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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Conservative Management (Overview)

Before deciding on the type of treatment you want, ensure that you know all your options. For patients who are contemplating and not doing anything aggressive like surgery or medical intervention, there is the wait & watch therapy, also known as conservative management.


Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Who is a candidate for conservative surgical treatment?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Who is a candidate for conservative surgical treatment?

Need more info...: Not sure what you are asking here...Generally speaking, surgical treatment is not conservative. Please provide more information... ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Conservative Management (Overview)

Before deciding on the type of treatment you want, ensure that you know all your options. For patients who are contemplating and not doing anything aggressive like surgery or medical intervention, there is the wait & watch therapy, also known as conservative management.


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Best non surgical treatment for pivd?

?: Are you referring to prolapsed inter vertebral disk? Take a look at this. http://www.homoeopathyclinic.com/articles/diseases/pivd.pdf. ...Read more

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Treatment for scapulothoracic fibromyocitis?

Treatment for scapulothoracic fibromyocitis?

Physical therapy/med: This is sometimes also called "soft tissue rheumatism" or fibromyalgia if the problem is wide spread. Physical therapy may be helpful. Remember that age 61 other problems such as bursitis or tendonitis or arthritis might also be present. Common things are common! ...Read more

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Is chiropractic manipulation useful for managing headaches?

Is chiropractic manipulation useful for managing headaches?

Yes and no: For tension headaches or those starting in the neck can see some benefit from chiro manipulation. Be careful of what is promised. Get an eval and some treatment but have reasonable expectations. You should not have to be sold on a treatment. Especially decompression machines. ...Read more

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What is "interventional pain management" ?

What is "interventional pain management" ?

Pain specialists.: American society of interventional pain physicians defines interventional pain management as a "discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis/treatment of pain disorders." interventional pain medicine uses a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals works together, providing a full range of treatments/services for patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain. ...Read more

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Non surgical and/or surgical treatment options for proximal tib/fib joint instability?

Non surgical and/or surgical treatment options for proximal tib/fib joint instability?

Options: Nonsurgical: physical therapies such as activity modification, supportive straps, and knee strengthening. For patients with chronic pain or instability, surgical options include arthrodesis (fusing the joint), fibular head resection, and proximal tibiofibular joint capsule reconstruction. It would be worth trying the non surgical techniques first. Find a good osteopath or sports physio ...Read more

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Best non surgical treatment for meniscus injury?

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Best non surgical treatment for meniscus injury?

Meds, activity mod: Hard to say exactly without knowing how extensive a meniscus injury but likely you may have some underlying degenerative changes (arthritis) and the meniscus tear may be one component of that. Options: oral joint health supplement, oral NSAID (motrin/naprosyn etc), minimize high impact exercise (running), and possible injections (cortisone or viscosupplementation). ...Read more

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Non-surgical treatments for peyronie's?

Non-surgical treatments for peyronie's?

Here are...: Here are: no rx but with counseling for its reality, oral off-label drug with vit-e or potaba, topical injection with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), penile implant, etc. Goal of rx: pain relief for some and penile curvature improvement for all. Note: life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, ; continuation from inception to eternity. ...Read more

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Best treatment for advanced spinal stenosis?

Best treatment for advanced spinal stenosis?

Common problem: For patients that have failed appropriate conservative care, surgery can be very beneficial. A thorough work up is required. The most common surgical treatment is a laminectomy. The success rate is good. Check out spinehealth .Com. ...Read more

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Is non surgical spine decompression good for spine problems?

Is non surgical spine decompression good for spine problems?

Depends: It depends on the extent of your spine problems. It may help if you have an anatomical compression. ...Read more

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Addiction medicine or pain management?

For what: If you are addicted to pain medications see an addiction specialist. If you have pain see a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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What pain management clinics offer out-patient ketamine for crps/rsd?

What pain management clinics offer out-patient ketamine for crps/rsd?

None: No reputable clinic would offer this medication on an outpatient basis. This drug is an anesthetic and requires continuous monitoring with administration. ...Read more

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Does chiropractic treatment work?

Helpful for many: Chiropractic has been shown to be helpful for many conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain. It focuses on nerves, joints and muscles. So, any condition that involves those, may be benefitted by chiropractic. ...Read more

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Is scapulothoracic arthroscopy an effective treatment option for scapular bursitis, if more conservative treatments have had limited effectiveness?

Is scapulothoracic arthroscopy an effective treatment option for scapular bursitis, if more conservative treatments have had limited effectiveness?

MAYBE: This is something that i personally have never performed but it is considered an option for those with significant symptomatic scapulo-thoracic impingement also known as "snapping scapula " syndrome approach such treatment with caution but once again I have known of cases that seemed to be treated successfully. ...Read more

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Is chiropractic treatment useful for treating tennis elbow?

Is chiropractic treatment useful for treating tennis elbow?

Not Really: Adjusting the back does not help tennis elbow , at least in young people.If they are giving pt to the elbow, maybe. ...Read more

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Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

Lots of variables: Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf. Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities will vary. Because of the long period of convalescence after a fusion like this, patients usually have compromised stamina, so treatment may include exercise to improve core strength. This is a good place to learn more: http://tinyurl.Com/p2z8ud. ...Read more

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Pain management doctors- what type of interventional treatment do offer to patients with sympathetically maintained pain?

Dr. Eli Loch Dr. Loch
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Pain management doctors- what type of interventional treatment do offer to patients with sympathetically maintained pain?

Interventions: Typically, injections such as lumbar sympathetic or stellate ganglion blocks can be used in conjunction with physical therapy and non opioid nerve pain medication. Also, spinal cord stimulation has been used effectively to reduce symptoms if other interventions fail. ...Read more

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Is chiropractic care good for treating scoliosis?

Is chiropractic care good for treating scoliosis?

Not definitely known: Mild to moderate scoliosis if flexible can sometimes lend itself to some chiropractic manipulation and management of pain if present.Virtually no formal research exists documenting chiropractic's effectiveness in managing scoliosis. Some studies currently being conducted. Most treatment is done with bracing or surgery with spinal fusion. ...Read more

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Any pain management interventional treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Any pain management interventional  treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Depends: There are basically two forms of RLS: a subjective version (symptoms, no visible cause), and an objective one (symptoms with solidly visible underlying mechanism). You mention chronic pain and fatigue and you are young: so it is statistically more probable you have the first - the more difficult. If so, nerve blocks won't work - or will only work temporarily. Emphasize looking for cause. ...Read more