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Sacral Dimple Treatment
Depends: Sacro-iliac injections would only be expected to cure symptoms coming from that specific joint. It would be fairly uncommon for sacro-iliac problems to cause pain in the tailbone (coccyx). There is a condition known as Coccydynia. In that case the coccyx is tender and patients have pain sitting down. A steroid injection in the coccyx is the main injection we try for that. ...Read more
Unknown: What is cranio-sacral therapy? Please tell me. There can be no manipulation of the plates of the adult skull and sacral refers to the sacrum which is the lower back. This is quackery and certainly not for tymj pain or therapy for any conditon of dental origin. Your qwuestion is confuse and nonsensical. ...Read more
Probably not: In general, postsacral dimples are found in babies and are related to a coccyx that is retroverted. I believe you probably have a pilonidal sinus. This can drain, get infected and lead to further issues that need to be addressed. I would recommend that it be evaluated. ...Read more
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
I have L4/5 cauda equina nerve root nodule; biopsy needed - Can spinal tumor cause skin changes; enlarging dark blotches on that area of back/spine?
Please clarify: This must have been seen on an MRI. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & made an impulse purchase. A doctor ORDERED the scan, for a reason. Why are you posting here? It's the ordering Dr''s ethical obligation to interpret the test results for you. The MRI isn't the patient. YOU are. How do you know this meningeal cyst needs any treatment at all? Is it the cause of your problem? ...Read more
Seeking non-surgical treatment options for adolescent bilateral grade 3 spondylolysis (pars defects) with herniated l5-s1 disc?
Options: Congenital variety genetic origin occuring in 6% us population in particularly in certain high level athletes like swimmers, gymnasts, pitchers, football linemen to name a few. Most treated non operatively including associated with herniated disc with bracing, physical therapy & medication and activity modification. Epidural steroid injections can also be considered with 90% treated nonop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
50yroldw/ 1x2 CM pineal cyst, small cervical syrinx and expanding t-spine central canal w/ symptomatic perineural cysts. Congenital?
MRI shows L5-S1 Lg herniation displacing S1 nerve root. PT thinks tethered nerve, surgical consult. L leg pain/numb/weak. Has been 1 yr. Surgical?
Is severe nerve root with paralysis of the inner left leg, and big toe paraylis surgicaly repairable. L4 L5 lumbar spine?
Radiculopathy: You don't mention what surgical procedure you've had previously, but an l4-5 entrapment would effect the lower extremity and not the thigh. That level would be l2-3. Assuming you've had the MRI you need of the lumbar spine, i'm surprised you haven't had an implanted stimulator to address the pain. Paralysis of muscle groups can become permanent if the entrapment persists long enough. ...Read more
Depends: Cranial sacral therapy is a viable alternative in certain cases of tmd. I often get referrals from chiropractors who say the adjustments that they perform on the patient does not hold. The bite (occusion) may be incorrect or out of alignment, causing the adjustments to fail. I would consult a TMJ specialist in conjunction with cranial sacral therapy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers