Doctor insights on:
R/O THORACIC DISC: To evaluate your symptoms for arthritis, musculoskeletal pain or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI . TX : PT/NSAIDS/MUSCLE /LIDOCAINE & FLECTOR PATCHES/MUSCLE RELAXANT/GABAPENTIN/LYRICA/SAVELLA) are all options. GLUTEN FREE DIET(. WHOLEAPPROACH.COM GUTBLISS.COM) ...Read more
Thermacare menstrual heat wraps are effective for cramping, however not recommended when pregnant for ligament pains (which are like cramps.) why?
Too hot: The wraps may get too hot for the baby. ...Read more
Need more info: The mediastinum is the area around your heart. Ablation means "destruction". The pros and cons depend on what is being destroyed (lymph nodes? Cancer?) and how (radiofrequency? Heat? Cold?) ask your doctor what the evidence is for the procedure, and what alternatives are possible. The mediastinum contains critical structures, so you don't want to risk any non-proven procedures. ...Read more
Destruction of nerve: It is usually used for medial branch nerve, which supplies facet or articular joints in the back or neck. This nerve only brings back pain information from that joint and does nothing else. When it's destroyed, the pain goes away despite the abnormality remaining there - i.E arthritis. ...Read more
Usually 1-2 days: Most ablations require very little recovery & you should be back to normal after 1-2 days. You need to be at pelvic rest (nothing in the vagina) for 2-4 weeks, but otherwise downtime is minimal. If done under general anesthesia, 1-2 days is usually needed to recover from the anesthetic. Rarely pts may experience severe pain & need up to 2 weeks off to recover. Take the pain meds prescribed! ...Read more