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How Can I Get Rid Of Back Ache Caused By Degenerative Disc Disease
Depends: It really depends on what the exact cause of your pain is. Scoliosis in and of itself, does always necessarily cause pain. But patients with scoliosis can definitely have pain secondary to a number of conditions, such as degenerative spinal stenosis for example. Medications, therapy, chiropractic care, interventional pain management are all specialties that try to get people better without surg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yoga: Yoga is exceptionally well-suited to relieving tension and mobilizing stiff joints and tired muscles. While any exercise, even walking can be helpful, yoga is has been shown to reduce stress, lengthen telomeres, and relieve pain and improve health in a number of ways. Intuitively, one can see how the unusual "postures" involved break the habitual patterns of movement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Sounds like you may need a breast reduction. ...Read more
Several options: Initial treatments include proper bra fitting, use of nsaids such as advil, (ibuprofen) physical therapy and strengthening exercises and chiropracty. If these treatments are ineffective breast reduction surgery is a very common surgical procedure that has extremely high patient satisfaction rates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: 90% of the time without surgery. Assuming this is the congenital or isthmic type most respond to activity modification, core muscular strengthening and flexibility , medication and occasional use of a back support. Sometimes injections can be of benefit . If no improvement or recurrent issue, surgery is an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rinse and Dentist: Rinsing vigorously with plain water will help remove the acidic fluid. While the acidic fluids might temporarily irritate teeth that have abrasions and erosions on exposed roots surfaces, you may have other more serious dental problems that you are unaware of. Therefore, unless you have just had a complete dental check-up, see your dentist just to be sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heat exercise massag: Moist heat applied to the neck & shoulders; pain med (aleve/advil/motrin—if tolerated by stomach & not on blood thinner coumadin); magnesium to help relax muscles (caution: too much may cause loose bm's); neck and shoulder exercises to relax and fatigue cramped muscles; therapeutic massage; consult doctor if problem worsens or persists more than a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 herniated cervical discs, i suffer from severe dizziness. Is dizziness caused by hernia itself or the contractures it causes in the upper back?
How can I know whether the pain I have is from muscles spams caused by scoliosis or from melanoma?
Let food be your med: Start w/ an anti-inflammatory diet (find online). This takes time but will serve you well in the long run. Add antiinflammatory herbs like turmeric, ginger, rosemary to your food or supplements. Try same (but not if bipolar or prostate cancer) with b-complex. Start same 400 mg/ day up to 800 mg 2x/ day. Glucosamine helpful 500 mg 3x/ day. 2-3 months for full effects. Capsaicin cream (careful). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manual therapies: Osteopathic manipulative medicine (omm aka omt) combined with physical therapy, frequency specific microcurrent (find online), home exercise program prescribed by pt and good nutrition! afterward you will have to keep up with the exercise part, esp the abdominal and core strengthening. Pilates might help with the maintenance part. Also consider feldenkrais for gentle muscular/spine alignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me what is the most effective pain relief for back ache caused by curved spine or worn discs?
RFA, PT, NSAIDs: Curved spine (scoliosis) and "worn discs" are extremely common in people that have no pain at all, so both of those things aren't necessarily the causes of pain. Both though, can cause pain by putting pressure on the joints in the back. A thorough evaluation by a spine specialist should be able to tell you what is causing the pain (the joints, the discs, the muscles/ligaments, etc). ...Read more
I've had. Neck and back surgery degenerative disc disease broke tailbone arthritis. How to get rid of belly fat please!?
Exercise, eat less: With all the advances in medicine, one simple concept has not changed- if you burn more calories than you take in, you.Will lose weight. If you have neck and back problems, this can be difficult but not impossible. Low impact exercises, water aerobics, and a whole food vegan diet are great places to start. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have l1s1 disc degeneration a bulging disc also arthritis in my spine. What kind of things can I do to relieve the pain with out becoming dependant?
Better than could be: Your are not having an extruded disk, pressing on a nerve. As far the the disc bulge, normal finding for nearly 100% of sixty years olds, most of whom have no back pain. (i know your 30.) do not smoke-it hastens djd. Try gravity inversion tables and strengthen your core muscles. If overweight, lose the weight. All these are simple measures that can help your back! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental exam: You may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth or the gum tissue between your teeth will get gray or white and flatten; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist. As long as the bacteria is in your gums, your breath may never get better. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?
GET IN THE POOL!: Aqua-exercise is perfect for someone who has the above conditions. It will take the pressure off your back and joints because of the buoyancy of water. It will allow you to both strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion, without aggravating your joints. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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