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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Tongue Protrusion

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What kind of disease/condition causes involuntary tongue protrusion?

What kind of disease/condition causes involuntary tongue protrusion?

Habit or : It could be a habit you developed over time. If this is the case, a dentist can make an appliance to try to stop the habit. It could also be a neurological problem so for this i would recommend a neurologist and i would probably start there and rule out the medical end of things. Don't wait too long. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What are the main causes of tongue protrusion?

What are the main causes of tongue protrusion?

The ability to: Protrude ones tongue is a natural or normal phenomenon and doesn't indicate anything is wrong. The tongue is a muscle and can vary in thickness and length. Some people are able to protrude their tongues more than others which some are unablegto protrude at all (tongue-tied) due to the lingual frenum attachment placement which can be surgically corrected. ...Read more

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5 mo. Dysarthria w tongue elevated in back like slide w horzntl indention&dip in indention. No tongue protrusion passed teeth. Dr/therapist no idea. ?

5 mo. Dysarthria w tongue elevated in back like slide w horzntl indention&dip in indention. No tongue protrusion passed teeth. Dr/therapist no idea. ?

Have you had an MRI?: You should have a full neuro workup, including MRI of the spine and brain to rule out ms and other neuro lesions. Also consider emg. See a neurologist for a full workup. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What would treatment be for in brief: focal disc protrusion with cranial migration. Mass effect upon anterior cord. T spine. ?

What would treatment be for in brief: focal disc protrusion with cranial migration. Mass effect upon anterior cord. T spine. ?

Disc herniation: Rest and anti-inflammatory medications as an initial treatment, followed by consideration for epidural steroid injections in a series of three and then lastly followed by surgical treatment if serious symptoms or evidence causing significant problems on neurologic findings ...Read more

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Protrusion in c5-c6, pain in right arm, what treatment to use?

Protrusion in c5-c6, pain in right arm, what treatment to use?

Protrusion disk: C5 c6 disk protrusion can cause upper extremity pain and or numbness and tingling. A 6 week trial of rest , antiinflamatory medication, followed by physical therapy usually helps, and if not and the pain is not tolerable than depending on neurosurgical or orthopedic evaluation you may need surgical intervention. ...Read more

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C5 – C6 right paracentral posterior disc protrusion. What is the treatment ?

C5 – C6 right paracentral posterior  disc protrusion.  
 What is the treatment ?

Depends : This would depend on the symptoms as well as how large is the disc protrusion? If there are severe neurologic symptoms like weakness of the arm, trouble walking, bowel or bladder dysfunction-and there is spinal cord compression seen on the MRI scan, then surgery is recommended. This would likely be an anterior cervical disc excision. If there are no/minimal symptoms, consider conservative measures. ...Read more

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Protrusion in c5-c6, pain in right arm: treatment advise, should I be concerned?

Protrusion in c5-c6, pain in right arm: treatment advise, should I be concerned?

Depends!: A herniated ("ruptured", "protruded") disk can respond nicely to physical therapy and the body's natural healing processes. In my experience it can take weeks to months. In perhaps 10-15 percent of patients, surgery can be needed. Indications for surgery include significant weakness, numbness, persistent pain, pressure on the spinal cord, trouble walking, or failure of conservative management. ...Read more

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Does treatment for bimaxillaty protrusion always require teeth extraction?

Does treatment for bimaxillaty protrusion always require teeth extraction?

No!: There are several methods available to avoid tooth extraction for treatment of bimaxillary protrusion. First of all, it may not require specific treatment, since it is a normal finding in some ethnic faces. If it does require treatment, it may be orthodontics alone, or it may involve distraction osteogenesis, a surgical procedure designed to increase the arch length of the jaw without extractions. ...Read more

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I am undergoing orthodontic treatment for bimaxillary protrusion followed by the extraction of 4 premolars. What kind of meds will i be on?

I am undergoing orthodontic treatment for bimaxillary protrusion followed by the extraction of 4 premolars. What kind of meds will i be on?

Mild pain meds: If extractions are required as part of an Orthodontic treatment regimen, mild OTC pain killers may be recommended, depending on the degree of difficulty of the extractions.. Ask the Dentist or Oral Surgeon for recommendation as it applies to your case. ...Read more

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After paracentral disc protrusion at l5 s1 level inMri after three weeks rest/medication pain is almost negligible what is best treatment going forwad?

Do your lumbar: strengthening exercises to increase your paraspinal muscle tone and durability, which in the long term will help strengthen your back against trauma and/or recurrence of symptoms. Physical therapy is always a good answer for vertebral problems. I would make sure I do my back exercises everyday for at least 15-20 mins, and avoid situations where you may have to strain your L5-S1 disc. ...Read more

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Focal disc protrusion with cranial migration @ T4-5.mass effect upon the anterior T cord.Bulge @ T5-6. Yes Thoracic.what is the possible treatment?

Focal disc protrusion with cranial migration @ T4-5.mass effect upon the anterior T cord.Bulge @ T5-6. Yes Thoracic.what is the possible treatment?

Disc herniation: Potential treatments are possible epidural steroid injection's versus surgical intervention if necessary but injections may be the best option at least initially ...Read more

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Treatment?Focal disc protrusion with cranial migration at t4-5.Mass effect upon anterior t cord.Bulge at t5-6. Pain, numbness and burning since age17.

Thoracic disc : You have what sounds like a thoracic disc herniation. These make up a small percentage of disc herniations (most being in the cervical or lumbar spine). Many are asymptomatic but some can cause signs of spinal cord dysfunction (weakness, difficulty walking, bowl and bladder issues, etc) and/or pain in a pattern that radiates around the chest wall. ...Read more

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What are the treatment plans for a c5-6 herniation/protrusion?

What are the treatment plans for a c5-6 herniation/protrusion?

Physical therapy: For neck, shoulder, or arm pain related to the disc problem, physical therapy is the best initial choice. Most people with this problem do not end up requiring an epidural injection or surgery. An MRI scan is not usually needed unless physical therapy fails to provide good improvement. Ultimately your healthcare provider needs to decide the sequence of treatment depending on symptoms and signs. ...Read more

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L4-L5 2mm disc protrusion with annular tear. What is treatment?

Consult Neurosurgery: You will need to consult neurosurgery or interventional pain management to answer this wquestion. ...Read more

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Im 27 years old and developed a Right Paracentrl Disc Protrusion on L5-S1. Is this an uncurable condition? what is the best form of treatment?

Im 27 years old and developed a Right Paracentrl Disc Protrusion on L5-S1. Is this an uncurable condition? what is the best form of treatment?

Fairly common: Lumbar disc bulges are common. Many are found incidentally are not likely to cause symptoms. Aprox 20 - 35% of adults have disc bulging on MRI. The incidence of sciatica symptoms is 2%. Some disc herniations may be resolved with conservative treatment. Some will progress. If you have persistent symptoms despite conservative therapy, then surgery maybe warranted. ...Read more

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Mri shows I have herniated dics on l4-l5 and protrusion on l3-l4 and l5-s1. What is the treatment?

Mri shows I have herniated dics on l4-l5 and protrusion on l3-l4 and l5-s1. What is the treatment?

Depends on symptoms: If you have no symptoms, you may not require any treatment. With symptoms limited to pain, non-surgical treatments should be attempted first - physical therapy, massage, analgesics, etc. If those treatments fail, minimally invasive or surgical options can be considered. If you have severe symptoms such as inability to walk, bladder or bowel incontinence, surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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