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Herbal Treatment For Abnormal Development Of The Optic Disk
Not long ago a consultant neurosurgeon stated that my sister's optic disk are flat. what did he mean by this stated?
Normal: Flat would be "normal" in this case. ...Read more
I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for herniated disk?
Herbal Rx for HNP: While herbal treatments have not been shown to have any direct effect on herniated discs, time may be your best friend as many disc herniations can resorb and get smaller spontaneously and not need surgery, epidural steroids may be more beneficial for pain control. A short period of rest followed by therapy is always warranted. Surgery is indicated for progressive pain or neurologic deficits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if you went to a osteopath would they use herbal medicines as part of their treatment?
Maybe: It depends on the specialty of the physican and her/his specific practice when it comes to herbal remedies. ...Read more
None: They do not have significant benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Some: Narcolepsy is an issue with a brain chemical that controls degree of wakefulness and control on timing of wakefulness. So herbs (caffeine and noncaffeine) products that work through a different system (often adenosine) can be helpful t keep awake during day. Also behavior for short napping helps. Food metabolism also affects, specifically gluten has been. ...Read more
Depends: Most tumors in the optic chiasm (detected after visual field loss as a clue to due an MRI to locate the tumor and size it) arise from the pituitary gland. A few are cystic remnants of development such as a rathkes pouch. Most will be removed by a neurosurgeon through a transnasal approach while you are asleep. Some require radiation. Discuss this with your neurosugeon. ...Read more
No: It is a rare disorder of the motor cells (control muscle) in the spinal cord that occurs in youth, progresses for several years then stabilizes. There is no treatment for it. A neurologist can counsel you further. ...Read more
Optic neuritis : treatment of optic neuritis is usually with intravenous steroids for three days which hastens recovery of vision but does not change visual outcome. Follow up with an ophthalmologist and neurologist are important to assure that the cause of the optic neuritis is properly identified and treatment for the underlying cause (for example multiple sclerosis in some cases) is initiated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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