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Does hair traction and sudden movement of head cause retinal tear ( horse shoe tear )?

Does hair traction and sudden movement of head cause retinal tear ( horse shoe tear )?

Hair traction: I have never heard of this occurence so i think if you have any other symptoms such as visual changes you should see your physician. ...Read more

Traction (Definition)

Traction is the use of a pulling force to treat muscle and skeleton disorders. Compliments of the ...Read more


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Slight disc bulge at l4/l5. Treatment needed? Will traction make disc go back in? Or just back exercises will do?

Slight disc bulge at l4/l5. Treatment needed? Will traction make disc go back in? Or just back exercises will do?

Integrative care: A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials. Physical therapy and other conservative measures, including medication management, are considered first line treatment. If these fail, your physician may recommend epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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Painful tight muscles from reverse lordosis of cervical spine?

Neck spasm: Significant muscle spasms usually will cause reversed lordosis of the neck spine. You will need an evaluation from a rehabilitation medicine specialist and probably undergo physical therapy also. ...Read more

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Can doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

Can doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

No: Proper stretching and exercise can actually prevent neck pain if done correctly. See a licensed physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. ...Read more

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Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Absolutely: Movement and stretching is very useful to help disorders of the neck and spine. ...Read more

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Spinal MRI- multilevel disk & facet degen. scar tissue encasing S1,roots, Bulges &herniations, flat vent. dural sac, narrow foramin/spinal. Bad pain?

Spinal MRI- multilevel disk & facet degen. scar tissue encasing S1,roots, Bulges &herniations, flat vent. dural sac, narrow foramin/spinal.  Bad pain?

Degenerative disease: These findings may be the cause of your back pain. But how to take care of the pain is a whole other concern. You may do well with a combination of pain pills, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, and pain patches or liniments. Rheumatologists and orthopedists can give injections after doing tests to pinpoint the location and mechanism of the pain, such as pinched nerves. Lastly operation if need ...Read more

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Had anterior labral focal depression operated through binocular surgery last year.Now while exercising (bench press)feel something hard in upper back?

Had anterior labral focal depression operated through binocular surgery last year.Now while exercising (bench press)feel something hard in upper back?

Prob not related: your injury and procedure are unlikely to be associated with a mass in your upper back. Could be some muscle spasm in the rhomboid or thoracic paraspinal's. Could be a lipoma, sebaceous cyst or other benign mass. Best to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Could doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

Could doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

Unlikely: It is generally good for your neck to stretching and exercises. The only way it could be a danger is if you have some rare pre-existing condition such as a collagen disorder or loss of bone density (rare in a 30 year old). ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table? Lumbar stretcher? Yoga?

Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table?  Lumbar stretcher?  Yoga?

Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd. ...Read more

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Can physical over exertion via exercise or losing one's temper cause eye floaters?

Can physical over exertion via exercise or losing one's temper cause eye floaters?

No: No, but the incident or cause of floaters is a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Mri cspine. Shallow posterior 1mm-2mm central disc protrusion c5-c6, straightend lordosis. Coudl this cause tinnitus, loss of visual acuity, off balance?

Mri cspine. Shallow posterior 1mm-2mm central disc protrusion c5-c6, straightend lordosis. Coudl this cause tinnitus, loss of visual acuity, off balance?

Unlikely!: The changes you describe are common and most probably insignificant advanced cervical spondylosis may cause changes in the circulation to the posterior circulation thereby affecting the balance center. ...Read more

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If you applied enough traction force in spinal decompression therapy to a healthy, overly hydrated disc, can it tear apart w/ repeated traction?

If you applied enough traction force in spinal decompression therapy to a healthy, overly hydrated disc, can it tear apart w/ repeated traction?

No: Traction therapy only gently release pressure in the spine, let the herniated disc to return to its position. It will not cause tear of the disc. ...Read more

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Back pain L4/5 bulging discs, physical therapy doesn't help, but sitting on large excercise ball helps. Can i strengthen back/core muscles this way?

Back pain L4/5 bulging discs, physical therapy doesn't help, but sitting on large excercise ball helps. Can i strengthen back/core muscles this way?

Yes: there are a few ways to strengthen your core and take some strain off of your low back joints and disks somewhat - usually the PT can help design core strengthening exercises for you to work on nand progress with over about 8 weeks - however, it is possible that PT in general can aggravate whatever the pain generator in the back is as well ...Read more

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Can stretching irritate a slipped thoracic disc?

Can stretching irritate a slipped thoracic disc?

Usually no: In rare instances it is feasible that an already diseased thoracic disc may slip with over stretching. ...Read more

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Can an inversion table/traction worsen a degenerated lumbar disc & reduce disc height more? How?

Can an inversion table/traction worsen a degenerated lumbar disc & reduce disc height more? How?

Worsen: Could it worsen the pain? Yes, that is possible. Could it decrease the intervertebral (disc)space, i doubt it. ...Read more

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