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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 more
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 more
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 more
Compressions: See: http://www. Firstaidweb. Com/adult4.html (1.5 to 2") ...Read more
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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
You don't: You can take it off now. I understand you are on Coumadin (warfarin) and continue taking it as long as it prescribed to you for that. ...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?
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 more
You can: If you have a venous ulcer, then wearing a low compression stocking at night is often recommended. Otherwise, there is probably no need. It is important to remember that the compression you should use at night (15-20 mm hg) isn't adequate for when you you are up and walking around. Then you probably need 30-40 mm hg. ...Read more
Symptomatic see DR.: Iliac vein compression syndrome (ivcs) characterized by left common iliac vein compression by right common iliac artery against fifth lumbar vertebra. Mean age is 40 years with female predominance. Left sided compression 3 to 8x more common. Patients typically present with acute edema of the lower limb, (surgery, immobilization, travel)asymptomatic cases occur in 15–30% of the population. Dvt possible. ...Read more
Use of compression: Compression stockings are useful in treating venous insuffiency (which leads to varicose veins) because they decrease the degree of chronic pressure buildup in the legs which helps relieve symptoms of discomfort & swelling, They also slow the progression of valve failure & varicose vein development. They also have use in leg swelling, preventing blood clots, helping w/ some leg pain, & lymphedema ...Read more
Lymphedemaproducts: Lymphedemaproducts. Com to select the correct garment (ready-made or custom made), compression level, and, if necessary, fastening systems, the patients age, physical abilities (and limitations), lifestyle, type of lymphedema and any other conditions must be taken into consideration. It is necessary that a compression garment is chosen that meets the patient’s individual needs. ...Read more
It literally means: That there is something pressing on spinal cord in neck or cervical region that may or may not cause symptoms or physical findings. This compression can be due to: degenerative changes, disc herniation, tumor, fracture, infection or hematoma (blood clot) or spinal deformity. Sometimes there may be no symptoms but there may be changes in the spinal cord on imaging that may need to be addressed. ...Read more
Neurosurgery: Only surgeon who evaluated you have access to your health profile and he is the best suited to make this call or get 2 nd opinion. ...Read more