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What Are Wedge-shaped Vertebrae?

Description of the Disease

Wedge-shaped vertebrae are a condition in which the vertebrae of the spine take on a wedge shape, which can lead to compression of nerves and pain.


Wedge-shaped vertebrae can be classified according to the degree of their wedging and the level of the spine they affect.


Symptoms of wedge-shaped vertebrae may include back pain, numbness or weakness in the limbs, and coordination problems.


Wedge-shaped vertebrae can be caused by injuries, spinal deformities, developmental anomalies, or genetic factors.


X-rays, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging may be used to diagnose wedge-shaped vertebrae.


Treatment of wedge-shaped vertebrae may include wearing a brace, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and surgical intervention in severe cases of the disease.


Prevention of wedge-shaped vertebrae includes maintaining good posture, an active lifestyle, and avoiding injuries.


For the diagnosis and treatment of wedge-shaped vertebrae, it is necessary to consult a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon.

Note: This material is provided solely for informational purposes and is not medical advice.