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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
It depends: That depends on what body part your talking about. Can you be more specific?
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
NO: There is no better or worse bed frame or matttress. It's all individual. Use what works for you
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Get insurance: Can you be insured on your parents plan? If not, can you apply for insurance thru the affordable care act (obama care)? You probably qualify for insurance but need to look into it. www.healthcare.gov
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Steroid injections can take up to 7-10 days to start working, so be patient. I've seen patients where the injection told 2 weeks to work. If you get no relief, whatever they injected is probably not causing your pain so your docs will need to look for another cause.
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Fall asleep: Assuming it doesn't happen all the time or during other activities, you're probably in a position in the canoe that puts pressure on nerves that go to the legs and they "fall asleep". Trying not to stay in one position for long periods of time should help
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Get more info: May be a good time to see a sports medicine specialist, either an orthopedist of physiatrist (physical medicine specialist). You could have an injury to the hip joint or some of the structures around the joint. A specialist should be able to help you figure it out since PT hasn't helped.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Few options: First, make sure you don't have anything serious going on with your blood vessels or hip joint that needs treatment. If you've had some nerve damage from procedures there are different medications that can help, such as gabapentin, which is a commonly used nerve pain medicine. There are also topical medicine options. You may be best off seeing a pain specialist.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Exercise: you probably have muscle fatigue from upper back muscle weakness, poor posture and probably have tight chest and front of shoulder muscles. Try yoga which can help you get stronger and looser. Physical therapy could also help you with exercise program. I would start there and see if you do better.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Get seen: If i'm understanding what you wrote, you have a spinal cord stimulator due to sciatica? If so and now you have severe symptoms you first need to see your pain doctor ASAP to check the SCS for any problems. You may need imaging to look for a new herniated disc.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
What?: Please redo your question as it's not really understandable. thanks
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