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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Pain In The Buttocks

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Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


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Is there an all-natural replacement for Neurontin (gabapentin) in the treatment of chronic pain?

Is there an all-natural replacement for Neurontin (gabapentin) in the treatment of chronic pain?

Non-existent: There is NO "natural replacement" for gabapentin, but several more effective meds with less side effects include Lyrica, (pregabalin) Horizant, and Gralise. A homeopathic remedy called Arnica Montana may have some pain benefits. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for pain in the sacroiliac and sacrum area?

Sacrum pain: The best thing to do is plenty of walking with good posture, avoid lifting, and do flexibility exercises. Sometimes massage and heat can help too. Take an occasional anti-inflammatory and that can help too. In general, using your core muscles while doing pretty much anything can avoid stresses to go to the lumbar spine and sacral junction and that avoids further injury.... Good luck! ...Read more

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Which is the best cure for pain in the hip?

Need to know cause: We need to know the cause of the pain prior to discussing treatments or cures. Muscular causes can be treated with stretching and strengthening of the muscle sof the hip joint. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

May be: You could cure nerve pain if no scar in the nerve or what we call permanent change in the structure of the nerve, if you have changes in the nerve i doubt you could. In this situation we resort to a lot of methods of pain relief. (pain management). ...Read more

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Is their any other type of treatment for arthritis in your lower back and pelvic bone except for pain meds or shots?

Is their any other type of treatment for arthritis in your lower back and pelvic bone  except for pain meds or shots?

Surgery is the last: Surgery is the final option, but there are many medications that can be trialled before going down that road. ...Read more

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What is the best topical treatment for knee pain osteoarthritis in elderly?

What is the best topical treatment for knee pain osteoarthritis in elderly?

Diclofenac: In the U.S., diclofenac is a prescription anti-inflammatory often put into a gel or a cream that can be applied to the knee between 1 and 4 times a day to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Other similar options, less commonly used, are available. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarke holmes ...Read more

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Natural remedies for stiffness in the spine and legs?

Natural remedies for stiffness in the spine and legs?

Evaluation 1st: Get a comprehensive evaluation first, for a reliable diagnosis. However, natural approaches may also help, once you know what you're dealing with ; aren't missing something acute. Classical homeopathy treatment -- with an experienced practitioner taking your case deeply -- has shown effectiveness in osteo- and other types of arthritis. http://homeopathyusa.org/home/eb/arthritis.html. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

No single answer: There are many treatments for these two areas. Often arthritis of the thumb can be treated with topical ice and simple pain medications like acetaminophen or Advil (ibuprofen) Similar approaches with the back but often need higher doses Physical therapy for back is also very helpful You are somewhat young for typical osteoarthritis so there may be other things going on See a rheumatologist for surecdiagnosis ...Read more

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What are some sources of homeopathic relief for pain in my hip and leg?

What are some sources of homeopathic relief for pain in my hip and leg?

Depends on symptoms: Homeopathy is individualized prescriptions ; more specific then diagnosis or locations. Your experience is essential. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for the pain of phn?

Gabapentin: Start at 300 at bedtime, titrate up every few days to a max of 3600 mg per day in 3 daily dosages. Watch out for leukopenia ( low white cell count ), if hx of cancer or on transplant meds. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for spondylolisthesis pain in legs and back?

What's the treatment for spondylolisthesis pain in legs and back?

First: It must be established that your back and leg pain are being caused by the condition. If this is established, then conservative care in form bracing, trunk stabilization exercises, prescription or otc nsaids should be tried. If there is no relief of symptoms over a. 6 months period, then a decompression with fusion (anterior & posterior) may be necessary with or without hardware. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for pain in the grion region in a patient aged 23 known to have varicocele?

What is the remedy for pain in the grion region in a patient aged 23 known to have varicocele?

Go see your doctor: Before we can talk about remedy, we need to determine diagnosis, eg find cause. That's why you need to go see your doc. Btw, varicoceles aren't typically painful. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the treatment for pain in back of neck ?

Neck Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the cervical spine (neck) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What is usually done for a patient that has sciatica nerve pain in the low back? What are some of the treatments for it?

What is usually done for a patient that has sciatica nerve pain in the low back? What are some of the treatments for it?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What are best treatment options for l5-s1 slipped disc with numbness and shooting pain in entire leg.

What are best treatment options for l5-s1 slipped disc with numbness and shooting pain in entire leg.

Multilevel : Physical therapy, nsaids, cessation of tobacco and avoidance of aggravating factors is a start. However, since there is shooting pain in the "entire leg", the disc is likely irritating more than one nerve root (s1, l5, and possibly l4). Lumbar epidural steroid injection may be beneficial. If not readily available, a 7-14 day Prednisone taper can be tried but less effective. Surgery may cure it. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments available for arthritis of the lumbar area and back of neck?

What are the best treatments available for arthritis of the lumbar area and back of neck?

Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic trigger points in the upper back and shoulders?

What is the best treatment for chronic trigger points in the upper back and shoulders?

Several: 21 yo male with chronic tender points upper back & neck might have fibromyalgia. Treatments might include myofascial trigger point injections, acupuncture and massage. Keep muscles toned by exercising in warm water, where water buoyancy negates gravity. Some people swear by topical lotion made from cannabis extracts. See an Osteopath. ...Read more

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