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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Are radioactive injections useful for joint problems?

Are radioactive injections useful for joint problems?

Yes: Can show up active inflammatoy changes in joins and also stress fractures. Also can help diagnose cancers of bone and joints. ...Read more

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Is chronic sinusitis treatment with prednisone (total 275mg in 20d)and antibiotics beneficial for diabetic with thyroid problems?Or priority tosurgery

Is chronic sinusitis treatment with prednisone (total 275mg in 20d)and antibiotics beneficial for diabetic with thyroid problems?Or priority tosurgery

Diagnosis: 20 days of Prednisone is too long for the treatment of sinusitis. The usual dose is 60 mg. Daily for 5 days. The Prednisone can have an effect on your blood sugar. If the cat scan reveals chronic sinusitis and you have been on multiple antibiotics and you are symptomatic, that is, yellow green nasal discharge, pain and pressure in the face for more than 90 days. Surgery is appropriate. ...Read more

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What are sacroiliac joint injections used to treat?

What are sacroiliac joint injections used to treat?

Sacroiliac inflamed: The sacroiliac (SI) joint can be the site of inflammation due to arthritis, from autoimmune disorders, from trauma. Injections into the SI joint, usually with corticosteroids, can reduce inflammation and is used in conjunction with other treatments, such as anti-inflammatory agents and physical therapy. ...Read more

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In vasculitis treatment, what is treatment with Cellcept intended to improve? (ie joint/muscle pain, GI issues, lessen blood in urine, petechia etc)

In vasculitis treatment, what is treatment with Cellcept intended to improve? (ie joint/muscle pain, GI issues, lessen blood in urine, petechia etc)

Cellcept : Is given as an immunosuppressive, it's mainly given post transplant, kidney, heart, etc..to help prevent rejection of the transplanted organ by the active immune system of the recepient. Its use in other autoimmune conditions as vasculitis is along the same principle: suppress the active immune system so it won't attack its own, (self) tissues, hence all the symptoms would improve, best wishes ...Read more

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Can acupuncture therapy be effective for joint injuries?

Can acupuncture therapy be effective for joint injuries?

Can help: Acupuncture instead of just being the only means if you combine a comprehensive life style modification will help, so follow the medical recommendation, rest, therapy, nutritional adjustment including increasing your vit d level - high dose regime and adding acupuncture for pain relief will provide the better option. ...Read more

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Body reject hernia mesh with multiple neuroma/granuloma/pain. now have severe joint knee hand pain. can rejection trigger autoimmune issues..i read it?

Body reject hernia mesh with multiple neuroma/granuloma/pain. now have severe joint knee hand pain. can rejection trigger autoimmune issues..i read it?

Probably not: Surgical mesh can cause local reactions and very rarely allergic reactions including allergic contact dermatitis. Autoimmune reactions have not been reported. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment other than steroids for mctd to relieve joint and muscle problems?

Is there any treatment  other than steroids for mctd to relieve joint and muscle problems?

Yes: Mctd is treated based on the predominant disease component. There are multiple medications which can be used for your symptoms. The correct choice will depend on your disease course so far and other symptoms. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist to help pick the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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How successful are steroidal injections in treating tmj?

How successful are steroidal injections in treating tmj?

Depends: If the cause of the TMJ problem is due to arthritis/inflammation, then steroid injections are effective. Consult with your doctor to determine the cause of the TMJ problem. ...Read more

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How effective can splint therapy be for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

Highly: The right type of appliance, properly designed and adjusted very precisely can be very effective. Most appliances lack these features and don't deliver the full diagnostic and therapeutic potential of this non-invasive approach. Carefully done, an anatomical orthosis can al, ist always eliminate he need for invasive and painful surgery. ...Read more

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I'm currently undergoing chiropractic treatment using Impulse Adjusting Instrument for my neck issues. Proper time range for each session would be?

I'm currently undergoing chiropractic treatment using Impulse Adjusting Instrument for my neck issues. Proper time range for each session would be?

Only chiropracter: can answer , trained physician do not believe all diseases are due to maladjusted spine , and ' adjusting ' will cure them. THere is no known scientific proof this ' impulse Adjusting instrument ' Good Luck ...Read more

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Thoughts on safety and efficacy of major autohemotherapy for chronic lyme disease. This treatment has been recommended along with silver iv.

Thoughts on safety and efficacy of  major autohemotherapy for chronic lyme disease. This treatment has been recommended along with silver iv.

Very promising but..: Major autohemotherapy using ozone is a cutting-edge treatment which is more widely used in Europe but a growing # of innovative docs in the US are offering it. I'm not aware of research on it for Lyme but there are studies showing it to be safe and effective for macular degeneration, Hep C, eczema and other conditions and many case reports of success in chronic Lyme. See http://tinyurl.com/z5jrlnq ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Probably not: Cold laser had very limited (several millimeters) permeability. Therefore it's unlikely any joint pain can be treated with this method. ...Read more

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Are steroid joint injections contraindicated FOR itp treatment or IN itp patients? Thanks

Are steroid joint injections  contraindicated FOR itp treatment or IN itp patients? Thanks

If controlled: Ask your doctor for individual recommendations Theoretically if platelet count is good ( bleeding risk is controlled) then the steroid would not be contraindicated but if you are already receiving steroids ITP treatment then I'm not sure how much more an injection has to offer. ...Read more

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What would be your choice of treatment for migraines, fibromyalgia, cervical stenosis, degerative disc and joint disease, TMJ & myofacial combined.

What would be your choice of treatment for migraines, fibromyalgia, cervical stenosis, degerative disc and joint disease, TMJ & myofacial combined.

Variable: There is no single medication which will provide significant relief for all of these disorders; you should see your pcp for this complex dilemma. A good starting point for therapy is non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, like aleve. Add to that a general neuropathy rx like lyrica (pregabalin). Each case and response to therapy is different -- see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pincered t-spine at t-9 in 1988. Incessant buckling led to paraspinal swelling; cumulative trauma disorder. What treatment modalities are available?

Pincered t-spine at t-9 in 1988. Incessant buckling led to paraspinal swelling; cumulative trauma disorder. What treatment modalities are available?

multiple: The treatment of chronic thoracic pain can range from the conservative, to the much more aggressive. Conservative options, which presumably yo have done can include medications, activity restrictions, and non -invasive treatments such as therapy. More aggressive options usually fall under either interventional pain management or surgical approaches. Sitting down with a spine specialist can help. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Guarding Or Favoring Joint (Definition)

Joint problems are a clinical finding in which there is pain, difficulty moving, stiffness, or swelling at a joint (which is ...Read more