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Treatment Of Transverse Furrows
Transverse myelitis: Read this: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/transversemyelitis/detail_transversemyelitis.Htm.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should cortizone shots be given while healing from multiple transverse process fractures? What would be a better treatment to try first?
Talk to doctor: You need to find why it is needed. Sometimes cortisone shot is used to reduce the acute inflammation which may cause too much discomfort. At other times it is used to slow down the healing process which may lead to excessive scarring. This is not my specialty and thus you need to discuss this issue with your own doctor ...Read more
Non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx what is non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx and what will happen woith treatment
There : There are three bones in the little ("pinky") toe (some folks only have two), and they are called phalanges (the pleural of "phalanx"). The one closest to the foot is the proximal phalanx, the one closest to the end of the toe is the distal phalanx, and the one in the middle is called.... Well, it's the middle phalanx. The diaphysis of a long bone (these are all considered "long" bones even though they're not really all that long) is the middle section of the bone. Transverse means sideways, and fracture means break. So to translate med-speak to english (google should think of doing something like this), you have a sideways fracture in the bone closest to the foot in your pinky toe in the middle of the bone. Non-displaced means the pieces are lined-up nicely, and there is no need to "reduce" it (put the pieces back in alignment). So this is really good news for you.... You don't need to have the thing put back in place, and the fracture is in the middle of the bone, so it doesn't cross or involve a joint, which means you're not gonna get arthritis in the toe later on (at least not from this fracture). Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal, and since the 5th toe has it's own motion during the gait cycle, you really can't tape a 5th toe to a 4th toe. And there is no need to put a cast on for a toe fracture. So just keep your walking to a minimum for the next 2 months or so. Now's not the best time to do your christmas shopping... In case you have that planned for this weekend like i do... And you'll probably be more comfortable in a shoe with a stiff sole, because bending the toe with every step is going to cause that little piggy to go wee-wee-wee all the way home. How'd i do? ...Read more
A few months ago i suffered a L3 transverse process fracture and have been having a stinging pain in my butt ever since. What is this and treatment?
Five months since i suffered a transverse process fracture. Now I have stinging pains in my upper butt and lower back. What is this and treatment ?
Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs into the buttock like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause, an MRI can be very helpful. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Where can I get a more holistic approach to severe pain in lower leg and foot? I had an episode of transverse myelitis in late 2005 which affected my lower extremities from waist down.After treatment & rehab, i regained use of my legs but continued to exp
Needless : Needless to say, i assume the cause of your transverse myelitis was investigated, and you don't have an underlying infection. That being said, have you tried acupuncture? Also, one of the hard lessons we have learned from pain management clinics is that the mistake we continue to make in trying to manage pain is we try one thing, when that doesn't work or isn't enough, we abandon that and try something else. When that isn't enough, we abandon that and then do something else. What we should be doing is add a different treatment modality to the first, and if that's not enough, add a third, and so on. It turns out that 2+2=5 when it comes to pain management, and it might take a combination of medication, physical therapy, tens treatment, acupuncture and perhaps a trigger point or spinal injection to get you to a point where you can live comfortably. I hope this advice helps you. Chronic pain is extremely difficult to live with. Good luck. ...Read more
L1-2-3 Transverse process FX 6 weeks ago. Feel better,but now my up/mid back is stiff and have mild pain. Do i need Therapy/Massage now?
Yes: you need to see either a spine doctor ,that will recommend a specific exercise and therapy. or you can go to physical therapy specialist,and they can recommend a special stretching,and strengthening exercise,and therapy. message will be included in your therapy,but be careful if you go directly to a message parlor they might hurt you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I agree with Dr. Fox: Cognitive behavioral therapy is excellent for dealing with anger problems. Anger management classes can teach you healthier ways to express anger. Getting physical through aerobic activity is an excellent way to help keep anger in check. There are more serene ways to do it – including tai chi, qi gong, acupuncture, massage & meditation. Avoid drugs & don't look alcohol as a solution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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