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Safe Back Stretching For Collapsed Discs
Dull chest pain that comes and goes between breasts that radiates to the mid upper back. Stretching back feels better. Gerd? Gas? Muscles? Posture?
If I stretch everyday, do the cobra stretch other back stretches neck stretch and leg stretches will I grow taller? Also taking multivitamins
No: You can find out if you can grow taller by having a bone age study done. This takes an x-ray of your wrist/hand and evaluates the growth centers seen in the bones to come up with a Bone Age, or standardized reading of your bone maturity. If your bone age is adult & the growth centers have closed, nothing will help you grow taller. No diet, no hormones, no stretches. They are good for health. ...Read more
Lung collapse: Pain not likelu related to the collapse per se. It could be related to the manner in which it was treated - for example chest tube or operation. That is if you are referring to pneumo thorax, air around the lung causing its collapse. ...Read more
Can severe osteoporosis in the neck cause the discs to collapse and make you lose height? And cause horrendous pain?
Hi my daughters 12 and she has been having really severe pain in her back that causes her to faint or collapse. She has seen many doctors.?
Pain and fainting: Two things - back pain should always be evaluated by a physician. And syncope (fainting) should also be evaluated for cardiac or neurogenic causes. Sometimes, people have situational syncope - severe pain can cause them to faint, or stressful situations (getting blood drawn or speaking to a crowd). ...Read more
Generally excellent recovery
saw your other question too
depends on findings, and interventions like chest tube, or vats
othe pulmonary diseases
be careful for a month or so.
Surgeon will get x-ray to be sure you are expanded and no problem.
Start like a novice and work back to full, program.
fatigue-rest. ...Read more
With trached child with history of tracheomalacia collapse with albuterol use, how often would it be safe to use albuterol/atrovent combi? How will I know?
Albuterol use: Usually prematurity/prolonged need for ventilator and/or oxygen cause chronic lung disease. So it is not unusual that a bronchodilator would be used. Albuterol/atrovent (ipratropium) work by relaxing muscles in the airway making breathing easier, and to a lesser extent, atrovent (ipratropium) decreases mucus production. Typically, in non-urgent use is 4h. Albuterol is used in emegent situations more frequently guided by md. ...Read more
Collapse her lungs in order to do the operation in this part of the upper back (thoracic vertebrae), what does this mean?
Routine: Means the operation will be done through the chest. Exposure of the spine requires collapsing the lung on that side. The anesthesiologist uses a special breathing tube that allows him or her to selectively ventilate one or both lungs. At the end of the operation, the lung is reinflated. A drain is often left in the chest for a day or two and then removed. This is fairly routine stuff. ...Read more
X-ray of 62 yrs women shows loss of lumbar lordosis, partial vertebral collapse seen at d12 & sponsdylosis. What to do? Is it curable?
What symptoms?: The pain associated with these findings is treatable and usually does well with a conservative approach. Spondylosis is a generic term that basically means "aging of the spine." everyone gets it does not have to be painful. Does well with anti- inflammatories and physical therapy. These help muscle spasm/posture (lordosis loss). If vertebral collapse painful, brace or injection. See physiatrist. ...Read more
I have an numb/ burning/ sharp pain in my collarbone, upper back and ribs. I also get light headed and collapse sometimes?
Injuries?: Any injuries to the head/neck region recently? Before you answer "no", think, even subtle situations? Talk to your doctor about your concern, they can start with some simple tests to rule out serious causes of your symptoms. ...Read more
Back surgry 5 yrs ago. Yard work yestrdy sore today. This AM one foot caught in root as stepped off ledge. If step wrong pain and legs collapse?
What's the pain I feel in my back when breathing deeply? Prev had chest infection. Xray done show no lung collapse but have slight pain near shoulder.
Inflammatory pain: "chest infection" or pneumonia can cause inflammation of the lining around the lung called the pleura and cause what is medically termed as "pleuritic pain" this can last upto 6 weeks from the time you had pneumonia or bronchitis. If it lasts longer then it may need further workup. ...Read more
HATHA YOGA: Look into a beginners hatha yoga class. It consists of a series of "poses" that works on strength and flexibility of the whole body but especially the "core". Doing stretches from a book or handout is like learning to be a doctor only from a book. You need someone to instruct you to make sure you are doing the exercises/stretches correctly. Otherwise, you may cause injury and defeat the purpose. ...Read more
As of 3 weeks now I have a sore spot on my spine between my shoulder blades. It hurts to the touch and during back stretches. No pain otherwise though?
Trigger point: Classic trigger point description.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pulsation feeling in toes and calf pain, back stretches an pt for 9months. Excercise an 1hr a day. Happens at rest and when active. No real relief help?
Consider vascular: Doppler studies are ultrasounds that can check for arterial and venous bloodflow. The "pulsation feeling" may be an indication that a vascular problem is present. Ask your pcp about this. Many facilities will offer free screenings for pad (peripheral arterial disease). If there is something noted, a vascular specialist may be consulted. ...Read more
Collapse: Collapse = rapid prostration.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cause of AKI: Acute renal failure or acute kidney injury (AKI) can be due to several causes including severe dehydration, bleeding, intake of nephrotoxins (medications or chemicals), obstruction of urine flow from both kidneys (e.g. enlarged prostate, retroperitoneal fibrosis), acute inflammation of kidneys (i.e. glomerulonephritis), infection of the kidneys (i.e. pyelonephritis), and much more. ...Read more
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Eventually but: Your lungs have to heal first! After healing exercise can usually be readily be resumed. .. unless your exercise involves SCUBA diving or summiting one of the 8km peaks of the world. Nonetheless why not review this with your treating physician about optimally timing. ...Read more
Perhaps: 'collapse' of a sinus cavity may happen from bony trauma (e.g. Frontal bone trauma or maxillary cheek trauma). 'collapse' can also mean bony contraction of a sinus cavity over time for different reasons (bony inflammation from previous infection or surgery; silent sinus syndrome, bony tumor). If there are questions, you can see an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Could be dangerous: If there is a pneumothorax and it is large or you are having symptoms, that can be a medical emergency. If there is "atelectasis, " meaning the lung is full of mucus or being compressed, then that is typically not an emergency. Both of these conditions can be referred to as lung collapse. To answer further, more information is needed. ...Read more
Loss of (-) pressure: A collapsed/punctured lung is serious, as it can progress to tension pneumothorax. Once recognized, a chest tube is placed to release the pressure associated with collapsed lung. Any injury that allows positive pressure from the airways or externally into the negative pressured pleural space will start the lung collapsing. Trauma, needle sticks, rib fx, fluid, spontaneous are common causes. ...Read more
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