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What Does A Scoliosis Brace Actually Feel Like Is It Easy To Deal With
Depends.: There are many different types of scoliosis braces. Some are worn only at night. Some are worn day and night. Some are made with hard plastic on the outside and soft foam on the inside while others are made to be "flexible". In order for a brace to be effective, it has to correct the curve so there is some "pressure" or "squeezing" sensation. Most people get used to it over the first 2-4 wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Much better now: Fortunately the milwaukee brace has been replaced by boston brace the milwaukee is metal and goes to the chin the one you have seen in movies now it is all plastic form fitted and stops under arms can be concealed under a sweater it's hot and constricting but much easier to wear than the old style ask about night bracing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is breaststroke swim technique bad for your scoliosis? why is that? And if it is bad which swim technique will you recommend to help treat scoliosis? Thank you
Shoulder Dislocation: A shoulder dislocation is very painful and can be diagnosed by exam and X-rays. If you are concerned about this then make an appointment quickly to see an Orthopaedic surgeon or go to the ER if this just occurred to be evaluated and treated if necessary. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
So tired that you just don't have the strength to do anything anymore. What is this condition called and how can it be treated?
Depends: There are many things that can cause tiredness- from a low red blood cell count (anemia) , to low thyroid function, chronic disease, high blood sugar ( diabetes), chronic infection, to depression etc. Treatment will depend on what is the problems. So, the first thing is to go to see your doctor and tell your doc about your tiredness - get some more evaluation /blood work and go from there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is the second day with a headache which is normally at a 3/10 but when I walk or do anything physical even swallow it goes to a 6\10 what could ?
Is it normal to feel a bone in your neck sometimes when you swallow ? Is that like an anxiety thing?
Can be anxiety-relat: A common symptom of moderate to high levels of anxiety is difficulty in swallowing. A panic attack can produce feeling that your throat is closing up, or difficulty breathing normally. It this feeling occurs all the time, and when you are NOT anxious, you should consult with your doctor. Anxiety can be treated effectively with CBT psychotherapy. Look for a psychologist who treats anxiety issues ...Read more
I hear exercise can initially help depression. But I feel like its just a temporary distraction from reality. Is this so. Or does it help long term?
Excercise is good : And healthy but yo should be under the care of a doctor as well. ...Read more
I seem to swallow a lot of air when speaking and eating--gas. Is there a way I can correct this on my own or is it best to visit some type of doctor?
Couple things: These might not work but are simple. Eat you food completely (20 chews) and take a complete digestive enzyme with meals. If you are over weight then weight loss would be a significant consideration as it affects the angle of the esophageal-upper stomach connection and this can generate some symptoms too. ...Read more
What does an orthorpedic mean when he says your "fiber elastic" and is there a more permament way to fix it?
Unclear: This is not a common orthopaedic term. I would be wary of any "fix" for loose joints or ligaments. Would be helpful to better learn your problem. ...Read more
What is loraapam and what does it do to the brain, is it a common sedative for surgery etc or is another better. ?
Sometimes if a person talking in high voice to me , my voice is getting lowered? It happens more with my manager? Is it a problem n how to rectify it
Is it true the prolotherapy can cure osteroarthritis? How does it work if you have it in both hips and your hands?
I want to know what kind of work is being done to be a cardiologist. People say that it is very hard. Well in what points.
Training for cardiol: In order to become a cardiologist you need to graduate high school go to college and get a undergrad degree in pre med than you have 4 years of medical school when done you need 4 years of training in internal medicine followed by 3 or 4 years of cardiology depending of what you want to do ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is someone with depression supposed to do when family isn't supportive and makes it worse, is it best to have no contact, ?
A Tough Situation: Suffering from depression is difficult enough, then your family is unsupportive. It's like kicking you when you are down. Unfortunately this scenario is not that uncommon. Usually ignorance or poor communication is the cause. Having a therapist could be helpful. He or she can help you cope with your families attitude and might even facilitate better communication between you and your family. ...Read more
Doc wants me walking in the boot with a mild foot sprain, will this make it better or worse? What is the fastest way to recover?
My wrist hurts all the time, just doing daily activities. its not broken. but its not how its supposed to be.. it feels like a muscle/tendon problem. i just would like to know what i can do to help it hurt less with daily life, whether it be wrapped, iced
Wrist pain: There are several possible causes of wrist pain and the treatment will depend on the cause. Most commonly, carpal tunnel syndrome is found and is treated by wearing a wrist brace and using cold compresses. However, not all wrist pain is carpal tunnel. Please see your doctor or Orthopedic hand specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
What weight exercises can a C5/6 Quad do? I have a Uppertone machine but it is worn out. What can I do to get in shape that costs very little.
C5/6 QUAD: Hello KevinF14, to correctly answer this one has to do a neuro exam to see what movement you have at that level, because C5/6 involves biceps, triceps(C5,6,7), deltoids and rotator cuff and rhomboids and trapezius, serratus anterior, so you only have levator scapulae to shrug. I would have a trainer or PT evaluate your residual movt to accurately respond to this thx ...Read more
I have moderate facet arthropathy at L4 and L5 what can help to treat it or fix it. What is it. Does it cause pain to walk.
Avoid extension ...: Facet arthropathy is arthritis in the posterior joints of the spine. Any arching of the back will aggravate your condition. Axial loading is also not recommend. You need to keep your lumbar spine flexed and avoid any arching of the back. Hip capsule & flexor stretches will help maintain your posture. You need to see an physical therapist after the orthopedist writes the appropriate prescription. ...Read more
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