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Vertebral crush fractures are caused by the spontaneous collapse of weakened vertebrae.?

Vertebral crush fractures are caused by the spontaneous collapse of weakened vertebrae?
true/false and Y?

Two kinds of vertebral crush fractures are distinguished:
a) juvenile and
b) senile.
The kind in a) is most often the result of an accidental happening. The risk of a paralysis is high because the vertebral nerv channel is in danger.
At b) the crush is most often the result of a weakened vertebrae through osteoporosis. The risk of a paralysis is not that high there since the crush happens slowly. But, no question, it makes a lot of pain.  (+ info)

What is the best way to hide spontaneous erections?

I'm a 20 year old guy and I get spontaneous erections fairly frequently. I wouldn't say they're out of control (I manage to control them most of the time). However, when they do happen, it's very annoying! I work at a public institution and interact with visitors. I've never gotten a spontaneous erection at work yet (I saw one of my hot co worker's thong and I did get a hard), but I dread the time it happens.

ANy tips?

wear bikini briefs instead of boxers. it won't be noticeable.  (+ info)

What causes spontaneous orgasms during sleep?

What causes spontaneous orgasms during sleep? "Spontaneous" meaning a person is lying there perfectly still and is receiving no stimulation whatsoever.
Sorry, I meant in women, not men.

hormones! subconscious! anything at all

it is normal, in men/boys it is called wet dreams but in women/girs it also happens without the 'wet part"

enjoy!  (+ info)

What's the difference between spontaneous abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth?

I'm pretty sure there's a difference between stillbirth and miscarriage, but are spontaneous abortion and miscarriage two different things?

Okay, first for the people that don't know what "spontaneous" means, it means without a plan. In other words it was not a choice or planned.

A spontaneous abortion is the MEDICAL term for a miscarriage. The two words are interchangable.

A stillbirth is when the fetus is technically old enough to survive outside of the uterus, but dies in the uterus...usually they have to induce labor and you have to deliver the baby. Or they will simply do a c-section and remove the baby.

Most spontaneous abortions/miscarriages happen within the first trimester (rarely between 13-24 weeks, after 24 weeks it is considered a still birth).

A spontaneous abortion or miscarriage does not require a death certificate, however most states do issue one for a still birth after 24 weeks of pregnancy.  (+ info)

How can i tell if my stress fractures are healed?

Sustained stress fractures during bct. Has been roughly eight weeks since. How do I know if it's safe to run on them again? There is still slight pain if I jog, but walking is no problem. Is this just residual pain? Is any pain at all at this point normal?

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What is the best treatment for spinal compression fractures?

My husband is 83 years old and has numerous compression fractures in his spine and we are trying to find ways to relieve his pain. Any help would be appreciated.

Does your husband have recent urinary/bowel incontinent problem or motor weakness or sensory loss in both legs? If so see a physician ASAP as he may be suffering from cauda equina syndrome. It is also advisable to see the physician as an MRI is likely to determine the extent of damage. Spinal decompression surgery might be warranted if spinal damage is severe. Unfortunately, at this point it sounds like over the counter medication will provide minimal help. NSAID (naproxen) can alleviate some inflammation and provide some relief, but it sounds like you need something stronger that only a physician can prescribe. Best wishes.  (+ info)

What might be causing these mysterious rib bone fractures?

A friend has been having mysterious fractures of her ribs, with no significant bone pain prior to them. She is in her 70's and had breast cancer a few years ago, which appeared to have been treated successfully. She has been to several doctors and had many diagnostic tests including a needle biopsy, but so far no definitive diagnosis. Now they are are recommending an open biopsy.

What could be causing these fractures? One obvious possibility is bone metastases from her breast cancer, but the symptomatology seems somewhat atypical for that.

It is very likely mets from her breast cancer. See it happen all the time.
Have they done a PET scan?  (+ info)

Where is the evidence that osteoporosis causes bone fractures?

Please refer me to well-controlled, peer-reviewed studies that show:
1) Osteoporosis causes bone fractures.
2) Fosamax and other biophosphonates not only slow down bone density loss or increase bone density, but also prevent fractures.

Its common sense if the bones become less massive and deteriorate go on yahoo and do a image seach .The bones of women are 35 % less massive than men so they are more susucpetible to back problems than men so women should really taske it easy on there back.  (+ info)

How long does it take for fractures on top of foot to heal?

I have 2 small fractures on the dorsal metatarsal of my left foot. How much time will it take for them to heal on the average. I'm 60 years old, female and in better than average physical condition.

They say it normally takes about 6 weeks for most things to heal. The metatarsals form part of the arch of the foot and are weight bearing.


Because they have to bear so much weight, it would probably be a good idea to follow up with physiotherapy to strengthen this area after the rest of waiting the 6 weeks. Are you using crutches now? You might want to go to a cane for a bit till the foot is strengthened, and a cushion orthotic (arch support) for awhile also.

This answer is not meant to constitute medical advise, so check with your doctor for follow up.  (+ info)

Can bone fractures occur inside the bone without external damage?

X-rays of fractures people normally see show cracks or separation outside and through the bone to the outside, but can the shock to a human bone cause undetectable internal damage?

yes  (+ info)

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