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How Can I Be Stronger After A Stroke Using Constraint Induced Therapy
After surgery an a few weeks of recover I went to occupational therapy....Which I was using before surgery.... Well a month into therapy the doctor order aggressive therapy... The Occupational therapist... OTR.....felt it was to soon for this and told the
Rewind: Ok, this question is beyond the scope of this forum. Try breaking things down to smaller pieces and try asking again. You get as many Mulligans as you need... ...Read more
Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.
Neurologist needed: Memory loss secondary to a stroke would seem common. Strokes are really a lack of oxygen to areas of the brain; the severity and location of which are the main indicators of the symptoms and signs one would have. A full neurology work-up to diagnose the extent and origin of the stroke is needed and a plan of rehabilitation is needed to bring back as much function as possible. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long should I wait to consume alcohol after a cortisone injection used for treating a sudden hear loss?
You should not drink: But if you insist you do it after 24 hours. ...Read more
Never had a bata blocker or nitroglycerin before. Doing a Dual flash head CT scan soon. Can this be right? Can this be safe to use these drugs ?
After years of suffering with tendonitis can anything be done medically or surgurically for it. Medicines help a little bit i need something permanent?
Get a diagnosis: Tendinitis can occur by itself due to overuse, injury, or repetitive use. It can also be part of an arthritis or metabic disease. The first step in long term control is to determine the cause. There are many treatments for tendinitis however the treatment will vary depending on why it is occurring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. I have osteoporotic bones due to steroid treatment and wanted to try chiropractic for regaining function after a fall. Would this be a safe option?
Potentially: You would want to make sure the chiropractor was aware of the osteoporosis and would be well served to avoid any forceful manipulation, which might lead to fracture. But, they could do other things like modalities such as heat, ultrasound, electrical stim, etc which would be safe and could potentially help. ...Read more
I'm born with spina bifida. Will I ever be able to get a strong pelvic muscle from working it or is it impossible? Started using a machine for it
Depends: It depends in large part on the level and severity of your specific case. If there is neurological supply going to the muscle to allow it to function, then training can absolutely be if benefit to improve strength and function. If that muscle group has no neuro supply, the effect of a conditioning or strengthening program on it may be minimal. ...Read more
After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment? Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?
I am a strength athlete. My question is, do muscles fully recover following anxiety? Ie can a muscle recover to 100% or will it be more llike 90%
I'm going to have a PICC line soon to treat Lyme disease. I've recently begun feeling well enough to resume taking ballet classes. Will it be safe to continue the ballet arm movements?
How to discontinue a paradoxical benzo like clonazepam 2m (originally: muscle relaxant) after long term use (complications!) ? I can't find any expert
Paradoxical?: You need to reduce the dose very slowly over several weeks' time. The speed on the reduction should be gauged based on your symptoms. One study suggests that 25% decrease per week may be a reasonable approach. ...Read more
If one uses gabapentin for chronic anxiety/ and or depression , how long will they need to use it to treat it fully, can this drug be used longterm ?
Consult prescriber: Gabapentin has limited general utility for anxiety but when it works for an individual it is welcome relief. Medication requires careful monitoring with your prescriber as any response may diminish over time. It is best to combine with therapy and daily living habits for nutrition, sleep, exercise, and overall wellness. Learn anxiety & stress reduction strategies & fill your life with positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Xanax (alprazolam) prevent a panic attack if taken preemptavly prior to an expected attack? Or is it more effective after the fun has already begun?
Xanax (alprazolam) and panic: Xanax (alprazolam) is an extremely effective anti-anxiety medication. It can be used either to prevent panic attacks, or to decrease anxiety once things have begun. Some need it long term, but that does risk dependence. Ssri's can prevent panic attacks and also calm more generalized anxiety. Xanax (alprazolam) is safest as an intermittent anxiety support. Psychotherapy is essential in treating anxiety also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When can you have a drink after a traumatic brain injury? The accident was 2.5 months ago. No memory problems, balance is good. Done with ot.
Probably ok: If alcohol is important to you, you are probably ok at this point to have a drink- a drink. Notice i did not say drinks. There should be no rush after traumatic brain injury but at this point, one drink should have no bad effect on you. But again, significantly limit your alcohol intake. ...Read more
How can using drugs decrease testosterone? Will a man be able to have kids if he was using drugs for over 15 yrs?
How often do patella dislocations need to occur to recommend surgery? I've done pt twice, which helps for awhile. This is now the 4th major dislocatio
No specific number: A decision to perform surgery is not based on a particular number of dislocations, but is a lifestyle decision. In general all non-operative measures should have been exhausted such as physical therapy, possible brace wear, eliminating activities that increase likelihood of dislocation if feasible. Disruption of the medial patellofemoral ligament identified via MRI would be repaired. ...Read more
Didn't use jaw for a while including chewing, exercise due to dental procedures. I got a fright and it tensed up. Can this cause nerve damage?
I've had a hard time getting a sleep disorder diagnosed. Can I try light therapy on my own? How is it typically prescribed?
Light therapy is: used to treat depression. Full spectrum lighting is used to boost mood. Regular lights won't do it. Sleep disorder can be diagnosed in a sleep lab, usually connected to a hospital. That sounds more on target. Start w/family doc who can refer you. If sleep issue is psychological, a clinical psychologist can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can use of a recreational drug cause psychological trauma to someone? I think I have this from a very frightening experience after trying a drug
Yes it can: It depends on the drug, the dose, and certainly your state of mind going into it. There can be extremely frightening experiences with hallucinogens like lsd, peyote, marijuana, psilocybin, etc -- also all stimulants like Cocaine and meth. Some of these are not really "party" drugs but are used that way -- when the experience can be extremely intense and personal. Sometimes flashbacks are ongoing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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