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What is the treatment required for a diaphragmatic hernia?

What is the treatment required for a diaphragmatic hernia?

Surgery: Surgery will be either shortly after birth or later depending on the degree of pulmonary hypertension. This elevated pressure usually subsides to normal level after 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any surgical treatment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy?

Please let me know if there is any surgical treatment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy?

There are surgical: Options, such as tendon transfers. There are physicians at tgh that I know can do this. However, this will not correct the myelopathy, it will only ease the pain from the spasticity. It may not improve function as well. Have you tried Botox injections? They are very useful with spasticity of you have not tried yet. ...Read more

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Are there good treatments for spasticity in ms?

Are there good treatments for spasticity in ms?

Yes: Both drug and non-drug approaches can be very helpful. Physical therapy can direct you in helpful stretching exercises. Medications such as tizanidine, baclofen, clonazepam, diazepam have all been used to address the mechanisms of spasticity. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

Are there any treatments for congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

Surgery: Surgery is required to fix a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. They are usually always repaired with discovered in babies. Sometimes we find one in an adult when looking for something else. Surgery for the hernia is then considered based on location and symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any non-surgical treatments available for congenital diaphragmatic hernias?

Are there any non-surgical treatments available for congenital diaphragmatic hernias?

Requires surgery: Surgery is required to treat congenital diaphragmatic hernias. The surgery occurs either through a scope that the surgeon inserts into the body or after an incision is made in order for the surgeon to visualize the area to repair. A few highly specialized centers may offer experimental fetal interventions. One example of this is balloon tracheal occlusion. ...Read more

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I saw an O/T who told me there is an outpatient service for spasticity patients called neuropathy therapy? To help tightness? Forgot how its called?

I saw an O/T who told me there is an outpatient service for spasticity patients called neuropathy therapy? To help tightness? Forgot how its called?

Bobath botox: Are both outpatient spasticity treatments available what is you spaticity from, sorry for your trouble I have this as well check with a physical med doctor ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dry, coughing spasms?

What is the treatment for dry, coughing spasms?

Asthma treatment: Cough variant asthma may be what you are describing. Step wise asthma treatment can be helpful with steroid inhalers and bronchodilators. Medical evaluation with breathing tests, xrays, blood tests can check for other causes and help confirm the diagnosis. Of course smoking cessation, avoidance of dust and asthma triggers is helpful. ...Read more

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What causes esophageal spasms and what is the treatment for this?

What causes esophageal spasms and what is the treatment for this?

Chest PAIN from DES: Des is a motility disorder of esophageal function. The muscles of the esophagus forcibly tighten, typically unpredictably, resulting in severe chest pain. Distinguish this from situational esophageal spasm, "nutcracker esophagus", and of course non-esophageal causes of chest pain. Speak with your gastroenterologist about rx options to minimize attacks, where to go, what to take when pain develops. ...Read more

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Bladder spasm symptoms since yesterday; any OTC treatment to help?

Bladder spasm symptoms since yesterday; any OTC treatment to help?

BLADDER SPASMS: Important to rule out an infection or low back issue. The otc meds are mostly for burning. ...Read more

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I have sternocleidomastoid spasm (torticollitis).What's the treatment?

I have sternocleidomastoid spasm (torticollitis).What's the treatment?

Torticollis: See a neurologist to be examined in detail and to discuss the treatment options, which include medications or Botox treatment. See this link for more information on torticollis, i.e. Dystonia. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for esophageal spasm?

Depends: If esophageal spasm is caused by acid reflux then antacids may help. Sometimes calcium channel blockers and nitrates. Botox injections have been used in severe cases. ...Read more

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Is it true that once your TMJ go into spasm you can never get it out. ..Despite treatment and physical therapy?

Is it true that once your TMJ go into spasm you can never get it out. ..Despite treatment and physical therapy?

No: That is fortunately not correct. With proper diagnosis first followed with proper treatment most TMJ muscle related problems will go away.
The key is proper diagnosis. With basic muscle spasm the doctor must check the bite and deprogram the muscles with splint and phyical therapy. ...Read more

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What's the most natural treatment for esophageal spasm?

What's the most natural treatment for esophageal spasm?

Bicarb: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda is the oldest, most "natural" treatment but there are so many better modern medicines, why would you want to keep suffering? ...Read more

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How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

Treatment copd spasm: It all depends on what inhaled meds you are using. If you are using 12 hour inhalers which contain steroids and long term bronchodilaters and spirive by inhalation once a day, then you can use atrovent (ipratropium) and albuterol (duoneb) every 4 to 6 hours only as a rescue for the spasms if needed. ...Read more

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What are the odds of infantile spasms going away with acth treatment?

What are the odds of infantile spasms going away with acth treatment?

PediatricNeurologist: While the prognosis for such patients is guarded-the acth can help a lot. Your pediatric neurologist is the best person to follow your child and answer this question. ...Read more

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What are the chances of infantile spasms going away after acth treatment?

ACTH: It is app. 65-70%, according to the studies it is more effective in infantile spasm without a definitive etiology. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for diffuse esophageal spasm?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for diffuse esophageal spasm?

If medications fail: If medications fail, meaning the disease is refractor to maximal medical therapy, then a long esophageal myotomy, or cutting of the esophageal muscles can be performed. This can be performed either thoracoscopically, laparoscopically or a combination of the two. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me about treatment of intestinal spasm and what can I do to prevent it?

Can someone tell me about treatment of intestinal spasm and what can I do to prevent it?

Bowel antispasmodics: The treatment of intestinal spasm depends upon the cause of the spasm. If there is no significant underlying organic disease then bowel spasm may be treated with dietary manipulation, probiotics, fiber, or medications including bowel antispasmodics such as dicyclomine. ...Read more