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Fertility Disc Degeneration
Could flagyl affect fertility in a man? Read that studies on mice showed severe issues in epidymidal degeneration from flagyl. Opinions?
No: Disc degeneration occurs naturally, and there may be genetic associations to this occurance. Injuries may also cause the start of the degeneration. The best advice is a good lumbar core exercise program for a healthy back, but there is no prevention of this condition (not even vitamins, nutriceuticals, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort it out : It depends on what your symptoms are and what treatments you've had so far. Its also important for you to spend some time doctor with your doctor to pinpoint the pain generator(s). ...Read more
I'm fearful of doctors and need one. With many pain problems from disc degeneration, it seems I am judged a drug seeker before i'm examined.
Pain Specialist: Take control of your overall health and the management of your pain. Insist on care that is person-centered and tailored to your individual needs. The plan should consider who you are—in mind, body, and spirit, and in the context of your environment, not just what condition you may have. Insist on care in which there is open communication between you and your health care providers. ...Read more
I am on medication for severe secondary osteoporosis, will the medication help my cervical degeneration of discs?
Not, need exercise: Intervertebral disc in the spine are made up of nucleus propulsus in the center surrounded by annulus fibrosus, and receives nutrients from the process of imbibition, which requires movements. Medications for osteoporosis, such as bisphosphonates, vitamin d, calcium supplementation, estrogen replacement, and biological agents target the bony matrix of vertebral body, not the intervertebral disc. ...Read more
If I have have athritis in my spine and disc degeneration disease, what can I do to relieve the symptoms of either?
Exercise & NSAIDs: I wish that we could provide you with a magical cure, but presently you will have to work for your pain relief. Staying mobile is the key. Staying as active as possible will help. Specially, i would recommend that you see a physical therapist. Also try yoga, but with a knowledgable instructor, starting as a beginner. Also try pilates. The use of otc nsaids should be your 1st choice of medication. ...Read more
Can medications cause degeneration of discs? I live healthily, do not smoke or drink and eat nutritiously and exercised until ops & med for1mm of bc
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