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Is surgery still an option in suspected cubital tunnel syndrome if non surgical treatment & corticosteroids have failed but NCS came back normal?
No good one.: Appendicitis was 99% fatal before antibiotics. Today with prompt surgical treatment it is rarely fatal. If you have appendicitis, get treatment now. Removal before rupture has a quick recovery, while ruptured appendicitis is associated with a prolonged recovery and more long term complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shouldn't matter: Exercise shouldn't be a factor, however common sense and logic would suggest to limit your activities as tolerated. In other words, if it hurts, back off the activity for a while. ...Read more
Only surgical: A partial styloidectomy is the treatment. If you are going to live with the neck pain, sore throat -type pain, etc. And do everything to avoid surgery, please make sure that you do not have the vascular form because impingement on your carotid can have serious and deadly consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Really, the treatment for this congenital esophagus outpouching is surgical. There's no medication or lifestyle change which can make it go away. Good luck. ...Read more
Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a some will probably be hip fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Try toning with plie, dumbell squats, squat w kick-back, single leg front raises, toe taps, clock lunge, step ups w knee raise, lunge jumps ; squat jumps. ...Read more
Many possible causes: Narrowing or contracture of the bladder neck is usually a side effect of surgery or radiation for conditions such as prostate cancer. Primary bladder neck obstruction is not well understood, but may be caused by fibrotic scarring or neurologic dysfunction leading to altered muscle tone. Medications called alpha-blockers are the primary treatment, & several studies have shown symptom improvement. ...Read more
Facial Skin: New fractional laser resurfacing laser skin tightening techniques are a great improvement. By fractionating or breaking up the laser into many small beams, untreated areas are left to speed healing and complications are less common. The new fractional resurfacing techniques also can go deeper into the dermis to firm up the deeper collagen and elastin layers. ...Read more
Meds, activity mod: Hard to say exactly without knowing how extensive a meniscus injury but likely you may have some underlying degenerative changes (arthritis) and the meniscus tear may be one component of that. Options: oral joint health supplement, oral NSAID (motrin/naprosyn etc), minimize high impact exercise (running), and possible injections (cortisone or viscosupplementation). ...Read more
Various: There are various treatments for facial wrinkles, including topical treatment such as retinol and tretinoin, moisturizers, botox, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, fillers, radio frequency treatments, and various types of lasers. Consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, as which treatments might be best will vary depending the where the wrinkles are, your skin type, and other considerations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention important: Most important is prevention of wrinkles from occurring; clean, moisturize, limit sun exposure over a lifetime, particular during youth (loss of elastic tissue). Smoking? Can c wrinkles across room. Various retinols. A whole bunch of products promise a lot, deliver a little. Botox, yes, but must redo repeatedly. Dermatologist will pitch their products, but go anyway to learn approach for life. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Limited: It is a form of traction using a machine to pull on the spine, somewhat like pulling on two ends of a rope. It can give temporary relief of neck, back, arm, or leg pain. For mild cases, it might be effective. The problem of proving effectiveness is the variability of spinal problems among sufferers, and the tendency for some to get better with time (regardless or in spite of treatment). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jammed finger and now it's crooked and it's been 4 weeks. Is it too late for a non-surgical treatment?
See below: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more