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What is treatment for spinal lumbar degeneration? How far can vertibrea go out of place without serious damage?

What is treatment for spinal lumbar degeneration?  How far can vertibrea go out of place without serious damage?

2 separate problems.: ...DDD of the lumbar spine does not cause vertebrae 2 get out of place. It causes problems by occupying space & impinging on the nerve roots, or just pain symptoms. Vertebrae that go out of place R usually caused by trauma, & can cause paralysis. Slow displacement is seen in a spondylolisthesis & can B due 2 DDD or developmental & progression is slow. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for lower back disk degeneration?

What is a good treatment for lower back disk degeneration?

Depends on symptoms: There is no specific therapy for "disk degeneration" since many with this finding have no pain or symptoms. But some do and the treatment would depend on your specific symptoms and objective findings. Specific strengthening exercises, physical therapy, maintaining an ideal body weight and bone health, not smoking and positive thinking can be generally recommended. ...Read more

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Treatment for dry macular degeneration?

Treatment for dry macular degeneration?

Not yet: While there are several medications as well as stem cell and gene therapies that are currently being investigated, no treatment has been proven to be safe and effective for geographic atrophy, the hallmark of dry amd. High dose anti-oxidant vitamin supplementation has been shown to be helpful in preventing the progression to the wet form of macular degeneration when certain early signs are present. ...Read more

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What is treatment for macular degeneration ?

What is treatment for macular degeneration ?

There are 2 kinds: Wet and dry. You need to see a retina specialist, ask your eye doctor for a referral. The dry type is less treatable, the wet one has options. The most optimistic seems to be intraocular injections of drugs like bevasizumab, avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for macular degeneration?

Is there any treatment for macular degeneration?

Two types: 1. Dry age-related macular degeneration: treated with areds2 vitamins, tobacco cessation. 2. Wet age-related macular degeneration: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea. See a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for visual macular degeneration?

Depends: There is good relief from modern injectable medications for the wet form of macular degeneration (MD). The dry form of MD can be slowed in its progression with a multivitamin supplement (AREDS). There is no cure yet for this disease but it is a major area of research/ ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for age-related macular degeneration?

Is there a treatment for age-related macular degeneration?

Some treatments: Age related macular degeneration (armd) is a progressive disease that robs central vision. The "dry" form may be slowed with high doses of vitamins a, e, and c (areds formula), but there are no other treatments. The "wet" form is more visually devastating, but newer treatments (anti-vegf) can treat it more effectively than older therapies. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for age related macular degeneration in us?

What is the treatment for age related macular degeneration in us?

Several: Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the central part of the retina. It is broken down into two types, the "dry" form, which involves slow, patchy deterioration of retinal cells, and the "wet" form which is caused by bleeding and leads to rapid vision loss. Current treatment for "wet" is intravitreal injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin. For the "dry", areds vitamins. ...Read more

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Is there new treatment for wet age related macular degeneration yet?

Is there new treatment for wet age related macular degeneration yet?

Several Options: Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the central part of the retina. It is broken down into two types, the "dry" form, which involves slow, patchy deterioration of retinal cells, and the "wet" form which is caused by bleeding and leads to rapid vision loss. Current treatment for "wet" is intravitreal injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin. For the "dry", areds vitamins. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a treatment for macular degeneration?

Please let me know if there is a treatment for macular degeneration?

2 types. Wet and dry: There are two types of macular degeneration (amd), dry and wet. There are vitamins and nutrients that have been shown to decrease the risk of progression in large studies for dry amd. The most recently recommended vitamin supplements are called areds2 and can be bought over the counter in various brands, such as ocuvite. There are other treatments if wet amd, such as injections of meds in the eye. ...Read more