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Is there any one way of treating sciatica that usually works?

Is there any one way of treating sciatica that usually works?

Sciatica treatment: Sciatica is not a disease., it is a symptom. It describes pain radiating from your low back and/or buttock down into your leg and foot. It usually is the result of a herniated disc or muscles pressing on the nerve that innervates your leg. The treatment should be tailored to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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Is there another way of treating esophogitis or PPIs are the only solution?

Is there another way of treating esophogitis or PPIs are the only solution?

Behavior/diet: There are a few things a patient should do that may be overlooked. It is important to avoid foods or fluids that contain caffeine or nicotine in any form because they are chemicals that aggravate reflux.Acidic foods or carbonated beverages also aggravate. Laying down within an hour of eating/drinking fills the stomach & adds pressure to reflux, so it should be avoided. ...Read more

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Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection. What are the home remedies. Ginseng can work.?

Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection.  What are the home remedies.  Ginseng can work.?

Not recommended: Interferon is used for treating certain viral infections, in the case of viral hepatitis, is currently used for treating hepatitis c and sometimes hepatitis b. There are other drugs that can be added to augment the effectiveness of interferon for viral hepatitis. Herbal medications have little place in the treatment of viral hepatitis and in some cases can be harmful. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective acne treatment out there that is suited for me?

What is considered the most effective acne treatment out there that is suited for me?

Best acne treatment: There is no best acne treatment that suits everyone. The type of acne, the age of the patient, pregnancy plans, hormonal status, diet and a number of other factors have to be considered. Is acne scarring? Is there a possibility of a yeast folliculitis or rosacea? All of these factors have to be accounted for. Please see a dermatologist for treatment that is suited to your particular situation. ...Read more

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Is it true that BP meds just treat the symptom and don't address the cause which most say is atherosclerosis and that CV risk is minimally reduced?

Is it true that BP meds just treat the symptom and don't address the cause which most say is atherosclerosis and that CV risk is minimally reduced?

No.: True cause of high BP is in most cases unknown, probably multifactorial and not atherosclerosis. Elevated BP is a "sign" and has no "symptoms." AKA "the silent killer." BP meds treat systems that raise blood pressure . CV benefit depends upon other risk factors you may have. Suffice it to say that the big three modifiable risk factors are high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking ...Read more

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Is there one type of mattress that is best for back health ?

No.: If one size t fit all the market would not be flooded with choices. You will have to try various mattresses to see what works best for your condition and comfort. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of anhedonia. Is there any non medication way to treat it?

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What is the treatment of anhedonia. Is there any non medication way to treat it?

Anhedonia: Besides medications, psychotherapy, life-style changes, regular sleep patterns, stress management, meditation, relaxation, healthy diet and regular exercises. ...Read more

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Is it true the medicine used for injections in the back for pain are not FDA approved? That is for the use of being injected to relieve pain.

Is it true the medicine used for injections in the back for pain are not FDA approved? That is for the use of being injected to relieve pain.

To a limited degree: Not all medications used for this procedure are FDA approved. For example Depo-Medrol from Pfizer/Pharmacia is widely used "off-label" to treat back pain, but not FDA approved. Moreover, FDA requires label changes to warn of rare, but serious neurologic problems after epidural corticosteroid injections for pain. Always talk to your physician about the risk/benefit ratio. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure a knee problem that is opposite of bow legged?

Is there any way to cure a knee problem that is opposite of bow legged?

Knock knee: This is called a valgus knee, or genu valgum. Possible causes are developmental, connective tissue disease (rheumatoid arthritis--for example), traumatic (torn acl, mcl, pcl, posterior capsule, etc.) if associated with significant pain and arthritis, may be a candidate for total knee replacement if you are talking infantile or childhood, there are normal phases/variations in 1st 6 yrs. ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for curing the common cold without using any of the modern tablets?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for curing the common cold without using any of the modern tablets?

NO CURE: Cold is caused by a virus and the body's natural immune system will that care of it. There is no medicine that can prevent or cure a cold at this time. ...Read more

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Is there any solution that takes care of snoring?

Is there any solution that takes care of snoring?

Many: Multiple procedures available like laser therapy, pillar procedure, somnoplasty etc. But consult your md to determine if you have sleep apnea or not. ...Read more

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Is there any one treatment that works for complex regional pain syndrome?

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Is there any one treatment that works for complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS treatment: Complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is a different condition to treat. The main focus of the treatment is to restore the function. Several treatments are available, including physical therapy, medications like topical cream, anti-seizure, ketamine or Lidocaine infusion, injections like sympathetic block and spinal cord stimulation. You should see a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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There isn't a cure that i'm aware of but is there something that can perhaps decrease the sleep attacks during the day?

There isn't a cure that i'm aware of but is there something that can perhaps decrease the sleep attacks during the day?

Sleep attacks: A "cure" is possible! but firs you have to find out why the sleep attacks occur. See your doctor or a slew specialist for further evaluation such as with a sleep study. Some causes of sleep attacks include narcolepsy, sleep apnea, insufficient sleep, sleep disrupters such as periodic limb movements, possibly mood disorders, and more. ...Read more

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Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?

Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?

Talk to MD: Talk to a pediatric neurosurgeon. There are some alternatives, but they really depend on the area of the head that is affected. A neurosurgeon could discuss these with you, what would happen if you did nothing, and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is there any OTC or home treatment that is effective for relieving chronic muscle spasms in the calves?

Is there any OTC or home treatment that is effective for relieving chronic muscle spasms in the calves?

Muscle spasms: Muscle spasms can be due to low magnesium levels. Use a chelated magnesium and calcium supplement to help. Also decrease your caffeine intake and drink more water. ...Read more

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