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Is there anything that can be done to correct a curving spine besides surgery?

Is there anything that can be done to correct a curving spine besides surgery?

It depends . . .: If in a teen or younger and the curve is not bad, a brace can help keep it from getting worse and possibly help. In adults, mild curves will typically not progress. In older adults, a degenerative curve may slowly get worse as the deterioration progresses. Physical therapy, pain medications, chiropractic and traction are first line treatments. If they don't help, surgery might be next. ...Read more

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What can be done to naturally correct a spine curvature?

What can be done to naturally correct a spine curvature?

Only if caused by: Poor posture, then use good posture otherwise no other "natural" cure no matter who wants to sell you one ! ...Read more

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Can there be anything that can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Can there be anything that can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Radiating pain into the arm/hand may be associated with numbness or weakness—radiculopathy. If due to a disc herniation, 80% likely to heal with time. No hurry if not worsening, but, should be seen if not getting better. Nonsurgical usually helps—mckenzie pt, nerve root injections, nsaid's. Surgery with disc fusion or replacement if all else fails. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done to prevent cyst in your breast?

Is there anything that can be done to prevent cyst in your breast?

Maybe some OCP's: Breast cysts form in response to the hormonal changes during monthly menstrual cycles. The cysts are the cumulative result of years of cycles, so symptoms increase over the years and resolve after menopause. Some oral contraceptive pills may help by altering the hormonal balance. The other "causes" listed on the internet (animal fat, sugar, caffeine, carbohydrates, emotions, etc...) are unproven. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to straighten a penis without surgery?

Can there be a way to straighten a penis without surgery?

Injections: For peyronie's disease, there are several options that haven't been validated but have little side effects. Here is a link to view, hope this helps! http://www.Webmd.Com/erectile-dysfunction/guide/erectile-dysfunction-peyronies-disease?Page=2. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done for hep-c discomfort?

Is there anything that can be done for hep-c discomfort?

Depends: What type of hep-c discomfort are you concerned about? If you have tense ascites, then paracentesis can be performed. ...Read more

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What causes sagging breasts and is there anything non surgical you can do to fix this in a thin man?

What causes sagging breasts and is there anything non surgical you can do to fix this in a thin man?

Gravity. No.: Sagging breasts are not usually a problem in thin men who have always been thin so I am going to assume that you mean in a man who was heavier than he is now. Sagging of the breasts in men or women is due to an excess of skin relative to the amount of breast tissue. To correct this in men, skin reduction is the only way to correct this imbalance and surgery is the only way i know to remove skin. ...Read more

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Overflow incontinence from sacral spine injury. Is it possible to have surgery done to keep urethra open permanently. No other options is this posibl?

Overflow incontinence from sacral spine injury. Is it possible to have surgery done to keep urethra open permanently. No other options is this posibl?

Overflow incontinenc: Before doing a procedure to improve your quality of life, your bladder function needs to be studied to insure there is nothing going on that will negatively impact your kidney function. Then, based on the result, things can definitely be done to help you such as starting intermittent catheterization. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any surgery that can be done to make a woman fertile again?

Is there any surgery that can be done to make a woman fertile again?

Not really: I am presuming that you mean, can a tubal procedure be reversed? Yes, it can be reversed, but it will leave a scar that increases the likelihood of an egg implanting in the tube, causing a tubal pregnancy. Tubal ligation is intended to be a permanent procedure. Speak to your gynecologist on the matter, though some gynecologists do not do this kind of specialty work. ...Read more

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Can anything be done for permanent scoliosis? It is based between my cervical and thoracic vertabrae?

Can anything be done for permanent scoliosis? It is based between my cervical and thoracic vertabrae?

Curvature dependent: Scoliosis is often treated nonoperatively. A thorough evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in adult scoliosis management would be able to best answer questions pertaining to your specific situation. ...Read more

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I have a protruding sternum, is there anything that can be done?

I have a protruding sternum, is there anything that can be done?

Yes: A protruding sternum also known as "pigeon chest" or pectus carinatum can be traeted by means of an external pressure brace. These are made by a licensed orthotist. If used afithfully will cause resolution in 3-6 months. Sometimes surgery may be required if the defect is assymetric. ...Read more

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Can anything be done for a finger that has a swan neck deformity that is getting worse?

Can anything be done for a finger that has a swan neck deformity that is getting worse?

Yes if early RA: Deformity is seen in rheumatoid arthritis. You can see a rheumatologist for a full assessment. There are medication that will help control RA. The deformity will not get worse once you start therapy. If early in disease process, you may see some improvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that the spine will curve again after treating or correcting it with braces?

Is there a possibility that the spine will curve again after treating or correcting it with braces?

Yes: The goal of conventional brace for scoliosis is to halt its progression. X-rays taken in the brace will show the curve is smaller. When the brace is discontinued, however, the curve will usually return to its initial size. It is uncommon for s brace to cause long term improvement in a scoliosis curvature. ...Read more

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Is there any way to fix a curved spine?

Is there any way to fix a curved spine?

Yes: Most mild spine curves benefit from fitness in posture and strength. Compressive garments, specialty bras for women, and occasionally bracing can help for sustained activities to avoid fatigue and inprove awareness. Significant and symptomatic curves need full spinal assessment and consideration of surgery combined with non-surgical care. Also, maintain proper weight and bone health (vit d) ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure that can correct amblyopia?

Is there a surgical procedure that can correct amblyopia?

Varies with duration: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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How bad does your rectum prolapse have to be in order there to be a surgical procedure?

How bad does your rectum prolapse have to be in order there to be a surgical procedure?

Rectalprolapse: There should never be rectal prolapse and it should be evaluated by a physician it will only get worse any ulcerations or bleeding have to be addressed immediately as well. ...Read more

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Can a hip fracture cause your leg to become shorter? If so is there anything that can done about it?

Can a hip fracture cause your leg to become shorter? If so is there anything that can done about it?

Possible: Femoral shortening is a well-known clinical finding after surgical treatment of per- and intertrochanteric fractures. Particularly, in geriatric patients with poor bone quality and unstable fracture types, secondary compression of these fractures often leads to length inequality of the lower limbs. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done to alleviate throat problems due to radiation therapy?

Is there anything that can be done to alleviate throat problems due to radiation therapy?

Most head and: Neck radiotherapy is done with chemo. There is mucositis during therapy, we give topical xylocaine, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) combination that work in some. Some use the expensive Ethyol which has a bucket of other adverse effects. Pain meds by mouth can help. There are long term trouble swallowing as well. We use a peg tube to reduce weight loss and treatment interruption that leads to poor outcome. ...Read more

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If scoliosis is not that serious, what is the treatment needed to be back from normal?

Therapy helps.: For patients with mild scoliosis, physical therapy or chiropractic care can be very beneficial by improving core strength. ...Read more

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Is there anything a patient should NOT do b4 getting a spinal epidural injection(chronic pain) that could make it so the dr couldn't do the procedure?

Is there anything a patient should NOT do b4 getting a spinal epidural injection(chronic pain) that could make it so the dr couldn't do the procedure?

Depends.: Follow the instructions given beforehand for the procedure. Obviously, don't drink alcohol or use recreational drugs. Other limitations may be given, depending on how immediately it needs to be done. Check with the doc who ordered it or with the doc who is going to do it to be clear on this. In an emergency situation, the requirements are different. ...Read more