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Posture Pump Spine Trainer
Got postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Standing hr 100. If i get as fit as athletes will this bring it down? Will more blood be pumped round?
Yes: Yes, the prognosis for pots is very good. Studies show people outgrow it. Getting fit is a terrific way to speed that up. Go for it! ...Read more
Have had emg ncv & mri. Tests show pinced nerves in cervical & lumbar spine. Personal trainer claims core exercises will cure condition. Thoughts?
These are ways of: Treating severe chronic pain when all else had failed with pumps being used primarily in cancer treatment ; spastic conditions through the administration of drugs directly to spinal region with spinal cord stimulators used primarily for pain in limbs after failed back surgery, peripheral neuropathy, phantom limb pain, rsd or crps, certain bladder conditions -both treatments require a trial first. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what you are using each of these things for. Pain pumps are specifically for patients on high dose opiates and typically are used for terminal cancer patients. Spinal cord stimulators are for typically failed back syndrome or nerve pain disorders. Again these are just generalizations but you should be evaluated by an interventional pain physician to see if you are candidate. ...Read more
Your pain Dr.: I'm confused as to why you think there is something you can do to maintain the pump. Other than checking the pump electronically, reprogramming it, and refilling it, there is no maintenance. ...Read more
Is it possible to correct/reverse my postural kyphosis into a normal corrected spine? Age : 20. I train, got muscles everywhere, still no results!
Postural Kyphosis: As a podiatrist, i see patients with kyphosis present for foot orthotics to correct part of this. However, the specialities that deal with this the most are physiatrists, chiropractors, and osteopaths. There may be a rigid part that is permanent, but there may be a good deal of functional muscle and ligament tightening that you can work on, and see results. Too much sitting in front of computer? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 20, and i wanna use a brace to straighten up my postural kyphosis, some say it's too late. So, is it gonna work or just deform more my spine ?
Not really: When a person is still in their growing phase, a brace can be used to potentially correct an increased kyphosis. When growth is complete, this opportunity for correction is lost. A brace may hold the spine in a straightened position in an adult, but as soon as the brace is removed, the kyphosis is still there. ...Read more
On my 20s, i know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?
Will likely not be: Helpful at all. You are done growing at age 20, so there is no reason to have a brace for this diagnosis. You have to see a physical therapist ; learn some very effective trunk stabilization programs, core strengthening programs, postural educations. The brace will not change your deformity, ; will only likely cause pressure points ; inconvenience. See a spine surgeon if you are having symptoms. ...Read more