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How Does High Power Class Iv Laser Therapy Help Pinched Nerves Exactly
Heat generation. ATP: Low-level laser therapy (lllt), is directed at the area of discomfort and have shown pain relief and improvement in function up to one year following treatment. High level therapy is tried in several pain centers and claim fda approved. Most of the leterature does not recommend laser therapy and is still in research and is ongoing. Works by generating heat, increasing atp level theoretically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
SCS: You may be thinking of spinal cord stimulation which is the application of electrical current to the spinal cord. It is useful for nerve injury due to trauma or after unsuccessful back surgery as well. It can be tested during a simple outpatient trial to assess for efficacy. If it produces at least 50% reduction in pain, the generator (similar to a pacemaker) would be implanted. ...Read more
Can you tell me which advantages does intermodal expressive therapies have in comparison to music therapy, art therapy, etc?
What works for you: Intermodal therapy distinguishes itself from its closely allied disciplines of art therapy, music therapy, dance/movement therapy, and drama ther- apy by being grounded in the interrelatedness of the arts. It is based on a variety of orientations, including arts as therapy, art psychotherapy, and the use of arts for traditional healing (knill, barba, ; fuchs, 1995). Best wishes. ...Read more
How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery? My rheumatoid arthritis requires me to take steroid medication to keep it under control. I would like to have vision correction surgery for advanced myop
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, rheumatoid arthritis is an absolute contraindication for laser vision correction. In fact, anyone with an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis is not considered a candidate for laser vision correction at this time. If you are considering vision corrective surgery, your best option would be a refractive lens exchange given your condition, but you would need to be evaluated by an eye surgeon to establish your candidacy for this procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are treatments for "pudendal nerve entrapment"? Pain killers don't work, steroids work but it comes back when course is done. PT doesn't help.
Dear docs, Does "electro mgntic field therapy" help me to cure migraine? 30mins evryday by 'magner plus' machine.thank you all.
Can gralise help tremors, all neuropathies, chronic back pain, damaged nerves improve. They want to insert an electrode mechanism in my brain. Help pl?
Doesn't: I suspect you are referring to a variety of computerized machines that purport to reduce herniated discs. These machines go by various names which i will not mention here. They are basically fancy traction machines. The treatment is very expensive and despite the hype have never been shown to be effective. They are usually not covered by insurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got sciatica, my left knee & toe is hurt. Let me know the process of treatment and therapeutic exercises to improve. Which drugs can I use? Thanks!
Sciatica: The primary task is to differentiate piriformis syndrome from discogenic sciatica. In my experience, few doctors examine the piriformis muscle/sciatica apparatus and miss the diagnosis. Similar exercises but not the same. Look that up, then proceed. Abs Abs Abs are the key to any rehab program. I like using the exercise ball. Resistaball has some good strategies. ...Read more
Having a cooled radio frequency nerve ablation trial run..still on pain meds how do I know if it works? Butrans patch, Lyrica (pregabalin) and oxymorphone, worried
Relief will happen: The way you will know if the ablation was successful is that you wont feel the need to seek out your meds all the time. Sometimes a medial branch block is tried prior to doing the ablation and if that was helpful then chances are that the ablation will be beneficial also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop hurting it.: Achilles tendonitis can be a very frustrating condition to treat. The speed of improvement is slower than the patient is willing to wait on. So many times, the inflammation is treated and not the cause of the inflammation process. The idea is to get more blood to the tendon without adding more injury. I find the best way is moist heat applied to the area and often. Use a Cam walker for protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be done to treat/ reduce pain? I heard injection of steroids into the spine will help with back pain. True? What else?
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 spine (mid 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 1 more doctor answer
Possibly vascular: Although the answer is unknown, the vascular dilation components of headaches, especially cluster headaches, are well known. The pterygopalatine ganglia of nerves primarily affects vascular and secretory functions. Congested vessels, runny nose, are some of the functions. Dilation of blood vessels has long been thought to be part of the pain of headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Describe how osteopathic therapy can help migraines? Where would the hands on technique be utilized? Type of pressure? Details and visuals appreciate.
Neck issues: Neck problems can and do generate headaches. One of the mechanisms is through stimulation of the trigeminal tract in the upper cervical spine. Osteopathic manipulation can alleviate this irritation in some cases. Hand position is dependent upon the osteopathic physician's training and your particular diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How safe are steroid injections into hypertrophic scars? Does this help with the healing process? Mine is in my vulva? Do people need it forever
Generally safe: Theses re typically performed over a 3 sessions spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Risks are related to overcorrection with flattening or depression or widening of the scar, loss of pigment, and spider veins. People usually benefit from this trial and do not usually need it forever. In that instance scar revision or other modalities may be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Release...: Laser therapy for things like arthritis/spondylosis of the spine is an alternative to traditional surgical methods whereby the arthritis is "cleaned out" by a laser rather than a typical surgical instrument. Laser therapy procedures supposedly have better recovery rates; and less complications...But this is operator dependent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer