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A 35-year-old male asked:

can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table? lumbar stretcher? yoga?

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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Inversion table, lumbar stretch machines and yoga may relieve pain and inflammation "healing" the problem. The actual disk herniation does not usually pushed back in but removed by the body over several months. Other treatments include anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, steroid injections and endoscopic spine surgery (removed through a camera in a pen sized tube with little instruments).
Dr. David Dechellis
Pain Management 13 years experience
Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd.

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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have pain, deep and sharp and its located above my right pectoral region radiating to my upper back. What could this be!?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
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I keep on getting sist tipe absesses in my groins.Its been cut out several times but keep on comming back at a different spot.?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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A 18-year-old male asked:

My sister got her period last week and it came back 4 days later what could it be?

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Dr. Franklyn Farrell
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Need Gynecology Eval: Vaginal bleeding is not always your menstrual peiod. Sometimes women get miscarriages that happen about the time that they expect their periods. Also, there are a lot of conditions that can develop in the uterus that can cause bleeding such as fibroids, uterine polyps, cancer, infections, etc. Your sister should go and see her pcp or a gynecologist for an evaluation of her vaginal bleeding.

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