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Doctor insights on: Physical Therarpy Exercises For Healing A Broken Sacrum

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Lower back/spine pain. Throb pain n back, shoot pain n one leg or other. Capsaicin patch help aleve (naproxen) kinda help. Treatment? Exercise? Help!!!

Lower back/spine pain. Throb pain n back, shoot pain n one leg or other. Capsaicin patch help aleve (naproxen) kinda help. Treatment? Exercise? Help!!!

Sciatica: I feel empathy for your back pain.

Throbbing pain in the back with shooting pain in one leg or other and lack of complete relief from Capsaicin patch is most likely Sciatica.

See an Orthopedic Physician immediately for diagnosis, indicated radiological studies such as CT or MRI

Treatment may include Medications, Physical Therapy, Massage, Ultrasound
Yoga, Pilates,
Walking
Meditation ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more


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What's the best treatment for pain in the sacroiliac and sacrum area?

What's the best treatment for pain in the sacroiliac and sacrum area?

Sacrum pain: The best thing to do is plenty of walking with good posture, avoid lifting, and do flexibility exercises. Sometimes massage and heat can help too. Take an occasional anti-inflammatory and that can help too. In general, using your core muscles while doing pretty much anything can avoid stresses to go to the lumbar spine and sacral junction and that avoids further injury.... Good luck! ...Read more

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I have fractured my sacrum and it is showing no signs of healing after 8 weeks the pain is becoming unbearable what can be done.

I have fractured my sacrum and it is showing no signs of healing after 8 weeks the pain is becoming unbearable what can be done.

Discuss with ortho: Would re see your orthopedist, or see one if you have not and discuss further care and therapies with him or her. ...Read more

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Sacrum fracture healing process?

Sacrum fracture healing process?

Weight bear as tol.: Since you can not put the sacrum in a cast (it's above the tailbone) only time can heal a sacral fracture. Weight bearing as tolerated is the best treatment. Of concern is there a diagnosis of osteoporosis due to menopause, low testosterone or high blood calcium (parathyroid adenoma)?
A work-up may be needed. ...Read more

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I have tip of sacrum fracture and have lot of pain. .. What is the line of treatment for this?

I have tip of sacrum fracture and have lot of pain. .. What is the line of treatment for this?

Time: Treatment for coccygeal fractures is conservative and time will heal the bone. Symptomatic treatment is necessary. You'll need to get a "donut" balloon to sit on to take weight off of the fracture. If it goes on to not heal, sometimes we do an operative excision of the fragment. ...Read more

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S3 sacrum nerves causing bowel/bladder probs. Best treatment?

S3 sacrum nerves causing bowel/bladder probs. Best treatment?

Seek evaluation.: Neurologic problems of the bladder and bowel can be quite complex, and show up as a very wide range of symptoms and problems. I'd seek the evaluation of a urologist that sub-specializes in "neurourology". A full history, physical exam, and other testing will help determine what treatments (of which there are many), can improve your situation. Take care and good luck. ...Read more

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My sacrum is at an 80 degree angle with a long coccyx that rounds into the bowel. What treatment do you suggest,? Does the coccyx grow when it fuses

NO: Coccyx is part of (remanent) vestigial tail, human embryo initially has tail and disappears completely, resulting only mammal that do not have tail. Your long coccyx has nothing to do with your bowel movement or ' rounds into bowel '. ...Read more

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I hav slipped disc problem in L5 & sacrum. What treatment shud I take? Also is swimming good for me. My age is 26.

I hav slipped disc problem in L5 & sacrum. What treatment shud I take? Also is swimming good for me. My age is 26.

Conservative Rx 1st: Unless there is evidence of bowel or bladder incontinence, and groin numbness, you should start with non-surgical treatments, such as medications, physical therapy (swimming is fine), steroid injections. Surgery is considered only after failure to respond to the above treatments, and you have severe pain, weakness or numbness.

Check with a surgeon to see if you need more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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Can multiple tarlov cysts cause pain and tachycardia? Have them on sacrum, lumbar and mid thoracic area. Treatment?

Can multiple tarlov cysts cause pain and tachycardia? Have them on sacrum, lumbar and mid thoracic area. Treatment?

Tarlov cysts: Tarlov cysts are incidental and asymptomatic outpouchings of dura mater surrounding nerve roots in the spine. They are not the cause of the pain. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate your back pain. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment should I get for degenerating discs in my lower back?

What kind of treatment should I get for degenerating discs in my lower back?

Talk to you doctor.: Make a plan with your doctor. You want to treat the pain while trying to avoid opiates if possible. ...Read more

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I just pulled something in my lower back? What treatment should I implement?

I just pulled something in my lower back? What treatment should I implement?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs: You can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) like Ibuprofen or naproxen. If that doesn't work them consult a doctor. This is assuming that you don't have contraindications to these drugs. ...Read more

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I hurt my lower back exercising and am in serious pain. What is the best treatment?

I hurt my lower back exercising and am in serious pain. What is the best treatment?

Many things at once.: The best treatment for a lower back strain is icing immediately (then switch to warmth after 2-3 days), Ibuprofen or naproxen, and keeping active. In the past, people would be in bed all day after a back strain, but now we know you can actually decrease pain by being up and mobile, walking and doing normal activities. Don't be surprised if it takes 2-3 weeks to feel better! Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for lower back disk degeneration?

Depends on symptoms: There is no specific therapy for "disk degeneration" since many with this finding have no pain or symptoms. But some do and the treatment would depend on your specific symptoms and objective findings. Specific strengthening exercises, physical therapy, maintaining an ideal body weight and bone health, not smoking and positive thinking can be generally recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lower back disk degeneration?

Exercise: Exercise is the number 1 treatment for deg disease. Now once to have attempted this and if you still need more help then you can discuss medication with your doctor ...Read more

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Extreme lower back problems! What is the best treatment for this?

Several ways: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. You may need additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for somebody suffering with a slipped disk in his lower back?

What treatment is available for somebody suffering with a slipped disk in his lower back?

Exercises, ect.: Slipped or herniated disc most time does not result in pain and does not require treatment. Mackenzie exercises are an excellent start in trying to alleviate the pain. I would recommend that you are instructed by a physical therapist. Short term chiropractic care may also be beneficial. Oral steroids, nsaids, epidural steroid injections all may beneficial. If all fail then surgery may be an option. ...Read more

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, best treatment for arthritic pain in lower back?

, best treatment for arthritic pain in lower back?

Weight loss/rehab: Loose weight if you are over weight do physical therapy and rehab
see a specialist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lower back pain for a youngster?

Need evaluation: It is certainly not normal for a youngster to have lower back pain so I would recommend evaluation by a doctor who specializes in this area. The conditions that cause back pain in kids is much different than in adult. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back, my thigh, and my knees. Is there a treatment for that?

Depends: It depends on what is causing your pain. You may want to see your doctor to see what exactly is going on. ...Read more

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What is surgical treatment for lower back pain?

What is surgical treatment for lower back pain?

Back pain surgery: Surgery for back pain can be either a discectomy where a part of the disc is removed or a fusion where 2 painful vertebrae are fused together as one (usually using screws and rods). ...Read more

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What are some quick healing tips for a pulled lower back muscle?

What are some quick healing tips for a pulled lower back muscle?

Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Muscle strain is managed by resting the affecting muscle and avoiding movements that exacerbate the pain. You can also use ice application for the first two days, elastic wraps, and nsaids, like advil or aleve, (naproxen) supplemented with acetaminophen. ...Read more

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I have skin in the lower back wound did not heal for two years or more blood comes out and every day I ask what treatment?

I have skin in the lower back wound did not heal for two years or more blood comes out and every day I ask what treatment?

Need to see doc: In a healthy person a wound should not be open this long, if it is there is need for concern. You may have a resistant bacteria, you may have a deep infection. Any wound open that long may also need a biopsy to rule out a malignancy, like a skin cancer. Please consult a physician. A dermatologist is a good place to start. ...Read more

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Will lower back pain always need treatment?

Will lower back pain always need treatment?

Not realy: If your back bother after you work in the yard, it last few days and go but if you disc problem in your back and effecting the nerve most likely need treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a good treatment for 10/10 lower back pain?

Is there a good treatment for 10/10 lower back pain?

10/10 back pain: This rating is meaningless without a full evaluation by an md be it a specialist or your pmd. Treatments are not provided based on a patients numeric rating. This is because what is a 10/10 to you maybe a 6/10 or a 4/10 to someone else. In acute pain the rating is quite good, in chronic pain it is very inacurate. ...Read more

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Are there any permanent treatment for lower back pain?

No: Nothing that is a guarantee. Start simple with rest, ice and nsaids. Epidural steroid injections may help. Physical therapy to strengthen your abdominal core muscles may help. ...Read more

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What is an epidural treatment for lower back and hip pain?

What is an epidural treatment for lower back and hip pain?

Cortisone injection: This is a cortisone injection in the spine, into the epidural space, to reduce inflammation and reduce the excitability of the nerves of the spine, to help control pain in the low back that can also radiate down the lower extremity into the buttock and groin and down the leg to the foot sometimes. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

No single answer: There are many treatments for these two areas. Often arthritis of the thumb can be treated with topical ice and simple pain medications like acetaminophen or Advil (ibuprofen)
Similar approaches with the back but often need higher doses
Physical therapy for back is also very helpful
You are somewhat young for typical osteoarthritis so there may be other things going on
See a rheumatologist for surecdiagnosis ...Read more

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My daughter scratches her butt, lower back, and around her waste constantly. I noticed she has tiny healing sores and scabs. Is it just dry skin?

My daughter scratches her butt, lower back, and around her waste constantly. I noticed she has tiny healing sores and scabs. Is it just dry skin?

May be more than dry: The sores and scabs can be from the scratching. She can be scratching because of dryness, eczema, insect bites, or contact dermatitis. Since you seem to describe area of body covered by underwear, I would wonder if she's reacting to fabric, elastic, diaper/ training pants (in a toddler) fabric detergent, or personal care products. ...Read more