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What are the effective treatments or exercises for vertigo?

What are the effective treatments or exercises for vertigo?

Medications: There are medications for vertigo that effective in controlling vertigo. An exercise called apley's maneuver is also effective in some persons. ...Read more

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Treatments for chronic back pain? What are some treatment options for someone with chronic back pain?

Treatments for chronic back pain? What are some treatment options for someone with chronic back pain?

Depends on Diagnosis: Proper diagnosis is the key here. There are a ton of systems that could cause back pain. Gi, urologic, vascular, musculoskeletal, spinal, etc. If you focus treatment on a system not causing your pain, then you will not get a favorable response in treatment. For spinal etiologies, conservative management is the focus if there are no red flags (e.g. Tumor, infection), and no associated leg pain. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...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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Are there alternative treatments available for heel, knee joint pain other than pain meds?

Periostitis of os..: If inflammation causes the pain, it should be eliminated. The most common cause for heel specific pain is "periostitis of the os calcus, or heel bone. An appropriate cortisone should bring rapid relief. Then look for the causes. The family of spondyloarthopathies is most likely factorial the layman's term for heel pain is stone bruise." in reiter's syndrome, it was called "lover's heels!". ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chronic back pain?

What are some treatment options for chronic back pain?

Depends on the cause: Treatment for chronic back pain really depends on the cause. If the cause is a muscle/tendon issue, back stretching and strengthening is usually beneficial. If it is due to poor body mechanics, then having a trainer and ergonomic specialist may be helpful. See your doctor to find the cause and discuss with him/her about what treatment options are best for your specific situation. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for severe back pain other than medications?

Treatments: Other than medication.....Treatments can range from therapy (physical, chiropractic, osteopathic), injections, alternative treatments (accupuncture, etc), and surgery. Sometimes a multidisciplinary approach to back pain is needed. Behavior modification and psychologic treatments can be also considered. ...Read more

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What are recommended treatments for severe back pain?

What are recommended treatments for severe back pain?

Lifestyle changes: Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. You may first need a physician to evaluate you to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for severe bone pain?

What are effective treatments for severe bone pain?

Find the cause: First need to know what is producing the bone pain and treatment varies depending upon what is producing the bone pain. ...Read more

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Treatment for scoliosis? Non surgical, or wearing a brace. Any suggestions?

Treatment for scoliosis? Non surgical, or wearing a brace. Any suggestions?

If you have: No pain or functional limitations, a minor degree of scoliosis needs no treatment. If you are having pain and any degree of disability and want to avoid surgery or a brace then a course of physical therapy could be tried. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

Time, activity mod: The condition tends to become chronic and becomes difficult to eradicate, no matter what the treatment. You've probably had standard treatment, including pt and injections. Specific soft tissue mobilization techniques have been helpful, and "blood patch" or platelet rich plasma injections have been coming in to vogue. Surgery is reserved for the most chronic & severe cases. ...Read more

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Pain treatments? What are some pain treatment options other than prescription drugs?

Many: The most effective pain treatment is to eliminate the underlying problem through repair or rehabilitation. In cases where this is not possible, treatment of pain may include stress reduction, behavioral therapy, topical medication, massage, ice, heat, compressive wraps, tens, or spinal stimulation. ...Read more

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Why are epidural treatments for lower lumbar pain .And ups an downs of such treatments.

See below: Epidural steroid injections are not indicated for the treatment of mechanical lower back pain. They may be use in a selected fashion for injection near a nerve root to reduce nerve root irritation associated with radicular pain such as numbness and tingling. This is a conservative management to try to avoid operative intervention. An evaluation by an orthopedics surgeon and the management of mechanical lower back pain and treatment recommendations would be recommended. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for bow legs without surgery?

Are there treatments for bow legs without surgery?

No: In adults, bowlegs are usually due to arthritis and can only be corrected surgicially. In children, there are nutritional and developmental defects that can sometimes be corrected with nutrition or bracing. ...Read more

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What treatment and/or bracing methods are used for a patient with Scoliosis? (26°)

What treatment and/or bracing methods are used for a patient with Scoliosis? (26°)

External brace: The initial treatment would be external bracing, if this does not help to correct the curvature, or it becomes worse despite the brace, surgery for stability may be necessary ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

A couple: Antiinflammatories both oral and topical, msm, glucosamine, physical therapy, braces. Stretching of achilles tendon and plantar fascia for heel and quads and hamstrings for the knee. Accupunture is an option as well. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for weight lifting headache?

What are some treatments for weight lifting headache?

Reduce intensity of : Workout, make sure your blood pressure is normal, premeditated with tylenol, (acetaminophen) c ur doc if vigorous exercise causes headaches.Any family history of brain vessel aneurysm? ...Read more

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What are some pros and cons for cortisone shots vs surgery for back pain?

It depends...: The choice in selecting cortisone versus surgery for back pain depends on the cause of back pain. Inflammation is best treated with anti-inflammatories, such as cortison while mechanical derangements may need surgery. ...Read more

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What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

Gentle Stretching: Gentle poses that stretch the psoas and quadratus lumborum musculature can often be helpful in treating/preventing low back pain. Positions such as downward dog, cobra and "warrior 1" can help. However, it is best to use these positions as part of a broader yoga routine. I recommend taking a local yoga class to learn how to safely and gently utilize these forms. ...Read more

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