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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Can getting acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Can getting acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Yes and no: Acupuncture is used to relief pain from a lot of problems, I do not believe it could cure bone spur. ...Read more

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Is it possible that acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Is it possible that acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Acupuncture will: Not heal a bone spur. However it can improve pain from a spur. Tennis elbow is often recurrent. Acupuncture can very effectively treat tennis elbow (but that doesn't always translate to a cure). ...Read more

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Bone spurs in shoulder va gives me steroid shots is it ok?

Bone spurs in shoulder va gives me steroid shots is it ok?

It is an acceptable: Treatment, but I would keep in mind too many steroid shots in one location is not the best for you as the shots to come with possible consequences. ...Read more

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Help please! Could bone spurs in the shoulder go away on their own?

Help please! Could bone spurs in the shoulder go away on their own?

No. Only way they --: Can be gotten rid off is with surgery, which you might need, depending on what symptoms the spurs are causing?
Consult your orthopod. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs in my right shoulder, what can I do to help with the pain?

I have bone spurs in my right shoulder, what can I do to help with the pain?

Diagnosis?: Bone spurs are an incidental x-ray finding and a controversial diagnosis as far as truly being responsible for shoulder pathology. Learn more about this topic here: http://theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm
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http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulderpain/2013/shoulder-surgery/spur-acromioplasty-impingement/. ...Read more

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I had shoulder surgery done a little over a month ago, this was to scrape bone spurs and clean out the bursa. How long until I fully recover?

I had shoulder surgery done a little over a month ago, this was to scrape bone spurs and clean out the bursa. How long until I fully recover?

6-8 weeks: Structurally, there is only mild weakening of the deltoid insertion where the bone is removed. Rotator cuff, if not repaired should be ready to rehab right away.
I encourage my patients to start range of motion exercises as soon as the pain subsides (couple of days). I let them do whatever they are comfortable with after a couple of weeks. It generally takes 6-8 weeks for all the tenderness to end. ...Read more

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My shoulder is grinding and clickingi was told its bone spurs. Always in pain. What should I do?

My shoulder is grinding and clickingi was told its bone spurs. Always in pain. What should I do?

Ortho: See an orthopedic doctor. You will need an MRI and possibly further intervention. But you could also use a heating pad and try anti-inflammatory medications as well to see if it helps. Also stretching exercises easily found on the internet could help. Just look specifically for a physical therapy website for the stretching exercises. ...Read more

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I was told that I have a problem with my C5 disc in my neck. I now have problems with my right shoulder, bone spurs. Can this cause this?

No: Bone spurs in the shoulder are not caused by neck problems. Neck and shoulder problems overlap commonly in terms of the symptoms they produce. ...Read more

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What can I do about pain from bone spurs in neck causes my right shoulder to hurt and tingling and nunmness in hand?

What can I do about pain from bone spurs in neck causes my right shoulder to hurt and tingling and nunmness in hand?

Bone spurs: See your neurologist or orthopedist for the best answer and treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had an MRI on my shoulder-found bone spurs and swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. What does the swollen lymph nodes indicate? Should I be worried?

I had an MRI on my shoulder-found bone spurs and swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. What does the swollen lymph nodes indicate? Should I be worried?

It depends: It depends on the size and number of enlarged lymph glands in the armpit. If there are only a few enlarged lymph nodes and they are only minimally enlarged (between 1.0 and 2.0 centimeters in size) then there is likely no problem. If there are many nodes and greater than 2.0 centimeters then you should be seen by your internist for further studies (blood tests and additional imaging studies). ...Read more

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Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt. For tendonitis. This eve. I have sign. Pain moving rt. Arm. Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder. Decreased rom with some pain

You: You can try ice and advil (ibuprofen) (if you have no reasons you can't take advil (ibuprofen)), but if the pain persists or you have any fever or redness then you must call your orthopedist immediately for evaluation to be sure you aren't having a reaction or an infection. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for shoulder bursitis with a bone spur?

Several: Sounds like you have impingement syndrome where your rot. Cuff gets " pinched"underneath the point (acromion)of your shoulder w/ arm elevation. Treatment can begin w/ nsaids, rot. Cuff strengthening exersises; steroid injection (s) into the bursal space can be helpful. If pain continues then arthroscopic " decompression" (remove bone spurs and inflamed bursa) is usually reccomended. Good luck! ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more