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Treatment for scapulothoracic fibromyocitis?

Treatment for scapulothoracic fibromyocitis?

Physical therapy/med: This is sometimes also called "soft tissue rheumatism" or fibromyalgia if the problem is wide spread. Physical therapy may be helpful. Remember that age 61 other problems such as bursitis or tendonitis or arthritis might also be present. Common things are common! ...Read more

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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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Treatment for coccydynia?

Treatment for coccydynia?

Numerous: Ice, heat, pillow to take pressure off, nsaids, steroid injections, stool softeners (if related to constipation). ...Read more

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Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Sciatica: Low back pain that radiates into the leg is called sciatica. A herniated disc in the lumbar area is one common cause. Simple exercises and stretching, over the counter pain medication, or prednisone or other steroid medications like Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak can reduce inflammation. Physical therapy can help. If it has been present for more than 3 weeks, see a Doctor. An MRI might be the next step. ...Read more

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Treatment for charcot foot?

Treatment for charcot foot?

Several: Splinting and compression and use of a protective boot or surgical reconstruction. ...Read more

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Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Depends on patient: Multi-cervical unit (mcu) can help some patients. It would be best that you are evaluated by a physician who can determine if you would be candidate for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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What is best medicine treatment for spinal herniated disc?

What is best medicine treatment for spinal herniated disc?

Depends on symptoms: If no symptoms, do nothing. If mild symptoms anti-inflammatory medications work great (take with meals, and make sure you can take those -- clear with your primary care doctor). If symptoms is acute and very severe, you can get a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack (oral steroids) which you take over 6 days... Ask you doctor to evaluate you first. You cannot have this if you have infection or brittle diabetic, etc.. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

Depends : PT is one of my primary treatment options for PF. I find about 80% of patients see a benefit. night splinting, good footwear, rest from offending activities and possible orthotics and non-corticosteroid injections such as PRP & amniotic membrane injections are often part of my treatment plan as well. If I can help, join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lumbar radiculopathy?

What is the treatment for lumbar radiculopathy?

Varies: Multiple, going from least to most involved: time to see if it will get better on its own, rest, oral medication, therapy or chiropractic and other noninvasive options, interventional pain management/epidural steroid injections, surgical consideration. ...Read more

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What treatment for facet joint arthopathy?

What treatment for facet joint  arthopathy?

Injections: Begin with physical therapy. Facet injections not only can give relief but also confirm the diagnosis. Ultimately facet fusion might help. I perform them outpatient through a minimally invasive approach. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sciatica- injections or physical therapy?

What is the best treatment for sciatica- injections or physical therapy?

Hard to Say: Injections will give you pain relief early, but PT can be just as helpful but will take time to get relief. There is new research coming out that when you are in a lot of pain, you're body actually stops you from performing exercises so that you may not benefit from PT initially. So we believe that if you at least improve your pain first, you can then proceed with the exercise therapy programs. ...Read more

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Please help! pain treatment for spondylolisthesis?

Please help! pain treatment for spondylolisthesis?

Depends!: Acute spondolylisthesis is symptomatic because of the associated pars fracture. The condition id itself virtually pain free until you are past grade1 and in many cases grade two. Talk to your doc. Imaging with basic x-rays is the first tests needed with clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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What treatment for neck disc problem?

What treatment for neck disc problem?

See below: Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If you still have pain see your physician as there are many other non-surgical treatment options. ...Read more

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What is treatment for heel spurs?

What is treatment for heel spurs?

Keep in mind: That most commonly the pain of heel spurs is actually plantar fasciitis. Spurs rarely need to be treated, as they aren't on a weightbearing surface. Pf is an inflammation of the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel. Spurs are a calcification of this attachment. Treatment is a combination of orthotics, stretching, icing, cortisone, night splints and more. Surgery is infrequently needed. ...Read more

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Treatment for spinal stenosis?

Treatment for spinal stenosis?

None to surgery : Up to 20% of the population will have stenosis by imaging studies by age 60. A lot have little to minimal symptoms. Treatment can include: medication, exercise/physical therapy, zero degree lordosis brace, epidural steroid injections & if all treatment fails & symptoms warrant it, surgery in terms of decompressing the neural elements by a laminectomy in the lower back & several options in neck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sciatic nerve pain?

What is the best treatment for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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Whats treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?

Whats treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?

Remove dead tissue: Surgery to open the skin and remove the dead tissue under the skin is critical, the sooner the better. Strong intravenous antibiotics and intensive care are also important. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments can help, but are not as important as prompt surgery. Later, the wounds can be closed, sometimes with grafts. The wound vac can help ready the wounds for closure and/or grafting. Good luck! ...Read more

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What treatment is good for herniated disks?

What treatment is good for  herniated disks?

Usually no surgery: 90% of disc herniations get better without surgery. Treatment includes: activity modification, medication, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, and time. Not all need to be done. In those that do not get better or have significant issues like a muscle weakness or symptom progression or bowel/bladder issues, surgery has a 90% success rate in a nonsmoker. ...Read more

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Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Sometimes: Ulnar nerve entrapment typically occurs at the elbow, but can also occur at the wrist. A short course of anti-inflammatories, bracing, and activity modification can usually resolve the symptoms. A referral to a specialist may be needed if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain?

What are effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This sciatica pain as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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