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Dachshund Back Problems Treatment
Several ways: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. You may need additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help. ...Read more
I have back problem. I can't bent forward. I got disc space narrowed of s5 an s6. Suggest treatment.
Acute treatment: There is no s5 and s6, but a narrowed disc is simply an indication of early/mild disc degneration, which is essentially normal for most patients. If you can't bend forward, acute treatment with an oral steroid pack and steroid and/or toradol injections often will resolve the acute process, and then you can proceed with physical therapy to maintain your motion/flexibility. ...Read more
What is treatment for iliotibial band burning when problem is not helped byphysical therapy and is a not a result of a back problem?
I'm having a lot of back problems and its a workman comp case and I feel
Like I'm not getting the best possible medical treatment possible they have tried eperdual's not helped they have tired pain meds norco 7.5 they don't help what do I need to do get s
Chronic back pain: Pain is a challenging thing to manage. Establishing a goal for pain relief is a start. Depending on what is the underlying cause of the pain, if the injections did not help, surgery may be an option. Chronic opioid therapy, with combinations of short acting and long acting meds is an option as well. Lastly, which ever treatment modality is chosen, you should also entertain the mental toll. ...Read more
I went to doc about my siatic nerve I got pain killers not helping much where or what website can I find physical therapy ? Nerve from back problem
After physical therapy 3days ago for back problem have severe burning pain in top of one butt cheek cannot straighten real effort to bend any ideas th?
Yes: That will often help with both those problems. ...Read more
Core strengthening : General conditioning including stretches, cardiovascular exercises and core strengthening are what is needed with an emphasis on core workouts such as pilates, planks, gymnics ball workouts, basu etc. ...Read more
Is it possible to cure some psychological problems through osteopathy treatment?Getting back to shape.Relaxed and so on.
Improve not cure: Certain psychological conditions have physical manifestations in the body especially the paraspinal muscles. Osteopathic treatment can diminish those aspects , relieve stress and help an individual feel more relaxed. They may then be more able to deal with their issues more effectively. ...Read more
Think I have rhomboid problem. Pain started 2 weeks ago - no obvious reason. Has got worse. Now only eases when flat on my back. treatment?
Injections are the most useful treatments for Rhoboid pain! See a good Physiatrist or Pain Specialist for help!
Hope this helps!!
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Lower spine trouble, problem sitting, feel like laying down most of the time. Only 28 years old. Does constant work keep spine from aging? Treatment?
Several things asked: For how long you are dealing with back pain? Any trauma or strenuous activity prior to onset (ex., lifting something heavy)? One of the problems to consider with problem sitting is a disc derangement. Usually this could be treated with medication, physical therapy, and if no improvement get an MRI. Facet joints also is in differential. Heavy lifting can make problem worse. ...Read more
Hello, I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel a few years back but it has not been a major problem so I've had no treatment. Yesterday I noticed hard sor?
Unclear question?: It isn't clear what your question is, but if you are having recurrent symptoms, suggest you see the doctor who diagnosed you initially for a re-evaluation, given they know your history and previous examination. ...Read more
Trouble with doctors for 6 years i was undergoing a treatment plan for a chronic lifelong problem with my back, not only are there genetic factors, i survived a brutal attack that has left my back in very bad condition. Upon moving to this state, it took
Doctors : Doctors choose to treat patients based on training and experience. They don't have to rubber stamp someone else's treatment protocol. ...Read more
My mother has mctd. Her biggest problem now is back and spine. She cannot get up periodically beacause of horrible pain. What treatment can help her?
I have been sitting a lot at my job. I have developed lower back problems that have lasted 3 weeks. I may have even pulled something. Treatment ideas?
Lower Back Pain Txs:
1. Time to let body head. Almost all do.
2. Pain medications. Start with OTC like tylenol and motrin/advil
3. Activity modification like don't sit for long periods without breaks.
4. Massage therapy, chiropractic care, etc.
5. If all the above fail, go see PCP and get a prescription for Physical Therapy and stronger pain medications.
6. If the #5 fails, ask for MRI and referral to spine surgeon. ...Read more
See below: A gentle home exercise program that focuses on core strengthening is going to be your best bet. A great resource for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more
Is this skin rashes on leg , stomach and back because of some internal problems ? . What treatment to be taken for this ?
Need more info: Without more information we cannot really answer those questions. What does the rash look like? Does it itch or hurt? How long has it been there? Do you have any other symptoms that might suggest an internal problem? Help us, so that we can help you. ...Read more
There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?
I take 10 mg of Valium at bedtime as part of treatment for ic. I have recently been prescribed norflex (orphenadrine) for back problems. Is it dangerous to take these meds within the same 12 to 24 hour period?
Depends.: These drugs are synergistic in that both causes muscle relaxation and it can be very sedating if taken at the same time. Keep at l;east 4 hours between and time it when you are at home, don't drive or operate heavy machineries. Needless to say, do not drink alcohol with both. Be safe. ...Read more
Is acupuncture for lower spinal pain/si joint pain or back problems in general an effective treatment?
Toe nail infection came back two years after treatment, i want to solve the problem but am worried about drug resistance.
I have acne and redness problem on my face, arms n back.Plz suggest something.Hv heard bout Proactiv treatment.Can u please suggest is it effective or nt?
Proactive: Most patients in my practice with acne have tried proactive before they come in to see me. It seems like it tends to work initially, for a few months, then it stops working. Of course, i don't see the patients it keeps working for. It's probably worth a try to start, just be aware you may need to move on to a pharmaceutical grade skin care regimen within a month or two. ...Read more
Can I have my doctor write me a prescription for acne treatment? My acne problem is not that serious, mainly chin, upper chest and back, so i would just like some topical solution to address problem areas from time to time.
Neck, shoulder, lower back, knee, ankle pain. Tendonitis that don't recover. Docs can't find structural problem. Chronic pain? Gait? Treatment option?
Depends: Back problems are very common, it is estimated that 60-80 percent of Americans have back problems bad enough that they seek medical care. Thankfully, the natural history of many cases is very benign. If your problem is mild, you can self treat with rest, exercises, maintaining good body weight, etc. if severe, don't hesitate to be evaluated. ...Read more
No: A vp shunt (short for ventriculoperitoneal) is a device consisting of tubing and a valve which direct the flow of cerebrospinal fluid from the fluid spaces in the brain (ventricles) to the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). This should not cause back problems. If you are having back problems, they are probably not related to the shunt. ...Read more