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Physical Therarpy Exercises For Healing A Broken Sacrum
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!!!
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
Meditation ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can multiple tarlov cysts cause pain and tachycardia? Have them on sacrum, lumbar and mid thoracic area. Treatment?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rest/exerise: Usually it's about 3 days of rest, then stretching and exercise. ...Read more
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
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