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Neither will cure: Umbilical hernias in babies ; very young children mostly resolve on their own. Otherwise surgery is required to cure a hernia. Hernias are due to protrusion of tissue through a defect in muscle or fascia. Indirect inguinal hernias are due to failure of peritoneal protrusion to close spontaneously after birth. Trusses may temporize. Neither manipulation or any medication can correct hernial defects. ...Read more
Generally, yes: "Sciatica" is a layman's term describing pain in the pelvis or low back that radiates down the back of the thigh, below the knee and usually into the foot. Medically, it is called a lumbar radiculopathy, though other conditions can mimic the symptoms. In most cases, the causes are treatable and in many cases, completely treatable. Treatable dose not mean"cure" however, and it is quite common. ...Read more
Arachnoiditis: Clumping of nerves in the lower spine is usually due to scarring known as arachnoiditis. Often there are no symptoms. If there are symptoms they can be treated with meds, but the control of pain is unpredictable. Surgery (or procedures to release scar tissue) have not been proven to be of any help. ...Read more
Herniated disk, scoliosis, degenerative disk disease and sciatica. In pain what's the best treatment?
Start w conservative: Start w conservative treatment including physical therapy, epidural injection at the site of the nerve root irritation, and bracing as needed for pain relief. Core strengthening is very important. Surgery may be needed if all else fails. A good physical exam, history, and review of various imaging studies go into deciding what surgery you may need. Please keep us updated. ...Read more
Disc herniation tx: Physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, and acupuncture can all help. Back exercises/stretching, once symptoms start to improve, can help. Yoga may help. I am not aware of nutritional supplements that are likely to help. In fact, for acute onset back pain, prescriptions frequently are not satisfactorily helpful, either. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Working with a chiropractor is a common conservative treatment option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more
Mri :lumbar radiculopathy l4-5, s1, edematous sciatic nerve. Severe leg pain. Epidurals not helping. Do i f?
Surgery: If you have completed a proper work-up and have failed a reasonable period of conservative care ( at least 6-8 weeks ) and you are in significant pain that prevents you from doing your normal activities, then surgery is an option to discuss with your doctor. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me natural cures for facet joint arthritis/degenerative disc disease in lower lumbar spine?
Multifactorial cause: Fibromyalgia is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. You need to work with an experienced doctor to fix all of these metabolic problems. ...Read more
T12 paraplegic with severe nerve pain in legs. Have tried spinal blocks, laser treatments acupuncture medical marijuana & meds/no relief Suggestions?
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