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Herbal Treatment For Abnormal Development Of The Optic Disk
What's diagnosis?: Treatment of a condition such as brain swelling should always be preferentially directed at the cause (infectious, autoimmune inflammatory, toxic, etc.). Generic treatment without a diagnosis is certainly possible and should be instituted with steroids if nothing else is found but this has its drawbacks so needs to seriously considered. Write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
Conservative first: Conservative treatments are always tried first and include physical therapy, targeted pain therapy, heat, massage, and analgesics. If your symptoms are not relieved anymore by such therapies, then seek out a neurosurgeon to discuss the possible risks and benefits of a cervical spine surgery. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/305720-treatment ...Read more
What is the recommended course of action for treating degeneration and bulging in all of my lumbar discs?
No surgery!: Multiple bulging discs is the main cause for 'failed back surgery'. Bulging of discs is a normal phenomenon of aging and only if it causes nerve compression and leg radiculopathy (radiating pain), can a decompression improve things. The back needs gently daily stretching, sometimes some anti inflammatories and healthy core muscle without being overweight to protect it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is new in medicin/rehab regarding treatment and correcting the lifelong difficulties/handicap/reconstructing of large burntrauma (electric)?
Microcurrent: Our physical therapy department has had success with a type of electrical stimulation machine called frequency specific microcurrent. See the website for referrals to practitioners and, if the person you call hasn't ever treated this extensive electrical burn, refer them to the fsm practitioner website where they can learn what frequencies to run for you. ...Read more
Is there any risk of further progression of my ckd, as a result of using minoxidil 5% externally for hear treatment?
No: No. There's not enough absorption for it to cause a problem. ...Read more
Please help! what is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?
That's silly: Evolution doesn't proceed in any particular direction. This is such a basic misunderstanding that if you heard it from a biology instructor, you should report that individual to their supervisor. It's the natural tendency of living things to differ from one another, more or less randomly. Please, to be literate in the 21st century, get a good book to understand basic biology. ...Read more
A patient with 5-year history of Parkinson's disease, takes no drug treatment.Is there any advanced treatment protocol to this condition in the US?
Sort of: We have some newer forms of L-DOPA, like Duodopa, and Rytary, and Deep Brain Stimulation seems to be used earlier and in more patients, but otherwise, not any profound advances, so far. However, loads of research programs under supervision of some outstanding Movement Disorder Specialists. If you are available, there may be some areas of benefit to consider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on exact: Location. Some could be intramedullary others extramedullary. Depends on how much mass effect it's exerting, and symptoms. See your neurosurgoen to better review your mris, rule out other issues with the rest of your neural axis. By checking MRI of your brain, cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine with and without contrast, and then deciding on treatment, surgery may be needed... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment and long term prognosis of someone with a hyalinizing trabecular tumor of the thyroid?
HTT: Or hyalinizing trabecular tumor is a rare and controversial thyroid lesion as to whether it is benign or malignant. For the most part, it is believed to be a benign lesion with low likelihood for malignant potential and current recommendations is for a lobectomy and clinical follow-up and surveillance. ...Read more
It depends: These arethe result after 8 years follow up for patients have the sugery.There were 68% excellent and good, 22% fair and 10% poor results. Back pain was relieved in 91% of the patients. Leg pain was relieved in 76% of the patients. Numbness was relieved in 87% of the patients. Five patients had re-operations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: This congenital defect has no treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the effect of delaying starting any type of medications for Parkinson's disease in a 49y/o male. +/-?
Treatment: The medications reduce rigidity and tremor but probably don't retard the progression of the pathology. If the patient's quality of life has not been significantly impacted, delaying the institution of medication may not be crucial. A neurologist would be best to advise you, however. ...Read more
My doctor commented the Osseous structures are remarkable for mild degenerative changes of the spine. What does that mean?
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