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How To Straighten Your Posture
Yoga pilates therapy: All make you aware of posture amd spine position rigid spinal deformities will persist see a spine specialist for those. ...Read more
Pliers and booze: Of course the real answer is you can't. Hammertoes and other toe deformities can only be fixed surgically. Don't waste your money on those splints and such. But as a general rule, your pain and inability to wear shoes have to outweigh the risks of surgery, albeit small. Surgery should always be the last resort. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not by itself: If teeth are crooked you need braces. If jaws are crooked (misshapen, maligned, of different sizes), you may also need surgery. Seek consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist who will also refer you to an oral surgeon for consultation if warranted. Learn all you can before making a decision. And don't drink the kool aid...If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Practice: Use an ergonomic chair, avoid static posture; the key is to change postures to avoid loads on one single tissue. Get out of the chair (at least every 50 minutes-stand from the chair and maintained a relaxed standing posture for 10-20 sec). Put a note on your desk to remind you about keeping good posture. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
A good question, but: Not a medical - even in some ways not a psychological one. But, for the part that a psychologist might address, establish a good system for reinforcement. We tend to be motivated by rewards. A behavioral therapist can help."will" begins to sound almost religious. Perhaps a clergy person can help. Good luck. ...Read more
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You can't do it: .Most men have a slight upward curve of their erect penis. Some men have a perfectly straight penis. Others can have a downward curve, this is called chordee. Very common in males born with hypospadias, or as an isolated abnormality & can interfere with sex. A reconstructive or a pediatric urologist can correct this surgically. However, there is nothing non-surgical to correct chordee. ...Read more
How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?
It's fast: Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues. If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: 1-2inches for curves over60.Get a more detailed answer ›
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