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Is discitis curable?

Is discitis curable?

Yes: You should be seen by your physician, and he/she would treat you with antibiotics. It can be serious so be seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Is takayasu's arthritis curable?

Is takayasu's arthritis curable?

No: Takayasu's arteritis (it's not an arthritis) is a vasculitis, which is inflammation of the vessels. Etiology remains unclear, but the immune system is thought to contribute the most to disease. Immunosuppressive meds help control symptoms, but this disease tends to flare. The more severe and frequently the pt flares, the more worried i get about prognosis and may identify pts who need surgery. ...Read more

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Is cervical spondylosis curable?

Is cervical spondylosis curable?

Not curable: Since cervical spondylosis is arthritis changes in the cervical spine, it cannot be cured. It is a normal degenerative process as we age. ...Read more

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Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Surgery: Spinal stenosis is the condition where the canal which the nerves and spinal cord travels gets narrow. This can be congenital or progressive due to arthritis. Rare causes for stenosis are infection and tumor. To cure it you need surgery. But if you have stenosis due to arthritis it can be treated with medications, therapy and injections. If those don't work, surgery may be the best option. ...Read more

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Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Somewhat: There are a multitude of treatments for spinal stenosis which to some extent can "cure" the symptoms of spinal stenosis to variable degrees. For example, an epidural steroid injection can sometimes cure the symptoms of spinal stenosis for a long time, sometimes well over a year at a time. But with any treatment, the symptoms can return, even if surgery is done symptoms can return. ...Read more

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Hi! Is sciatica treatable?

Hi! Is sciatica treatable?

Generally, yes: "Sciatica" is a layman's term describing pain in the pelvis or low back that radiates down the back of the thigh, below the knee and usually into the foot. Medically, it is called a lumbar radiculopathy, though other conditions can mimic the symptoms. In most cases, the causes are treatable and in many cases, completely treatable. Treatable dose not mean"cure" however, and it is quite common. ...Read more

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Is spine stenosis curable without surgery?

Is spine stenosis curable without surgery?

Technically yes but: People are born with a small, medium or large spinal canal. Spinal stenosis is when the canal is too narrow for nerves resulting in compression. Canals narrow with time due to degeneration. By age 60, 20% have by imaging stenosis but not necessarily symptoms. Other causes are: congenital v acquired due to - fracture, herniation, tumor, fat, instability. Most are treated without surgery. ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis curable?

Is osteoarthritis curable?

No: Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the actual joint surface which in general is a non-eversible event. Exciting fast pace research is being conducted around the word in an attempt to discover the causes of joint degeneration and find ways to grow new cartilage. That research is in its' infancy and widespread clinical use of this research is years, or decades away. ...Read more

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How could physiotherapy cure cervical spondylosis?

How could physiotherapy cure cervical spondylosis?

It does not cure: it, it is however one of the conservative management treatments that help get one asymptomatic when cervical spondylosis becomes symptomatic. By stabilizing the muscles of the neck minimzes stresses across your neck joints, and help stabilize the joints. Stress across spondylotic joints can induce inflammation and then pain. Remember everyone will spondylosis, it is like having skin wrinkles. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia curable?

Is fibromyalgia curable?

Fibromyalgia: Yes, the majority of cases of fibromyalgia can be turned around with the appropriate treatment program. This is not easy and not taught to the majority of our nation's doctors, but it is available. I treat these patients all the time and have a 85-90% success rate if they follow the protocols for fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Is retnopathy curable?

Is retnopathy curable?

Call it "stoppable": Retinopathy is damage to the retina, which is the lining at the back of the eyeball that receives light that passes through the lens. Common causes of retinopathy include diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which damage the small blood vessels that nourish the retina. Stopping the diseases will prevent or stop retinopathy, but prior damage is not fully curable. ...Read more

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Is lumbago a treatable condition?

Is lumbago a treatable condition?

Very much so: "lumbago" is simply a fancy medical term for low back pain. In many cases, low back pain is very treatable and often responds well to osteopathic manipulation. In the hands of a skilled physician, omm has been shown to be very effective at treating low back pain while reducing the need for drugs and surgery. I would suggest hunting down a local do and see what they can do for you. ...Read more

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Is spondylometaphyseal dysplasia curable?

Is spondylometaphyseal dysplasia curable?

Not usually: Not curable. Deformities of spine and long bones occurs. Some shortening and dwarfism.No cure for this congenital dysplasia.Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia is a genetic disorder with features similar to those of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, including a short trunk, short-limbed dwarfism, near-sightedness, cleft palate, pectus (chest wall) deformities, and lumbar lordosis (swayback). ...Read more

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Is septic arthritis curable?

Is septic arthritis curable?

Yes, but urgent: Successful treatment requires culture to identify the best antibiotic and emergency irrigation and cleansing of the joint. Usually 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics is required. A delay or inadequate treatment can lead to loss of the joint and bone infection. ...Read more

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How is lumbago typically diagnosed?

How is lumbago typically diagnosed?

Evaulation: Lumbago is a fancy medical word for low back pain. It is diagnosed via performing a history and examination of the patient. Most cases respond within 8-10 days treated with NSAID medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) require radiology studies and advanced management. ...Read more

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Tuberculosis cerebritis is curable?

Tuberculosis cerebritis is curable?

Perhaps: If tuberculosis gets into the brain, this can clearly be deadly unless immediate intervention is accomplished. Often the spread results from tuberculoma rupturing and causing a tuberculous meningitis, and if pupils dilate, may be terminal. But if diagnosis is mad early, meds to treat may really turn around. The risk is however, very high indeed. ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis a curable affliction?

Is osteoarthritis a curable affliction?

There is no cure...: "there are currently no known therapies that can prevent progression of oa. Treatment of oa typically focuses on minimizing pain & swelling, reducing disability & improving quality of life. Treatment typically starts w/ non-pharmacologic therapy approaches including exercise programs, weight loss, patient education & shoe insoles" - (drmarkgalland.Com; 12/29/12). ...Read more

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Can stage 1 kidney disease be curable?

Can stage 1 kidney disease be curable?

Normal: Stage 1 kidney disease is normal renal function. There is no cure other than to not do damage to your kidneys with toxins or medications. ...Read more