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Gbs Physiotherapy Treatment
None to surgery : Up to 20% of the population will have stenosis by imaging studies by age 60. A lot have little to minimal symptoms. Treatment can include: medication, exercise/physical therapy, zero degree lordosis brace, epidural steroid injections & if all treatment fails & symptoms warrant it, surgery in terms of decompressing the neural elements by a laminectomy in the lower back & several options in neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: When properly used this is safe and effective.Staff will follow a standard protocol and monitor the patient during the process for any unexpected allergic or other response. Given the benefits of treatment over doing nothing, this is a reasonable choice. ...Read more
Are steroid epidural injections and physical therapy effective treatments for severe spinal stenosis?
May b Achilles bursa: There is a bursa lurking between the tendon & the calcaneus which can b inflamed & may b helped by a steroid injection, but one must b sure it is not the calcaneal attachment @ the distal end of the tendon.Then a steroid injection would b contraindicated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Carpal Tunnel : The use of physiotherapy to include posture principle, splinting the wrist in a neutral position and opponens muscle stretching has been shown to change the results or nerve conduction studies of the carpal tunnel nerve. Should also determine if other source such as thyroid disease. Medications and injections may help as well. Bottom line is to try and eliminate the provocative cause of pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im asking about the scoliosis treatment, osteothritis treatment and cervical muscles spasam treatment?
Scoliosis / pain: That's a very broad question... Happy to answer details, but all of these 'questions' need their own explanation. Often they are connected, as scoliosis and imbalance can cause muscle spasms where the body tries to keep everything in line, while the spine undergoes a three-dimensional deformity over time. Osteoarthritis can effect the spine at all levels+contribute to pain and worsening deformity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?
All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a C5 herniation. What is the recommended treatment for pain management? Surgery? Chiropractor? Physical therapy?
Depends: Surgery maybe recommended if you are having weakness. If no true weakness conservative treatment with osteopathic manipulation, chiropractic manipulation, and/or physical therapy may all help. Often a short course of steroids may be appropriate. Other medications that may help include anti-inflammatories and medications such as neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and flexeril. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Do not get into stretching exercises to enlarge the penis. Outside of the approved vacuum device to allow an erection, don't manipulate the penis to enlarge it. It is dangerous. Enjoy what you have and when it is worn out, we will see about getting you a new one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IVIG & CIDP: IVIG is a special immune-modulatory treatment used for illnesses like myasthenia, AIDP (Guillain-Barre), and CIDP. CIDP is an illness that causes numbness and weakness by affected the nerves of the body. Trouble walking is a common problem with CIDP. It is a long-term, progressive condition that is sometimes mitigated by IVIG. ...Read more
Is hospitalization needed for chronic Lyme disease treament (during an intravenous antibiotic treatment)?
Not necessarily: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Supportive care: CP is a simple label for a complex collection of issues. The disorder of movement & posture is oft helped by physical & occupational therapy. Yet the child may also have vision, learning, communication, behavior & other pbs.A learned primary physician or CP clinic can coordinate the many added services needed for improved outcome. ...Read more
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