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Alternative Treatments To Surgical Intervention To Correct 3rd Cranial Nerve Palsy
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Is there any alternative treatments to fowlers syndrome (complete retention) other than SNS or urinary diversion? Don't want more surgery (got spc now)
Here are some...: Do clean intermittent self-catheterilization (or CISC) is the most reasonable option after failing to response to conservative Rx with alpha-blocker & Kegel exercise, etc. And before undergoing invasive procedures as mentioned. More? Contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/ video goes faster and learns more than text chat does. ...Read more
What are some alternative treatments for progressive supranuclear palsy (psp) like ayurveda, homeopathy or siddha?
Collaborative care: Psp is a rare degenerative disease of the brain involving movement & balance as well as changes in mood, behavior and personality. Conventional medicine has no cure. Homeopathy does not treat the specific pathological condition, but can help the person by applying the single homeopathic medicine called for by his/her specific experience. You need a very well-trained homeopath to work with you. ...Read more
Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more
I have erbs palsy, had surgery in 2012, fell down in january this year and the bone they operated on shifted upward, still have had no treatment??
Mgt: It would helpful to have the radiographs uploaded to your virtual appointment records, so that an Orthopedic specialist may view them. ...Read more
Got facial palsy after surgery. 14 months out have spasm in orbicularis oris. Is their definitive treatment other than botox to stop this ex. Surgery?
No: Aside from Botox, I know of no other treatment including surgical. Check with facial plastic surgeon to confirm. ...Read more
Bell palsy and vertigo about 8 months ago now could vertigo and bells palsy have to do wit a tumor on the 7&8 cranial nerve sence I still have them?
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Paralysis: Many different causes of cranial nerve palsies, with perhaps most common, bell's with facial nerve weakness, but also, diabetics may experience double vision from oculomotor palsy. The cranial nerves subserve the face, mouth, throat, and neck. Treatment is too variable to discuss here, but mayo clinic site does get into more detail. ...Read more
Can a disc herniation in the neck effect the 7th cranial nerve... Bell's palsy? I was diagnosed with bell's palsy but the neck pain is much worse.
No they are not: Related conditions. The cranial nerves do not emerge from the neck or cervical region therefore a disc herniation could not compress or pinch one of them. ...Read more
At 2 weeks post op Craniotomy R side facial weakness started Surgeon said post op inflammation of 7th cranial nerve not Bell Palsy. How can they tell?
About 8 months ago got bells palsy and 7 month ago got vertigo now I have synkinesis could it be a brain tumor on the 7th and 8th cranial nerve?
See doc: You need to consult your doc or neurologist. Bell palsy (7th nerve) can be from an old herpes infection, trauma, compression or inflammation. Vertigo can be from ear or vestibular (brain). Synkinesis is the result from miswiring of nerves after trauma which is common after bells palsy. If your bell palsy and vertigo were resolved and just developing synkinesis then it may not be tumor. ...Read more
This is associated: With a brachial plexus injury, not a cranial nerve injury. This is usually associated with the posterior cord in the brachial plexus or radial nerve downstream, occasionally a c7/8 nerve lesion can cause this but the wrist drop is not usually as isolated. ...Read more
See neurologist.: I recommend seeing a neurologist to better address your treatment needs. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more
Third nerve palsy: Can have multiple etiologies (congenital or acquired). Some causes do not need intervention and time may resolve the signs and symptoms. Some require intervention (such as those caused by mass effect). Ask your ophthalmologist what the cause of your 3rd nerve palsy is and he /she can give you treatment options. ...Read more
Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?
Combo: Many patients with severe chronic pain require a combination of meds (non-opioid). Examples may be nsaids like Naproxen or toradol, membrane stabilizers like gabapentin, some anti-depressant meds and topical meds like Lidoderm patches all depending on cause of pain. These patients may benefit from interventional pain procedures, biofeedback, cognitive therapy, exercise therapy and more... ...Read more
Focus On Cause: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also recommend balancing your excessive estrogen with additional progesterone. You can explore decreasing your estrogen by reading: the anti-estrogen diet. ...Read more
Alternative to what?:
Do you mean "complementary and alternative", "holistic" rx?
None has shown evidence of effectiveness. ...Read more
Maybe thrush (fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more
Do you have GERD?: Have you been dignosed with gerd? If it is related to gerd then follow the treatment recommendations. Alternatives treatments (pills?) may not help but I think eating fresh fruits and vege's and parsley leaves might besides proper daily home oral hygiene. If you let bacteria grow on you teeth and gums, they will produce the sulfur compounds that cause bad odors. So get soft tooth brush and floss. ...Read more
No and yes:
If your thyroid is low, and you live in the us, take thyroid replacement.
If your thyroid is overactive or the problem is a lump in your thyroid you should see a thyroidologist as there are many choics of treatment. ...Read more
Evista is primarily given to combat/prevent osteoporosis. Alternative medications are bisphosphonates such as fosamax, actonel, boniva. Reclast (zoledronic acid) is an injectable.
Evista also has a breast cancer chemo prevention indication with the alternative being tamoxifen. Aroma taste inhibitors are being studied as further alternatives. ...Read more
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
Options: Bleaching or veneers. I would try bleaching first. It takes time to see results depending on how bad the stain is however it is less expensive than veneers and easier to maintain. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
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