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What Do You Do When Your Surgeon Says That He Cannot Correct Your Scoliosis Curvature At All
What do you suggest if my son just got glasses and he is not interesred in wearing them. what did you donto get your kid to wear them?
Bribes work: When trying to alter behavior you try to set up the win/win balance. They can ignore your wishes and win to maintain the old pattern, or concede to your desire and win the prize offered. How or what you use as a bribe is up to you. Asking them what they would consider something worth working for is one way to find out. ...Read more
What do you do when your blood work is normal the doctors want to brush off your pain by dismissing it your left with all this pain and can't work?
Second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. See a pain management specialist. ...Read more
All doctors said I don't need surgery because it will not get worsen but they advice me to swim
Can that make my back look better?
NO: it won't change the shape of your back, which has a bony abnormality. What swimming will do is keep your muscles strong so that you will have less pain from the bony abnormality. That's important because you can then smile and let your personality make up for any anxiety about how you look. ...Read more
Why do doctors only check 30 to 70% range for straight leg test? What does it mean if you only get mild symptoms at 90% and your not that flexible
Back pain: If you have lower back pain the leg raise is a good way to assess injury to the lumbar spine. If you feel pain at 30-70% range then the lumbar spine is a concern. There is no benefit to overextending the leg since it may cause more injury. If this is bothering you then you should see a Pmd and have further imaging performed ...Read more
What do doctors check for when they ask you to follow his/her finger with your eyes? I couldn't follow drys finger to the right, he said vertigo.
Motility : As the doctor moves a finger in front of you, he/she is assessing the way your eyes are tracking (moving). If your eyes don't move as they should, or if unsteady movements are detected, further tests are generally necessary to diagnose the problem. If your eyes are unable to move to one side, depending on which eye, usually a neurologist should evaluate you. Nystagmus (shaky eyes) may cause dizziness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See specialist: I would see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of scoliosis. That is not to say that you need surgery, but they will be able to examine you, review xrays, and give an expert opinion about your prognosis and options for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you do surgery if you had C3 to C7 bulgingdiscand with 9mm narrowing of the central canal with my doctor wants to fuse one not all.
C/S fusion : Findings on a cervical spine MRI alone may not be enough to determine if surgery is or is not needed. Rather, the combination of findings on mri, failure of conservative treatment, degree and progression of symptoms, as well as objective evidence of neurological compromise are used in determining if surgery is the best option. ...Read more
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is scoliosis and what does it mean when on your childs school exam it says "positive" at scoliosis?
Curve of spine: Scoliosis is curvature of spine. Curvature sometimes can be found on physical exam at schools. Then child should be examined by orthopedic surgeon with radiographic examination for assessment of severity of scoliosis. Some curves mild and do not progress. Other curves can become severe enough to require surgery and spinal fusion with metal rods. ...Read more
Curved spine.....: Your question needs more specific information. There is no '19' or l9. There are several normal curves in the spine. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/spinal_curvature. More information is needed to answer your question. ...Read more
If you don't hit your child, could you explain what it is you do to instill self-discipline in them?
Hits only hits back: Hitting a child only really gives a child the message that there are appropriate times for a person to hit another person - and that is not a message you want to teach your child, as they will experiment as to whether certain situations are the "right ones to hit at". If mommy can hit someone she loves, then "i can hit my friend". Telling them it's wrong and then leaving them alone will sink in. ...Read more
Various causes: Cataract surgery takes some time to heal but the results usually are good in the long run. Some eyes have defects in the back hidden by the cataract and these can be finally detected after cataract surgery. This surgery is not perfect and there can be complications. Your bf should discuss this with his surgeon and could get a second opinion if the answer is not satisfactory. ...Read more
What should I do if i suspect that someone at a dental office who does xrays is actually not licensed to do so?
DDS, DA, Hygienist: In dental offices, if you need a radiograph (x-ray) --either the dentist will take the x-ray or well trained dental assistants or hygienists, will take the x-rays as well as perform a variety of necessary dental procedures that are allowed by the laws of your state. Talk to your dentist, if you have questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom use to say that when you have your period you should not go the salon to do your hair. Is that accurate?
Myth: There is no reason to avoid going to the salon when you have your period. ...Read more
Hello, thank you so much for getting back to me. Unsure as to why I have the bag but I couldn't go to the toilet properly when I was younger. My doctor has said the same thing as you. What needs to be done to help this? Will I need an operation? Xxx
??: If you have had a consultation on Health Tap or have asked a question before in this Q & A box I am not able to see those records. You may want to have an online consultation at Health Tap where you could describe your history. If you have had a prior consultation you should be able to access it in your chart and direct your question to the same physican ...Read more
My jaw is slanted to the right and every time i bite down my teeth do not fit. What do you think i can do without surgery to correct it?
It's uncommon, but..: If you've had a significant injury including a fracture - especially one that extends into the joint, say of the thumb or the bones in the wrist - there might be the beginning of arthritis development. An xray could help show if there's any arthritis there. Best of luck! ...Read more
Esotropia: Is the term for crossed eyes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain: Just as a pt would, exam would be done to determine the source of pain. Given your age, x-rays not likely to show any significant abnormality. All lines and angles aside, these numbers are meaningless. Consider manipulation as a high energy/short phase massage that results in immediate elongation of painful muscles followed by a relaxation phase. Not likely harmful. ...Read more
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