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Can You Tell Me What Is Spondylolisthesis And Its Management
Slippage: One bone slips forward on top of the one underneath it. Sometimes it is silent (no symptoms) so no treatment is necessary. Many people with it have pain that responds to exercise, physical therapy and mild medication. A few are severe enough for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone(spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more
Not Dangerous: Hurts a lot, however if you have weakness or bowel/bladder incontinence than it can be an emergency that may need to be evaluated for surgery. This suggests that the disc is significant compressing nerves in the spinal canal reducing their function. Generally though, a majority of slipped discs or herniations are mostly painful and resolve over time and do not cause long term effects. ...Read more
Hi There!: It depends mostly on the cause of the swelling and pain and where these findings are located. You need to se a doctor about this. Meanwhile, a general rule of thumb is elevating the part that's swollen, avoiding any clothing that may be cutting off circulation and taking OTC pain relievers as instructed on the bottle. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"obstruction": Both COPD and asthma are "obstructive" diseases - meaning that they make it hard to move air in and out of the lungs. COPD patients can have chronic bronchitis which is inflammation in the airways and/or emphysema which is disruption of the lung tissue due to smoking. COPD is almost always related to smoking. Asthma results from chronic airway inflammation - may be genetic or allergic. ...Read more
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is involved in "protein injections" to the knee, and is it painful?
See details: These injections often provide several months of significant pain relief in cases of moderate osteoarthritis of the knee. There is little risk of side effects and any discomfort is mild and related to the needle puncture. They usually will not work for advanced arthritis and may be no more effective than nsaids such as naproxen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism: "several symptoms can be seen by 18 months of age, such as poor eye contact, trouble with pretend play and imitation, delayed communication skills and problems with "joint attention." joint attention occurs when a child points or otherwise tries to get someone to look at the same thing he is observing. Children with autism often don't point or show joint attention. www.autismweb.com. More info is at the site.It is now classified among the autism spectrum disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MANY OPTIONS: Too many to discuss truly. I would suggest seeing a spine surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and how is caused and what treatment is best for it?
Lichen Planus: Lichen planus will wax and wane. It is a chronic rash of unknown cause with no cure, may be itchy and poorly understood by medicine. It can be managed with medication both topical and oral. It may resolve on its own. Wish i could help more; see your dermatologist to manage this disease. ...Read more
Ozone: Ozone works on 3 basic levels. At higher concentrations it kills all types of bacteria, fungus, and virus. It even oxodizes the shells of these pathogens reducing damage by their left over dead pieces. At lower concentrations ozone promotes healing by enhancing immune function and increasing oxygen release in the area. If you kill the bugs and get oxygen to the area often people will heal. ...Read more
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