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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Urethra Pain

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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Pain treatments? What are some pain treatment options other than prescription drugs?

Many: The most effective pain treatment is to eliminate the underlying problem through repair or rehabilitation. In cases where this is not possible, treatment of pain may include stress reduction, behavioral therapy, topical medication, massage, ice, heat, compressive wraps, tens, or spinal stimulation. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for immediate kidney stone pain relief?

What are good treatments for immediate kidney stone pain relief?

Drink beer: I have recommended this to my patients at times and they have gotten relief and seen earlier passage the the stone. It initially increases the urine flow and may move the stone faster and clear it. But if you do not keep hydrating , you will get dehydrated and it is not useful for longer lasting renal colic. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments available for heel, knee joint pain other than pain meds?

Periostitis of os..: If inflammation causes the pain, it should be eliminated. The most common cause for heel specific pain is "periostitis of the os calcus, or heel bone. An appropriate cortisone should bring rapid relief. Then look for the causes. The family of spondyloarthopathies is most likely factorial the layman's term for heel pain is stone bruise." in reiter's syndrome, it was called "lover's heels!". ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for severe back pain other than medications?

What treatment options are available for severe back pain other than medications?

Treatments: Other than medication.....Treatments can range from therapy (physical, chiropractic, osteopathic), injections, alternative treatments (accupuncture, etc), and surgery. Sometimes a multidisciplinary approach to back pain is needed. Behavior modification and psychologic treatments can be also considered. ...Read more

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What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

Menthol, capsaicin: If limited to over the counter ointments, some options include counterirritant products(menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil), capsaicin, or ointments with salicylates. Some of the above ointments include icy hot, tiger balm, bengay, aspercreme, capsaicin. There are other perscription options that should be discussed with your physician such as lidocain based patches, anti-inflamatory based ointments. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative therapy for urinary stricture?

Is there any alternative therapy for urinary stricture?

No: No... unfortunately the only way is dilation or surgical repair ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for chronic pain other than pain medication?

Yes: I am a big fan of behavioral modification. Many chronic pain patients can adequately manage their pain with counseling regarding biofeedback and coping techniques. Pain medications should always be the last step in managing chronic pain. Interventional pain management techniques are also an option. There non-narcotics meds as well that may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is chiropractic treatment safe, effective and cost-effective for back pain?

Is chiropractic treatment safe, effective and cost-effective for back pain?

Inconclusive: There isn't enough evidence to draw sound conclusions on the effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments for back pain, however, there is quite a bit of anecdotal evidence. I would caution that chiropractic adjustments of the neck have been known to cause vertebral artery dissections, which can lead to debilitating strokes and/or death. I would strongly advise against this. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for sciatica besides painkillers?

What are alternative treatments for sciatica besides painkillers?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Varied: Physical therapy with pelvic floor relaxation offers improvement for some patients. You need to find a therapist with experience to truly get benefit. Some patients claim improvement with avoiding artificial sweetners, acidic foods-orange juice, lemons, and spicy foods. Every patient is a little different. Look up the irritable bowel diet recs and there is overlap with inter. Cystitis diets. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

A couple: Antiinflammatories both oral and topical, msm, glucosamine, physical therapy, braces. Stretching of achilles tendon and plantar fascia for heel and quads and hamstrings for the knee. Accupunture is an option as well. ...Read more

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Treatments for chronic back pain? What are some treatment options for someone with chronic back pain?

Depends on Diagnosis: Proper diagnosis is the key here. There are a ton of systems that could cause back pain. Gi, urologic, vascular, musculoskeletal, spinal, etc. If you focus treatment on a system not causing your pain, then you will not get a favorable response in treatment. For spinal etiologies, conservative management is the focus if there are no red flags (e.g. Tumor, infection), and no associated leg pain. ...Read more

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Is there an effective alternative medicine for bladder cancer?

Is there an effective alternative medicine for bladder cancer?

No: Treatment for bladder cancer depends on the grade and stage of disease. Low grade, low stage disease is best treated with endoscopic resection of the tumor and close follow up to look for recurrence. There are medicines that can be placed in the bladder to prevent recurrence. In general, a diet rich in antioxidants, fresh fruit and vegetables is all a good way to remain healthy. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture for pain treatment?

How effective is acupuncture for pain treatment?

Very effective: Depending on the site of the pain, usually acupuncture is very effective in pain relief. Usually a 'quick fix' for pain relief can be ear points located for needling.. ...Read more

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Is bio-hormone therapy for back pain effective?

Is bio-hormone therapy for back pain effective?

Probably not: If the cause of the back pain is not hormonal it is unlikely that hormone therapy will help. There are some hormones that have an effect on muscles but they usually do not cause relief of back pain. ...Read more

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What are traditional chinese medicine treatments for chronic muscle pain?

Several: Acupuncture is the most well known based on the flow of energy through the body through what are called meridians. Each of these channels have points close the the skin surface. The basic idea is to help restore normal energy flow which in turn helps the muscle pain. There are also traditional chinese herbs to help restore balance or "harmony" in the body. Diet-try gluten/dairy free for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative therapy to treat chronic belly pain?

To what?: Alternative to what? Medication, surgery, nerve block, and accupuncture all may help. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Try acupuncture: Acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, healing touch, reiki are all modalities that may help with aches and pains. ...Read more

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Lumbar sympathetic block provided no relief for burning pain, what other interventional treatments are available?

Lumbar sympathetic block provided no relief for burning pain, what other interventional treatments are available?

Dual non-traditional: Burning=virtually always neurologic origin.Contrary to typical approach like blocks of spinal nerves, new & 150 yr old evidence shows most such pain is due to peripheral nerves, not central.Osteopathic history & exam may give info about structural causes (ex. pinching of nerves) & manipulation may correct.Additionally, neuroprolotherapy (relatively new procedure)-very effective for this pain type. ...Read more