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What is the treatment of lumbosacral neuritis/radiculitis?

What is the treatment of lumbosacral neuritis/radiculitis?

See below: It depends on the nature of the condition. Mri of the ls spine and EMG might be helpful for determination of the severety of the process. Based on the results treatment might include non steroidal otc medications, physical therapy, pain killers or consultation with pain management or spine specialist. However best solution is to see your doctor for advice. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Definitive diagnosis of pudnedal neuralgia?

Definitive diagnosis of pudnedal neuralgia?

Neurology consult: A definitive diagnosis will require definitive evaluation. For a neurologic complaint, a neurologist is the best bet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you explain the diagnosis of lumbar radiculopathy?

Can you explain the diagnosis of lumbar radiculopathy?

Lumbar radiculopathy: Lumbar radiculopathy refers to pain where a nerve is compressed in the lower back/lumbar region causing pain that radiates or shoots down the leg following the innervation pattern of the nerve that is being compressed. ...Read more

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What is the differential diagnosis for fibromyalgia?

What is the differential diagnosis for fibromyalgia?

Too much to mention.: Fibromyalgia is a complex condition with associated allodynia or severe pain on pressure points which are widespread in the body, the differential diagnosis include depression, other types of myofascial pain stress related muscle spasms . Rather tan differential diagnosis, fibromyalgia is associated with a lot of somatic conditions like tmj. It usually is associated with sleep disturbances. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Pyriformis/sciatic: Yes thigh stiffness in the back of the thigh can certainly be present in the conditions above. Pain should also be present to some extent. ...Read more

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What is the likely differential diagnosis of cervicitis?

What is the likely differential diagnosis of cervicitis?

Vaginitis: Most commonly, cervicitis is the result of an infection, although it can also be caused by injury or irritation (as a reaction to the chemicals in douches and contraceptives, for example, or a forgotten tampon). The three most common infectious causes of cervicitis are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. All three are considered sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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What is the scientific diagnosis of whiplash?

What is the scientific diagnosis of whiplash?

See below: Cervical sprain-strain. The ligaments, tendons and muscles supporting the head in the neck have been stretched and injured. ...Read more

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How is arachnoiditis of spine diagnosed?

How is arachnoiditis of spine diagnosed?

MRI: Combo of clumping of nerve roots on lumbar MRI and appropriate clinical setting. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe hip bursitis and piriformis syndrome?

What is the best treatment for severe hip bursitis and piriformis syndrome?

Bursitis: Rest, ice, anti inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen ( there are many other similar one's), physical therapy and in resistant or unresponsive cases, local steroid injections are the choices. ...Read more

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What is location of symptoms of sciatica?

What is location of symptoms of sciatica?

Back & Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a 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. ...Read more

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What are the treatments of fascia herniation and chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

What are the treatments of fascia herniation and chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Myofascial pain: Myofascial pain syndromes arise from chronic inflammation of the fibrous sheaths that attach broad muscle groups to other muscles and bone. They include myofasciitis of the trapezius muscle, lumbodorsal fascia, IT bands and plantar fascia. I have practiced sports and ER med for the SF Giants. Compartment syndrome occurs when swelling in injured muscle constricts blood flow causing death of tissue. ...Read more

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Is vibration of left foot a sign of bulging disk and spondylosis a symptom of condition getting worse?

Is vibration of left foot a sign of bulging disk and spondylosis a symptom of condition getting worse?

Is this your Q?: If you mean the feeling of vibration, it is possibly related to a bulging disc. It is a weak indicator though. Better symptoms are pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. Better still, WHERE the symptom occurs may fit a suspicious pattern. Consider asking the question- "I have a feeling of vibration in {precise area}. What could be the cause?" ...Read more

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What is the pathology of myofacial pain syndrome?

What is the pathology of myofacial pain syndrome?

Myofascial/obscure,,: This, apparently, is a poorly understood syndrome of pain occurring in many points, and consisting of focal point tenderness. It's reproduced on palpation, and the pain can be aching and deep, and range from slight to lightning-like. It may be caused by connective tissue diseases, poor posture, and emotional disturbances. Treatment can vary from relaxation/physical therapy to antidepressants. ...Read more

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What is r/o metabolic CNS diagnosis ? Explain treatment required please r'o metabolic diagnosis signal intensity in spinal cord on MRI of cervical spine

What is r/o metabolic CNS diagnosis ?  Explain treatment required please r'o metabolic diagnosis signal intensity in spinal cord on MRI of cervical spine

Rule out brain/spine: R/o metabolic CNS DX means to rule out a metabolic central nervous disease disorder or diagnosis. This means a neurological problem caused by a disease affecting your nerves to function probably from the higher order aresa such as the brain, spine or generalized nervous system. Heavy drinking, heavy metal poisoning, parkinson’s, previous exposure to chemotherapy, radiation, aggressive or prolon. ...Read more

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Is part of the diagnosis of schizophrenia to doubt diagnosis?

Is part of the diagnosis of schizophrenia to doubt diagnosis?

It can be: People with psychotic disorders may lack insight into their illness. Most people don't want to have something wrong with them, so "denial" is common in many people struggling with psychiatric problems. ...Read more

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What is the differential diagnosis of diplopia in patient with vertigo?

What is the differential diagnosis of diplopia in patient with vertigo?

Big question: Start with what kind of diplopia - horizontal, vertical or skewed. That will help tell you which eye muscles are involved. Pain with eye movement is worrisome. Diplopia that gets worse with fatigue may be a muscle issue. Vertigo and diplopia makes one think of inner ear or brainstem difficulties, but these can be hard to differentiate. Trauma can cause horizontal diplopia ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more