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Limbus Vertebra Treatment
Varies: The treatment of spondylolisthesis is based upon the degree of problem a patient is having with it. Simple alternatives are medications, physical therapy, or simple activity restrictions. More involved options for severe case includes injection therapy or surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated ...Read more
Medical Treatment?: You mean as in a pill or some medication to REVERSE the disease? There's nothing of a medicinal nature to cure levoscoliosis (curvature of the spine to the left) or a missing vertebrae. Efforts should be directed toward pain reduction or control and your doctor has probably prescribed along those lines. Is it SEVERE? If mild you may not need treatment. There are surgical approaches but not good. ...Read more
Kyphoplasty- but you're too young
vertebroplasty- you're too young
brace- jewitt or tlso brace to allow healing and keep the spine aligned, prevent collapse. ...Read more
Can a patient moderately drink brandy (alcohol) who has gone through radio therapy due to plasmacytoma in the lower vertebra L3?
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Brace and Rest: Generally at your age unless you are on high dose steroid for any reason, you will most likely heal from these fractures quickly. If the pain persists longer than 1 month I would consider an evaluation from a spine specialist to discuss your options. ...Read more
Depends: That is a term that is used differently by various professionals. Physical therapists and chiropractors may use the term to imply that some type of manipulation or therapy is needed to "realign" the spine. In that case pt or chiropractic care might be used to manage your back pain. To an orthopedic surgeon, a true rotation of the vertebrae is seen predominantly in scoliosis and is so treated. ...Read more
Multiple: If no pain, don't worry about it otherwise: exercise, keep your weight down and do not smoke if you have that habit. Sometimes use of medication can be indicated ranging from over the counter to prescription ones. Getting a good night's sleep in a decent mattress can help. Some people like simple elastic back supports and inversion tables too. ...Read more
I have done physical Theropy and Cyropractics for my levoscoliosis and missing L5 vertebrae and I'm still in pain. What should I look at for medical treatments?
An evaluation: It is time to see a Physician, either a primary care or a specialist in back problems. There are many good treatments depending on the exact source of your pain and symptoms. ...Read more
I had shattered my spine over 15 years ago5 vertebrae, don't remember which ones middle of back. No physical therapy and am in constant pain-mri help?
Maybe but an MRI is: Not going to treat you so you need to see a specialist who can appropriately evaluate you & determine if any testing is indicated & initiate an appropriate course of treatment. This could be an orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, neurologist or pain management specialist. In the interim, you can begin with trying to exercise regularly, stop smoking if you do & lose weight if needed. ...Read more
My 4th vertebrae is slipping, I asked my doctor for a referral for MRI he insisted physical therapy but last couple weeks my left leg goes numb? Ideas
See a specialist: By your question I am assuming you have had a plain x-ray showing changes at your 4 th lumbar vertebret since you can't see disks on plain x-rays I suspect you have something called sponsylolysthesis of mild severity. Have you discussed the new numbness with your doctor. If so you may need to see a pm&r doctor or neurologist for a more comprehensive exam to see if more studies are needed. ...Read more
Generally pinched --:
Nerves should be treated by being released surgically, as that will prevent long term problems from that nerve (s). Some time Braces are helpful for short term relief.
In my opinion All Pinched nerve Should be released to remove the cause of pinching, whether its a disc or spur of bones, or thick ligaments, or scar tissue, etc.
Good Luck. ...Read more
Doctors can help...: A neurologist, neurosurgeon, and physiatrist (physical medicine) doctor can look to see what needs to be done. If born with a vertebral defect, and now getting nerve symptoms, the doctors may get an MRI scan to see the shapes and positions of the vertebrae and the discs between them. The doctors can look for compression of nerves coming out of the spine. They might try physical therapy first. ...Read more
Depends on the prob: Depends on the problem. You generally want to save surgery as the last treatment. Then, if you have a pure disc problem, a disc replacement may be a good alternative to fusion. If you only have a nerve compression problem, a decompressive procedure may be best. Fusion is best for instability and arthritic pain. ...Read more
Dose it bother you:
If dose not bother you do not do any thing about it.
If dose bother go and see orthopedics spine specialist to find out what could be done about it. ...Read more
We have 33 of them: Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated by cartilaginous intervertebral disks. ...Read more
For sea sickness:
dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is the most commonly used one. Other are Diphenhydramine (benadryl) and meclizine.
In order to prevent sea sickness you need to take them before you start feeling sick, preferably before you get on a boat. Meclizine has less of a drowsiness effect, the rest may make you drowsy. ...Read more
1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day
2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week.
3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day (NOW brand is good)
4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days
5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more
Find the cause.: Shock is a general term that refers to a condition where the body is trying desperately to maintain stability of normal vital signs, but failing. There are several major types of shock, depending on the reason for the condition. Trauma, infection, spinal cord injury, and cardiac failure are some of the more typical reasons. The best treatment differs for each category. ...Read more
Acid Reflux in Kids: I assume you mean diagnosed acid reflux disease? Read this==>http://www. Webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/reflux-infants-children. This is unusual in children and can be caused by a variety of causes that are not in play in adults, so that the treatments may be different. In addition, there is some controversy about decreasing acid production for the long term. See your pediatrician. ...Read more
Pump the stomach: Patient is brought to treatment quickly after the overdose, the doctor may choose to “pump” the stomach, either by inducing vomiting with a medication or by giving the patient activated charcoal, which prevents the body from absorbing darvon. Activated charcoal is highly effective, reducing toxic absorption by up to 60%. Activated charcoal absorbs chemicals throughout the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more
Therapy vs repair: Not all rotator cuff tears are treated the same. Factors such as age of patient, age of the tear, size of tear, location of the tear, and most importantly the symptoms of the patient all help determine the best course of treatment. A trial of nonoperative management with therapy and perhaps an injection is the usual 1st line of treatment. Surgery may be indicated if nonoperative treatment fails. ...Read more
Call 911: Ami (acute myocardial infarction) is an emergency. You would not want to be calling your friends or paging through the phone book volume are having a myocardial infarction. Every minute is important. The fastest way to get to the hospital emergency room quickly is to call 911. ...Read more
Education: Educating yourself about treatment, its course, goals, medications used and participating fully in any rehabilitation is vital. It provides sense of control. Asking questions is another way to contribute to your own treatment just like the good question you've asked here. ...Read more
Aspirin: Still's disease is a form of arthritis that is acute and may affect organs other than the joints. Its childhood counterpart is juvenile rheumatoid (idiopathic) arthritis. Aspirin & nsaid's are treatments to start with. Occasionally Prednisone or chemotherapeutic agents are used in severe cases. See: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000450.Htm. ...Read more
Achalasia,: As you know, is a weakness of the peristaltic action of the esophagus propelling food into the stomach. Most cases can be treated satisfactorily with medications, usually calcium channel blockers, nitrates or vasodilators. Dilating the esophagus with an endoscope can also be done. The most difficult cases require surgery: myotomy which involves cutting the muscle. See a Gastroenterologist first. ...Read more
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