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G1 anterolisthesis L5 on s1. Left leg very painful and difficult to walk on. Pain radiates down to ankle. Safe to use crutches until pain subsides?
Sounds like sciatica: Sounds like typical case of sciatica due to nerve compression that may be due to disc herniation but there can be other causes including stenosis from this spondy & can be confirmed on exam & by imaging with ct scan or mri. Most get better without surgery. Time, activity restriction, guided exercise & otc medication if no contraindications can help or see your pcp. Crutches not necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more
No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've broke my foot "first confirm bone" and i'm on nonweight cast . My q is can I go out , back to work using crutches ! will moving around effect heal?
Depends: If your first cuneiform fracture is being treated with a nonweightbearing cast, you will need crutches to get around, and you will need to keep your foot nonweightbearing as directed by your doctor. If you can do your job, and it is cleared with your employer you may be able to go back to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happened is great and i would let that help you lead a better and healthier life. If you need it again, go back until you feel comfortable again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer