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Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!
Discuss with babydoc: There is more going on here than can be posed in the space provided. The best resource for help is the pediatrician that has been regularly seeing your child. Discuss with them your concerns. They know your baby's history and they also have knowledge of available resources in your general area. They will be able to assess your baby's development and offer appropriate referrals necessary. ...Read more
I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?
What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more
No: Reflexology is completely bogus. It has no basis in fact whatsoever. Reflexologists have no training in anything medical or anatomical. A reflexologist is either woefully ignorant if he believes that what he does is real, or dishonest if he knows it isn't. Either way, it's claptrap. I love foot massages, but I don't delude myself that they give me anything more than a good feeling. ...Read more
Reading crazy things like tingling from massage, vitamins, acupuncture, stretching, etc. made adults much taller after 35?Any truth to claims or myths
Loads of rumors: Lots of fables are being portrayed online these days, and cures and solutions abound. Most of these are attempts to gain monetary advantage, via fraudulent promotions. In other words, the concept of getting taller after age 35 is not substantiated scientifically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Great: I recommend the pilate chair to my patients more for when they need additional stretching of tight joints. It works great. I does help with tone as well, but i would recommend an excercise that adds some joint loading to help with muscle development and bone quality (as long as you don't suffer from arthritis). Good luck! ...Read more
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Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more
Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?
Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anyway stretching or sitting cross legged can permanently make one grow taller? How about stretching from chiropractors manipulations? I'm 40
No: At 40 you are as tall as you will ever be. No diet,drug,stretch or manipulation can change that.If you have a year + to burn & lots of spare cash you could go outside the US to find a special treatment. They surgically break your upper legs & place you in specialized frames that can stretch you a few inches while the bones heal. There is no guarantee & the procedure is not approved in the US ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can knocking knees be corrected through yoga,physiotherapy, pasture correction techniques etc.
No: Valgus deformities of the knees cannot be corrected by exercises. ...Read more
Are facial massages beneficial ? Some claim improvement in nasolabial folds , sagging ect? One specific program called "tanaka message ?"
Yes: Facial massages at least can be beneficial in terms of relaxation which has a wide range of health benefits. Should increase blood flow to facial skin which also may have some benefits. ...Read more