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How do I relieve my lumbar spinal canal stenosis pain?

My chiropractor diagnosed me with this condition. I feel great after an adjustment, however, within six hours I'm in pain all over again. I can only afford two adjustments a month, so what can I do at home to relieve the pain? I do not like to take medication. The only thing that seems to relieve the pain is laying in the fetal position. My chiropractor has recommended decompression, what do you think?

well i had an accident 7 month ago, and it did crack my lumbar,....
the only thing that i think work well to help me is....

go swimming....!!!!

it'll move a lot of muscle

good luck, btw where are u from?  (+ info)

What is the sign in physical exam with which we can say aortic stenosis in a case is not severe?

I mean only by physical exam, it tells us that AS is not severe?

There are several physical signs which indicate that aortic stenosis is severe. These should be absent.
Low volume pulse
Heaving apex beat
Long ejection systolic murmur
Late peaking of systolic murmur

In other words, pulse volume should be normal, apex beat should be normal, ejection systolic murmur should be short and early peaking, if aortic stenosis is not severe.  (+ info)

Trying to understand not only a hole in the heart but also pulmonary stenosis in a 2 month old?

Just wanting to know if anyone else has gone through this. We are trying to find the best doctor to use in michigan.

Tammy - The most common "hole" in the heart is either between the upper chambers (an atrial septal defect) or the 2 lower chambers (an intterventricular septal defect). The seriousness depends upon which is present and how large it is. Likely it is a birth defect associated with a narrowing (stenosis) of the pulmonary artery from the right ventricle to the lungs. Both interfere with normal blood circulation and may require corrective open heart surgery. Your pediatric cardiologist can explain the condition and refer you to a pediatric heart surgeon. I am sure that he can refer you to an excellent surgeon, possibly at the University of Michigan Medical Center associated with its teaching hospitals. Prayers and best wishes are with you for a successful outcome.  (+ info)

How much does it cost to fix congenital stenosis?

I have a narrow cervical spine and I have an apt. to see the Neuro Surgeon on the 20th of this month. I was just wanting a little heads up on how much it is going to cost so I'm not too shocked at the price. Can anyone out there help out with my question.

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What is severe subpulmonary stenosis due to mitral valve chordal apparatus with a peak gradient of 72 mmHg?

My son is 9 months old and was born with a rare heart defect cctga. He was diagnoised 2 months ago and at his echo they wrote that on the results. I am going to ask when I go down in a month but I have noticed there are a few dr's. on here so I was hoping someone would have some insight. What does this mean and what questions should I be asking his card? thank you

CCTGA means congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries. In usual transposition aorta which should carry oxygenated blood gets connected to right ventricle and pulmonary artery which should be carrying deoxygenated blood to lungs gets connected to left ventricle. In congenitally corrected transposition, in addition to this, right atrium (upper chamber) connects to the left ventricle and left atrium connects to the right ventricle. So there is a double reversal which becomes near normal. This is because deoxygenated blood from right atrium goes to left ventricle and then through pulmonary artery, into the lungs for oxygenation. Similarly, oxygenated blood from left atrium goes to right ventricle and to the aorta, into the general circulation. So everything is fine till this as this is near normal functioning of the heart.

The addtional problem which your son is that he has a narrowing below the pulmonary valve, which may require correction at a suitable time, which only the treating doctor can tell you. The narrowing is due to the structures attached to the mitral valve (chordal apparatus) in the left ventricle, the ventricle which is connected to the pulmonary artery in his case. In a normal individual, left ventricle connects to the aorta and not the pulmonary artery.  (+ info)

My dad has Spinal Stenosis and we are worried about the op. Does anybody know anything?

My dad has had back and leg pains for the last five years and he is having a laminectomy surgery next week. All the family are very worried as we know little about the opporation and possible side effects. Does anyone know anything?

This operation is very commonly performed by spinal surgeons - either neurosurgeons or orthopaedic surgeons.
It is very straightforward if the surgeon is competent.
The recovery in hospital is 2 to 7 days.
Totally recovery time can be up to 3 months, but usually shorter than this.

Possible risks (side effects):
symptoms are only partially improved or not improved at all;
back pain;
leakage of cerebrospinal fluid;
nerve damage (up to and including paraplegia, incontinence);
spinal instability requiring stabilisation surgery.

The risks are low with a competent surgeon.

Wishing your father all the best.  (+ info)

Is there any relief for lumbar spinal stenosis?

I have deterioration in the lumbar with spinal stenosis. My neurology put me on 300mg of Neurontin to take at bedtime with Robaxin. I sleep well but it wears off during the day. I tried an extra in the middle of the day and I was a zombie. I also take pain meds but it doesn't help. My feet/legs burn so bad. I am not diabetic. The onset of the burning comes quickly. Any solutions to this?

If you interested in finding more information about alternative treatment options you might look here: http://www.eorthopod.com/content/lumbar-spinal-stenosis

You can also find ways of (nonoperatively) managing your back pain here: http://www.backcare101.com/content/lesson-1-spine-tutorial-0

Hope this helps. Good luck.  (+ info)

When are bowel movements expected after Pyloric Stenosis Surgery?

My 6 week old son just had surgery to correct his pyloric stenosis. His surgery was on Monday and it is now Thursday and still no bowel movement. His spitting up is minimal now and sometimes rare, but he seems very fussy and uncomfortable and I'm assuming its from his lack of bowel movement. He cries in pain when he passes gas also. Just curious how long I should wait until I give him something for it?

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Do steroid epidural injections and physical therapy actually work for severe spinal stenosis?

Seems more of a CYA procedure suggested by the doctor before suggesting surgery.

Traction might help better.  (+ info)

Stenosis of the celiac trunk, is it serious?

I was told that I have a 40% stenosis of the celiac trunk, but that it looks like 70%. They made an appointment for me to see another doctor. I have been having a lot of stomach pain, Can this be serious?

A 40% stenosis is unlikely to cause you any problems. If it was 70%, it may or may not, depending on the status of other vessels that feed your intestines.

Classical pain from poor mesenteric circulation comes on after eating. Over time, patients tend to develop "food fear" and lose weight as a result.  (+ info)

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