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Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more


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Have had emg ncv & mri. Tests show pinced nerves in cervical & lumbar spine. Personal trainer claims core exercises will cure condition. Thoughts?

Have had emg ncv & mri.  Tests show  pinced nerves in cervical & lumbar spine.  Personal trainer claims  core exercises will cure  condition. Thoughts?

Let me explain: Those finding on the test you had means you have a mechanical changes, training or exercise will not change them it may improve your symptoms so you could live with it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about pain pumps and spine stimulator's?

Can you tell me more about pain pumps and spine stimulator's?

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

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Which is better the pain pump or the spine stimulator?

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

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How should I maintain my morphine pump that constantly delivers morphine to the spine?

How should I maintain my morphine pump that constantly delivers morphine to the spine?

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

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Is it possible to correct/reverse my postural kyphosis into a normal corrected spine? Age : 20. I train, got muscles everywhere, still no results!

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 more

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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

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Can i tell me if my baclofen pump gets disconnected from my spine can I have memory loss?

Can i tell me if my baclofen pump gets disconnected from my spine can I have memory loss?

Not necessarily: Baclofen would not be a likely culprit especially if provided via the pump. Would need to seek a different explanation. ...Read more

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What happens if your baclofen pump gets disconnected from your spine can you have memory loss?

What happens if your baclofen pump gets disconnected from your spine can you have memory loss?

Worse.: Dislodgement can cause site infection including meningitis. EMI and MRI interference can cause patient injury through systems damage, operational changes and flow rate changes. A massive overdose from flow rate changes is life threatening. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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.

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.

Yes.: Intrathecal pain pumps are ideal for treating severe cancer pain due to metastasis. There is significantly fewer side effects when narcotics are given this way compared to oral or IV meds which typically results in much better pain control and quality of life. ...Read more

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Numbness, postural tremors weakness fatigue. Is this multiple sclerosis? Mri of brain and spine normal, hyperreflexia. Low B12 and sjogren's syndrome.

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

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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

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 more

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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?

Sore muscles: Sore muscles are a frequent cause of musculoskeletal pain. This will usually resolve with a few days of rest, NSAIDs (Motrin, Advil) and warm or cold compresses. Persistent pain beyond these measures should be evaluated by a healthcare practitioner. ...Read more

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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?

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