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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
I hav lost my arm in car accident.And hav an infusion pump in abdomen that pumps drugs in the spine.It doesn't help.I want to try drezlesion.Anygood?
Fifty-six patients: With intractable pain following a spinal cord injury treated with (drez) lesions after a follow-up period ranging from 6 months to 6 years 50% of patients had good pain relief certain pain syndromes tended to respond better to drez lesions than did others patients with pain extending caudally from the level of the injury and patients with unilateral pain were most likely to to obtain relief ...Read more
Sir i got lower limb weekness since 2004 due to spine TB. it also causes spasticity. I'm using baclofen pump for spasm. how to recover? kindly help me
Only your treating -: -MD can answer. It's been 11 years,so he/her should be asked,as they have much more information to aid them. ...Read more
Big jerks in all of my deep tendon reflex test. I have numbness and tingling and postural tremors. Normal MRI of braim and spine. Low B12 and sjogrens
My brother was offered an intrathecal pain pump for germ cell cancer with mets in his pelvis, back, spine, lung, and liver. What are pros and cons?
Pain relief: Sorry to hear you brother is so sick. The pump is a good alternative as it will provide constant and measured pain relief. Risks are mostly associated with the actual process of implantation (any surgical procedure has risks like infection, pain, etc.). Discuss with his physicians your concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would you recommend an intrathecal pain pump for my brother with germ cell cancer with mets to spine, pelvis, hip, back, lung, and liver? Pain's bad.
Numbness, postural tremors weakness fatigue. Is this multiple sclerosis? Mri of brain and spine normal, hyperreflexia. Low B12 and sjogren's syndrome.
Explanation: You mention two issues, and at age 23, am surprised at this combination, but b-12 deficiency can result in peripheral nerve and spinal cord problems which may explain many of your symptoms. Sjogren's can mimic ms and also cause a small fibre neuropathy which could explain additional issues. Do not need an ms explanation here, as doubtful you have that also. Suggest neurology eval. ...Read more
Shakiness weakness of legs and arms numbness and timgling, twitches, postural tremor.Is it als?Have low b12normal MRI of brain and spine and sjogren's.
Not just yet: You have two very good reasons for your symptoms, sjogrens, and low b12. ...Read more
I get left side lower back spasms after exercise or when standing still? I use the stepper 45 minutes daily plus work with a trainer 3x/week
Get it checked out: You may be over-training, or doing too much of the same kind of exercise. It's easy to fall into a "trance" when you do the same exercise every day and set yourself up for repetitive stress injury. Regardless, any persistent pain should be checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My upper back has been hurting. I tried different stretches with my personal trainer but it seemed to make it worse. Should I just rest a few days?
Trainer told me I shouldn't heavy lift because my back is too flexible(gymnast grade)& it may be why I have back pain(weak core). How to decrease flex?
Strengthen core: You don't have to lift heavy to strengthen your core (and all of your muscles). You can gradually increase weight as you get stronger. Have you seen those flexible gymnast's muscles? So, your flexibility being what it is (and not necessarily bad), have you discussed your back pain with your physician? Might be a good idea to get medical input and exam in addition to your trainer... ...Read more