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Remedies For Tongue Protrusion
The ability to: Protrude ones tongue is a natural or normal phenomenon and doesn't indicate anything is wrong. The tongue is a muscle and can vary in thickness and length. Some people are able to protrude their tongues more than others which some are unablegto protrude at all (tongue-tied) due to the lingual frenum attachment placement which can be surgically corrected. ...Read more
Habit or : It could be a habit you developed over time. If this is the case, a dentist can make an appliance to try to stop the habit. It could also be a neurological problem so for this i would recommend a neurologist and i would probably start there and rule out the medical end of things. Don't wait too long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 mo. Dysarthria w tongue elevated in back like slide w horzntl indention&dip in indention. No tongue protrusion passed teeth. Dr/therapist no idea. ?
I have these protrusions on the bottom of my tongue. They are on both sides and they kinda stick out. What are they?
Tongue anatomy: It's probably normal anatomy but would have to be personally visualized in order to give you an accurate answer and confirm my suspicion. ...Read more
On the bottom of my tongue where my veins are I have these tiny protrusions. There hard to see and there in the same spot on both sides. Is it normal?
Yes: The veins turn and have valves that help with flow. You may notice this on areas that are not covered with 'thick skin' the most including under your tongue. Totally normal. ...Read more
Physical therapy: For neck, shoulder, or arm pain related to the disc problem, physical therapy is the best initial choice. Most people with this problem do not end up requiring an epidural injection or surgery. An MRI scan is not usually needed unless physical therapy fails to provide good improvement. Ultimately your healthcare provider needs to decide the sequence of treatment depending on symptoms and signs. ...Read more
No!: There are several methods available to avoid tooth extraction for treatment of bimaxillary protrusion. First of all, it may not require specific treatment, since it is a normal finding in some ethnic faces. If it does require treatment, it may be orthodontics alone, or it may involve distraction osteogenesis, a surgical procedure designed to increase the arch length of the jaw without extractions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends : This would depend on the symptoms as well as how large is the disc protrusion? If there are severe neurologic symptoms like weakness of the arm, trouble walking, bowel or bladder dysfunction-and there is spinal cord compression seen on the MRI scan, then surgery is recommended. This would likely be an anterior cervical disc excision. If there are no/minimal symptoms, consider conservative measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends!: A herniated ("ruptured", "protruded") disk can respond nicely to physical therapy and the body's natural healing processes. In my experience it can take weeks to months. In perhaps 10-15 percent of patients, surgery can be needed. Indications for surgery include significant weakness, numbness, persistent pain, pressure on the spinal cord, trouble walking, or failure of conservative management. ...Read more
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