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Needs evaluation.: Ideally, one should begin with a careful history and physical exam. If spinal compression is suspected, one should ideally undergo imaging of the spine with an MRI which involves no x-ray exposure but excellent imaging of the spine, including the bony structures, the discs and the nerves. The treatment is then based upon the identified problem. ...Read more
It reduces swelling: Compression after surgery controls swelling. After surgery the body adds fluid to the area of liposuction. Compression helps to limit this influx of fluid. There is no universal agreement on the length of time that compression is needed. There are some surgeons that use it for a short time and some use it for a long time. Good results are obtained by both groups. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CPR: This refers to cpr. When performing CPR on an adult, one "cycle" is 30 chest compressions followed by 2 rescue breaths. After this 1st cycle, the 2nd cycle starts, also with 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths. In very specific circumstances (witnessed arrest, lay rescuer), CPR can be done without the rescue breaths i.e."hands only" cpr. Learn CPR through the american heart association! ...Read more
A "squeezed" cord: The spinal cord has less space available then normal due to compression by something (such as a disc herniation, arthritis, tumors, infections, etc.). The word "chronic" implies that this has been going on for a long time and is not a recent problem. Cord compression can be a serious problem with potential paralysis. You should be evaluated by a spinal specialist for this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not if want results: If your physician has prescribed compression stockings for you for a particular condition, then you require a certain level of pressure, measured in mmhg, to meet that goal. Unfortunately, regular pantyhose, and even over the counter "support" stockings do not meet these levels of compression, and will not provide the necessary effect. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No: A "compression view" is a mammogram that is done, well... With extra squishing. This is done to see if an abnormality goes away when the breast is squished harder between the mammogram plates. If so, it means the abnormality was a fold of skin or overlapping tissue, not a cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Compressions: See: http://www.firstaidweb.com/adult4.html (1.5 to 2")Get a more detailed answer ›
Warm compresses: Cold tends to make muscles tighten more; moist heat increases blood flow and decreases pain and spasm. Mild range-of-motion exercises help stretch & relax the muscles. Nsaids (aleve/motrin etc if tolerated by stomach ) can reduce pain & inflammation. Do not mix with blood thinners) magnesium (low dose) can help relax muscles. Therapeutic massage is helpful. ...Read more
I've had a chazion for 2 1/2 months now. I've tried warm compressions and OTC drops and nothing has worked what can I do now? Please help
See an opthomologist: You need to see an opthomologist in order to have it surgically drained, if it hasn't responded to conservative treatment. Worry not, this is a very easy procedure without any significant pain. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My husband gets migraines a lot but right now he is in so much pain that he is in tears. What should I do I have tried cold compressions.
Meds or ER?: I assume he does not have any medicines to help abort his migraine? If not, is the er an option? Migraines can be horrifically painful and no one should have to endure them. The er can provide fluids and medication via IV that can help get things under control. After this episode, he needs to have a medication plan in place to be able to treat this effectively at home. I hope he feels better. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with mild venous insufficiency ( It started less than a week ago). Is there a general compression level that I can start with?
Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compression. The levels of compression are measured in millimeters of mercury pressure. I work every day in a wound center and wear compression every day! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers