degenerative disc disease could be caused (or at least exacerbated) by low protein intake / protein deficiency, contributing to or causing low-back pain?
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Can performing “Yogasanas” regularly, help increase a person's existing height?

"Yogasanas" have some astonishing health benefits, but can it help in making a person taller? I've searched and found that some "Aasanas" do actually help besides performing "Suryanamaskar" (Sun ...
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Protrusion or Extrusion?

Here is an MRI picture of someone who suffers from a backache. Does any one know that his problem is disk extrusion or disk protrusion? It does not seems to be a disk extrusion, yes? Thank you in ...
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Who are some of the world's most recognized experts on the tailbone/coccyx?

Does anyone know of any researchers or practitioners that have extremely deep understanding of the tailbone/coccyx?
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Are chiropractors the only professionals who will “adjust” the spine?

I've had various periods of extended back pain that chiropractors can relieve by "adjusting" (a.k.a. "cracking") my spine in just a moment, providing immediate and long-term relief from pain sometimes ...
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Ankylosing Spondylitis early diagnosis [closed]

My girlfriend is 22 and has a condition of ankylosing spondylitis. She has to take pain killers every day, especially when the weather is more humid or cold, otherwise her lower back keeps hurting. ...
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Is there an MRI proof of regenerated human intervertebral disc in the spine?

I have read lots of research reports, surveyed Regenexx, Mesoblast, even seen MRI proof of disc regeneration in animals. However I have yet to see a study where over 20 people benefited (Regenexx does ...
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Dealing with a lot of standing

Question When e.g. working in surgery, one has to stand for a very long time. I'm sure everyone has been through a similar experience. After some time, my back usually starts to feel weird and I ...
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How do I know I slipped a disc?

I Have a moderate discomfort in my back and have done for a while. I'm in an office job and am in to physical sports such as MMA which could be related. If I had to describe the symptoms, it feels ...
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What is the Success Rate of Global Postural Reeducaton for Treatment for Myelopathy

How successful is Global Postural Reeducation (RGP) as a non-invasive treatment for cervical myelopathy? How well does it work?
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Should a chiropractor be called if my neck is (moderately) out of alignment? [closed]

Let's not beat around the bush: ~3 days ago, I was jumping on a trampoline. Being that I was jumping on a very good trampoline with a gymnast and a cousin or two of hers, I started endeavoring to do ...
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How to identify Axis and Atlas of cervical spine

During physical inspection of upper cervical spine alignment, what process is used to reliably identify the first vertebrae (Atlas or C1) of the spine at the base of the skull. There is of course a ...
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Is it possible to avoid a breast reduction surgery via exercise?

I've bumped into a few articles about women who had to take a breast reduction surgery because their large breasts were the reason of unacceptably high health issues, ranging from psychological issues ...
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How do I get my backbone health back on track? [closed]

I started lifting small weights (10-20 kilos) at the age of 12. I suppose it wasn't the right time, but in a few years I became addicted to workout and did it without a properly warm up or a schedule. ...
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Ongoing mid/upper back pain causes and treatments [closed]

I have had back pain, and related body pain, for the 7-8 years. I have seen a number of doctors and specialists, and have not been able to find any remedy or even treatment that relieves my pain. My ...
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Is it better to sleep without a pillow?

I have read several web pages that mention the potential benefits of sleeping without a pillow. Examples: http://www.newhealthadvisor.com/Sleeping-Without-a-Pillow.html Is Sleeping Without a ...
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Why are backboards no longer used as spinal immobilization devices?

I'm a member of the National Ski Patrol, and this year at the OEC refresher we were told (repeatedly) that EMTs no longer use backboards as immobilization devices, so we shouldn't be surprised if ...
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Can spinal cord's C3 disc apply pressure on C7?

Part of a medical exam result reads: C3 to C7 mild posterior disc bulging with mild impression on dural sac is seen. (Image Credit: Wikipedia) Given the fact that C3 is followed by C4 in the ...
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Do patients who are paralyzed from the waist down maintain healthy bones?

I was wondering if people who suffer from paralysis, specifically those who can't walk anymore, lose strength in their skeletal structure from the waist down as well. Also, in theory, if there would ...
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How to measure scoliosis angle?

I am interested in how to measure scoliosis curve angle without X-Ray. As far as I know there are two ways to measure the angle - VCM and Cobb's angles. But again they require X-Ray. Can I measure the ...
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How does sleeping chest-side down hurt the spine?

I do not know the correct English term for the position, so I will just refer it to as "chest-side down". The following CNN page seem to call it the "stomach position", and they say it is the worst ...
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Is it healthier to lie in the bed/on the sofa or to sit on the chair in front of the desk?

I mostly stand during my job. At home I can either lie down or sit in a chair with a desk in front of me. So, is it healthier to lie in the bed/on the sofa (e.g. with laptop) or to sit on the chair in ...
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Scoliosis/Abnormal Spinal Curvature Treatment for adults

Is ''mild'' scoliosis fully recoverable in adults? Exercise or Full rest, which is more important in treatment? How scoliosis causes Pain in the back? What should be done to stop the pain? Give me a ...
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Is there a link between bed firmness and spine deformations?

When I was a child, I was diagnosed with spine deformations: scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. The scoliosis is the most pronounced one in my case. The professionals (I don't remember if it was the ...
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How safe are backboards?

I have heard a fair amount of talk recently about how safe the long spine boards frequently used by EMS personnel after falls and car accidents are. How many - if any - studies have been done on this? ...