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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncturists (Definition)

Acupuncturists practice alternative medicine and treat patients' health conditions through the insertion and manipulation of needles in the body. They focus on alleviating imbalance in the body to help treat conditions such ...Read more


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Are strontium ranelate and strontium citrate recognised, beneficial treatments for severe osteoporosis?

Are strontium ranelate and strontium citrate recognised, beneficial treatments for severe osteoporosis?

Not approved: These two therapies are under investigation, but have not yet been approved in the us. ...Read more

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Are there any studies re efficacy of Accupuncture for chronic osteo arthritic pain? A local acupuncturist graduated from Shandong medical university

Are there any studies re efficacy of Accupuncture for chronic osteo arthritic pain?

A local acupuncturist graduated from Shandong medical university

Acupuncture 4 joints: Lots of studies. Acupuncture relieves pain. We would consider it more for acute pain relief. For chronic pain there is one theoretical negative: if you relieve pain some feel it may allow the arthritis to progrss faster without the pain signal to limit activity. You wouldn't want to cut the nerves to a joint and allow someone to abuse it. No problem with using it for hip bursitis or some headaches ...Read more

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How do c-spine fractures affect people with osteoporosis?

How do c-spine fractures affect people with osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: The reduction in calcium with osteoporosis increases the risk for fractures in all parts of the spine. Osteoporosis also increases the complexity of surgical repair by requiring the inclusion of more levels to spread the load and may also require cement to augment the pedicle screws. Healing time for the fracture or surgical fusion can also be much longer. ...Read more

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San francisco osteapath? Any out there? Can anyone recommend? Omt manipulation specialty needed. 

San francisco osteapath? Any out there? Can anyone recommend? Omt manipulation specialty needed. 

AOA website: Here is the website for the aoa. You can use the find a do feature. http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/find-a-do/pages/default.aspx. ...Read more

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Can holistic medicine work for arthritis patients?

Can holistic medicine work for arthritis patients?

Yes...: We refer patients to holistic md's and we have seen some encouraging results from doctors prescribing supplements. Also holistic doctors are likely to suggest that a patient make some dietary changes and consider doing a cleanse to remove toxins including heavy metals. A clifford report may be used by a holistic doctor to help guide treatment. ...Read more

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Osteopenia, osteoporosis or brittle bone disease--differences?

Osteopenia, osteoporosis or brittle bone disease--differences?

Genetic or not: Brittle bone disease is an inherited disorder of bone that is called osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are disease of the bone where there is decrease density of the bone. This is associated with age, hormonal change, medications, smoking and other issues. Basically the bone cells are out of balance and take away more bone than they replace. ...Read more

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Are there any acupuncturists who specialize in depression & anxiety?

Are there any acupuncturists who specialize in depression & anxiety?

Yes indeed...: While it does not abide by the same diagnostic tools as western medicine, acupuncture does recognize and acknowledge that depression and anxiety exist and are a disruption of sort of the internal energy system. Acupuncture aims to stimulate the body's flow of energy and functionality, and targets specific symptoms of concern. You may ask your local acupuncturist or check out www.Acufinder.Com. ...Read more

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Can osteopaths treat baldness?

Can osteopaths treat baldness?

Yes: Osteopaths can specialize in any medical specialty and there are osteopaths that are Dermatologists. ...Read more

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Has anybody tried bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis?

Has anybody tried bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis?

Not the best: Bisphosphonates can reduce fracture and raise you dexa scan scores but they donot build bone. If you are osteoporotic and have already had a fracture, consider Forteo to build bone first. ...Read more

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Anyone specialize in spinal issues? Scoliosis specifically?

Anyone specialize in spinal issues? Scoliosis specifically?

NF support gp impt: Depending on the degree of scoliosis, a spine specialist can assist. Also, an osteopathic physician (DO) with neuromusculoskeletal training can help and treat as well as evaluate on your first visit. Do need to know the level and type of NF history you have. Hope you are part of a support group, as that's always helpful for local referrals to specialists, who work with NF patients. ...Read more

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Dr happy with alendronate 70mg & ca -d supplement for severe osteopenia (t-2.3) in spine. Would strontium citrate supplement be helpful too?

Dr happy with alendronate 70mg & ca -d supplement for severe osteopenia (t-2.3) in spine.  Would strontium citrate supplement be helpful too?

Strontium: To my knowledge strontium (ranelate not citrate) is not an approved osteoporosis drug in the usa. Alendronate is a good and safe drug. What matters is how you take it - with water not food - and how long you have been taking it. Standard procedure is to check your t-score every 2 years and many of us recommend stopping therapy if consecutive results show no change. ...Read more

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Positive, intense uptake on bone scan, lose spinal hardware, bone marrow edema , family history, paternal taking Forteo to strengthen bones. ??ideas?

Positive, intense uptake on bone scan, lose spinal hardware, bone marrow edema , family history, paternal taking Forteo to strengthen bones. ??ideas?

For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate a fracture or infection.... The doctor should have a clinical suspicion of what he is looking for. If removing the hardware a bone biopsy can be performed if suspecting infection. ...Read more

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Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Medical opinions:  nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read more

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Are physiatrists quacks like chiropracters?

Are physiatrists quacks like chiropracters?

Huge difference: Physiatrists are fully trained md's with an interest in sports medicine and the effects of injury on the body, especially bones and joints. They practice modern medical techniques and use the latest treatments unlike the discredited theories espoused by chiropractors. ...Read more

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Do the treatments differ between allopaths, osteopaths, naturopaths, and chiropracters?

Do the treatments differ between allopaths, osteopaths, naturopaths, and chiropracters?

YES, a great deal: Allopaths practice conventional western medicine,relying primarily on drugs & surgery for treatment. Many osteopaths practice allopathic medicine but the root of osteopathy is gentle manipulation of bones & many osteopaths still include this. Naturopaths primarily utilize nutritional supplements, herbs & homeopathy,whereas chiropractors use various manipulative therapies & often use supplements. ...Read more

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Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Partly: A carefully designed program with myofscial release stretching and aerobic exercize would be needed the latter would still be the more important part. ...Read more

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Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of the risks associated with estrogen. Taking this drug may also reduce the risk of some types of breast cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect. Raloxifene also may increase your risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more