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Is there any treatment, therapy or cure for charles bonnet syndrome following macular degeneration?

Is there any treatment, therapy or cure for charles bonnet syndrome following macular degeneration?

Yes: Cbs occurs with chronic severe bilateral vision loss and results in formed and unformed visual hallucinations. Severe bilateral amd is a common cause. The first step in therapy is inquiring whether at risk patients are having this experience. If so, reassurance goes a long way. Medical therapy may also reduce the intensity of the visual hallucinations. ...Read more

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Just started physical therapy for forward head posture and upper crossed syndrome. I'm feeling spaced out/drunk. I think there is neck degeneration.

Just started physical therapy for forward head posture and upper crossed syndrome. I'm feeling spaced out/drunk. I think there is neck degeneration.

Your probably right: The upper quadrant is a dynamic functional and structural entity. A dysfunction in one region causes compromises in another region. Treating just part of the problem allows the remaining problems to continue and additional compromises will become evident. You need to see about all of the interrelationships and treat the composite of problems with appropriate therapies. ...Read more

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What does intrameniscal degeneration mean?

What does intrameniscal degeneration mean?

Osteoarthritis : The meniscus is a cushion inside the joint. What you are describing is wear in this "cushion." it is most common in osteoarthritis but can also be present in other forms of arthritis. This is usually an MRI description of the problem. ...Read more

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Please help! I have back degeneration which is hereditory?

Please help! I have back degeneration which is hereditory?

Not enough info: There are many genetic conditions predisposing to spine degeneration. You need to provide the type of hereditary degeneration you have been diagnosed withand the studies which were done to diagnose it. without appropriate tests, you may not have a hereditary condition. ...Read more

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How lattice degeneration should be managed?

How lattice degeneration should be managed?

Needs eval by eye MD: Lattice degeneration is a degenerative lesion in the periphery of the retina. It is a relatively common problem but in a few people, can lead to retinal holes and tears and retinal detachment. You should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist (eye MD) and find out if any treatment is needed. This link has good information: http://eyewiki.aao.org/Lattice_Degeneration Good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent disc degeneration?

Is it possible to prevent disc degeneration?

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 more

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Is lattice degeneration a serious condition?

Is lattice degeneration a serious condition?

Need for follow-up: Lattice degeneration of retina may not be serious by itself but make the retina prone to tears and detachment. You should get your eyes checked regularly and if you notice any sudden change in vision, floaters etc see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more