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What Is The Best Treatment For Flattened Vertebrae
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
Depends: That is a term that is used differently by various professionals. Physical therapists and chiropractors may use the term to imply that some type of manipulation or therapy is needed to "realign" the spine. In that case pt or chiropractic care might be used to manage your back pain. To an orthopedic surgeon, a true rotation of the vertebrae is seen predominantly in scoliosis and is so treated. ...Read more
To treat or not?: Flat feet are, to a certain degree, a normal foot type. Many people live asymtomatcally with them. Other people, however, do develop knee, hip, and back problems because of compensations through the chain. In addition to a good core, lower body, and intrinsic foot muscle strengthening program, some benefit from orthotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on pain: Depending on pain levels and individual results will vary. If no pain there is no specific treatment that will reverse a bulging disc. It is best to not use tobacco, to stay fit and keep your abdominal and back muscles strong. Medications like antiinflammatories and muscle relaxers are often helpful when causing pain. If there is severe enough pain, an epidural injection may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: The treatment of spondylolisthesis is based upon the degree of problem a patient is having with it. Simple alternatives are medications, physical therapy, or simple activity restrictions. More involved options for severe case includes injection therapy or surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
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
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
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
Depends on the cause: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FInd the cause first: There are a few different causes of this. It is important to find if there is an actual reason or if it is just idiopathic. Based on the cause, the tx options are generally conservative starting with physical therapy, stretching and strengthening and rarely braceing or surgery. Try to find out cause first withh a specialist. ...Read more
Type of injury: The type of medicine depends on what caused the inflammation. Is it due to mechanical, chemical, hot liquids, abscess, etc.? Treatment varies depending on the type and amount of injury. Sometimes a topical cream is prescribed if it is sever. Abscess can be drained and antibiotic prescribed. Usually analgesics such as Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, or aspirin are used for pain. ...Read more
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