Back & Neck Community
Fused vertebrae in lower back
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to back and neck problems, exercise, pain, sleeping, and physical therapy.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Fused vertebrae in lower back

My friend has limited ability to move due to fused vertebrae in his lower back.  He also has lack of movement in his arms, not able to move them above his shoulders apparently due to injury to his upper arm muscles, I wonder if there are things that can help him, he is 71 and I have only known him for some months.  I am eager to help him improve his situation obviously.  Can anyone tell me something helpful from their own experience?
Many thanks
Songlines
Blank
1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi there!

I would not be in a situation to comment precisely without knowing the relevant clinical details. Though there is little that can be done about movement around the spine with fused vertebrae, lack of/ reduced movements in other regions especially those involving muscles may be amendable to improved treatment modalities that have developed over the past few years. It might be a good idea to get him evaluated by a orthopedician at a university hospital, to get a fair idea about what we are looking at and the expected prognosis.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi there!

I would not be in a situation to comment precisely without knowing the relevant clinical details. Though there is little that can be done about movement around the spine with fused vertebrae, lack of/ reduced movements in other regions especially those involving muscles may be amendable to improved treatment modalities that have developed over the past few years. It might be a good idea to get him evaluated by a orthopedician at a university hospital, to get a fair idea about what we are looking at and the expected prognosis.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Blank
900171_tn?1356956140
Thank you for your advice, yes I think that the best way forward it to get a thorough check up and get advice from consultant.
Kind regards
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Back & Neck Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Pain Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Kalvin
Milwaukee, WI
7721494_tn?1405368662
Blank
philnoir
Front Range, CO
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
8221281_tn?1397574572
Blank
Pantx
Denton, TX
1613542_tn?1366472143
Blank
bigsissie
MO
1248623_tn?1341734357
Blank
EdwardPB
Pontiac, IL