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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can anything be done for permanent scoliosis? It is based between my cervical and thoracic vertabrae?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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