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Treatment for coccydynia?

Treatment for coccydynia?

Numerous: Ice, heat, pillow to take pressure off, nsaids, steroid injections, stool softeners (if related to constipation). ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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What treatment for good for arthritis?

What treatment for  good for arthritis?

Depends.: There are over 100 types of arthritis. Most patients are treated with nsaids for symptomatic relief, but other drugs are used, dependent on type of arthritis you are dealing with. The diagnosis of arthritis is too broad, and simply should not be made as the "diagnosis.". ...Read more

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Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Sciatica: Low back pain that radiates into the leg is called sciatica. A herniated disc in the lumbar area is one common cause. Simple exercises and stretching, over the counter pain medication, or prednisone or other steroid medications like Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak can reduce inflammation. Physical therapy can help. If it has been present for more than 3 weeks, see a Doctor. An MRI might be the next step. ...Read more

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Treatment for scapulothoracic fibromyocitis?

Treatment for scapulothoracic fibromyocitis?

Physical therapy/med: This is sometimes also called "soft tissue rheumatism" or fibromyalgia if the problem is wide spread. Physical therapy may be helpful. Remember that age 61 other problems such as bursitis or tendonitis or arthritis might also be present. Common things are common! ...Read more

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Treatment options for back injury? Thanks!

Treatment options for back injury? Thanks!

Need more info: Not all back injuries are created equal. What structures specifically? What therapeutic modalities have you undergone so far? ...Read more

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What treatment is good for herniated disks?

What treatment is good for  herniated disks?

Usually no surgery: 90% of disc herniations get better without surgery. Treatment includes: activity modification, medication, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, and time. Not all need to be done. In those that do not get better or have significant issues like a muscle weakness or symptom progression or bowel/bladder issues, surgery has a 90% success rate in a nonsmoker. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommened for herniated disks?

What treatment is recommened for herniated disks?

Conservative first: Unless you have weakness or a very large disc herniation, you should try physical therapy, medications, and epidural steroid injections first and allow the disc herniation to scar away from your nerve. Since I have not met you, i suggest you see your doctor with your films for a detailed analysis and conversation on the subject. ...Read more

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What is a suggested home treatment for siatica?

What is a suggested home treatment for siatica?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Treatment options for intermittent claudication? Thanks!

Treatment options for intermittent claudication? Thanks!

Many: Intermittent claudication is due to deficient circulation in the legs and hurts because the muscles are starving for oxygen. If you smoke, quitting can immediately provide relief. A drug called Pletal (cilostazol) is helpful for some. Restoring circulation by either using a balloon and stent or operation is the last option but often highly beneficial. ...Read more

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Please help! pain treatment for spondylolisthesis?

Please help! pain treatment for spondylolisthesis?

Depends!: Acute spondolylisthesis is symptomatic because of the associated pars fracture. The condition id itself virtually pain free until you are past grade1 and in many cases grade two. Talk to your doc. Imaging with basic x-rays is the first tests needed with clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is best medicine treatment for spinal herniated disc?

What is best medicine treatment for spinal herniated disc?

Depends on symptoms: If no symptoms, do nothing. If mild symptoms anti-inflammatory medications work great (take with meals, and make sure you can take those -- clear with your primary care doctor). If symptoms is acute and very severe, you can get a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack (oral steroids) which you take over 6 days... Ask you doctor to evaluate you first. You cannot have this if you have infection or brittle diabetic, etc.. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lumbar radiculopathy?

What is the treatment for lumbar radiculopathy?

Varies: Multiple, going from least to most involved: time to see if it will get better on its own, rest, oral medication, therapy or chiropractic and other noninvasive options, interventional pain management/epidural steroid injections, surgical consideration. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sciatica pain?

What is the best treatment for sciatica pain?

Options: You have multiple options, the mainstay of treatment are interdisciplinary and include physical therapy, acupuncture, medications (anti-inflammatories, nerve pain agents) and epidural steroid injections. Depending on your response surgery may need to be considered. There continue to be emerging technologies to treat sciatica in a minimally invasive fashion. ...Read more

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What is the best non-medicinal treatment for sciatica?

What is the best non-medicinal treatment for sciatica?

PT : Get into a physical therapy program, try chiropractics, accupuncture. If this fails see your orthopaedic specialist. ...Read more

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Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Depends on patient: Multi-cervical unit (mcu) can help some patients. It would be best that you are evaluated by a physician who can determine if you would be candidate for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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What treatment for alherosclerosis?

What treatment for alherosclerosis?

Risk reduction: Atherosclerosis is a silent system wide problem driven by genetics, diet and behavior. A lipid profile should be examined, blood pressures checked, diet and exercise evaluated and stop smoking!..Evaluation and guidance by your pcp can help slow progression down, . ...Read more

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What is best treatment for chronic pain?

What is best treatment for chronic pain?

What type of pain?: Your question is pretty vague. What type of pain and for how long? What's been tried already? What medical issues require additional exploration? ...Read more

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What treatment for neck disc problem?

What treatment for neck disc problem?

See below: Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If you still have pain see your physician as there are many other non-surgical treatment options. ...Read more

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What are options for pain management for nerve pain?

What are options for pain management for nerve pain?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the neuropathic pain. Standard pain drugs such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) do not work. Sometimes drugs such as Gabapentin or Lyrica will work. Narcotics sometimes help as well. Drugs such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants are sometimes uses as adjuvant therapy. Depending on the cause treatment such as epidural steroid injections or other invasive techniques maybe help. ...Read more

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