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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
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
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
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