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Decompression (Definition)

Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a ...Read more


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What exercises can I do at home post-partum?

What exercises can I do at home post-partum?

Lots of choices: First get approval at your postpartum visit. Second search fitness yoder for my many answers. Third go to a credible site like cdc. Fourth start walking each and every day with baby if ok with doctors. Fifth chart your progress on a pad or app or spreadsheet so you can see how much more you do each time and how much weight you lose/week. If your OB oks it see pinterest.Com/drpam4women/healthy-play. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious back issues at 29. decompression vs. lumbar fusion?

What to do if I have serious back issues at 29. decompression vs. lumbar fusion?

Get appropriate : diagnosis first and then get treatment options that should first involve non operative measures as long as there is no significant neurologic issues or tumor or infection. Treatment after failing non op care is dictated by the diagnosis. Certain times a decompression is recommended and others a fusion and sometimes both. See a spine surgeon and get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do at home to relieve back pains?

Is there anything i can do at home to relieve back pains?

Improve posture: Some times simple things go a long way; correcting your posture while you sit like sitting up straight while you drive or in office chair will help you. Simple neck exercises of neck stretching; your chin reaches your chest and stretch your head back all the way and to shoulders, do this ten times a day. Lie on your back and put your feet on a raised object till you feel your lower back rests. ...Read more

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What can I do about lumbar spinal stenosis if im leaving the army in two months help?

What can I do about lumbar spinal stenosis if im leaving the army in two months help?

Depends on symptoms: If you have no or minimal aymptoms, don't worry about it. Sometines exercises known as williams flexion ones help as can medication and if needed, epidural steroid injections. If surgery is needed, doing it now should allow enough time for recovery. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do at home to help with my lower back pain. I have a herniated disk and i'm getting surgery but until then im suffering :/?

Non-operative: You should try gentle stretching and core strengthening exercises. You can try a hot tub or heating pad but use it sparingly and don't injure yourself by too much heat. Injections can often relieve the sciatic pain by both reducing inflammation of the nerve and also dissolving some of the fat around the nerves which can often yield excellent relief. It all these fail then surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to determine if I have stress fracture in my foot. Like in my 2nd metatarsal. I heard there were at home test before doc visi?

What can I do at home to determine if I have stress fracture in my foot.  Like in my 2nd  metatarsal.  I heard there were at home test before doc visi?

No home test: can determine a stress fracture. It needs to be examined by x-ray. In some cases, we also need to do a sonogram or even an MRI, but certainly an x-ray should be done first. ...Read more

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I need to fly a week after spinal surgery (discetomy). Am i at serious risk?

Serious no, but.: But your surgeon will not want you to sit straight up for a period after the operation for fear of re-rupturing the disk. Please check with your surgeon as to when they feel it is safe to fly. ...Read more

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I have disc herniation and degenerative disc disease. What do you think about surgery at 70?

I have disc herniation and degenerative disc disease. What do you think about surgery at 70?

Back Pain Options: This back pain 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. Surgery can be avoided. ...Read more

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I have IH and how do I know when to go to ER for LP? Also have you heard of discs pressing spinal cord causing impingement on csf flo? I dont have a leak.

I have IH and how do I know when to go to ER for LP? Also have you heard of discs pressing spinal cord causing impingement on csf flo? I dont have a leak.

Why the ER?: Intracranial hypertension is NOT an emergency. Using the ER as a walk-in clinic is a MISuse of the ER and ER staff. Why are you posting that question here? You can't just order up an LP. You and your doctor together properly should decide if you need one. Ask him/her when you need one. Your doctor can then schedule it as an outpatient procedure ("day surgery"). That's the way to do it. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cervical vertigo today. Is there any at home things I can do to help?

I was diagnosed with cervical vertigo today. Is there any at home things I can do to help?

Cervical vertigo: Are you over 70 years old? please get a second opinion. I would be suspicious of cervical vascular cause of "vertigo" unless you have extensive vasculopathy. ...Read more

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What core exercises should I do when I have a compression fracture in the t8 vertibrea?

What core exercises should I do when I have a compression fracture in the t8 vertibrea?

Ask your doc: Hopefully they did an MRI to make sure you do not have cord compression. But as long as the exercises do not increase your pain or radiculopathy or myelopathy you are probably ok. ...Read more

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Spinal tap / lumbar puncture headache, is there anything i can do to relieve this?

Yes: Rest, fluids, caffeine, over the counter medications. If these do not work, a blood patch may be needed. This is where any anesthesiologist injects your own blood in the region of your lumbar puncture. The blood clots over the hole left from your lumbar puncture and your pressure rebuilds again. ...Read more

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Can you help please ? I have spinal stenosis. Dystonia and Fibromyalgia. I can't hardly walk but it's being suggested by a respite care home I walk.

Can you help please ? I have spinal stenosis. Dystonia and Fibromyalgia. I can't hardly walk but it's being suggested by a respite care home I walk.

Which is causing thi: Which of these diagnoses are responsible for your inability to walk. Your medical team will need to help you decide and then the treatment can be directed. Lumbar stenosis can be treated with epidural steroid injection and physical therapte y and the others with this with physical therapy.We don'y know your age andam uncertain what a repite care home is ...Read more

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Im suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome .. is there's anything I can do at home ease the pain ? :( plz help

Im suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome .. is there's anything I can do at home ease the pain ? :( plz help

The most helpful: thing you can do is wear a wrist splint, especially at night. These are available OTC at most drug stories. It should be snug but not tight. Avoid activities in which you repetitively use your hands; take frequent breaks. Take aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen. Ice your wrists: 20 minutes 3X/day. Avoid sleeping on your hands. See Doctor if worsens/persists. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Can I still run with a spinal cord implantation?

Can I still run with a spinal cord implantation?

Depends on advice-: -of your implanter, as well as what is it in for. Implants can be used for delivery of meds or stimulaters for pain. Ask THE MAN! ...Read more

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What should I do at home to alleviate gout pain?

What should I do at home to alleviate gout pain?

Antiinflammatory: If you have cherries they are good. Warm water soaks. ...Read more

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What exercises and spinal positions should I avoid if I have a lumbar disc herniation?

Several: Generally, you're going to want to avoid high impact exercises as they may worsen the herniation. Avoid rapid starts and stops. Emphasize exercises that gently stretch, like yoga, and remember to respect your body; when something causes you pain, don't do it. I would also strongly advise seeing someone who specializes in this type of problem. You need to fix it and not make it worse. ...Read more

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What are some at home exercises I can do at home where I can involve my 5 year old?

What are some at home exercises I can do at home where  I can involve my 5 year old?

5 year old exercises: Kids this age are learning to hop, skip, and jump forward, and are eager to show off how they can balance on one foot (for 5 seconds or longer), catch a ball, or do a somersault. Preschoolers might also enjoy swimming, hiking, dancing, and riding a tricycle or bicycle with training wheels. ...Read more