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What Is The Best Treatment For Abnormal Skull Shape
???: How do you define abnormal? You are going to have to provide a more detailed question. ...Read more
Abnormal skull shape is a symptom in which a child's head is unusually shaped, compared to heads of children with the same age or body size. Seriously abnormal head shapes are usually caused by early closure of one or more of the suture lines (growth lines) in between the skull ...Read more
Treat posturing: Passive range of motion administered by a physical therapist, serial casting to increase range of motion. Medications such as dantrium, (dantrolene) Baclofen or members of the valium family can help. Injections of Botox may help to improve range of motion. Speak to a physiatrist, a doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more
Depends: Tooth whitening is the first non-invasive choice. You can selectively whiten darker teeth if you want. Stay away from the one hour in office whitening as it is the least effective, most expensive, most side effects. And the light used with it has no effect. In my office we also offer internal bleaching if root canal treated teeth. As a last resort porcelain veneers can be done. ...Read more
Depends on several: Scenarios. If no symptoms & the curve is not big in adult, no treatment needed. In general, exercise, weight control, not smoking & adequate vitamin d & calcium intake are important for spine health. If curve is 50 degrees or greater or if it involves the lumbar spine, there is a higher risk of progression & need for surgery. For a child, observation, bracing & rarely surgery are options. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Largely, no man's penis is perfectly straight and few men may develop Peyronie's disease in life causing penile curvature at erection - the chief cause for curved penis. How to Rx it? Its Rx option widely varies among affected men depending on penile function and what he needs. So, see urologist timely to explore if you need Rx and to what extent at what price (consequence) you have to pay & cope. ...Read more
Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?
Shunting.: Ventriculoperitoneal shunts can be placed to drain the fluid build-up inside the head and relieve the pressure on the sensitive brain tissue. They are the standard of care for significant internal hydrocephalus. Seek neurosurgical care for additional details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation: When trauma is sustained to the back, it is important to be seen either in the er or with a spine specialist. Most traumatic injuries to the back, are minor, yet quite painful. It is important to get x-rays to rule out fractures in trauma. If there are issues with mobilization or neurologic issues, additional treatments may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a some will probably be hip fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Try toning with plie, dumbell squats, squat w kick-back, single leg front raises, toe taps, clock lunge, step ups w knee raise, lunge jumps ; squat jumps. ...Read more
It all depends : Flat feet are characterized by severity, flexibility and ankle involvement. The calf muscle is often tight and needs to be stretched. Mild deformity can be treated with otc arch supports. A flexible deformity when severe requires a brace. Rigid deformities and ankle involvement is best treated surgically. Every effort is now made to preserve joints when possible. ...Read more
Giant cell bone tumor. What kind of surgery is recommended for treating this and what is the recovery time?
Surgical removal: Excision of the tumor from the bone is almost always curative. ...Read more
Depends: There are two main treatments for brain aneurysms. One is surgery and the other is embolization of the aneurysm. They both have good and bad issues to be discussed with your doctor. Brain aneurysms are a serious matter. But, take your time and make sure you understand the risks of both the procedures. Then compare them to the risk of doing neither. ...Read more
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