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Bursa in spine ?

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Does ANYONE know if there are bursa in the spine? I know we have 240 bursa but am seeking to find out where they all are. If there are any in or near the spine. Any help? Thanks.
My surgeon dosn''t even know or is not saying. I can''t find enough information out there.
Thank you,
Temperwolf:-)
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replied May 2nd, 2010
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i'm no expert but i think there are bursas where the ribs join the spine.... Shocked
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replied May 2nd, 2010
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Thank you Pete. Do you know any web site that would show where they might be located? I am having a Devil of a time finding a good place to look. Mostly they concentrate on the hips and the shoulder area.
I looked for a diagram of where they are located but, didn't find what I was looking for. Any help,I say thank you.
Good luck with your troubles too,
Temperwolf
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replied May 2nd, 2010
Yes - Friday, April 30 I had depo medrol (cortisone) shots in the 2 bursas on each side of my spine at the hips.

My rheumatologist has given me several over the years to help ease the pain of ankylosing spondelitis I have. These help for awhile - but I can't say they are consistent in helping.

I try to get by without them, but when I get to the point I can't stand up over 10-15 minutes without excruciating pain in the backside of my hips, I call to get help.
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replied May 2nd, 2010
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Thank you asandme,
So would you oplease email me so we may discuss this further. I may have to see a rheumatologist. I have never been to one. I heard bursas can be drained. I read that but, I can't find a diagram of where the 240 bursa are exactly. Thank you
Goood luck,
Temperwolf
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replied May 3rd, 2010
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hi temperwolf

what kind of back symptoms do you have?
are you seeing a spine specialist?

pete
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replied May 3rd, 2010
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Yes I am Pete, That would be why I stated that even my spine doctor could not or would not explain to me where the bursa are.
There in lays on difficulity I am having. He is a surgeon and IF it turns out to be a bursa that can be relieved then he never gets to get paid for any surgery. lol
Get my delemma? LOL
I am stuck betweeen a rock and a very hard place.
I sent you mail.
Thank you,
Still looking for diagram answer. Any other answers. Thanks,
Temperwolf
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replied May 5th, 2010
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replied May 5th, 2010
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As well as the normal or natural bursa that a person has in their body bursa can form by themselves in places where there is extra stress.

Amputees often get them where the socket puts a lot of pressure on the stump

There is also a condition called interspinous bursitas its when bursa form around the spinous processes of the vertebra the spinous process are projections of bone at the rear of the vertebrae that muscles attach to.


Interspinous bursitis is usually found in the presence of major degenerative disc disease or degenerative joint disease.

Try googling Interspinous bursitis to find out more.
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replied May 5th, 2010
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Thank you so much roller64,
This has helped me quite a bit. I still can't find a diagram though. I did find alot of symptoms that I am having thanks to you. Thanks.
Have a great day/night,
Temperwolf
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