Osteoarthritis and laser therapy

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539478 tn?1296624612 So I have a total of 7 herniated discs with the worst ones being in the thoracic spine (4 of them there) and two are extremely bad at t4-t5 & t7-t8 (extruded into spinal canal & deforming thecal sac). Also have so many micro fractures throughout the throacic spine that Vanderbilt specialist said he couldn't even count them all. I have 4-5 schmorls nodes, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, as well as scoliosis.
Avatar f tn Originally i had been going for a issue with my rotary cuff, i had hurt my shoudler at work and i have been doing aqua therapy, plus the physio, they sent me to a specialist to see what else can be done, because a couple months after my injury i ended up having some tingling in my shoulder blade, and then up my neck, not to mention the sharp pain i have been getting there.
Avatar m tn effect of acupuncture in the treatment of back, neck, and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, and headaches. Physical and massage therapy has been shown to be as good as surgery for painful conditions such as torn cartilage and arthritis. Astaxanthin is one of the most effective fat-soluble antioxidants known. It has very potent anti-inflammatory properties and in many cases works far more effectively than anti-inflammatory drugs.
Avatar f tn In frustration I went to a homeopath who said there was a lot of inflammation in his body esp in his right leg. He put my son on homeopathic meds and did a laser light treatment twice weekly and told me it would take 2 months but I would see a difference in 1 month. I was skeptical but did not know where else to turn. At the end of 3 weeks my son was able to walk short distances without crutches. By 6 weeks he was off crutches completely.
Avatar n tn I had one laser treatment but it was a freebie and did nothing (SmartXide Dot laser) I've done all this for well over a year and NOTHING has improved. I look like a 40-year-old with an 80-year-old's arms. I live in Canada, so have more opportunity to cover my arms than someone living in Florida and cover them I do. I am embarrassed by them. I feel shocked when I look in the mirror. So ladies, I empathize fully. If I find a solution, I will post for you all.
Avatar n tn We also had Protein Rich Plasma treatment, recommended by our vet (no long term benefit), ultra shock therapy, chiropractic adjustment, and laser therapy. We were also bringing her to water therapy, which she "flunked". The water therapy was to build up the muscles in her shoulders, which had atrophied dramatically. She can live with the limp, but we want make sure that she is as comfortable as possible. Are there better meds for her?
211940 tn?1267884866 once a week to physical therapy, twice a week to acupuncture, 600mg Advil 3-times a day and ice as often as I can remember. The physical therapy is minimal stretching. It is the most frustrating thing but it does seem to be getting better - I've been suffering for appx 4 months, I still have pain at night, but it's getting a little better.
Avatar n tn I will never hurt for you to check into it and feel free to email me and ask me anything. I only wish that I had known about Laser Spine Institute three years ago. It would have saved me from going through the pure hell that I did.
Avatar f tn Now all of a sudden the right foot is experiencing the same symptoms. I have tried accupuncture, cortesone shots x3, laser therapy, RICE, orthotics, shoes changes. The MRI showed areas of inflammation buy not much else. xrays are normal. Each day is painful. I have a strong family background of neurological issues. My father has MS and my has Aunt has Lupus.
Avatar n tn My spinal cord was almost severed so we did the bone with plate and screws. I went through therapy before and after surgery. I did the tins machine, the ultrasound therapy, I have had the ESI at the shoulder area closer to the neck. Nothing, and I mean nothing helps the pain and numbness. I have changed all of my pillows, added more pillows, taken pillows away, tried different sleeping positions. However, the pain is not just during the night when trying to sleep. It is ALL of the time.
Avatar f tn Aquatherapy with pain medications and low level laser therapy could be helpful in reducing your pain and getting you more mobile.
552681 tn?1215136132 seeing all these people may me cry noing im not alone this message is to any DR looking to study and fine out a cure to help other people like my self in pain i to feel at time just taking my head off im tierd and i have try every thing pain management , chiropractic, physical therapy, pool therapy, message therapy, and 8 shot and much more except fusion surgery disc replacement sill the same .
Avatar n tn Anyway, long story short, I went, he sent me for an MRI and physical therapy and prescribed a muscle relaxer in addition to Naproxen. The MRI showed I have cervical spondylosis, which is like arthritis of the spine, and there is a herniated disk pressing on a nerve root that goes to the places I'm having pain. I'm still in the process of seeing if physical therapy will help - they give you exercises to strengthen the muscles around the joints so there will be less stress on the joints.
Avatar f tn I saw the doctor and they had me do 6 physical therapy sessions and after all 6 I didn't see any changes the pain and swelling were still there. I also get some grinding in my knee now and then. I contacted my local doctor and an ortho doct and they did an MRI and xray and they don't see any problems. I still get the pain and swelling a lot. They didn't have me get a knee brace but what should i do about it. I don't have any other ideas.
1310633 tn?1430227691 My English Mastiff has developed osteoarthritis in her right hind leg, and surgery isn't recommended this late in life, and an alternative to oral treatment (and far more effective from what the vet has told us, although MUCH more expensive), is shot treatment. She also has pain associated with (2) TPLO's I had performed on her when she was 1 1/2 years old, and the vet thinks there is correlation between the osteoarthritis development and the TPLO's that were done on here several years back.
Avatar n tn I put it back in place myself and soon as I closed my fist it went again. After a brace and weeks of therapy, it's now my "trick finger" with periocic cramping. I battled chronic fatigue, then elbow pain. Found out I had limes, got treatment, assumed I had fibromyalgia, take lyrica. I suffer from sharp pin point stabbing pain. I honestly look down to see if I'm getting stung.
Avatar n tn My right arm keeps going numb and tingly and I'm dropping things. The right side of my neck and jaw always seem heavy. Dr. says fusion won't cure the bone spurs forming due to the arthritis. I've been reading about laser surgery. Has anyone had that?
Avatar f tn Anyway all in all I guess the Major depressive disorder/Anxiety/panic disorder and ptsd were the ones they were staying with. I had private therapy/group therapy/cognitive, and then dialectal was suggested, but by this time I really wanted to escape. I never had money so I started sneaking and saved up for a cheap car to which he would take the distributor and play all kinds of games with it to make me crazy and keep me in while he was at work.
Avatar n tn I have osteoarthritis in the cervical region. I had micro surgery to rid problems of herniated disc at C7 two years ago, nerve root compression. A year later I had micro surgery for occipital neuralgia, C2 decompression, an enlarged joint capsule was compressing C1,C2,ganglion and post ganglionic nerves.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with buldging L3 - L5 disks with a bone spur. I also have osteoarthritis in back and both hips. I was diagnosed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in spinal treatments. I began an excercise routine and found the pain too great to excercise. I have had MRI w/contrast and spinal X-rays. I was told to start with steroid epidural shots to the L4-L5 area. I have had first shot.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
748543 tn?1463449675 One of the most difficult concepts to get across to my TMD patients and other doctors is the connectivity of the Jaw and the Neck. In fact, it is my strong belief that TMD/TMJ should really be classified as a Craniocervical Disease and hence fall under the umbrella of medical coverage rather than treated strictly as a dental problem. To the Neuromuscular-minded dentist, "Occlusion" is an extension of general Postural Consideration.
529981 tn?1212853666 Also I have tried, salycylic shampoos, tar shampoos, jojoba oil, AND nothing seems to help. Please help me and my hair. I am a busy college student, who unfortunately does not have the time and money to deal with this.
Avatar n tn I'm having a similar problem. Rheumatologist said I have osteoarthritis in my back. My l4 and l5 are screwed and I have arthritis on more than one set of facet joints. My neurologist said that the nerve testing showed I'm Laing feeling completely in my foot. Going to neurosurgeon. All docs so far said surgery. Pain clinic helped at the beginning but now the pain relief wears off after a week. Think they're going to do the decompression for the sciatic nerve. What's the recuperation time?
Avatar n tn I have Spinal Stenosis, Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis and Diabetes. In the past 10 years I've put on 60 lbs and have not been able to exercise much because of my chronic pain. I've been in Pain Management since 2012 and taking Morphine & Oxycodone daily as prescribed. I have a TENS Unit which helps some, along with hot baths, ice packs, Lidocaine patches. I had to discontinue PT because my insurance only covers short term therapy.
Avatar n tn I had the scope because of osteoarthritis of the knee with severe osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint and was hoping the surgery would buy me a few more years to work. This was a big mistake because I am in more pain now than before the surgery.
Avatar n tn You can google that and find quite a bit of info on it. It may be worth mentioning the Physical Therapy thing to your doc or even looking around as some PT clinics will offer free first visits so that you can give it a shot on someone else's tab. Best thing with that is there's no medication involved. Your dilemma is very interesting to me and I wish I had a better knowledge of this subject so that you could get some relief.
Avatar f tn I recently just found a doctor who specializes in chronic pain management, and he has put me on a regimented pain management plan, including physical therapy, massage and medication. He has been the only one who I've seen who is willing to treat my pain using a variety of techniques, including medication. If you haven't been to a doctor who specializes in this, that should be your first step. Also if you have an MRI definitely bring that with you.
Avatar n tn This will diminish your extension and will make walking and therapy difficult. Aquatics in heated pool and time spent in whirlpool will help but you can't do any of that until your incision is totally healed. Meaning absolutely no scabbing left. For now icing is best to help eleviate swelling which causes much of the pain in 20 minute intervals. As hard as therapy is and as bad as I hate to admit it, it will help and at five weeks you should be a little more optimistic.