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Will I have sciatica for the rest of my life or is there a cure?

Will I have sciatica for the rest of my life or is there a cure?

Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Is there a cure for stretch marks or are they going to be there for the rest of my life?

Is there a cure for stretch marks or are they going to be there for the rest of my life?

Stretch marks: Treatments: Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing,dermabrasion & medication (i.e., retinoids). ...Read more

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I have been on medication for a long time and it is affecting my stomach is there any other forms of pain relief for severe back and scoliosis?

I have been on medication for a long time and it is affecting my stomach is there any other forms of pain relief for severe back and scoliosis?

Yes.: If you are taking anti-inflammatory medication, the stomach problems should tell you to stop. Most of your pain comes from muscle and fascia...called myofascial pain. You will be helped by those who are expert in myofascial release, trigger point injections, prolotherapy, and nutrition. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a inflamed pancreas. What type of doctor specializes in this kind of treatment? Will I have to live with this the rest of my life? Can it be cured?

I've been diagnosed with a inflamed pancreas. What type of doctor specializes in this kind of treatment? Will I have to live with this the rest of my life? Can it be cured?

Your PCP may be able: To treat your symptoms depending on his/get expertise. Otherwise may refer you to a gastroenterologist or endocrinologist depending on his/her concerns. ...Read more

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Upset with recent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. Do i have to take drugs for the life time or is there another cure for it?

Upset with recent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. Do i have to take drugs for the life time or is there another cure for it?

Mostly the drugs.: Any process causing the thyroid to go out of control is likley to have secondary issues. If it is an autoimmune disease causing stimulation or destruction of the thyroid gland, mostly people ahve to have the gland removed and then daily thyroid supplements. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sinus infections? I have had a couple sinus infections in the past. I had different treatments each time. Is there any one treatment that is better or quicker? .

What is the best treatment for sinus infections? I have had a couple sinus infections in the past. I had different treatments each time. Is there any one treatment that is better or quicker?

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Typically : Typically bacterial sinus infections are managed with antibiotics. There are several antibiotic options depending upon your sensitivity and suspected infective agent. Severe chronic sinus problems may be managed with surgical procedures to improve drainage or remove the lining of the sinus. ...Read more

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Hello, i want to know in brief that , is there any medicine or treatment by which i can kick the feeling of love out of my life permanently?

Hello,  i want to know in brief that , is there any medicine or treatment by which i can kick the feeling of love out of my life permanently?

Doesn't work.: Love is a big part of human nature. Seems that it can't be removed. Not sure it would be a good thing anyway. We are all about health here....Might want to consult lovetap. Com. ...Read more

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Besides an antibiotic, what can I take to get rid of a uti? This is the third one in my life that i've ever had

Besides an antibiotic, what can I take to get rid of a uti? This is the third one in my life that i've ever had

Depends: Anectdotal suggestions of drinking cranberry juice have some merit, as the drink can make your urine acidic and kill some minor bacteria, but your best bet is getting a urinalysis and culture with sensitivities to accurately diagnose your UTI and learn what bacteria is causing it, as well as what antibx will erradicate it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have si joint dysfunction. Am doing injections and pt for it. Is there a permanet way to get rid of the pain so a can stop taking narcartics for it?

I have si joint dysfunction. Am doing injections and pt for it. Is there a permanet way to get rid of the pain so a can stop taking narcartics for it?

SI joint dysfunction: It depends on the cause. Some cases are related to formed of arhthritis. Some are due to posture or trauma. You may wished to be checked by someone certified in prolotherapy. Look that up on the net and discuss it with your health provider. ...Read more

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I've got tendonitis in my right shoulder. Is this a condition that is long term and what cures are there for this? I've had it for over 1 year.

I've got tendonitis in my right shoulder. Is this a condition that is long term and what cures are there for this? I've had it for over 1 year.

You can not get an: answer unless you know the diagnosis. Find out by a visit to your orthopedist, & then ask him/her the question. ...Read more

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Hi I have a mild thoracic dextroscoliosis is there any cure about this? It will affect my application in working as a waitress?

Hi I have a mild thoracic dextroscoliosis is there any cure about this? It will affect my application in working as a waitress?

No and No: Many people have mild scoliosis. It can run in the family. A primary care doctor and/or an orthopedic back doctor can check to see if anything needs to be done. Usually, doctors want to be sure that the scoliosis has been there since one's teen years, and hasn't changed since then. If truly mild, then there should be no problem with restaurant work. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do about acute pain after a year of treatment of cancer?

Is there anything i can do about acute pain after a year of treatment of cancer?

Yes: most pain related to cancer is due to the effect, not so much from drugs but from surgery. Depending on the area, if on palpation one defines a specific site of pain, it should be blocked with novacaine and kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid). This usually works well. If a tender lump is felt, there is a good chance a neuroma has developed and this may have to be resected. At times an area is helped by a patch ...Read more

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What treatment do I need for a sclerotic lesion at the neck of the fibula due to a bone island I have pain is there a treatment for it plz?

What treatment do I need for a sclerotic lesion at the neck of the fibula due to a bone island  I have pain is there a treatment for it plz?

Bone island ...?: There are treatments for benign lesions of bone that are symptomatic. First, see a specialist and be certain of the diagnosis (orthopedic oncologist best); occ.A biopsy may be performed to confirm DX although many'lesions' will show defining characteristics on x-rays/ mri.Some benign 'lesions' will weaken the bone and cause well- disguised fractures that need treatment..May need currett.Bone graft. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for osteoarthritis, I have tremendous pain and is affecting my life?

What is the treatment for osteoarthritis, I have tremendous pain and is affecting my life?

Have you seen a Doct: You need to see a doctor who can examine and find out what is going on in your joints. Osteoarthritis is common in people who are overweight and getting into their older(>50 years) of age.Tell us which joints are bothering you, ?any X-rays of joints done? Have you seen an Orthopedic doctor who can help you best? Once we know the complete story then we can guide you further. ...Read more

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My feet have been swelling for a long period of time maybe 2 to 3 years, but I don't know what the cause of the swelling is from. Any ideas?

My feet have been swelling for a long period of time maybe 2 to 3 years, but I don't know what the cause of the swelling is from. Any ideas?

Not without an exam: There are many causes of swollen ankles. Anything from the valves in the veins not working to well, which is oe of the more common reasons. It says you are 15 and I would not expect that at your age...are you heavy? As in your weight? What does your pediatrician say? ...Read more

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The Dr said I have a dead bone in the toe beside my big toe. Is there any treatment for this or cure?

The Dr said I have a dead bone in the toe beside my big toe.  Is there any treatment for this or cure?

More information: Need more information. Is this an injury, surgery related, or an infection that is not healing ...Read more

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Can OAB be cured? I get Botox soon in bladder will I have to have these injections rest of my life or there a limit?

Can OAB be cured? I get Botox soon in bladder will I have to have these injections rest of my life or there a limit?

Depends on cause: It really depends on if they can smoke out the underlying cause. Sometimes if you get enough BOTOX over time the spasticity of the bladder can be broken but that's dependent upon the cause as to whether that itself is temporary or permanent. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make an appointment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for moderate lateral down slope of the acromion? I have done physiotherapy for a year with some success, but pain persists.

What is the treatment for moderate lateral down slope of the acromion? I have done physiotherapy for a year with some success, but pain persists.

Injection or surgery: if you have had a decent course of physical therapy, then you may require subacromial injection. Eventually, you may require surgical decompression. See a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cellulitis that will get rid of all symptoms and affects permanently?

Is there a cure for cellulitis that will get rid of all symptoms and affects permanently?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have osteoarthritis of the hip and what is the treatment for it? I am in a lot of pain

How can I tell if I have osteoarthritis of the hip and what is the treatment for it? I am in a lot of pain

Quite young. : Osteoarthritis is a problem if the aging. A simple pelvis/hip x-ray will diagnose osteoarthritis by showing a narrow joint space. I highly doubt you have oa. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more