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362 Possible Causes for Decrease in Height, Low Back Pain

  • Osteoporosis

    Sometimes a collapsed vertebra may cause severe pain, decrease in height, or spinal deformity.[] back pain.[] The semiquantitative grading scale was as follows: grade 0, normal; grade 1, a decrease in the height of any vertebra of 20 to 25 percent; grade 2, a decrease of 25 to 40[]

  • Vertebral Compression Fracture

    The damaged vertebrae will decrease in height due to the fracture, and must decrease by at least 15% in order to be considered a VCF.[] CONCLUSIONS: Compression fractures at the L5 level are rare; however, this problem should be considered in postmenopausal women who suffer from low back pain and in young[] The spine loses its shape and the volume of the lungs is decreased. Depth of breathing and respiratory function is impaired.[]

  • Senile Osteoporosis

    Clinical Signs and Symptoms [7] Back pain: Episodic, acute low thoracic/high lumbar pain Compression fracture of the spine Bone fractures Decrease in height Kyphosis Dowager[] Signs of Senile Osteoporosis Low back pain is common, and may radiate from the back outwardly.[] “Epidural injections for the diagnosis and treatment of low-back pain.” Spine 5.1 (1980): 78-86. Leave a reply[]

  • Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

    […] in height of 2-3 cm after each vertebral compression fracture and progressive kyphosis Patients with hip fractures may demonstrate the following: Limited ROM with end-range[] […] vertebral fractures, point tenderness over the involved vertebra Thoracic kyphosis with an exaggerated cervical lordosis (dowager hump) Subsequent loss of lumbar lordosis A decrease[]

  • Osteomalacia

    Symptoms of osteomalacia include bowing of the legs and a decrease in height.[] CASE REPORT: A 43-year-old male presented with fatigue, low back pain, and morning stiffness.[] Pertinent findings are low serum phosphorus, low vitamin D and decreased bone mineral density. These findings led to a diagnosis of osteomalacia.[]

  • Lumbar Compression Fracture

    A reduction in vertebral height by 20% or a decrease of at least 4 mm compared to the baseline height is an indication of a compression fracture.[] back pain.[] The lateral view displays decrease height in the vertebral body and the anteroposterior view is useful in indicating unstable fractures by displaying increased interpedicular[]

  • Lumbar Osteoarthritis

    The structural alterations from degeneration may decrease disc height and increase the risk for disc herniation.[] Low pressure pain thresholds are associated with, but does not predispose for, low back pain.[] As this happens, the intervertebral disc height begins to decrease.[]

  • Lumbar Spondylosis

    Lumbar Spondylosis Symptoms Possible symptoms include lower back pain and stiffness in the morning and evening; leg pain while standing or walking; decreased height; and sudden[] Low back pain in subjects was assessed using a self-administered questionnaire.[] This results in a reduction in the disc height with a decreased ability to absorb shock.[]

  • Lumbar Disk Herniation

    X-ray examination showed the decreasing height of the treated intervertebral space, facet joint degeneration and lumbar instability.[] CLINICAL FEATURES: The patient initially suffered from unilateral low back pain and nonradicular/nonlancinating referral to the ipsilateral lower extremity.[] This general shrinking of disc size is partially responsible for the common decrease in height as humans age.[]

  • Spondylolisthesis

    The decrease in posterior DH may lead to a decreased foraminal height that, in turn, can lead to nerve root compression.[] Massage Today March, 2006, Vol. 06, Issue 03 By Whitney Lowe, LMT Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most prevalent orthopedic problems in the world.[] The patients presented with intractable chronic low-back pain. Plain radiographs and 2D CT scanning revealed the presence of the aforementioned anomalies.[]

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