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I am experiencing sciatica. The following also describe me: Muscle cramps or spasms (painful), severe, Pain shooting down the leg, Hunched or stooped posture, Back pain, and Leg weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  sciatica. The following also describe me: Muscle cramps or spasms (painful), severe, Pain shooting down the leg, Hunched or stooped posture, Back pain, and Leg weakness. What should I do?

L-spine evaluation: The least severe and easiest to treat would be piriformis syndrome. This is pinching on the nerve by a muscle in you buttock region. Given your presentation and posture that causes the pain to occur this could possibly be a buldging disc in your lower lumbar spine. you should be evaluated by your primary care provider and possibly be referred to a spine specialist if need be. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (side: lower) , curved spine (quality: one shoulder higher) , reduced spinal flexibility, knee deformity and unintentional weight loss. The following also describe me: Hunched or stooped posture, Hip pain, Stiff joints, Leg we

I am experiencing  back pain (side: lower) , curved spine (quality: one shoulder higher) , reduced spinal flexibility, knee deformity and unintentional weight loss. The following also describe me: Hunched or stooped posture, Hip pain, Stiff joints, Leg we

See internist: You need to be evaluated by an internist who can then direct you to the correct specialist (rheumatologist, orthopedist etc) . The unintentional wgt loss is of concern although given your physical suffering, depression is top on the list of probability. Don't delay further in seeking medical attention. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (side: both), hip pain, and hunched or stooped posture. I am not experiencing muscle cramps or spasms, stiff joints, hand pain, joint swelling, knee pain, hip stiffness, neck pain, or obesity.

I am experiencing back pain (side: both), hip pain, and hunched or stooped posture. I am not experiencing muscle cramps or spasms, stiff joints, hand pain, joint swelling, knee pain, hip stiffness, neck pain, or obesity.

Back pain is common: hip pain not so common, but for a 17 y.o. I would say it is rare unless you have been running a lot! Stooped posture is becoming more common since teens spend an average of 9hrs/day looking down at their phones or computers. I recommend seeing your Dr for a thorough history and exam, possibly lab work, to see if there is a good explanation for your pains and try keeping a good posture all day! ...Read more

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My son is experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , back tenderness to touch, muscle cramps or spasms, and hip pain but not stiff joints, hand pain, joint swelling, knee pain, painful swollen joints, and hunched or stooped posture.

My son is experiencing  back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , back tenderness to touch, muscle cramps or spasms, and hip pain but not stiff joints, hand pain, joint swelling, knee pain, painful swollen joints, and hunched or stooped posture.

Spine problems: hence the need to see a spine specialist, either a neurosurgeon/orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine diseases, you can start with your primary doctor who would refer you, meanwhile use NSAIDS unless contraindicated, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Is it possible to correct stooped posture due to Parkinson's disease and if yes where it can be done?

Is it possible to correct stooped posture due to Parkinson's disease and if yes where it can be done?

Parkinso + Spine: Due to muscle forces and weakness in other places, the body tends to start to lean forward. If muscle training and exercise are not able to pull you up, an osteotomy (cutting of the spine and putting it back upright) is an option. It's not a quick operation, but patients tend to do really well afterwards, as long as you have tried everything else. Find a doc who does it a lot! u need experience! ...Read more

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Is stooped posture can cause low back pain and stomach pain? so i developed in legs prominent veins? Im underweight & i have weak back extensors.

Is stooped posture can cause low back  pain and stomach pain? so i developed in legs prominent veins? Im underweight & i have weak back extensors.

Unclear : it is possible that because you are under-weight, you do boy have sufficient core muscles (abdominals and para-spinals) to keep your posture correct. This in turn may lead to further back problems and stomach problems. I would recommend exercises to strengthen your core. However, you may want to seek the help of good physical therapist to guide you before doing it on your own. ...Read more

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Do I have postural or thermostatic hypo tension or is it something else?

Can't say: You do not describe any of your symptoms and thus i can not even begin to answer your question. ...Read more

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82/40 hr 118 I have postural orthostatic tachy. Syndrome. Suppose to start new work tomorrow! BP never this low how can I get this up! ?

82/40 hr 118 I have postural orthostatic tachy. Syndrome. Suppose to start new work tomorrow! BP never this low how can I get this up! ?

Fluid? Training?: The right answer depends on what you are already doing. Make sure you drink enough tonight and tomorrow. Look up "orthostatic training exercises" on the internet. These things don't work for everyone but may help. ...Read more

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What is Postural hypotension?

What is Postural hypotension?

BP drop: Your BP (which will normally falls when changing position from recumbent to standing,) drops excessively. ...Read more

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What exactly is postural hypotension?

Low bp with standing: Postural hypotension is a drop in your blood pressure when you change positions. To help improve that your physician could change the time or type of blood pressure, use compression hoses to help keep the circulation up when you stand or add other medication to maintain blood pressure. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a "severe postural drop and a high pulse"?

What does it mean if I have a "severe postural drop and a high pulse"?

Orthostasis: It is called orthostasis when someone has a significant drop in the blood pressure along with a rise in heart rate. That can be due to dehydration, certain medications, or it can be missed as a condition called vasovagal (although that is usually a low BP and a low pulse instead of a high pulse). ...Read more

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Deconditioning and POTS the same? Cause vs effect? (Postural Ortho. Tacchy. Syndrome) will slow and careful reconditioning be valid either way?

Deconditioning and POTS the same? Cause vs effect? (Postural Ortho. Tacchy. Syndrome) will slow and careful reconditioning be valid either way?

No POTS and: deconditioning are NOT the same....the former is a disorder of the nervous system which contracts the peripheral vessels when upright position is assumed thus causing a drop in blood pressure and a corresponding increase in heart rate! A rapid heart rate is however sometimes due to deconditioning and slow careful exercise will help! Exerciseis USEFUL in pattients with POTS but not "curative"! Dr Z ...Read more

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Help for my 12 yr olds postural hypettension dizzy constantly?

Help for my 12 yr olds postural hypettension dizzy constantly?

Postural hypotension: If this is what you mean, that may require multiple specialty evaluation to include a pediatric cardiologist, otolaryngologist, and pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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What is postural tachycardia syndrome (dysautonomia)?

What is postural tachycardia syndrome (dysautonomia)?

Rapid heart rate up: Pots (redundant name of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is one type of dysautonomia - a word which describes problems with your autonomic nervous system. This condition causes rapid hr when you are up - sitting but worse standing though your blood pressure is maintained. Other dysautonomias can cause low BP without increase in hr. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of postural hypotension?

What are the symptoms of postural hypotension?

Dizziness: Dizziness and lightheartedness sometimes accompanied by an increase in heart rate. ...Read more

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Whats postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Whats postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Autonomic condition: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is a condition that is characterized by an abnormal heart rate rise (>30 beats per minute) with standing. The cause is unknown. Patients may present with dizziness or fainting, but often have non specific symptoms of fatigue and generalized weakness. The treatment is supportive and individualized. There is no specific cure. ...Read more

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How do you treat postural kyphosis?

How do you treat postural kyphosis?

Stretching +...: 1) walk on your tip toes your hands joint together trying to "reach" the ceiling and you gaze up to the ceiling. 2) put a book on your head and walk with it 3)yoga- yes- all kinds of stretching 4)breathing exercises-slow, deep, alone as a daily routine and of cause as part of yoga and all other exercises above or any others that you like and find helpful. ...Read more

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How can you reverse the curve of postural kyphosis?

How can you reverse the curve of postural kyphosis?

See below...: Postural kyphosis means you tend to get a "hunch back" type of curve with standing. It is normal up to 50 degrees in the mid back (thoracic spine). It is abnormal in the cervical and lumbar spine. It can be corrected with postural exercises, muscle training, and occasionally needs surgery if it is excessive or progressing. ...Read more

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How can you fight the symptoms of postural kyphosis?

How can you fight the symptoms of postural kyphosis?

Therapy: Find a good physical therapist- either referred from your family md or by friends who may specialize in spine. They can help you learn over time to try and correct some of your postural kyphosis. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility for a postural kyphosis to be more than 45 degree?

Is there any possibility for a postural kyphosis to be more than 45 degree?

Sure but unlikely: If the spine ie flexible it may correct with posture. Most postural kyphoses are less than 20 degrees but in the immature spine before marked stiffening has occurerd it is possible. ...Read more

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Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

Most likely no.: When it comes to spinal deformities like kyphosis and scoliosis, the spine usually does not return to a "normal" shape with exercise/bracing/chiropractic manipulation. While these treatment methods may help a deformity like kyphosis from getting worse, surgery is typically required in order to correct it. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20 ?

Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20 ?

Depends on cause: If it is pure postural kyphosis with no wedging of any of the spinal (vertebrae) segments, then core strengthening an postural retraining should correct the problem. ...Read more

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I ve bronchiectasis, how long should be the duration of postural drainage ie ; in minutes, and frequency during the day, thanks?

I ve bronchiectasis, how long should be the duration of postural drainage ie ; in minutes, and frequency during the day, thanks?

Thoughts: Several, times a day 10-15 minutes. Change positions, front, back, side to maximize drainage if all lobes. Longer if continuing cough and production. Longer in most productive position. The goal is effective gravity drainage for lower lung fields. ...Read more

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How would i know if I have the postural kyphosis or the scheuermann's disease? If my degree is 55 and i'm 20 which one do I have ?

Kyphosis: X-rays would help to determine if there are schmorl's nodes present or other abnormalities such as wedging of vertebrae. A normal x-ray is compelling for postural kyphosis. ...Read more

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My postural kyphosis is around 55-60 degrees. I'm 20. Is it going to get worse as i grow older? Is it bad for my health? Should i get concerned?

My postural kyphosis is around 55-60 degrees. I'm 20. Is it going to get worse as i grow older? Is it bad for my health? Should i get concerned?

That's a lot: The main concern is respiratory as the kyphosis may increase in time. Now u should have pfc's and c if u already have compromise ; how much. U may b worse than u think. C a spine surgeon 4 evaluation, if u start there he/she would most likely get ptc's as part of the work up. ...Read more

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If a person has postural clean kyphosis then what would be hes/shes maximum curvature of postural kyphosis ?! 50 or 75 degree? Or less or more?

If a person has postural clean kyphosis then what would be hes/shes maximum curvature of postural kyphosis ?!  50 or 75 degree? Or less or more?

Varies: Postural kyphosis refers to an increase beyond the normal kyphosis of the spine related to poor posture, rather than a true structural abnormality. The upper limit of normal for thoracic kyphosis is 45 degrees, and so anything above that would be an increased kyphosis. Thank you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: postural tremor?

What is the definition or description of: postural tremor?

Essential tremor: A tremor that occurs with arms outstretched is a postural tremor. This often is due to essential tremor, which can be treated if severe enough to warrant medication. Typically these are tremors that have been present chronically, and are considered "benign". Other causes should be evaluated by a neurologist. Any new onset tremors should be evaluated for more worrisome causes. ...Read more

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What should I do with postural hypotension?

What should I do with postural hypotension?

More salt & fluid: Decrease blood pressure medication and change positions more gradually. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have postural hypotension?

Low on standing: Normally the blood pressure is actually slightly higher when you stand up. Autonomic nerves cause the blood vessels to constrict and slighly overshoot so that the blood pressure goes up a little. So it is abnormal for your blood pressure to go down (hypotension) when you stand up. There are many reasons why this occurs, so tests are needed to figure out the cause so that it can be treated properly. ...Read more

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What should I do when having postural hypotension?

What should I do when having postural hypotension?

Adrenal support: When having it, get up slowly with something to hold on to to prevent falling. To prevent, look for the cause. It could be a side effect of meds. Most commonly it is due to adrenal insufficiency, a very common condition which is helped by rest, stress reduction, vit c & b vits, salt & herbs like ashwagandha, rhodiola & eleuthero. The book adrenal fatigue by james wilson is an excellent resource. ...Read more

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What do I do for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

What do I do for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Exercise: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome symptoms can be helped by staying well hydrated, increase salt and exercise, expecially rowing-type erxecise. Discuss with you doctor about possible medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Postural hypotension?

Low blood pressure: Postural hypotension describes a phenomenon that occurs in some people -- usually otherwise healthy -- in which after they rise from either a prone, or sitting, position their blood pressure quickly becomes lower. As a consequence, the affected person becomes uncomfortably dizzy, or lightheaded for a short time period. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Fast heart standing: Pots means fast heart beating (tachycardia) when standing (postural) after arising (orthostatic). ...Read more

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How is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) diagnosed?

How is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) diagnosed?

See syndrome details: Pots is defined as an increase in heart rate on sitting or standing. This is caused my autonomic dysfunction. Please see link below for more information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome. ...Read more