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Naturopathy: Mercury Levels, tuna, mercury
tuna, mercury, amalgam: Hello Amber, Your question is certainly a valid one and it is important that we are well aware of what we are ingesting and how various foods may potentially introduce a toxic load into the body resulting in adverse effects. It is well known that mercury...

Naturopathy: Nettle leaf or root?, stinging nettle, bathroom trips
stinging nettle, bathroom trips, allergic symptoms: Hello, Yes, there is a difference in action. The leaf is used more as a diuretic and to decrease allergic symptoms, while the root is used for prostate enlargement and possibly balancing testosterone (the evidence is not strong for this effect or for lowering...

Naturopathy: probiotics and fish oil capsules, fish oil capsules, finger joints
fish oil capsules, finger joints, neck shoulders: Hi Eileen, I don t know your history, so it is difficult to give a complete answer. However, it is important to listen to yourself if something is going on. Although Fish oil and probiotics are not common items that produce those side effects you are describing,...

Naturopathy: Reliable herbal companies, starwest botanicals, wise woman herbs
starwest botanicals, wise woman herbs, loose herbs: I wold probably suggest one of two: 1) Star West Botanicals (www.starwest-botanicals.com/) 2) Or call The Eclectic Institute in Sandy Oregon. They used to sell bulk or at least do custom blends - not sure if they still do. In fact, Wise Woman Herbs in Portland,...

Naturopathy: Sleep etc, mirena iud, potassium supplements
mirena iud, potassium supplements, calcium magnesium: Hi Melissa, Most likely, your sleep will go back to its natural pattern very soon on its own. In order to ease back into a normal rhythm, you may consider taking a calcium/magnesium (800-1000mg Ca to 400-500mgcMg) supplement before bedtime. You could also...

Naturopathy: sore gums, sore gums, essential fatty acids
sore gums, essential fatty acids, holistic dentist: There are several possibilities depending on what the main problem is. Gum disease is typically avoided with regular dental care and brushing, flossing, but there is benefit from eating a plant based diet with lots of antioxidants. Especially critical to...

Naturopathy: Using acv on flat wart ?, apple cider vinegar, flat wart
apple cider vinegar, flat wart, cuting: Hi Angie, Using this method is essentially chemically burning your wart off with an acid. It may work, but frankly, over the counter products like Compound W are more consistent in strength and are probably safer. I would never recommend that you do this...

Naturopathy: chelation vs clay detox, mercury detox, mercury fillings
mercury detox, mercury fillings, chlorinated pool: That sounds like moderate exposure, although to get a full picture some more intake and testing would be helpful. It takes a long time to chelate metals out, I ve seen several cases where it took over a year and that was with full body detox and chemical...

Naturopathy: Iron low but B12 high, serum iron, iron fe
Naturopathy: Iron low but B12 high, serum iron, iron fe, ferritin

Naturopathy: Iron low but B12 high, dr mercola com, high bilirubin
dr mercola com, high bilirubin, military doctors: Hi Bonita, I don t think you should be taking supplemental Vitamin B. You could be taking too much. If your B vitamin levels are high and your physician says that you have a mixed anemia and high bilirubin, you could be deficient in intrinsic factor. It...

Naturopathy: nutrition/prevention, goat milk cheese, organic dairy products
goat milk cheese, organic dairy products, breast cancers: Hi Luigi, The best preventive approach is an overall balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grain and lean protein. If you consume dairy, it should be organic and if you consume soy, it should be non GMO. Casein is not an issue...

Naturopathy: Connection b/w acne and white spots on fingernails?, cod liver oil, white spots on fingernails
cod liver oil, white spots on fingernails, zinc deficiency: Hi Jeff, Occasionally zinc deficiency is connected to both, but since you are taking zinc that is really unlikely. Spots on your fingernails can have all sorts of causes up to and including things like acute illness (they can appear several months after...

Naturopathy: Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica, gluten free diet, multivitamin supplement
gluten free diet, multivitamin supplement, natural medicines: Hi Amy, Not much in the way of natural medicines have been studied for this condition. There is some anecdotal evidence that a gluten free diet helps some people, but it s hard to say how clinically valid this is. There was one very small study (8 patients)...

Naturopathy: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Progesterone, effects of progesterone, migraine headaches
effects of progesterone, migraine headaches, hormonal fluctuations: Heidi, Sorry for the delay - it looks like my vacation settings did not properly update when I went out of town last week. Here is the think - and I have treated a lot of RA and other similar conditions - we know what the drugs do and how they work....

Naturopathy: Sciatica, degenerative disc disease, celedrin
degenerative disc disease, celedrin, natural nutrients: John, I don t think anything in natural medicine has been studied to reverse disc degeneration. Probably the best role of things like glucosamine and chondroitin would be to diminish pain (there are studies support this) and to help prevent further degeneration...

Naturopathy: Cellulitis, soaking in epsom salts, epsom salt
soaking in epsom salts, epsom salt, infected toenail: Harold, Unfortunately, because of the location of the infection, another round of antibiotics is still likely to be your best course. All infections in the foot tend to be harder to treat than in other areas of the body - literally because your feet are...

Naturopathy: Constant Head Pressure, physical therapy exercises, food allergy test
physical therapy exercises, food allergy test, sinus ct: Jessica, Honestly, from your symptoms, I would see a new EENT for a second opinion. This sounds way too much like chronic sinus inflammation or infection. I don t know how long ago you had the sinus CT, but you may need another. Do you have any vertigo...

Naturopathy: prostate cancer, alternative cancer treatment, conventional medicine
Naturopathy: prostate cancer, alternative cancer treatment, conventional medicine, stopgap measure

Naturopathy: hair loss, stomach surgery, history of anemia
stomach surgery, history of anemia, protein intake: Hi Bailey, Well...from where you are it might be near the ends of the earth... Texas does not license NDs, so while they are practicing there, they could not order laboratory tests. The closest licensed states to you are Arizona and Utah - and there are...

Naturopathy: menopause, dryness, vagina
dryness, vagina, painful: Hello Rose, The symptoms you describe are quite common during menopause unfortunately. Painful intercourse, hot flashes and atrophy of the skin are experienced by many menopausal women. A deficiency in the female sex hormone estrogen is usually the culprit...

Naturopathy: Neurotransmitter Imbalance, gaba receptors, cause irritability
gaba receptors, cause irritability, blood brain barrier: Hi Maria, That would only be the case if it is not actually having the proposed mecahnism of action. Anything that truly acts on GABA receptors would have a sedative action. Occasionally these substances produce vivid dreaming and nightmares - but that...

Naturopathy: prostate cancer, natural cures for cancer, conventional medicines
natural cures for cancer, conventional medicines, cancer cells: Hi Norma, There are no known established natural cures for cancer. There are therapies that can be helpful and supportive, but any company marketing a cure is engaging in fraud and is trying to play on the fears of those with serious illness. That is...

Naturopathy: reaction to vit. d & sun, foods that contain vitamin d, brown blotches
foods that contain vitamin d, brown blotches, outdoor person: Hi Melissa, My answer would still be to investigate the source of the allergy. The brown spots you are described is skin damage from sun exposure (melasma). I would not recommend trying to increase your Vitamin D by sun exposure. You put yourself at risk...

Naturopathy: Vermifuge herbs and pregnancy, stimulant laxative, gentian root
stimulant laxative, gentian root, complete blood count: Hi Lily, There are several answers to your question. 1) Herbs are much like foods - once you stop taking them, they are not staying around in your body. In a day or so, you should not have to be concerned if you stop all together. 2) It is never a...

Naturopathy: Finding an ND, robert groves, naturopath
robert groves, naturopath, westmoreland: Hi Bailey, I don t know the doctor you mention here. Let me give a little thought to a referral for you. There are a lot of good people in all of these states. If you don t hear from me in a week, please feel free to give me a nudge! Best, Jacquelin...

Naturopathy: Food Based Organic Vitamins For Women, organic vitamins, best health
organic vitamins, best health, vitamins for women: Hi Melanie, I m sorry, but I don t have any good suggestions for food based multis. I would suggest going with one that you ve found. The folic acid is used in the multi because it is more stable than natural folate. Natural folate (from food) degrades...

Naturopathy: Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, grapefruit seed extract, sinus congestion
grapefruit seed extract, sinus congestion, multiple chemical sensitivities: Hello Again Mission, I really have to tell you that - even when done out of the utmost love for our children - diagnosing and treating them ourselves is not the best idea. There is a whole field of specialists that work with multiple chemical sensitivities...

Naturopathy: Nocturnal Pain Management, potassium deficiencies, hypertension drugs
potassium deficiencies, hypertension drugs, coronary arterial disease: It is common for patients who are taking BP medications to develop magnesium and potassium deficiencies which can result in muscle cramps. The muscle cramps may be alleviated by taking supplemental magnesium (200mg) and potassium (150mg). Depending on...

Naturopathy: Pinworms, pinworms, natural
pinworms, natural, infection: Hello Lynda, Pinworm infections can be very bothersome, especially for a child. You did the right thing by getting treated as well. Pinworms have a life cycle of approximately 2 weeks so the best approach is to prevent reinfestation. It is difficult...

Naturopathy: Pinworms, garlic supplements, itchy rectum
garlic supplements, itchy rectum, pinworm: I am not sure what s in the pin x but I am assuming it s a medication for pinworms, in which case that s likely to be more effective than herbs. Herbs are rarely specific enough to kill off one organism in the same way--they re much less directed. There...

Naturopathy: schizophrenia, symptoms of schizophrenia, naturopathic practitioners
symptoms of schizophrenia, naturopathic practitioners, naturopathic medicine: Hello Inez, Naturopathic medicine tends to be more personalized than formulaic, so it is hard for me to tell you what any one naturopath might do. Some use medication, some do not - that depends a lot on the doctor and the regulations in the state where...

Naturopathy: Skin discolouration, chlorine compounds, chlorine water
chlorine compounds, chlorine water, dhaka bangladesh: Hello Rim, The fundamental reason that skin darkens in a pool is not chlorine. If anything, chlorine is a bleaching agent - that is why people use chlorine compounds to whiten laundry. what does darken skin is the sun and the rays of the sun tend to...

Naturopathy: 16 Y.O. son with IH and dizziness related to Accutane, diet protein, rich diet
diet protein, rich diet, accutane: Hi Christine, The liver really likes to horde vitamin A. Since Accutane is not normal vitamin A but an altered chemical compound, this may be even more challenging. I would consider a protein-rich diet (protein carries vitamin A out of the liver) with...

Naturopathy: Female Health Concern, cramping, uterus
cramping, uterus, ovaries: Hi there, Your concern for your fiancee s health issues is understandable. It would be helpful to have more information about her such as her age, as well as her menstrual history. The symptoms you describe resemble various female gynecological issues...

Naturopathy: Female Health Issue, moderate alcohol consumption, yellowish substance
moderate alcohol consumption, yellowish substance, question michael: Michael, I would start with her consulting with her OBGYN. The OBGYN would give an assessment and be able to refer her to any other physician necessary. It is difficult for me to give a probable cause without more information. The OBGYN should be a good...

Naturopathy: Fiance's Health Issue, moderate alcohol consumption, yellowish substance
moderate alcohol consumption, yellowish substance, probable causes: Hi Michael, She really needs to see a doctor. This could be the result of many things from a problem in uterus/ovaries, liver, or intestinal system. In the absence of a physical exam and several studies, I cannot possibly say what this would be. What I...

Naturopathy: Gallbladder ?, af betafood, gallbladder sludge
af betafood, gallbladder sludge, nutritional protocol: Hi Mike, I don t use standard process supplements in my practice, so I am not that familiar with its use. My understanding is that it is a type of digestive enzyme with some type of bile emulsifying agent added. Any digestive enzyme should be taken prior...

Naturopathy: Weaning off a PPI, mid abdomen, zantac 150
mid abdomen, zantac 150, alcohol chocolate: Elaine, Did they do a biopsy to rule out infection with helicobacter pylorii? Had anyone looked for a hiatal hernia? You have really tried the most effective natural treatments. Acupuncture helps some people. I think you would be best off finding a local...

Naturopathy: detoxing and paxil, antidepressants, detoxification
antidepressants, detoxification, candida: Hello Michelle, Whenever you are taking pharmaceutical medications, the potential for interactions always exists. Furthermore, when you are detoxifying your body, the medications will interfere with this process somewhat because they are chemicals and are...

Naturopathy: Maca Supplements for Infertility, Hormonal Imbalance, infertility, maca
infertility, maca, hormones: Hello Lise, Infertility from hormonal imbalance is a common condition unfortunately, and can cause quite a bit of stress for you and your partner when you are trying desperately to conceive. I am curious what your test results showed, because typically...

Naturopathy: Swollen lymp nodes, swollen lymp nodes, swollen lymph nodes
swollen lymp nodes, swollen lymph nodes, swollen inguinal lymph nodes: Doug, Although it sounds like you may have an infection, the swollen lymph nodes could be due to other issues as well. There are many natural therapeutics to treat infections, but I would not recommend self treatment in this instance. You should consult...

Naturopathy: concerta, vitamin d deficiency, support organ
vitamin d deficiency, support organ, concerta: Hi Tricia, There are no reported deficiencies caused by concerta, however there have been some possible correlations with B12 and Vitamin D deficiency. You may want to speak to your pediatrician about having these levels checked and then supplement if deficient....

Naturopathy: 12 year old daughter
Hello Lisa, Ideally, if you could find a naturopathic or holistic doctor near you, that would be best, since an alternative approach does work best when the whole person is taken into account. And particularly with the endocrine system, working on one area...

Naturopathy: Too much B12?
Hello Jill, Headaches, nausea, and lightheadedness are all common minor side effects of B12. 5000 mcg is a moderate dosage, so it s possible you have a reaction to the dose, or it could be to the B12 itself, or the form/ brand. B12 is a water soluble vitamin...

Naturopathy: Mirena and Vitex
Hello Erin, There s not much confirmed information on this, but since Mirena secretes progesterone and vitex may have progesterone-like effects, it s probably not a good idea to do both at the same time. To be safer, you would wait a short period of time...

Naturopathy: Sinus & nasal douche
I would 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of the xylitol, as well. 1/4 teaspoon would be less drawing. You can buy in bulk powder or in packets, like sugar packets. And yes, these are all safe to use long term, the few adverse issues with nasal washes have been with contaminated...

Naturopathy: herb safety during pregnancy
Hello Lynn, Theanine is a newer supplement and there s not enough evidence to prove it s safe during pregnancy. Some herbals are ok during pregnancy for most women in small amounts, such as milky oats, chamomile, and lemon balm. Teas or glycerin-based...

Naturopathy: Vitamin B12
Hi Janet, The dosage for B12 can vary from person to person based on their health. The absorption of b vitamins and B from food depends on how well your stomach is functioning. The best way to determine if B12 is necessary is to consult with your local...

Naturopathy: menopause symptoms
Hello Celia, Black Cohosh can be used safely for menopause related symptoms, but it s not the best choice for every woman, likewise with some of the herbals you mentioned and even hormone therapy itself. For some women, HRT is a reasonable option, but it...

Naturopathy: water in ear
Ideally, you would find out the reason for the fluid as that would help you find the most suitable alternative. But any of these may work if you want to experiment. There s no true equivalent to the medication, but there are some possible supplements that...

Naturopathy: Cayenne pepper, chemical laxatives, cayenne pepper
chemical laxatives, cayenne pepper, natural laxatives: Hello Jacob, Natural laxatives can also lead to dependency, however cayenne is not really considered a herbal laxative and is unlike to cause dependence. Whether you should drink it or not is another question. Cayenne is usually not harmful in small amounts...

Naturopathy: Ginseng, chinese panax ginseng, american ginseng
chinese panax ginseng, american ginseng, korean ginseng: Hello Ray, Yes, and to confuse things further, there are other types of ginsengs , some are really in that family others not, although they act similarly they may not be related botanically. So I would recommend you use the use the Latin names of botanicals...

Naturopathy: hives, flare ups, livaplex
flare ups, livaplex, liver support: Hello Melodie, Whenever someone has a possible adverse reaction to a medication, it s ideal to investigate why, particularly if it s a new reaction to something previously benign. It sounds like stress may be playing a significant role, and if that s the...

Naturopathy: Safety, Storage and Shelf Life, ground coffee beans, raw unfiltered honey
ground coffee beans, raw unfiltered honey, body scrub: It sounds safe, as long as the skin is intact, but to test for allergies it s always a good idea to do a skin patch test prior to using. Keeping it sealed and in a dark area will prolong shelf life, the only ingredient that may go rancid quickly is the oats,...

Naturopathy: Omega 3, cod liver oil, side effects of fish oil
cod liver oil, side effects of fish oil, similar circumstance: Hi Mike, Joint pain is not one of the usual side effects of fish oil. It does thin blood, so may increase bruising. Fish oil dosage various depending on a person s health issues. You may consider a trial discontinuation of your fish oil and any other...

Naturopathy: Vitamin, quality multivitamin, multi vitamin
quality multivitamin, multi vitamin, multivitamin: I can t say for sure it s right for you, because I don t know your history. But I can say that most people tend to benefit from taking a high quality multivitamin-mineral daily. Vitamin C 500 mg or lower is considered fine for most people as well, especially...

Naturopathy: Choosing a naturopath, multiple health care, mental health issues
multiple health care, mental health issues, curing depression: Hello Bella, It sounds like you might be looking for a ND who incorporates more mind-body medicine as well as diet changes and herbs. I d search maybe looking for someone who has a strong emphasis on more traditional or classical naturopathic medicine, using...

Naturopathy: blister on tongue
Hello, Since it occured after the antibiotic, it may be yeast overgrowth, but you may wish to confirm that with your doctor first. If it is overgrowth, called thrush in the mouth, a dose of probiotics or increasing probiotic rich foods in the diet like...

Naturopathy: aloe vera & lichen planus
Hello Joan, First, I would strongly urge you to seek out a naturopathic doctor in Arizona, since there are many other possible treatment options that might give you some relief. Aloe can be helpful, but there are other herbals or supplements that might...

Naturopathy: Ingredients in formula I'm taking.
Hello Francis, These are all common ingredients for a focus supplement, and most are find for longer term use, assuming no contraindications in the first place. With Eleutherococcus many practitioners recommend a short break every couple of months, but it...

Naturopathy: Angioedema, american association of naturopathic physicians, naturopathic medicine
american association of naturopathic physicians, naturopathic medicine, naturopathic physician: Hello Frank, Naturopathic medicine is often known for succeeding with chronic conditions where conventional medicine falls short. This includes things like chronic fatigue, migraine, irritable bowel, and eczema. Idiopathic Angioedema is just this sort...

Naturopathy: Auto-Immune problems, is there a common thread?, heavy metal toxicity, auto immune diseases
heavy metal toxicity, auto immune diseases, hypo thyroidism: Melanie, When the body develops a problem with auto-immunity, there is almost always an underlying cause. You are correct that pregnancy is often a catalyst to make things worse - the immune system is significantly altered in pregnancy - but since you...

Naturopathy: aches and pain, vascular problem, menapause
vascular problem, menapause, high blood pressure: Cheryl, For physical aches and pains, it is sometime hard to help without doing a physical exam. Your symptoms sound more like something called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. One thing you could try that would help in our discussion is the following: Bring...

Naturopathy: acne, zia skincare, skin care routine
zia skincare, skin care routine, health food stores: Dear Gayla, Acne in young people can be frustrating. Antibiotics sometimes offer a short-term fix, but are not a good long-term solution. Here are the things I suggest starting with: 1) Look at diet. Most young people can reduce sugar and increase...

Naturopathy: acne, chlorella spirulina, moderate acne
chlorella spirulina, moderate acne, acne problem: Hello Gayla To solve an acne problem you must determine what the cause of it is: Poor diet, Nutritional deficiencies, Food sensitivities, Hormonal fluctuation or imbalance, Emotional stress, Poor digestion, Candida /yeast overgrowth. With appropriate...

Naturopathy: acne in a very healthy 22 year old-- time to cleanse?, allergy testing, dramatic changes
allergy testing, dramatic changes, detoxification: Ethan, I wish I had a great answer for this. Environment/toxic burden is not likley to be 100% of the problem, For example, if you do allergy testing, you might find there is something that you eat every day that really irritates your skin - and that...

Naturopathy: adrenal fatigue, adrenal support supplement, thyroid systems
adrenal support supplement, thyroid systems, adrenal suppression: Josephine, I would not be concerned about a little mercury stain on your gum. The caution to not chelate when you have amalgams is in those with amalgam fillings as there is some risk of mobilizing that mercury rather than the mercury in your tissues....

Naturopathy: allergies, red blotches, hypoallergenic diet
red blotches, hypoallergenic diet, free explanation: Karen, Some reactions that people have that are called allergies, do not go through the part of the immune system that results directly in histamine release. This can be the case with reactions to some additives (sulfites, dyes, flavor agents) as well...

Naturopathy: alopecia areata, hair regrowth, thyroid disease
hair regrowth, thyroid disease, immunosuppressive drugs: Dear Kate, Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease. Studies have shown effective treatment with steroids, immunotherapy or immunosuppressive drugs - even to the point where people can have most or all of their hair grow back. I do not know of any...

Naturopathy: alopecia areata, wobenzym n, thyroid disease
wobenzym n, thyroid disease, immunosuppressive drugs: Lori, I wish I could point you to someone who has had a lot of success with this condition with a specific treatment. Most Naturopathic care is very personalized with each practitioner often using different treatments for similar conditions. Systems of...

Naturopathy: alopecia areata, naturopathic doctors, naturopathic doctor
naturopathic doctors, naturopathic doctor, ayurvedic doctors: Dear Kate, Thanks for your question. I have seen a couple of natural therapies help in this condition in the short term, but since these were not patients of mine, I don t know if long-term follow-up was completely curative. But, it may be worth a try...

Naturopathy: Bach Flower Therapy, bach flower therapy, dr edward bach
bach flower therapy, dr edward bach, bach flower remedies: Fabio, The Bach Flower Remedies were developed in the early 1900 s by Dr Edward Bach. There are 38 individual remedies and a well-known combination called Rescue Remedy. The Bach Remedies are prepared from flowers in much the same way that homeopathic...

Naturopathy: Balancing hormone and fertility, natural progesterone cream, short luteal phase
natural progesterone cream, short luteal phase, homeopathic doctor: Amy, What hormonal support and how much and other things (like timing) are very important if you are trying to get pregnant. Natural progesterone can help if it is the issue. A good physician will look at some labs to evaluate the hormones related to...

Naturopathy: Biotherapeutic Drainage, chemical toxicity, clinical improvement
chemical toxicity, clinical improvement, chemical sensitivity: PJ, Thanks for your question. I think that it s always important to be fully informed about what and why your ND suggests particular treatments, so it s wonderful that you want to find out more. Biotherapeutic drainage is a relatively new therapy for...

Naturopathy: baby & antibiotics, ventolin inhaler, maitake mushroom
ventolin inhaler, maitake mushroom, treatment of pneumonia: Dear Heidi, First of all, try not to be overly concerned about the long-term effects of the treatment of pneumonia for your baby. One amazing thing about babies is how well they heal. You sound like a very caring mom, so all the better for your baby....

Naturopathy: baby stuff nose/congestio, month old baby, food allergy
month old baby, food allergy, mentholatum: Gretchen, These are some good questions. Congestion is not uncommon in children of this age and there are a few common causes. The good news is that your son is not showing signs of an infection, such as fever, cough, or excessive crying. Here are...

Naturopathy: breastfeeding and cleansing, time heidi, candida diet
time heidi, candida diet, month old baby: Heidi, First - if you have not already done so, call your gynecologist and ask about the cream. That is very strange. Breastfeeding can lead to many changes in the body. For many women, the early months of breastfeeding is like menopause - you may...

Naturopathy: bronchial asthma, vitamin e deficiencies, bronchial asthma
vitamin e deficiencies, bronchial asthma, asthma attacks: Dear Pat, In natural medicine, we tend to look at asthma as a symptom, not necessarily a condition unto itself. Usually the natural approach to asthma is based on finding the triggers - pollens, dusts, molds, foods, stress - and doing everythig possible...

Naturopathy: Charlie Horse, baby spinach, calcium magnesium
baby spinach, calcium magnesium, charlie horse: Pete, First congratulations on your success. Weight loss of this amount is very hard to achieve, so you have clearly been working hard. If we don t think the problem is potassium, then here are a few other things to consider: 1) Drink more water. The...

Naturopathy: Crohn, peppermint tea, cabbage juice
peppermint tea, cabbage juice, vegetable juices: Unless your dietary history suggests wheat intolerance, there is no need to avoid it. Many people with Crohn s disease have undetected food allergies; when they remove the allergens from their diets, the disease often completely disappears. To determine...

Naturopathy: cancer, nutrition for cancer patients, frequent urination
nutrition for cancer patients, frequent urination, vegetarian nutrition: Ev; I can sympathize with you about you mother s pancreatic cancer. After only 8 weeks you should have contacted a Naturopathic Physician in your State. 8 months is too long to wait for you to contact a Naturopathic Physician. Because my speciality...

Naturopathy: candida, garlic garlic, garlic clove
garlic garlic, garlic clove, skin puncture: Diflucan can be very toxic to the liver so you are doing a great service to your body by seeking alternatives such as garlic. Garlic has a long history of use for candida and I find no reports of garlic being harmful to the friendly bacteria. One of the...

Naturopathy: candida, candida diet, holistic doctor
candida diet, holistic doctor, free supplement: Hello Josephine The fungus that causes candidiasis feeds on sugar and yeast, so you must absolutely avoid all foods containing these substances during the initial phase of treatment (first month). By the same token, it would be better to switch to a sugar-free...

Naturopathy: candida, chronic yeast infections, vaginal yeast infection
chronic yeast infections, vaginal yeast infection, panties etc: Rachel, Chronic yeast infections can be really tough to treat. Garlic is really only effective if you insert capsules or whole cloves vaginally, and this can be really irritating, plus it doesn t smell great... Here are a few suggestions: 1) I know...

Naturopathy: colon detox, stimulant laxative, chemical laxatives
stimulant laxative, chemical laxatives, laxative abuse: To check for thyroid disease, the most simple test is a TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). This should be done in the morning if possible. TSH can miss some thyroid disease, so if you can, have your doctor include a free T3 and a free T4. When these three...

Naturopathy: corn allergy, corn allergy, unfiltered honey
corn allergy, unfiltered honey, true allergy: Angie, Thanks for your question. If your husband s reaction is a true allergy (which may be given your description, but could be confirmed with a blood test), then avoidance is the best way to treat this. If it s not a true allergy, then a combination...

Naturopathy: DGL (deglycerinated) licorice, apple cider vinegar, chronic nausea
apple cider vinegar, chronic nausea, licorice root: Douglas, DGL or deglycinerated licorice root, is a special form of licorice that has been specifically studied for gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcer. The fact that it is deglycinerated is important because the glycyrrhizin which is removed for this...

Naturopathy: depression and ocd, l theanine, suicide risk
l theanine, suicide risk, typical dose: Amad, Below is the answer I sent you a couple of days ago. Again, I want to stress, that regardless of whether you are feeling happier or not, if you are having suicidal thoughts, then you need to go to your doctor immediately. This should be the first...

Naturopathy: detoxification cleanse, candida diet, good bacteria
candida diet, good bacteria, heavy metals: Dear Laurie, I applaud your efforts to work to find some healthy solutions for your son. I would like to make a few suggestions: 1) If you are going to do a heavy metal cleanse, it is best to have doctor check in advance for the levels of heavy metals...

Naturopathy: digestion problems, boiled chicken breast, raw carrot
boiled chicken breast, raw carrot, fruits and vegetables: Dear Claudia, It sounds to me like the major problem you have is in your digestive system. I understand your concerns about urination, but usually these problems go hand in hand, and I find most often if we can help the stomach, liver and intestines, then...

Naturopathy: dry and sensitive skin, cod liver oil, sweet almond oil
cod liver oil, sweet almond oil, health food store: Elena, I may not be the best person to answer this question because skin are is not really my expertise - so you may want to try dermatology as well. My first suggestion would be to make sure you are staying hydrated. At high altitude in dry climates,...

Naturopathy: Explanation Needed, white willow bark, kola nut extract
white willow bark, kola nut extract, acute toxicity: Hi Amamda, Looking at this overall formula, it is most likely intended for weight loss, specifically for the promotion of fat burning. I should say directly, that no single ingredient in this product has much serious research for weight loss. The exception...

Naturopathy: Explanation Needed, low thyroid function, white willow bark
low thyroid function, white willow bark, kola nut extract: Amanda, Herbs work differently than drugs do, so it s difficult to give all the reasons why one would use a certain herb. Most herbs have multiple uses, and depending on the preparation and dosage, can be used for multiple effects. But looking at common...

Naturopathy: eating spicy foods, helicobacter pylorii, health food store
helicobacter pylorii, health food store, nutrition suggestions: Scott, As this is a relatively new problem, my first concern would be that you may have gastritis or an ulcer. Bad reactions to spicy foods ar often a sign of this. Sometimes there are problems with alcohol, coffee or going prolonged periods of time without...

Naturopathy: eye inflammation, eye inflammation, estrogen levels
eye inflammation, estrogen levels, eye dryness: Mary, One thing you may want to consider - if no one has mentioned this previously - is going to your doctor (general practitioner or gynecologist) and have them look at your estrogen levels. They are likely to be very low simply given your age and the...

Naturopathy: Follow-up question about guanabana and cancer, faculte de pharmacie paris, faculte de pharmacie paris xi
faculte de pharmacie paris, faculte de pharmacie paris xi, mitochondrial respiratory chain: Adam, Herbs, like most modern medicines, tend to have fairly discrete uses, and can also have undesirable side effects if used in excess, for the wrong reasons or in combination with the wrong things. It is interesting that you ask about Parkinson s...

Naturopathy: alopecia areata
Naturopathy: alopecia areata

Naturopathy: candida, calendula flowers, oregon grape root
Naturopathy: candida, calendula flowers, oregon grape root, yeast infections

Naturopathy: corn allergy, fructose corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup
Naturopathy: corn allergy, fructose corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, high fructose corn

Naturopathy: digestion problems, pollop, safe way
Naturopathy: digestion problems, pollop, safe way, intestine

Naturopathy: Graviola/guanabana, medicinal purposes, sleep disorders
Naturopathy: Graviola/guanabana, medicinal purposes, sleep disorders, leaves

Naturopathy: Leg cramps, "Charlie Horse", leg cramps, first night
Naturopathy: Leg cramps, "Charlie Horse", leg cramps, first night

Naturopathy: Obsessive compulsive disorder, term exposure, hypoglycemia
Naturopathy: Obsessive compulsive disorder, term exposure, hypoglycemia, dr hoffman

Naturopathy: parasite detox, heart palpitations, beta blocker
Naturopathy: parasite detox, heart palpitations, beta blocker, parasites

Naturopathy: Schools that offer masters programs, naturopathic medical colleges, scnm
Naturopathy: Schools that offer masters programs, naturopathic medical colleges, scnm, ncnm

Naturopathy: skin problem, hand eczema, switzerland food
Naturopathy: skin problem, hand eczema, switzerland food, derivitive

Naturopathy: Tourette + OCD, night sweats, weird dreams
Naturopathy: Tourette + OCD, night sweats, weird dreams, green tea

Naturopathy: Yamoa for treating asthma, montana state university, toxic man
Naturopathy: Yamoa for treating asthma, montana state university, toxic man, funtumia elastica

Naturopathy: fitness supplements, sports nutrition supplements, l carnitine
sports nutrition supplements, l carnitine, mendocino california: Matthew, Thanks for your question. From what I have seen, consistency in activity level with variation in type of activity leads to better results than any supplement. But there are some advantages to taking them. One area to be aware of is that supplements...

Naturopathy: fitness supplements, sports nutrition supplements, l carnitine
sports nutrition supplements, l carnitine, mendocino california: Matthew, Let me first say that I don t think of myself as a sports nutrition expert. So I will give you a few general pieces of advice, but you might also want to look under Health and Fitness - Exercise - and then at Nutrition and Dieting. You are...

Naturopathy: Graviola/guanabana, chemical constituents, cancer cells
chemical constituents, cancer cells, herbal practice: These are some very interesting questions. The traditional use of graviola did not include use in cancer - this is a modern use mostly from European studies. In Europe, this herb is sometimes used as an adjunct to chemotherapy, and that is where it appears...

Naturopathy: Help with Lung Inflammation and congestion, lung inflammation, oral steroids
lung inflammation, oral steroids, mild asthma: Dorothy, I took a look at this product, and I don t see any problems with combining Respitrol with these suggestions. The combination with coleus could cause stomach upset - I would stop one or the other if it did. Serevent is a long acting bronchodilator....

Naturopathy: headaches, food allergy testing, blood type diet
food allergy testing, blood type diet, headache migraine: Carrie, Chronic headaches are almost never a simple thing to treat. There is almost never a single cause, so it tends to be a systematic process of elimination to work through the causes and the triggers. Here are some of the things I would suggest: ...

Naturopathy: headaches, cause of headaches, low blood pressure
cause of headaches, low blood pressure, garlic tablets: Terez, One would not expect any of these to have a rapid-enough impact to be the cause of headaches. To be certain, I would do two things: 1) Take your blood pressure when you get a headache. If you don t have a home monitor, you can do this at most...

Naturopathy: headaches and allergies, stress headaches, weed pollen
stress headaches, weed pollen, severe headaches: Dear Mike, You are struggling with two chronic and relatively stubborn health issues. Both allergies and headaches tend to be stuborn recurring issues - often improving with some changes, but then seeming not to respond to the same treatments at other...

Naturopathy: higher than normal testosterone, omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids
omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids, insulin resistance: Kristie, There are other options for treatment of PCOS and hormone balance besides medications, and many can be used with medications, if needed. This is a large discussion, but the short version is that PCOS is often related to insulin resistance. This...

Naturopathy: higher than normal testosterone, adult onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia
adult onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, sex hormone binding globulin: Kristie, Even being slightly overweight can significantly contribute to PCOS. The typical recommendations I have made in my practice are: 1) Weight loss. Even a loss of 5 to 10% of total body weight makes a huge difference. Sometimes this by itself...

Naturopathy: Imuran for Crohns, food allergy testing, inflammatory bowel diseases
food allergy testing, inflammatory bowel diseases, crohn s disease: Dear Marie, There are many good things you can do to support yourself - both for your Crohn s disease and for your overall health. The following are some general things I recommend: 1) Have food allergy testing done. There are good diets and there...

Naturopathy: infant & antibiotics, cod liver oil, flaxseed oil
cod liver oil, flaxseed oil, old breast: Hi Heidi Thanks for writing. I advise you to take adult bioK. Breastfeeding your son, for the time being, safely prevents side effects of anti-biotics. The AAP’s Caring for Your Baby and Young Child suggests yogurt as a healthy food for babies and toddlers...

Naturopathy: Leg Cramps While Excercising, electrolyte drink, protein plus bar
electrolyte drink, protein plus bar, leg cramps: Ted, Muscle cramping is not usually related to protein intake. More commonly, it is an issue with mineral balance in the body and/or hydration. From what you are telling me, it is impossible to know what nutrients might be involved, but you might consider...

Naturopathy: Leg cramps, "Charlie Horse", nocturnal leg cramps, polio survivor
nocturnal leg cramps, polio survivor, laxative effect: Dear Ken, Leg cramps can have a lot of origins. If they are only at night, I often think of minerals. The top minerals that alleviate leg crams are magnesium and calcium. Since lab test for either of these are not particularly accurate or easy to interpret,...

Naturopathy: leg cramps, night leg cramps, electrolyte levels
night leg cramps, electrolyte levels, baked potato: Night leg cramps can be caused by a number of things from standing on hard floors to low electrolyte levels in your bloodstream. Some things that are helpful include stretching your legs before bed, massaging the legs, adding potassium to your diet (like...

Naturopathy: Muscle pain, osteopathic doctor, strange pain
osteopathic doctor, strange pain, wobenzyme: Hi Michelle, The cause of this kind of pain is almost always a problem that originates in the lower part of the back. This can be from overuse, injury, arthritis, or a host of other problems. Almost always, the problem can be relieved without invasive...

Naturopathy: Natural meds for mental health issues, gluten free diet, natural meds
gluten free diet, natural meds, mental health issues: Hello Melodie, I am first and foremost sorry to hear that you are struggling. The good part is that now that you have an understanding of what your condition is you can start really looking for solutions. I would advise you to consider medication during...

Naturopathy: Naturopathic help for bruxism, self massage, orthopedic pillow
self massage, orthopedic pillow, nightguard: Hello Paige, If you have jaw popping, even if it is painless, you essentially have an issue with your TMJ. Some of these issues can be fixed with splints - usually custom built by a dentist with TMJ experience - but it isn t always necessary. Here...

Naturopathy: Naturopaths in Canadian Hospitals?, canadian naturopathic association, cancer treatment centers of america
canadian naturopathic association, cancer treatment centers of america, cancer treatment centers: Elena, Thanks for your question and interest. Naturopathic physicians are not trained in hospital-based medicine, unless they obtain speciality training. As a general rule, NDs are not granted hospital privileges. There are some NDs who do work in...

Naturopathy: Can Naturopathy help me, acid indigestion, conventional care
acid indigestion, conventional care, hemmoroids: Chandra, Digestive problems are often well managed by naturopathic care. Reflux and acid indigestion are common problems that NDs treat and are very well treated by a variety of modalities. When it comes to hemorrhoids and fissures, how effectively...

Naturopathy: Need Natural Treatments For Kidney Cancer and Poor Renal Function In Remaining Kidney, hilar lymph nodes, open nephrectomy
hilar lymph nodes, open nephrectomy, regional lymph node: Dear Maryann, I am sure this is a very frightening situation for both you and your husband. Cancer (any kind) is an extremely complex disorder that requires a lot of personal attention. A good naturopathic doctor will look not just at the cancer itself,...

Naturopathy: I Need To Stay Alert And Awake, natural stimulant, dl phenylalanine
natural stimulant, dl phenylalanine, stress b complex: Dear Hector, Unfortunately, the best thing for staying alert and healthy is regular sleep. However, if work does not currently allow for this, there are a few things you can try to help you out. For alertness: 1) B-complex - I d look for a B-100 or...

Naturopathy: New Vitamin D Deficiency issue, vitamin d 25 hydroxy, sublingual b12
vitamin d 25 hydroxy, sublingual b12, calcium utilization: Deborah, Let me apologize for the delay in response - I have 2 About accounts and thought that they had been integrated. Apparently that is not the case and your question has been sitting in the account I was not checking. Your vitamin D is low an it...

Naturopathy: Nonulcer Dyspepsia, food allergy testing, health food store
food allergy testing, health food store, h pylori: Dear Jennifer, Non-ulcer dyspepsia can be treated naturally in many cases. If your doctor recommended an antibiotic, did he or she first test to see if you have an infection with Helicobacter Pylori? If you do have H. Pylori, then the recommendation...

Naturopathy: natural help for mouth problem, wisdom teeth surgery, oral thrush
wisdom teeth surgery, oral thrush, normal flora: Dear Mel, I think it unlikely that you have developed a problem in your mouth related to a nutritional deficiency . Mostly, deficienies will cause symptoms such as red/swollen tongue, loss of sense of taste, or gum disorders. The symptoms you describe...

Naturopathy: night leg cramps, night leg cramps, total hysterectomy
night leg cramps, total hysterectomy, menstrual cramps: Jeri, The only way to really know if you are in menopause (since you have a hysterectomy) is to go and get some lab work done to be sure. This could be the case, but it is hard to know. The symptoms you describe with the surge of nausea and heat and the...

Naturopathy: non healing bite, painful sting, herbal remedy
painful sting, herbal remedy, own eyes: Michael, It sounds like you were either bitten by something that was rather poisonous or that you are having a very bad reaction. Either way, you need to have this looked at again. I would not put an herbal remedy on a sore from a bite such as this without...

Naturopathy: Obsessive compulsive disorder, food allergy testing, mental health conditions
food allergy testing, mental health conditions, food allergens: Dear Schatzie, I wish I could tell you that there were some natural things that definitely worked for OCD, but as with conventional treatment it is often a process of trial, error and fine tuning. That said, there are many successes, and I wold suggest...

Naturopathy: osteoporosis, exercise physiologist, kidney problems
exercise physiologist, kidney problems, exercise therapy: Dear Hedy, While there are natural options for improving bone health, how effective they will be depends greatly on many factors including: 1) Your age 2) Your genetics 3) How much bone you have lost 4) Your hormone status 5) Other health conditions...

Naturopathy: PCOS, CAH and anxiety, adult onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia
adult onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, l theanine: Dear Rosanna, There is actually a a high likelihood that if you have an adult-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia (which can look very much like PCOS - the two conditions are not likely to both be present) that the CAH is the cause of your anxiety. ...

Naturopathy: Physical Assessments By NDs?, physical assessments, initial visit
physical assessments, initial visit, physical assessment: Frank, The best place to look is the website for the state association: www.cnpa.org I would suggest calling a few offices and asking about the practice before you make an appointment. Particularly, ask whether the physician does primary care practice...

Naturopathy: Plant Enzymes, plant enzymes, digestive function
plant enzymes, digestive function, migrain: Tricia, The head pain you describe does not really sound like a migraine - which is usually intense throbbing/gripping pain, often accompanied by eye pain/visual disturbance, nausea, vomiting or neurological dysfunction. Wine can cause a headache like...

Naturopathy: Probiotics, safety and reliability, probotics
safety and reliability, probotics, stradford: Dan, I have taken a while to answer your qustion because I was trying track down a recent study that assessed the viability of OTC probotics. It took a few days, but I finally found it. This article can probably answer your first question much better...

Naturopathy: parasite detox, rapid heart beat, palpatations
rapid heart beat, palpatations, stool sample: Dear Tricia, I am going to answer your general question regarding parasite detox to start with. If this answer does not cover everything you wanted to know, please write back so I can help you get the information you are looking for. Parasites are a...

Naturopathy: ph balance, elson haas, sound nutritional advice
elson haas, sound nutritional advice, fresh fruits and vegetables: Dear Cathy, pH Balance is important for the body because the health of our tissues and the functions of many of the enzymes and chemical reactions in the body are optimized at a certain pH range. That said, I think that many groups hype the issue and fall...

Naturopathy: pilonidal cyst, pilonidal cyst, natural remedy
pilonidal cyst, natural remedy, naturopathy: Dear Sham, I am not aware of any known effective natural remedy for pilonidal cyst. If it is infected, the treatment really is surgery. If it is just a cyst with no infection, you might be able to find a local practitioner to take a look at it. Acupuncture...

Naturopathy: Quantum Healing, chronic degenerative diseases, sub atomic particles
chronic degenerative diseases, sub atomic particles, quantum healing: I appreciate your question and I ll try to give you my best answer. The subject of Quantum Healing incorporates the latest scientific findings of quantum physics with biology and health. Quantum physics deals with the energy fields of two worlds that...

Naturopathy: Quantum Healing, mind body medicine, quantum healing
mind body medicine, quantum healing, ancient hindu: Hello Brett This is a difficult situation, with an equally difficult answer. In naturopathic medicine, we do embrace a variety of ideas. But we also work with the patient, according to their desires. In every culture, we know that pre-science medicine...

Naturopathy: query about anxiety neurosis, anxiety neurosis, acupuncture treatments
anxiety neurosis, acupuncture treatments, throat doctor: Geeta, There is not much for anxiety that you can mix with the prescription medication that you are taking. This is because many of the natural things we use for anxiety can increase the action of the drugs you are taking. You can try the addition of...

Naturopathy: question regarding progesterone, birth control pills, fibrocystic breasts
birth control pills, fibrocystic breasts, severe mood swings: Hello again Ann, There is no way to know if your hormones would correct themselves over time. The best thing you can do is to get regular health evaluations, consider some of the labs I discussed earlier, and perhaps try cycling off occasionally to see...

Naturopathy: Request for Articles, inys bangalore, world renowned experts
inys bangalore, world renowned experts, bangalore india: I would happily consider writing an article for your publication. I could also offer introductions to other Naturopaths in the US who would probably be willing to do the same. Please let me know the best way to contact you. Sincerely, Dr Jacque...

Naturopathy: rosacea, food allergy testing, slit lamp exam
food allergy testing, slit lamp exam, timely reply: Justine, I guess what I can tell you is that allergists are trained to look for a very discrete set of allergic reactions - generally the most acute and severe type - and their impression of what is or isn t bad is based on trying to eliminate things like...

Naturopathy: ruptured eardrum, antibiotics for ear infections, pediatics
antibiotics for ear infections, pediatics, use of antibiotics: Desi, Sorry for the delay in my answer. That is good that you already provide your son with dietary sources of probiotics. That is typically enough for maintenance, and in fact is a good way to maintain healthy flora. My comment was mainly if you do give...

Naturopathy: Schools that offer masters programs, clayton college of natural health, college of natural health
clayton college of natural health, college of natural health, masters programs: Every state has different requirements for licensure and/or certification. Those regulations also vary from Nutrition to Natural Health. It would be best to check with your state to see what qualifications are needed. Having said that, my degrees are...

Naturopathy: Scope of Practice of NDs, proper referral, prescriptive rights
proper referral, prescriptive rights, full scope: The only way would be to ask the doctor directly. The listings on the AANP website, which I mentioned, sometimes give information like that, but more often it is about which conditions they commonly see. Many NDs will give allow you to meet them (no charge)...

Naturopathy: SEVERE leg cramping, depo provera injection, depo provera
depo provera injection, depo provera, severe leg cramping: Andrea, Unfortunately, severe leg cramping is an uncommon put very painful side effect of Depo-Provera in some women. My first recommendation would be to seek another form of birth control. Depo is also associated with liver toxicity and bone loss...

Naturopathy: Skin/Heat rash on child, heat rash, aloe gel
heat rash, aloe gel, skin rash: Douglas, I would love to know a few more things before I comment. Rashes are tough to consult on via e-mail because I can t look at it. Can you tell me if: 1) The rash is raised or flat 2) There any obvious bumps, scales, or other things you can see...

Naturopathy: Sports Nutrition, naturopath doctor, irritable bowel syndrome
naturopath doctor, irritable bowel syndrome, egg proteins: Aakaash, Ion exchange filtration is one method of making a whey protein isolate - it is the best method for removing lactose. Otherwise, I would look for something that says clearly on the label Lactose Free. One thing to consider is to rotate your...

Naturopathy: shakey hands, shakey hands, proper diagnosis
shakey hands, proper diagnosis, nutritional therapies: Dear Damian, If you are having spontaneous bouts of shaking or tremors in your hands, this should be evaluated by a neurologist. There are many causes of shaking, but you are suggesting that this has become worse over time, which indicates that there may...

Naturopathy: skin condition, household cleaning products, grapeseed oils
household cleaning products, grapeseed oils, oregon grape root: Mery, Thanks for your question. This sounds like eczema, which is a common but troubling condition. In naturopathic medicine we try to get at the cause of it for long term relief. Hopefully a sensitivity to environmental factors has already been ruled...

Naturopathy: skin problem, vitamin c 1000mg, bleeding fingers
vitamin c 1000mg, bleeding fingers, pantothenic acid: Lynnie, Skin problems like this can be very challenging in that many conditions can look similar to each other. Because of the location on the hands, it is important to rule out contact dermatitis. That said, it is not easy to rule out. What I encourage...

Naturopathy: how to stop voices, mg vitamin c, homeopathic remedy
mg vitamin c, homeopathic remedy, hearing voices: Sunny, I think I can answer some, but perhaps not all of your questions. 1) You are currently following an Orthomolecular vitamin therapy for Schizo-affective disorder. This is only safe under the guidance of an experienced health practitioner and should...

Naturopathy: supplements, siberian ginseng root, herbal tincture
siberian ginseng root, herbal tincture, glandular extracts: Hello Nikol Adrenal extracts are derived from the adrenal glands of bovine (beef) sources. Commercially available adrenal extracts are made using the whole gland (whole or total adrenal extracts) or just the cortex or outer portion of the gland (adrenal...

Naturopathy: take supplements before bed?, pro biotics, sluggish metabolism
pro biotics, sluggish metabolism, acid secretion: Barry, It depends on lot on what you are taking. Some things may be better absorbed with food - thus better with meals - other things on an empty stomach. Some products are better taken at certain times of the day based on either what they do or on the...

Naturopathy: supplements, chronic yeast infections, olive leaf extract
chronic yeast infections, olive leaf extract, zinc gluconate: Jane, When it comes to many nutrients, especially minerals, the form can make a difference. The biggest difference is not so much whether it is in a liquid or a solid, but what it is bound to. For zinc, a common form is zinc oxide which is not very...

Naturopathy: Tourette + OCD, eeg neurofeedback, l theanine
eeg neurofeedback, l theanine, ocd symptoms: Dear Helena, There are several good things you can try for OCD symptoms. These are some of my favorites, that are also safe and supported by studies: 1) L-theanine is an amino acid found in green tea. It helps to calm and reduce anxiety. A typical...

Naturopathy: Do you think I have a problem with fructose?, food allergy testing, gluten free diet
food allergy testing, gluten free diet, chronic nausea: I am a firm believer in your body reflecting things that go on in your life. Your mind and emotions appear eventually as symptoms in your boy. As a result, all illness has a psychological component. Since you have exhausted the traditional medical tests,...

Naturopathy: Do you think I have a problem with fructose?, food allergy testing, gluten free diet
food allergy testing, gluten free diet, chronic nausea: Jonathan, I do think it is more likely that you have an issue with your stomach than with your liver on intestines. I think I said this in an earlier communication, but the area where you primarily report discomfort - the epigastric area - is a strong...

Naturopathy: Very toxic and ill from medicines, emergancy room, christopher vasey
emergancy room, christopher vasey, woodland hills ca: Hello Gia Thanks for your inquiry. I think it would be helpful for your husband to seek naturopathic care. You have a couple of options. There may be naturopathic doctors where you are currently, and you could start with that. If you d like to wait until...

Naturopathy: UTI, unsweetened cranberry juice, hygiene hypothesis
unsweetened cranberry juice, hygiene hypothesis, tablespoon lemon juice: Wayne, UTIs are usually not self-limiting and do require some sort of treatment. In a child, the major concern would be that the infection would travel to the kidneys, and this can be quite serious. Signs of an infection in the kidney include fatigue,...

Naturopathy: Vitamen C, cramps and diarrhea, gas cramps
cramps and diarrhea, gas cramps, encapsulation technology: Hello Natalie LypoSpheric Vitamin C has been called Vitamin C on steroids”: the sub-microscopic liposomes surrounding the Vitamin C are part of every application of Liposomal Encapsulation Technology. Since the body is literally held together with phospholipids,...

Naturopathy: water, home water purification system, home water purification
home water purification system, home water purification, water purification system: Hello PJ Water that is void of organic contaminants and dissolved inorganic rocks is distilled water. It is often observed that consumption of hard water, or water that has some minerals, is associated with beneficial cardiovascular effects. As noted in...

Naturopathy: Yamoa for treating asthma, natural treatments for asthma, natural medicines
natural treatments for asthma, natural medicines, patient testimonials: Sandi, Thanks for your question. This herb is not commonly used here, so there is little information about it. A couple quick searches yielded no results for any studies on it. I did look at one of those websites, and didn t find anything except testimonials....

Nausea and Vomiting: Throwing up in winter, norovirus, winter vomiting
norovirus, winter vomiting: Missy, You are correct that there s more vomiting in the winter. In a poll I conducted once, asking people when they last threw up, the months from October to March were higher than from April to September, with a peak in December and January. Part...

Nausea and Vomiting: prolonged diarrhea for a 3 yr old girl, loose stools, stomach pains
loose stools, stomach pains, loose stool: It could be that the loose stools are simply normal for her. This is not my area of expertise, but if happened occasionally, I would say it is too much fiber in the diet on a particular day. If it is happening for six months, then I doubt it s a particular...

Nausea and Vomiting: Alcohol sickness, friend drinks, puke
friend drinks, puke, saliva: Andee, I suppose the easiest answer is that you should not drink that much and also tell your friends when they re drinking too much. I also suppose that doesn t help you in this situation. If someone is very, very drunk, someone else should stay with...

Nausea and Vomiting: Curing emetophobia, fear of vomiting
fear of vomiting: Jenna, Some people have been cured of emetophobia by inducing vomiting and some have induced themselves but didn t get cured. Some people have also gotten over emetophobia by vomiting naturally, but most emets have vomited at some point since becoming...

Nausea and Vomiting: diarrhea & vomiting, fever thermometer, normal temperature
fever thermometer, normal temperature, diarrhea: Mandy, Most diarrhea is self-limited and does not lead to vomiting. Most of the time, diarrhea is just a brief reaction to something not being right in the colon. When you have diarrhea, check your temperature with an oral fever thermometer. If you re...

Nausea and Vomiting: Feeling in stomach, nausea, abdominal cramps
nausea, abdominal cramps: Tracey, By stomach, I think you mean your whole abdomen. Abdomens produce many feelings, and only a few of them should be believed to mean that vomiting is imminent. I doubt you have vomited many times, or you wouldn t be asking. Most of the time when...

Nausea and Vomiting: food poisoning - how long to throw up, mild symptoms, food poisoning
mild symptoms, food poisoning, kinds of food: Jenna, Vomiting is not inevitable if you have food poisoning. Probably most food poisoning results in only mild symptoms or diarrhea and not vomiting. Depending on the type of food, the onset can be quite quick. Eating some spoiled foods will cause...

Nausea and Vomiting: Nausea, vomit, nausea
vomit, nausea: Nausea doesn t cause vomiting. Rather, the body having a need to vomit causes the body to become nauseated. Nausea follows the need to vomit in parallel. Nausea can go away on its own, but it is generally quicker for someone to vomit and put an end to the...

Nausea and Vomiting: doing "it" only once, vomiting
vomiting: Kristian, The number of times you throw up during an illness depends on a lot of factors, like what is causing the vomiting and what you re doing to control it. A lot of times, the vomiting doesn t do anything except relieve your urge to vomit. Then,...

Nausea and Vomiting: Seasickness, motion sickness pills, labyrinthine canals
motion sickness pills, labyrinthine canals, poisons: Caitlyn, Seasickness (like other kinds of motion sickness) does not originate in the stomach. It originates in the ears, in the vestibular canals. These are the fluid-filled spirals that help you maintain your balance. They are overstimulated by...

Nausea and Vomiting: Sneezing before throwing up, retching, triggering vomiting
retching, triggering vomiting: Missy, Before you vomit, your body has to undertake some deep breathing motions. Essentially, you take in a very deep breath and that sets you off retching. When you retch, you re basically breathing in with your glottis closed. With each retch, pressure...

Nausea and Vomiting: Why does it taste so awful, small intestine, nasty taste
small intestine, nasty taste, vomit: Maddi: Vomit tastes awful for three reasons: 1) It is a mixture of foods that no one would mix together on their own. 2) The best-tasting stuff from foods (sugars and salts) is digested out right away, leaving the less good-tasting stuff in the...

Nausea and Vomiting: Vomiting and teeth, stomach juices, strange sensation
stomach juices, strange sensation, sensitivity issues: Chris, Vomit can bring out sensitivity issues on teeth. If you have a sensitive spot, it is apt to act up when you vomit. Be sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly after you puke; don t brush your teeth right away, as that is apt to rub stomach juices into...

Nausea and Vomiting: How much warning do you get before you vomit?, 30 minutes, adults
30 minutes, adults: Gina, Most people feel sick for at least 20-30 minutes before they throw up. When it is about to happen, people know for about a minute so they have time to get to a bathroom or other sanitary place to vomit. If you re old enough to type, you re probably...

Nausea and Vomiting: Years without throwing up, internet group, 35 years
internet group, 35 years, 10 years: You are in the top 2% of the population in terms of your vomiting frequency. Good for you. You vomit less than at least 98% of the population. 10 years is a long time, but it is not a record. I have gone 35 years myself. I am also in touch with emetophobic...

Nausea and Vomiting: Emetophobia, unconcious, constant fear
unconcious, constant fear: Linda, I have never heard of someone who is not drunk, unconscious, or invalid choking on vomit. I don t think you have to worry about that. Also, if you have emetophobia, it is very rare that you will have to vomit. Maybe you will never vomit again....

Nausea and Vomiting: sudden heat and vomit urge, morning nausea; menstrual; hot flashes
morning nausea; menstrual; hot flashes: Duha, I can t help but think your hot flashes and sudden nausea are related to your periods. Perhaps you would be better off asking in a menstruation category. What you describe also sounds like morning sickness. For that kind of nausea and vomiting,...

Nausea and Vomiting: viruses, stomach virus, intestinal cells
stomach virus, intestinal cells, vomiting center: Dave, Vomiting doesn t get rid of a virus. After a virus-infected person vomits, there is still plenty of virus left in their intestines. And vomiting doesn t happen to get rid of a virus. A virus causes vomiting by invading intestinal cells and interfering...

Nausea and Vomiting: Vomiting every morning, stomach acid production, stomachs
stomach acid production, stomachs, second opinion: Chris, Acid production does not cause daily vomiting or dry heaving. You can produce a high amount of acid and not expect to vomit from it. In fact, people who have acid stomachs vomit less than regular people because their stomach is so good at killing...

Nausea and Vomiting: how often does the average person vomit, vomit, average person
vomit, average person, adults: According to surveys I ve done for my Vomiting FAQ, people can be classed into four vomit types. I haven t researched children, so these are all based on adults. 1. 33% of people vomit on three or more days a year, and they are called PROLIFIC VOMITERS....

Nausea and Vomiting: people who have never thrown up, emetophobia, terrifying experience
emetophobia, terrifying experience, alchohol: Anne, How long since your last puke? You don t have to vomit just because you re nauseated. You can take anti-emetics and learn the techniques in my Vomiting FAQ (http://emetophobia.byethost15.com/vomiting.html) to keep from vomiting. I keep Pepto-Bismol...

Nausea and Vomiting: Burping up stomach contents, stomach contents, involuntary action
stomach contents, involuntary action, burper: I don t know much about freaks on the internet. I suspect he conditioned himself to do it that way. He was not necessarily vomiting either. Bending forward will help with gravity, but vomiting is not dependent on gravity. Scientists proved that by inducing...

Nausea and Vomiting: meds to prevent vomiting, nausea, preventing vomiting
nausea, preventing vomiting: Katie, Many emetophobes keep on hand Pepto-Bismol, which is powerful enough at suppressing the vomiting center in the brain that it can actually counteract a small dose of syrup of ipecac. When you re feeling nauseated, most emetophobes take a tablespoon...

Nausea and Vomiting: I didn't throw up, pepto bismol, vomit
pepto bismol, vomit, good luck: Krista, I m glad you didn t vomit last night, and I m also glad you learned something about vomiting. As a result of what you went through, you will be better able in the future to control your vomiting. What you learned from your body, you can use to...

Nausea and Vomiting: Feel like throwing up, gag reflex, vomiting center
gag reflex, vomiting center, syrup of ipecac: Krista, Pepto-Bismol tastes better than puke! It is powerful enough at suppressing the vomiting center that Pepto-Bismol can actually counteract a small dose of syrup of ipecac, the drug used to induce vomiting. I didn t know; I just guessed from your...

Nausea and Vomiting: Feel like throwing up, pepto bismol, gravol
pepto bismol, gravol, dramamine: Krista, You re in a difficult spot. When you prevent vomiting, you have to be willing to endure nausea for longer than someone who isn t afraid of vomiting. People who hate nausea puke to get rid of it. People who hate puking are tolerant of nausea so...

Nausea and Vomiting: Feel like throwing up, pepto bismal, happy things
pepto bismal, happy things, dramamine: Krista, The misery you re talking about is nausea. The most common way to end nausea is to vomit. If you really get to the point where you can t stand the feeling any longer, just go to the sink or toilet and take three sharp, deep breaths as fast as...

Nausea and Vomiting: Feel like throwing up, good luck and good night, retching
good luck and good night, retching, deep breaths: Krista, The breaths are to make you vomit. When a person is severely nauseated (like you are right now), they need to take at least one deep breath to start retching. A person who is trying hard to keep from vomiting usually needs several deep breaths...

Nausea and Vomiting: Feel like throwing up, gag reflex, stomach wall
gag reflex, stomach wall, anti emetic: Krista, All of what you report are symptoms of impending vomiting. I urge you to take an anti-emetic if you don t want to vomit. If you have Pepto-Bismol, I would down two tablespoons right now. Pepto-Bismol is absorbed through the stomach wall, so even...

Nausea and Vomiting: Brother's stomach, fluid in the ears, scopalomine
fluid in the ears, scopalomine, carsick: Hana, People who vomit from anxiety tend to mind the vomiting less than the anxiety. So I m not sure your brother has a problem. If he decided to mind the vomiting more than the anxiety, then he could probably control the vomiting on his own. It s mostly...

Nausea and Vomiting: Technically, why does this cause vomiting?, dealing with anxiety, emetophobia
dealing with anxiety, emetophobia, dramamine: Milady Anne, All sorts of things can set the diaphragm off. The diaphragm has to move every few seconds for breathing anyway. Just about anything can turn these movements into the kind of DEEP movements that can start retching. Putting pressure on the...

Nausea and Vomiting: nausea after intestinal infection, chronic nausea
chronic nausea: H, You report nausea but no vomiting (at least since your bout with the infection four years ago). One excellent way to counter nausea in that instance is to keep busy. A busy mind is less likely to be distracted by prolonged nausea. I think going to...

Nausea and Vomiting: Measures against excessive dry-heaving..., activated charcoal, anti emetic
activated charcoal, anti emetic, gravol: Milady Anne, Antiemetics not only prevent vomiting, they also prevent dry heaving, since dry heaving is essentially vomiting without bringing anything up. Some medical books call it vomiturition. So even if you have already vomited, taking an anti-emetic...

Nausea and Vomiting: waking up nauseated
Sarah, You don t have true nausea. It is in your head. Eat something. You don t need to eat a whole meal, but just have a little something to get your stomach going. You will not vomit. I bet you haven t puked in years. If you do, you will have enough...

Nausea and Vomiting: motion sickness, motion sickness
motion sickness: I can answer part of that anyway. Motion sickness is caused by sensitivity in the inner ear. The vestibular system in the inner ear detects poisons. When it is overstimulated, it diagnoses poisoning and tells the brain to start vomiting. In motion sickness,...

Nausea and Vomiting: anti-emetics
If I thought I had norovirus, I would take Dramamine/Gravol, which might be sold under a different name where you are. If your stomach isn t digesting, Gravol suppositories are available. Keeping them on hand ahead of time is an excellent idea. If no Dramamine/Gravol...

Nausea and Vomiting: people vomit too easily, stomach discomfort, greasy food
stomach discomfort, greasy food, stomachs: Anne, Only some people vomit easily. For most, it is much rarer. I don t think it s so much about stomachs as it is about how much nausea or stomach discomfort a person is willing to tolerate. A person who finds nausea intolerable, even a little bit,...

Nausea and Vomiting: Doctors can't find anything, right abdomen, gall bladder
right abdomen, gall bladder, weird moments: That seems pretty intolerable. The area you mention includes your gall bladder. Could that be the source of the problem? Can you control the nausea and vomiting with antiemetics? I don t think the doctors or you should give up yet when it comes to finding...

Nausea and Vomiting: nausea, dealing with anxiety, irrational fears
dealing with anxiety, irrational fears, emotional stress: A phobia of vomiting is one of the most common phobias. Many phobics imagine that they have nausea when they re really fine. A good question to ask is whether you feel like eating. If you feel like eating, then you re not nauseated, and it s in your head....

Nausea and Vomiting: vomit threshold, healthy digestive system, emetophobia
healthy digestive system, emetophobia, digestives: Catherine, Eating and drinking that would not make anyone vomit. She was already in a state of being ready to vomit when she did that. It is surprising that you heard that on an emetophobia site. Perhaps the woman in question did not have emetophobia?...

Nausea and Vomiting: fighting nausea, prevention techniques, nausea
prevention techniques, nausea, 30 minutes: Catherine, Most people find nausea more distressing than nausea. It isn t surprising that people, even emets, are willing to throw up rather than endure nausea longer. Most people (non-emets) are only able to put up with nausea for 20-30 minutes and then...

Nausea and Vomiting: unexplained vomiting, precipitate vomiting
precipitate vomiting: Catherine, When you were a child, you did vomit for a reason. It s just that for your parents, it was unimportant figuring out what that reason was. Once you vomited, you were OK, and they felt no need to investigate further. If the vomiting had persisted...

Nausea and Vomiting: people's attitude toward non-vomiters
Catherine, If you re a non-vomiter, you re among two percent of the population. That means the other 98 percent see you as something different. Most people throw up every year. A third of people throw up so often that it is just normal for them to...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Outside Wrecker, periscopes, hydroplanes
periscopes, hydroplanes, hydraulic: Hi. I was the Outside Wrecker of a SSBN for some 5 years. Responsible for the correct operation and maintenance of all mechanical machinery outside the engine room (but not weapons). This included masts and periscopes, hydroplanes and steering, hydraulic pumps...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Subs that do not sink, cubic foot of water, ballast tanks
cubic foot of water, ballast tanks, air chambers: Hi, it s the same way that a surface ship doesn t sink when it is first floated in the water. The builders know the weight of the vessel is less than the weight of water it displaces so it must float. The air chambers on the outside of a boat are called ballast...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Aircraft carrier question..., ballast tanks, boiler fuel
ballast tanks, boiler fuel, naval architecture: Hi David, I served in 2 aircraft carriers for short periods before being a submariner. I was recently contacted by a shipmate from 1958 in HMS Albion. His job was The Tanky . He was forever (seemingly) moving fresh water or sea water or fuel to and from tanks,...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Depth to which a submarine can sink, uk boats, intelligence agencies
uk boats, intelligence agencies, submarine: The maximum operational diving depth of any submarine is classified so I cannot give actual figures. A bit silly really because you can bet that all intelligence agencies know each others secrets. Anyway, UK boats are built to withstand at least 150% of the...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): cargo vessel parts, pictorial resources, clearance procedure
pictorial resources, clearance procedure, deck board: I m afraid I can t help you. You will have to get information from shipbuilders, I m sure some will help. Just go to Google and type in shipbuilder for any number of names. You can also use Google by typing in the name of the part you want to identify...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): comparisons of aircraft carriers?, jolly jack tar, uss forrestal
jolly jack tar, uss forrestal, sea hawks: The US carriers are truly awesome in size.The UK has never had anything nearly so big. The proposed supercarriers will barely be half the size of the big Yanks. In the fifties I was serving in HMS Albion and we were exercising with the Americans in the...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): displacement, displacement hull, internal tank
displacement hull, internal tank, flood water: This is not really my field. However, a submarine when dived is a full displacement hull. That is to say that the mass of the water displaced is equal to the mass of the submarine and the volume of that water is the same as the volume of the submarine. In...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): education for naval architecture, submarine equipment, naval architecture
submarine equipment, naval architecture, future prospects: Hi, I m afraid I can t help you with that. If you google naval architecture institutions asia you should get plenty of info. As for future prospects, I m not in shipbuilding. My expaertise is in operating and maintaining submarine equipment. Regards, Keith...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): education for naval architecture
Naval Architecture (Ship Building): education for naval architecture

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Ships compass, calibration stations, imo regulations
Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Ships compass, calibration stations, imo regulations, magnetic compass

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): ships anti roll system, phase relationship, gyroscopic
Naval Architecture (Ship Building): ships anti roll system, phase relationship, gyroscopic, angle of attack

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): use of mathematics in ship design, 17th century, diary of samuel pepys, samuel pepys
Naval Architecture (Ship Building): use of mathematics in ship design, 17th century, diary of samuel pepys, samuel pepys, marine designers

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Waveless Ocean, geographical phenomenon, windy season
Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Waveless Ocean, geographical phenomenon, windy season, ramanathapuram

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Jobs, taxi driving licence, papua new guinea
taxi driving licence, papua new guinea, london type: I know the problem and I sympathise with your situation. When I retired from the Royal Navy I found it difficult to convince prospective employers that I could do whatever they were offering. I didn t have those civilian bits of paper. We finished up buying...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): materials for a sealing washer, keel bolt, merl ltd
keel bolt, merl ltd, centre of gravity: Hi, I think this is talking about a bolt that holds a dagger keel in place. A dagger keel lays fore and aft in a housing in the bottom of the boat along the centreline. The housing is of course watertight. The keel pivots around a bolt that goes through the...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): navy ship specs, ship specs, naval ships
ship specs, naval ships, navy ship: Hi, frequency changing used to be done by rotating machines. It is now mainly done by solid state electronic units with no moving parts. They are freely available from electrical suppliers, even through the internet. Office equipment in ships tends to be...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): PERISCOPES, submarine periscope, glass prisms
submarine periscope, glass prisms, mirror screen: A submarine periscope is a tube about a foot in diameter and up to sixty feet long full of extremely accurate and robust lenses and prisms and mirrors, capable of withstanding tons of sea pressure, and giving a accurate picture of its view. A marvel of optical...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): the power of motirs, type engines, aircraft type
type engines, aircraft type, turbines: Hi, sorry, I don t understand the question. Turbines are driven by steam usually but there are gas turbine driven ships that use aircraft type engines. The only motors I know of are connected when the steam or gas is turned off and they turn the turbines over...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Science Fair Project, overflow water, cubic inch
overflow water, cubic inch, weight of water: Hi, you don t say how old Trevor is. It is all to do with displacement. If the weight of a solid object is heavier than the weight of water that is the same size as the object, then the object will sink. So a cubic inch of solid metal weighs more than a cubic...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Ship building, ss great britain, hulled ship
ss great britain, hulled ship, pressure hull: 1. Anything that can float can also sink. 2. It depends on the complexity. A nuclear submarine about 3 years. A tanker about a year. 3. They actually ride up over the ice and the weight of the ship crushes the ice underneath. The bow is specially shaped...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Ships compass, standby compass, old compass
standby compass, old compass, compass readings: Hi. I don t know how other ships do it but the Royal Navy has special Compass Swinging locations in different places around the UK near to ports. This entailed tying up to a specific buoy and then over a period of time taking compass readings of various...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): ships anti roll system, downward force, side angle
downward force, side angle, stabilization system: Hi, ships are stabilised by fins similar to submarine hydroplanes. They project from housings below the waterline and can be retracted. As a ship rolls to the right the fins on that side angle upwards to provide an upward force to counteract the roll. At the...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): submarine construction--deaths, shipbuilding yard, height restriction
shipbuilding yard, height restriction, thick carpet: Hi, I don t know about being trapped in submarines, the older smaller ones were pretty simple in construction, although I suppose it could have happened. It was more likely to happen in big ships and it isn t just during construction. During maintenance it...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): WHY CAN'T THE US BUILD DIESEL SUBS?, eastern meditteranean, diesel subs
eastern meditteranean, diesel subs, diesel boats: I am a UK submariner!! However there is no reason that the US or the UK for that matter should not be able to build good diesel boats. Best is in the eye of the beholder. Quite honestly I can t be doing with the whole idea. What may be best for the north...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): USS Scorpion SSN 589, uss scorpion ssn, askjeeves
uss scorpion ssn, askjeeves, water south: When Scorpion was found in 11,000ft of water south of the Azores, it was seen to have a hole in its side, low down midships near where one of the main batteries was situated. From the damage it was decided an explosion from inside had caused the hole. This...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): use of mathematics in ship design, 17th century, early artisans, boats and ships
early artisans, boats and ships, naval architects: Hi, I m not sure if I can help, my expertise is in operating and maintaining submarines! Of course, a shipwright was just a woodworker that worked on boats and ships. There were cartwrights and wheelwrights and millwrights and other wrights now forgotten and...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Waterline bulge at a ship's prow, bulbous bow, listening equipment
bulbous bow, listening equipment, cargo ships: Hi, it is called a bulbous bow . If you type that into Google you will find lots of info. It reduces drag by forming a bow wave a little way in front of the actual bow. Further to this though, it causes problems for submarines. When a submarine has been deeper...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): Waveless Ocean, conventional submarines, deep oceans
conventional submarines, deep oceans, ocean depth: Hi, waves can happen anywhere, mainly caused by the wind. However, they travel far beyond where the wind is. Check out this site, http://www.antrimdesign.com/articles/waves.html also type wave action in Google, there is a mine of information there, regards,...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): WWII German Wolfpacks, wolfpacks, asdic
wolfpacks, asdic, codebreakers: Hi, it was probably the codebreakers. Once you knew where the wolfpacks were and what their strategy was it became easier to deal with them. There was also rapid development in detection equipment, ASDIC and RADAR and longer range air escorts. Plus of course...

Naval Architecture (Ship Building): weight, packs travelling together &dive capasity, u boats, coastal craft
u boats, coastal craft, happy hunting: Hi, as I said, there were many different types of U-Boat (which means Unter Wasser Boot) with different running and diving characteristics from small coastal craft that could only go down to 50m to large long range craft that were designed to go down to 200m....

NCIS: sean murray, slepian, latest tv
slepian, latest tv, vonage: Hello Eric I only found Charles Sahner and Mitchell Slepian as Vonage voices. That does not mean Murray is not on the commercial you mentioned. I can not recall the aformentioned commercial, but I found no evidence supporting it, just as you found. I...

NCIS: csi/ paul guilfoyle, kimberly guilfoyle, fox news
kimberly guilfoyle, fox news, paul guilfoyle: Hello Ken I researched this for you, but I have come up empty-handed. I cannot find any information supporting the relation or debunking it. I find it strange there is no documentation to my knowledge of these two individuals in any connections or links,...

NCIS: NCIS 09 Season, NCIS, new director
NCIS, new director, cliffhanger: No one is releasing information on this twist. I personally think the team will not be broken up after all. I believe the new director is trying to hide something about himself and that is why he shred that paper from his file. Nothing gets past Gibbs and...

NCIS: "Blowback", sign aries, la grenouille
sign aries, la grenouille, astrological sign: Dear linnea, I would be happy to recap this episode for you! I will start from the beginning, just to be sure you saw every awesome tidbit. The show begins with two masked figures seizing a man (Eli Goliath Lisack)and pulling him into a windowless van....

NCIS: Kate, sasha alexander, season finale
sasha alexander, season finale, couple minutes: Hi Kate. I can totally relate to you; I also cried when she was killed. It actually was not a short stick draw though that picked her as the victim. Sasha Alexander (The actress who played Kate) does not normally stay on a show for more than a year and did...

NCIS: "Smokes" (is that what it was called?), ncis, cannibal
ncis, cannibal, gibbs: Alas, no. That is one of the good things about NCIS. Sometimes they will have things on there that are made to make you go huh? . It was just there to make you go, was this guy completely innocent, was he a cannibal it was just a slam ending. The title...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: Consciousness Survival, dying, death
dying, death, near death experience: Hello Ed, Thank you for writing to me at All Experts with your concerns. First, I am glad that you were brought back to life after suffering from your heart attack. I m sure that there are many who share that sentiment. Of the percentage of people...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: Near death / Afterlife, near death experience, death
near death experience, death, expert: Hello Roma, I am not sure as to the meaning of your question. It is a little vague. Did you yourself have a Near Death Experience? If so, where there changes to your outlook, personality or psyche? I would love to help but I have nothing to go on. NDEs...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: death, death, somatic death
death, somatic death, hair and finger nails groth after death: Hola Jesica, Thank you for writing to me at All Experts. You are my first questioner from Argentina. I teach dancing and admit that Argentine Tango is my and my partner s absolute favorite dance. In answer to your question - No, hair and finger...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: fear of death, near death experiences, after life
near death experiences, after life, greg pocha: Hello C, Thank you for writing to me at All Experts / Near Death Experiences / After life Study with your concerns. You are not alone in your fear, nor are you alone in having an obsession with that fear. When something such as your death preoccupies...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: Icurio, NDE, near death experience
NDE, near death experience, after life: Hi Cierra, Thank you for writing to me at All Experts / Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies. I can understand where you may have confused my expertise with the category that would be better able to help you. The Near Death Experience that I provide...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: Near death, near death experience, NDE
near death experience, NDE, death bed experience: Hello Susan, Hello to a neighbor in Saskatchewan and thank you for writing to me at All Experts / Near Death Experience and Afterlife Studies. In your profession as a nurse you will have the opportunity to witness many such occurrences. I will address...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: Afterlife, Greg Pocha, near death experience
Greg Pocha, near death experience, death nde: Hello Sam, Thank you for writing to me at All Experts / Near Dearth Experience and Afterlife Studies with your question. I am glad that you asked for what my opinion is because in an area of study as mysterious as the afterlife is, there is, as of yet,...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: Terrible Fear of Death, Greg Pocha, death
Greg Pocha, death, dying: Hello Karen, Thank you for writing to me at All Experts with your concerns. I will make every attempt not to make my reply seem too academic or clinical. After all, the subject that you speak of is one that is human and personal and I will answer in...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: Terrible Fear of Death, death, dying
death, dying, fear of death: Hi Karen, I have received your emails. You have written to me twice with the same concern. Seeing as how your second mailing contained more information, that is the one that I will be answering in detail. Therefore please look for my answer in reply to...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: fear of death ,NDE and obe, afterlife, Greg Pocha
afterlife, Greg Pocha, death: Hello Rosemay, Thank you for writing to me at AllExpertsNear Death Experience (NDE)Afterlife Studies with your concerns. I will answer the majority of your questions but will also have to direct you to outside sources to ensure that you are getting all...

Near Death Experiences / Afterlife Studies: Fear of death and needing advice on life after death
Hello Rosemay, It will be under this question that you will also find the answers to your other question: Fear of death, NDE & OBE . I will have to do more research on your particular issue. As I m just finishing an investigation, and am approximately...

Back and Neck Injury: 13 vertebrae fusion, titanium rod, pain meds
titanium rod, pain meds, spinal fusion: Hello, URSCHI. My name is: TOM. I Wish I could Tell you exactly the reason they love to play with peoples lives the way they do!. BUT! I Cannot! I for one am still trying to understand this myself! I too am Prepareing to undergo A Spinal fusion On my lower...

Back and Neck Injury: 2 MRI's PLEASE HELP ME i hurt baaaad, thecal sac, disc bulge
thecal sac, disc bulge, annular tear: Dear Khia, Neck MRI: 1. an annular tear (C3/C4) is a tear of the outer ring of the disk. This is fibrous tissue and contains a lot of pain fibers, when torn it can generate significant pain, muscle spasms and trigger points. Degenerative disk changes...

Back and Neck Injury: 2 yrs ago had paraspinal back spasm, now i have problems, supraspinatus tendon, back spasm
supraspinatus tendon, back spasm, building cabinets: Hi, Benjamin, You are experiencing motor loss in the left leg probably due to a left sided disc herniation at L4 or 5. An x-ray won t show this but an MRI of the lumbar spine will. Once diagnosed, you need to find a D.C. that has flexion/distraction tables....

Back and Neck Injury: Clicking in my neck, upper trapezius, swollen ankles and feet
upper trapezius, swollen ankles and feet, strengthening exercises: The clicking sound you re referring to is called crepitus. It indicates some laxity in connective tissue, uneven surfaces on joints, or wear of the cartilage. It is, however, a normal phenomena so there s no need to be too concerned about it unless it causes...

Back and Neck Injury: What could be causing these painful spasms ?, muscle spasm, diazepam 10mg
muscle spasm, diazepam 10mg, stretching exercises: Dear TJ, I m not quite sure what was going on with you 7 years ago, but I can tell you for sure that the whiplash injury can greatly exacerbate any ongoing problems, and often times create significant long term consequences as well. The medical profession...

Back and Neck Injury: compression wedge fracture, increase bone density, resistance exercises
increase bone density, resistance exercises, density mass: Absolutely not. Compression fractures of the vertebrae should heal without any complications in most cases so you shouldn t be sidelined for too long. You may want to consider getting a bone density (DEXA) scan since you may have some osteopenia or osteoporosis....

Back and Neck Injury: Sciatica/low back weakness, mckenzie, exercises
Back and Neck Injury: Sciatica/low back weakness, mckenzie, exercises

Back and Neck Injury: sinus pain w/stiff neck, oral steroids, chiropractic physician
Back and Neck Injury: sinus pain w/stiff neck, oral steroids, chiropractic physician, pink eye

Back and Neck Injury: Herniated Disc, disc herniation, proper guidance
disc herniation, proper guidance, herniated disc: Chiropractic care can help disc injuries in some people but it is certainly not a cure-all. You should definitely be doing some kind of physical therapy (under the proper guidance and on your own) if you haven t already done so. I think an MRI would be appropriate...

Back and Neck Injury: just hurt my neck, range of motion exercise, j shawn
range of motion exercise, j shawn, strain type: Dear Mark, This sounds like a simple sprain/strain type of injury, and these are usually minor and start healing in a few days. Use an ice pack for pain not heat (heat will actually increase inflammation in the early stages of care). Application time...

Back and Neck Injury: just hurt my neck, neck trauma, disc problem
neck trauma, disc problem, back of my neck: It s hard to say based on the information you provided. Did you fall asleep in that position? Do you have any previous history of neck trauma? You probably don t have disc problem since you don t have any numbness or tingling in your arms or shoulders, but...

Back and Neck Injury: My back has been hurting for a couple years and i want to know whats wrong., compression fracture, weight on my shoulders
compression fracture, weight on my shoulders, scar formation: Dear David, I cannot tell you what is wrong with your back without having a full history, a functional examination, imaging of the area of complaint (if warranted after physical examination). What I can tell you is that a trauma such as you described...

Back and Neck Injury: knot under right shoulderblade, disc bulge, nerve problem
disc bulge, nerve problem, upper spine: You might have a pinched nerve in your neck (possibly from a disc bulge or herniation). Knots in your muscles typically do not cause any numbness anywhere else in your body. Numbness is a neurological (nerve) problem so I suggest you get further evaluation...

Back and Neck Injury: L5/S1 Posterior Disc Bulge, disc bulge, exiting nerve roots
disc bulge, exiting nerve roots, relevant anatomy: Dear Keith, The outer portion of the lowest disk in the spine has torn (annulus), and the inner material is pushing outward to create a bulge to the back-right side of the spinal cord. Stenosis of the lateral recess means that the right areas surrounding...

Back and Neck Injury: low back and butt pain, deep tissue massage, sacroiliac joints
deep tissue massage, sacroiliac joints, facet joints: Dear Angela, Seeing a chiropractor would still be beneficial. I m glad you went to the ER, the injections will help, but are only going to help to reduce the active inflammation and kill the pain only. The injections will not change any physical relationship...

Back and Neck Injury: MVA pain, pinky fingers, sciatica pain
pinky fingers, sciatica pain, base of my skull: Dear Pam, Yes an auto accident can easily cause pain and dysfunction in the upper back. It happens all the time and I see this frequently in my office. The fact that you have a scoliosis in the upper back will complicate the issue, but it is more likely...

Back and Neck Injury: middle back pain, deep tissue massage, postural exercises
deep tissue massage, postural exercises, intrinsic muscles: Dear Rhonda, This sounds like simple deconditioning syndrome or upper crossed syndrome, which is really just the long term effects of poor posture. It starts when we continually have poor seated postures while reading, writing, working at the computer...

Back and Neck Injury: back and neck, cox flexion distraction, drx 9000
cox flexion distraction, drx 9000, decompression therapy: Dear Mary, Sorry to hear of your accident. The numbness in your toes and right foot is likely the result of nerve compression due to the disk derangement in your low back. The burning sensations are also common with disk injury. The best course of action...

Back and Neck Injury: neck injury, full contact sport, torn meniscus
full contact sport, torn meniscus, dr park: Hi Alice, I can totally relate to what you re saying. I m 35 and I still train and compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which is a full contact sport so every time I get on the mat, I am potentially risking injury. Though I don t have herniated discs in my neck,...

Back and Neck Injury: neck injury, resistance exercises, rehab program
resistance exercises, rehab program, j shawn: Dear Lindsay, Sorry to hear of your injury...definitely a bad one. A soft collar cervical support brace will not create additional problems as long as you DO NOT rely on it for support. Occasional use should be just fine, however, resistance exercises...

Back and Neck Injury: Pain in lower back, nerve root, hello doctor
nerve root, hello doctor, pain in lower back: I am hesitant to suggest any potential causes for your pain based on limited information, but I would venture to say that you might have a disc injury. Sitting and bending forward at the waist can cause the center of the disc to push backwards and pinch or...

Back and Neck Injury: back pain, lumbar vertebrae, stabilization exercise
lumbar vertebrae, stabilization exercise, stress reactions: Was there any diagnosis made? Chronic back pain in adolescents is unusual. Sometimes pars fractures or stress reactions in the lumbar vertebrae are missed on x-rays, but MRIs usually pick them up. It s possible that he may have a lumbar disc injury present...

Back and Neck Injury: Sciatica, nerve entrapment, approximate duration
nerve entrapment, approximate duration, lumbar spine: Sounds like you definitely have a lumbar disc problem (bulge or herniation). I would suggest you have an MRI to rule out any other pathology. Since you seem to be responding to the Sphinx stretch, I would explore McKenzie physical therapy protocols for managing...

Back and Neck Injury: Sciatica/low back weakness, gonstead method, inversion therapy
gonstead method, inversion therapy, systemic enzymes: Dear Beth, The first thing I have to say is you seem to be swapping doctors like you would socks. It seems like the first chiropractor that you went to and the current chiropractor you are seeing now have done the most for you, so I would recommend that...

Back and Neck Injury: Static, passive, solo psoas stretch?, anterior pelvic tilt, psoas stretches
anterior pelvic tilt, psoas stretches, muscle contraction: You re right it is difficult to stretch the hip flexors adequately on your own. I ve found the best way to stretch it solo is by using a physioball - 55cm if you re less than 5 5 and 65cm if your 5 6 or taller, and 75cm if you re 6 +. A decent ball should...

Back and Neck Injury: sinus pain w/stiff neck, sinus cavities, sinus headaches
sinus cavities, sinus headaches, sinus cavity: Dear Rachael, Normally when you experience sinus type headaches, there really is a problem inside the sinus cavity, and the pressure is what is causing the pain...once you get the infection/mucous/inflammation/pressure under control, the headaches go...

Back and Neck Injury: Think I have a lat problem, powerlifter, last winter
powerlifter, last winter, squat: Dear Jim, The first problem here is that this has been an ongoing issue for about a year now...obviously what you have been doing has not fixed the problem, and may have actually made it worse. Whatever the offending tissue is, it is chronic now and will...

Back and Neck Injury: Thoracic Back Pain, ligaments and tendons, exercise regime
ligaments and tendons, exercise regime, chronic back pain: Hi George, When you sustained the trauma, ligaments were damaged creating instability. Manipulations only offer temporary relief because the supporting structures (ligaments and tendons) are stretched and need additional secondary support. This is accomplished...

Back and Neck Injury: Upper back pain and strange sensations in the right hand, peripheral nerve entrapment, strange sensations
peripheral nerve entrapment, strange sensations, disc bulge: Any time you experience numbness, tingling or weakness in the upper extremity, you have to rule out a possible nerve problem. Some of the most common causes for your symptoms include a pinched nerve in your neck (from a possible disc bulge) or a a peripheral...

Back and Neck Injury: upper back injury, chest x rays, upper spine
chest x rays, upper spine, prescribed medication: You might have a disc injury in your spine causing the pain radiation into your chest. X-rays won t show it, so you may need other imaging. It s also quite possible you may have injured something in your chest or ribcage even though you fell on your back....

Back and Neck Injury: Accident/possible neck injury, degenerative disc disease, c4 c5
degenerative disc disease, c4 c5, fluid content: It means you have some arthritis in your neck along with degenerative disc disease. In simple terms, the joints in your neck have become roughened and the edges in the vertebrae have started to jut outwards. These are the cumulative effects of osteoarthritis...

Back and Neck Injury: Auto Accident/RearEnded in April 2007, whiplash, muscle spasms
whiplash, muscle spasms, numbness: Hi, Ashley, You ve told me the answer to your question: You have a lot of muscles in contraction in your neck and upper torso from the shock of the accident. You re experiencing, in those contractions, the protective postural reflex that saved your...

Back and Neck Injury: BULGING DISC IN MY SPINE, flexion distraction, gentle chiropractic
flexion distraction, gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries: Hi Carolyn, First you need to take glucosamine sulfate with MSM and get a DC that has a flexion/distraction table. You will be pain free in a matter of a few weeks. The course of treatment has been all wrong to date. Here is some info on the proceedure....

Back and Neck Injury: bulging disc pain, spine area, cortosone
spine area, cortosone, chiropractic specialist: Carolyn, Yes, you do have another solution. That is great that your chiropractor helped to straighten you out, and chiropractic is certainly a better route to go than medicine or surgery. However, you need to go to a Chiropractic Specialist known as an...

Back and Neck Injury: Chronic neck pain, migraine, neck pain
migraine, neck pain: Hi, Rohit. Tight neck muscles and migraine go together -- particular tight muscles at the sides of the neck. You are fortunate that no disease or degeneration of the bone or discs has occurred. You can have your neck and headaches problems solved with...

Back and Neck Injury: cervical curve, diversified chiropractic, motion palaption
diversified chiropractic, motion palaption, cervical curve: You may never get the normal cervical curve in your neck restored, and that should not necessarily be your ultimate goal. A neutral cervical lordosis would certainly be ideal, but you may have some changes in your neck (arthritis, degenerative disc disease,...

Back and Neck Injury: cervical spondylosis, MRI, spondylosis
MRI, spondylosis, osteophytes: Dear Kunche, Not sure exactly what you want me to comment on here as you have not stated a specific question but, here are a few comments. The MRI documents a bunch of degneration. The fact that you have thecal sac indentation at C5/C6 and C6/C7 is...

Back and Neck Injury: disk extrusion, orthopedic doctor, extrusions
orthopedic doctor, extrusions, bulges: Hi Michelle, There is a big difference between a disc extrusion and fragmentation, the later requires surgery. The former does not. Flexion/distraction is the gold standard for disc extrusions/herniations and bulges, here is a link that describes the...

Back and Neck Injury: dislocated disk on neck, disc decompression, durnin
disc decompression, durnin, cervical disc: Hi Cecilia, The gold standard for cervical disc decompression is towel traction and flexion/distraction. It is non-invasive and works 90% of the time. Here is a link that describes the procedure............. http://www.coxtechnic.com/ It should...

Back and Neck Injury: Facet tests, spinal stenosis, mylogram
spinal stenosis, mylogram, durnin: Hi Stewart, Faet testing is a procedure to stimulate different articulations to illicit pain to locate the offending joint. These rarely have good outcomes and are very risky. A better option is a non-invasive approach called flexion/distraction, it is...

Back and Neck Injury: Fractured L5, therapeutic ultrasound, compression fractures
therapeutic ultrasound, compression fractures, pain meds: LEAH, It is vital to know how old you are and/or if you had a complete hysterectomy to ascertain the reason why you have a Fx at L5. I suspect it was trauma induced since osteoporosis usually effects the middle of you back first, as well as the hip....

Back and Neck Injury: neck and head pain, explosive temper, remembering my dreams
Back and Neck Injury: neck and head pain, explosive temper, remembering my dreams, sun dried tomatoes

Back and Neck Injury: t1 rib dislocation?, post graduate training, word manipulation
Back and Neck Injury: t1 rib dislocation?, post graduate training, word manipulation, correct terminology

Back and Neck Injury: groin pain, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, femoral cutaneous nerve
lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, femoral cutaneous nerve, inguinal hernia: Hi Bernie, I suspect you where a belt to tight or a work belt causing compression on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This condition is known as meralgia parathetica and can easily be treated. I suggest you Google it to learn about its care and cause....

Back and Neck Injury: Hemangiomata, short term memory loss, short term memory
short term memory loss, short term memory, side rt: Hi tacy, Hemangiomas are tricky to remove since they are in the spinal canal, that s why you need a good neurosurgeon to evaluate the possibility of removal. Get several opinions and go with the one you feel most comfortable with. Good Luck! Dr. Timothy...

Back and Neck Injury: health concern, numbness, extra rib
numbness, extra rib, headaches: Nadine, The extra rib explanation for pain and loss of strength of the type you describe is a red herring ; even if you have an extra rib (a genetic variation), that isn t the cause. It s muscular tension in the neck and upper back, producing muscular...

Back and Neck Injury: Back Injury, poor blood supply, spinal decompression
poor blood supply, spinal decompression, flexion distraction: Hi Robert, The herniation should be routine to resolve with a flexion/distraction table. (F/D) http://www.coxtechnic.com/ There are many more Docs that are proficient in using F/D than listed on that site. Expect a 50% reduction in symptoms in a week...

Back and Neck Injury: Back/Leg pain MRI results, and what they mean, burning, back spasms
burning, back spasms, lifting injuries: Joey, Given work situation you described, your symptoms sound like a muscular conditioning problem: too tight in the low back. Disc bulges commonly come from tight back muscles. The burning sounds like a nerve impingement from the same cause. ...

Back and Neck Injury: Low Back Spondylolysis, back pain, muscle spasm
back pain, muscle spasm, back muscle spasms: No sleeping position will relieve back pain of the type you describe -- and do you want to have to limit your sleeping position for the rest of your life? You need a different answer and a different approach. You have muscles in contraction, the contraction...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back, hip, and leg pain, sciatica
sciatica: Hello, Misty. Your symptoms suggest muscle spasms along the spine at the low back or in the buttocks (more likely, in your case). Sciatica is a nerve-pinch condition and would not show up on blood work. Injections may cause symptoms to abate, but will...

Back and Neck Injury: low back, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis
spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stabilization: As far as sleeping postures is concerned, laying on your back with your knees supported or on your side with your hips and knees flexed is best. Keep in mind though that good sleeping positions won t do any good if the mattress you re sleeping on is not good....

Back and Neck Injury: low back pain, facet arthropathy, spinal cord compression
facet arthropathy, spinal cord compression, muscle weakness in legs: Dear Gena, This can all be caused from a disk bulging into the nerve roots and spinal cord. It will be especially informative to see what the new MRI finds. The fact that you are having muscular weakness in the legs and bladder problems as well as pain...

Back and Neck Injury: MMA Training / back injury?, ligamentous injury, ligamentout strain
ligamentous injury, ligamentout strain: Too soon to say. The popping may have been the rib-heads or facet joints of the vertebrae changing position; the pain was almost certainly reflexive -- protective muscular contractions. Ligamentous strain is a possibility. Persistence of pain isn t...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI . Lumbar Spine, mri lumbar spine, neural foramina
mri lumbar spine, neural foramina, lumbar spinal canal: HI Dennis, Your MRI is essentially normal aside from this statement. Schmorl s node at the superior L3 endplate and mild facet joint hypertrophy at L3/4. These are clinically insignificant and pose no problems, Google them on line for in depth explanations....

Back and Neck Injury: MRI results, MRI, sclerotogenous pain
MRI, sclerotogenous pain, referred pain: Dear Kellie, Yes...the symptoms you are experiencing do correlate with the MRI findings. Even though you do not have any significant spinal cord or nerve root compression, the radiating pain into the arm and shoulder matches referred pain patterns. This...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI scan report, disc protrusion, facet joint hypertrophy
disc protrusion, facet joint hypertrophy, spinal decompression: Hi Carole, A broad based disc protrusion is a disc that is pushed out of its normal place. These are easily reduced with spinal decompression or flexion.distraction. Facet joint hypertrophy is just enlargement of the articular facets and is a result of...

Back and Neck Injury: Mri Cervical Spine, MRI, dsic herniation
MRI, dsic herniation, lordosis: Dear Dennis, The cervical vertebral bodies are intact with a slight reverse lordosis and minimal marginal endplate spondylosis c5-c6 and c6-c7: The curve in your neck has changed to the opposite direction (reversed lordosis). Additionally, there are minimal...

Back and Neck Injury: migraines/sleep apnea due to neck injury?, migraine, cluster headaches
migraine, cluster headaches, collapsed vertebrae: Tony, To the point, it is my experience that migraines and other cluster headaches are directly related to highly contracted neck muscles, particularly the scalenes and suboccipital muscles. In my practice, when clients recover the ability to relax those...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck injury: Tingling feet/tailbone?, tingling, burning
tingling, burning, neck pain: Dear Nick, Since your symptoms abated, the answer to, Is this consistent with with a herniated cervical disc? Or would this likely to be a separate injury/condition? is, probably neither. The location of the pain suggests very tight paraspinal muscles,...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck Popping, pain meds, durnin
pain meds, durnin, dr timothy: Hi Mark, A Chiropractor can handle this in short order, these are easily fixed with manipulation to reduce the subluxation. All an MD will do is prescribe pain meds and do a bunch of x-rays that will show nothing. It sounds lie she just twisted it out...

Back and Neck Injury: neck and head pain, numbness, nerve impingement
numbness, nerve impingement, neck pain: Heidi, Your symptoms suggest a nerve impingement at the C4/C5 level, the result of myospasm (muscle spasm), with possible involvement of the muscles between the ribs and those of the shoulder, where you are feeling the pressure. Sounds like you have an...

Back and Neck Injury: My neck hurts after playing football with my friends., nerve bundles, nerve root
nerve bundles, nerve root, sleep 2: Dear Ray, You do need to get to the doctor for an evaluation soon. There are some very complicated structures in the neck/shoulder: nerve bundles and vascular supply to the arms. You could have broken your collar bone (clavicle), nerve root strain/compression,...

Back and Neck Injury: neck an back pain, normal cervical lordosis, pain in right arm
normal cervical lordosis, pain in right arm, uncovertebral: Yes, the condition you are describing can get worse. What you described are changes that are consistent with arthritis or degenerative joint disease. Arthritis is a condition that results from normal wear and tear, cumulative traumas, deconditioning, poor...

Back and Neck Injury: neck pain/tightness/swallowing issues, swallowing, muscular contractions
swallowing, muscular contractions: Beth -- not scar tissue, but reflexive muscular contractions, triggered by your previous incidents. If you were my client, I would take you through a course of muscular control training to enable you to relax those muscles and to use them in a normal, coordinated...

Back and Neck Injury: neck, shoulder, arm pain, numbness, dizzy, spondylosis, herniated disc
spondylosis, herniated disc, pinched nerve: Tom, The changes noted in the MRI suggest you mahy need surgery -- but before surgery, I recommend a more conservative approach: relieve the neck muscle contractions that led to the herniation. To do so may free enough intervertebral space to free trapped...

Back and Neck Injury: numbness of hands and feet, upper cervical spine, numbness of hands
upper cervical spine, numbness of hands, fracture clinic: Cathy, Your father has a Nervous System Interference that is most likely in the Upper Cervical Spine. The Upper Cervical Spine protects the Brainstem and Spinal Cord but if it gets mis-aligned it can create an obstruction which interferes with the nerve...

Back and Neck Injury: Back Pain, spinal decompression, hello doctor
spinal decompression, hello doctor, lumbar surgery: Hi Willie, I strongly advise against, physical therapy and especially surgery due to their abysmal outcome. The gold standard for these injuries is flexion/distraction and or spinal decompression. You can expect complete resolution of systems in 4...

Back and Neck Injury: Back Problem, lump in my back, cosmetic issue
lump in my back, cosmetic issue, durnin: Hi Dave, If it s tender, hot, painful it is probably an infection and needs immediate treatment. If it is hard, changes size and is non-painful, it needs to be checked out. If it is soft, non-tender and you can move it slightly, it probably is a lipoma,...

Back and Neck Injury: pain, neural foramen, arm and shoulder pain
neural foramen, arm and shoulder pain, nerve entrapment: Diane, It can, but the more common cause of that kind of pain is nerve entrapment by contracted neck or shoulder muscles. Get checked for that, as it s the easier problem to solve. You may read my articles on pain at somatics.com/page4.htm. with...

Back and Neck Injury: pinched nerve-shoulder & arm pain, pinched nerve
pinched nerve: Mary, Sounds like a nerve pinch, to me. The clicking in your neck supports that view. Usually, those come from muscular contractions in the neck or shoulder. For short-term relief, chiropractic, massage or stretching may help; for lasting relief,...

Back and Neck Injury: post surgical rehabilitation, low back muscle spasms, back muscle spasms
low back muscle spasms, back muscle spasms, facetectomy: Hi Craig, As you are aware, spine surgery rarely has a positive oucome for the simple fact scar tissue proliferation causes more entrapment. Of all the spine surgeries I have been involved with, most if not all fail. It is my opinion they should be illegal....

Back and Neck Injury: Recently injured back, which coincided with sudden constipation, constipation, psoas
constipation, psoas, herniated disc: Hi, Josh, To the point, it sounds like your psoas muscles are very contracted. They attach behind the diaphragm, near the kidneys, and would produce the kind of postural distortions you have described (along with other muscles in contraction that cause...

Back and Neck Injury: Recovery time from clevical laminectomy?, laminectomy, numbness
laminectomy, numbness: James, Those symptoms are typical of nerve impingement. A laminectomy doesn t take care of the common cause of nerve impingement: muscular contractions. Numbness in the arm indicates entrapment of the nerve plexus called the brachial plexus, which...

Back and Neck Injury: right, back side of head suddenly tingles, upper cervical spine, cervical subluxation
upper cervical spine, cervical subluxation, harmful drugs: The name for it is an Upper Cervical Subluxation . This is when the top two bones of your neck get locked into a misaligned position and can cause many different types of health problems in the body. The only way to know for sure is to get examined by a...

Back and Neck Injury: Spasms and Neck Pain, spasm, spasticity
spasm, spasticity, disc bulge: Dear Brianne, I believe I can help you. The general array of symptoms and the presence of the palpable lump at C3-C4 suggest spasm of the muscles of the neck and trunk (upper thoracic area), with impingement of the facial nerve and of the brachial...

Back and Neck Injury: sever back and thigh pain with numbness, numbness, stinging
numbness, stinging, burning: Hi, Jim. You say it s not bad, but in my estimation, it s bad enough to have warranted a medical exam long ago. Numbness is a warning sign that something has already progressed outside the normal range. You should take better care of yourself, than that....

Back and Neck Injury: severe back pain because of disc bulge, thecal sac, diffuse disc bulge
thecal sac, diffuse disc bulge, nerve root compression: Hello, Sekharsarma, Not only is that kind of problem usually correctable without surgery, it is also correctable without medicines, and medicines produce no lasting benefit, in any case. Disc bulge commonly results from tight back muscles overcompressing...

Back and Neck Injury: Tricep Atrophe, nerve root, impingement
nerve root, impingement, disc herniation: Hello, Steven, Nerve conduction problems are a common consequence of nerve impingement by tight neck muscles, as are disc herniations. The muscles are being held tight by a protective postural reflex from your brain. That reflex can be retrained, so...

Back and Neck Injury: t1 rib dislocation?, rib dislocation, rib subluxation
rib dislocation, rib subluxation: Dear Joseph, Here is the first problem...although your physical therapist may be great, he/she is not licensed to diagnose anything, they are not doctors, they are therapists. This is why they have to get a referral to treat you. Although they have advanced...

Back and Neck Injury: tingling feeling, lawrence gold, tight muscles
lawrence gold, tight muscles, muscle training: Hi, Joe, Based on the little information you have given me, I reckon that you might have tight muscles in your neck and back -- tight enough to be pinching nerves. I d see a doctor to rule out anything more serious. Then, I d look into some brain-muscle...

Back and Neck Injury: upper back pain caused by poor posture?, posture
posture: Hi, Wendy. Upper back pain is usually muscle fatigue caused by a too-forward head position, which in turn is caused by too-tight abdominal muscles. Back muscles overwork to keep the head up. There are exercises that will help. You can learn more at...

Back and Neck Injury: work accident, mild facet hypertrophy, saint louis missouri
mild facet hypertrophy, saint louis missouri, lumbar level: Gary, It sounds like the doctors they are sending you too are horrible. what state are you in? Do you know if you can pick your own Workers Comp Doctors in your state or are you stuck with whom they assign you to? Do not get surgery until we talk further,...

Back and Neck Injury: My back!, lawrence gold, back muscles
lawrence gold, back muscles, unnatural position: I don t know from your description, David, what it might be. I would expect a hard mass (contracted muscle), not something liquidy. It s possible the fascia (connective tissue) was forced into an unnatural position and fluid is collecting. If that, I...

Back and Neck Injury: my back !!, mass, lipoma
mass, lipoma, low back: Dear David. What you have described is probably to anything to worry about. It is not a ball of cartilage, as cartilagenous structures are deep withing the spine not near the surface. It is possibly a cyst, but more likely not. Even so, cysts are generally...

Back and Neck Injury: Advice on the latest MRI Result, MRI, stenosis
MRI, stenosis, facet: Dear Ruben, The best news here is that you do not have an central canal stenosis. This means that the spinal cord itself is moving freely withing the spinal canal and nothing is pushing into it. Now more good news, the disc bulging that you do have...

Back and Neck Injury: auto accident and herniated disc, Motor vehicle accident, Disc herniation
Motor vehicle accident, Disc herniation, Chronic low back pain: Hi Angi, It is possible to prove that the car accident caused a herniated disc. The car accident may have caused the herniated disc by creating injuries that put excess load on your spine OR the accident may have directly caused the herniated disc but it...

Back and Neck Injury: BRUISE BONE IN BACK, Back strain/strain, Disc bulge
Back strain/strain, Disc bulge: Hi Carolyn, There are a number things that can be causing that bruised feeling in your back. You may have strained a muscle, sprained a joint or your disc bulge may be acting up. I would recommend that you see a good Chiropractor who can help determine...

Back and Neck Injury: BULGING DISC, bulging disc, physical therapist
bulging disc, physical therapist, chiropractor: Hi Carolyn, It would be a good idea to get yourself checked out because a lot can change in 6 years. A chiropractor or physical therapist should be able to give you stretches or exercises that you can do at work so that your back pain is not aggravated....

Back and Neck Injury: bulging disc burning pain, burning, back pain
burning, back pain: Carolyn, Burning pain can be muscle-fatigue ( the burn ); if nerve pain, it appears at a distance from the nerve impingement and isn t helped or felt to be reachable or affectable by touching the burning part. Nerve impingement is usually a sign of...

Back and Neck Injury: Cervical disc herniations, disc herniations, cervical disc
disc herniations, cervical disc, pain medicine: Toni, First of all, the main problem that you are having is that everyone you are going to see is 4th rate at best. What I mean by this the following: If you put a rubber band around your finger what you would find shortly is that the end of the finger...

Back and Neck Injury: Chronic Neck Pain, chronic neck pain, upper cervical chiropractor
chronic neck pain, upper cervical chiropractor, degree curve: Kevin, I can give you plenty of knowledge about your situation but what it comes down to is that the doctors hands you are choosing to put your health and your LIFE into are unable to help you. They cannot help you and they will not help you, unless you...

Back and Neck Injury: Chronic back pain and bladder function, back pain, difficulty urinating
back pain, difficulty urinating, degenerative disc disease: Carlene, Disc problems of the type you describe commonly result from overcompression of discs by B tight back muscles /b . No surgery corrects that, to the problem remains, and often, so do symptoms. The stenosis is a different matter, and can...

Back and Neck Injury: Compressed T11 vertibrae, Thoracic compression fracture
Thoracic compression fracture: Hi Andy, When you have has a compression fracture, it is extremely important to be under a supervised exercise regime. Strengthening exercises are greatly beneficial but they must be done with correct form in order to prevent aggravation of your injury....

Back and Neck Injury: cervical,thorasic,lumbar and sacraillac, bone graft, arthitis
bone graft, arthitis, films x: Nada, Can you send me your films? X-Rays, MRI s, etc. You can send them to: Brainstem1@Yahoo.com I want to see what is going on and find out more about you before I answer. As far as chiropractors hurting you, I do not agree at all, chiropractors...

Back and Neck Injury: chest pain / spine, erhlos danlos, anxiety
erhlos danlos, anxiety, chest pain: Dear David, First of all, the S1 issue is a common neural tube defect called spina bifida occulta. It occurs in uterine development because there was a deficiency of B vitamins...in the mothers diet...specifically folacin (folic acid). This is normally...

Back and Neck Injury: chest pain / spine, ehlers danlos syndrome, congenital failure
ehlers danlos syndrome, congenital failure, pubic symphysis: Hi David, Spina bifida occulta [SBO] can affect the stability of the sacroiliac joint [joint between the sacrum and pelvis]. This only occurs in about 0.1% of people with SBO and can contribute to back pain and hamstring tightness. In your case, Ehler Danlos...

Back and Neck Injury: chronic nausea, human body functions, chronic nausea
human body functions, chronic nausea, st louis mo: Scott, I apologize but it appears that the Chiro and the Neuro are both real winners. I will discuss this with you and then suggest that we find you someone that CAN help you. Does that sound OK? Now, I am not talking about doing a muscle test. I am...

Back and Neck Injury: collarbone injury, shoulder injury, collarbone injury
shoulder injury, collarbone injury: Dear Kayla, There are three specific problems that may apply here that are directly related to the clavicle (collarbone). The clavicle attaches at the shoulder to a portion of the scapula(shoulder blade)called the acromium process, it also attaches to...

Back and Neck Injury: "contagous" back pain, Contagious back pain?
Contagious back pain?: Hi Danielle, Do you have a chair, couch, or bed that all the people you have mentioned have shared. If there is a spring out or a lump in a couch or bed, everyone who sits or lies on it may seem to develop pain in the same area. I would recommend that you...

Back and Neck Injury: costochondritis, wrong diagnosis, achy pain
wrong diagnosis, achy pain, minor trauma: The 5th rib is one of the most common sites for costochondritis and sometimes it can refer pain to your mid-back region. Although lung cancer is a cause of chest pain, you would most likely also have other symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, unexplained...

Back and Neck Injury: coxis pain and cant bend my back, shoe laces, phuket thailand
shoe laces, phuket thailand, doctor of chiropractic: Hi James, Have you had any major falls in the past couple of years? Do you have numbness or tingling in either of your legs? Do you have increased pain when you strain or cough? There are several things that may be causing your symptoms but I would need...

Back and Neck Injury: Degenerative Disc @ L5, Epidural, Pregancy
Epidural, Pregancy, Back pain: Hi Karen, Many women experience some level of back pain during and following pregnancy due to the the extra load placed on the back and poor posture. Because you did not have the numbness in your legs until a few years after the epidural, it is unlikely...

Back and Neck Injury: disc prolapse, lower back and leg pain, back and leg pain
lower back and leg pain, back and leg pain, gentle chiropractic: Hi Sam, No she doesn t need surgery or will surgery help in the long run due to scar tissue proliferation. Here are the Gold standard options, I will need to see the CD of her MRI sent to my e-mail to make sure the prolapse is treatable. I suggest both...

Back and Neck Injury: disc prolapse, lower back and leg pain, back and leg pain
lower back and leg pain, back and leg pain, harmful surgery: Samra, There is a 90% chance that your mom does not need surgery. This is the answer that got from these doctors that treat effects and know nothing about locating and correcting cause. If you truly want the best for your mom and do not want her to have...

Back and Neck Injury: Back and elbow pain, right arm pain, elbow area
right arm pain, elbow area, elbow pain: Bambi, It appears that you have had some trouble with the after effects of the surgery and also the car accident. I cannot stress enough the importance of getting your nervous system and spine checked by an Upper Cervical Specific Doctor. This doctor will...

Back and Neck Injury: Fractured C1 and C2 vertebrae, saint louis missouri, neuro surgeon
saint louis missouri, neuro surgeon, marc marc: Marc, First of all if you truly fractured your C1 and C2, I want to tell you that I am glad you are still alive. This is an injury that most people do not survive. Do you have the use of your limbs? Can you send me any X-Rays or MRI s that were taken from...

Back and Neck Injury: "contagous" back pain, colds flu, back ache
Back and Neck Injury: "contagous" back pain, colds flu, back ache, sympathetic response

Back and Neck Injury: disc prolapse, leg pain
Back and Neck Injury: disc prolapse, leg pain

Back and Neck Injury: Left lower abdomen/groin pain, lower abdomen, radiculopathy
Back and Neck Injury: Left lower abdomen/groin pain, lower abdomen, radiculopathy, groin

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Results - Lumbar Pain, disc bulge, spinal specialist
Back and Neck Injury: MRI Results - Lumbar Pain, disc bulge, spinal specialist, disc height

Back and Neck Injury: neck pain after car accident, left arm pain, numbness in my left arm
Back and Neck Injury: neck pain after car accident, left arm pain, numbness in my left arm, anxiety and depression

Back and Neck Injury: Sore upper back and trouble breathing, malignant cancer, chiropractic doctor
Back and Neck Injury: Sore upper back and trouble breathing, malignant cancer, chiropractic doctor, chiro

Back and Neck Injury: severe spinal stenosis, hair dressers, cervical traction device
Back and Neck Injury: severe spinal stenosis, hair dressers, cervical traction device, genetic predisposition

Back and Neck Injury: HELP, bulging discs, spinal canal
bulging discs, spinal canal, spinal column: Hi Christy, The sensation of choking can be related to your neck problems. Bulging discs often press on nerves in your neck and if the nerves that are supplying the back of your throat are affected, you will feel a sensation of choking or gagging. This...

Back and Neck Injury: hip and leg pain, Hip osteoarthritis, Hip bursitis
Hip osteoarthritis, Hip bursitis, Femoral neck stress fracture: Hi Rose, There are several things that maybe be causing your hip pain and weakness in your thigh. You could possibly have chronic hip bursitis but you would need to be checked by a Chiropractic doctor or your family physician to determine what is causing...

Back and Neck Injury: L5-S1 7-8 mm disk bulge in to spinal cord, core stabilization exercises, numbness in foot
core stabilization exercises, numbness in foot, disc bulges: Hi Karen, By taking pressure off of the disc with conservative therapy, the disc bulge or disc herniation can heal on its own. If conservative therapy is successful, the key is to incorporate core stabilization exercises into your daily life so that the...

Back and Neck Injury: LOW BACK PAIN - MRI RESULTS, bilateral facet arthropathy, bilateral facet hypertrophy
bilateral facet arthropathy, bilateral facet hypertrophy, neural foramina: Sandy, First of all, do not have surgery done, as this is usually a big mistake that many people make. Now, all this fancy terminology means that you have a disc or discs that are out of place, degeneration in some of the discs, and extra bone growth on...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back, Disc bulges, SI joint injections
Disc bulges, SI joint injections, Chiropractic: Hi Lisa, Have you gone through any sort of therapy (Chiropractic, Physical therapy)? If not, I would recommend that you see a doctor of chiropractic or a physical therapist who offers rehabilitation for disc bulges. Your treatment may include massage, exercises,...

Back and Neck Injury: Left lower abdomen/groin pain, Psoas, radiculopathy
Psoas, radiculopathy, groin pain: Hi Mary, This area isn t really my area of expertise but I can offer my opinion on the matter. A hydrocele is a fluid-filled sac surrounding a testicle that results in swelling of the scrotum, the loose bag of skin underneath the penis. In adult males,...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, Disc herniation
Disc herniation: Hi Brenda, According to your MRI results, you have a lumbar disc herniation. This means that one of the discs in your back have been injured and this is causing it to press on your nerve root. This can lead to back pain and symptoms into your legs such...

Back and Neck Injury: lumbar spine, Hip bursitis
Hip bursitis: HI Mel, The epsom salt baths will help with the fibromyalgia by helping you sleep better and provide some relief to your aching muscles. Your physical therapist should be able to help you with your hip bursitis. Hip bursitis is a common cause for hip pain....

Back and Neck Injury: My M.R.I results. Could explain what i should do., facet joint arthrosis, lateral recesses
facet joint arthrosis, lateral recesses, nerve roots: At L4/5 there is diffuse disc bulging and disc desiccation. There are moderate changes of facet joint arthrosis as well with capsular and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy. They result in bilateral moderate lateral recess stenosis, crowding but not directly compressing...

Back and Neck Injury: Medical, Disc protrusion, Sports related disc protrusion
Disc protrusion, Sports related disc protrusion: Hi Janice, By a certain age, many people start to experience some disc narrowing and degeneration at L4/L5 but are asymptomatic. The issue the physiotherapist had was probably with the central disc protrusion which he probably acquired while being injured...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI cervical spine w/o contrast, mri cervical spine, disc pathology
mri cervical spine, disc pathology, cervical spondylosis: Kathy, OK, basically what they are saying is that see a very mild problem. It is so mild that they cannot cut on you just yet. So, they will want to wait until this gets bad enough that you come back in a year or two, you can then be a candidate for surgery....

Back and Neck Injury: MRI lumbar spine, spondylolysthesis, pins and needles
spondylolysthesis, pins and needles: Naomi, My understanding of annular disc tears is that they are a surgical situation. The pins and needles come from the nerve root entrapment. As to the spondylolysthesis, that commonly comes from muscular pulls in the muscles along the spine. It...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Results - Lumbar Pain, Degenerative joint disease
Degenerative joint disease: Hi Sandy, The chronic schmorl s nodes, disc bulging and facet hypertrophy are all indicators of degenerative joint disease. Degenerative joint disease is a form of arthritis and means that the joints in your spine have undergone some degeneration due to...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI results, MRI, spondylosis
MRI, spondylosis, dessication: Dear Shannon, Often doctors perform poorly in the education of their patients, even when they are trying to convey the facts. We get caught up in medical terminology and talk over our patients heads, then we are surprised when they don t understand...I...

Back and Neck Injury: My MRI results, MRI findings, Spinal canal stenosis
MRI findings, Spinal canal stenosis: Hi Judith, The most important findings from your MRI results are the spinal canal stenosis and bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at L3-L4, L4-L5 and L5-S1 . Your spinal cord is surrounded by the bones of your spine. There are certain changes that have...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI translation, MRI findings, Cervical spine
MRI findings, Cervical spine, Degenerative disc disease: Hi Carol, Do you have neck pain or pain/numbness/tingling in your left shoulder or arm? Nerves that go to your arms come from your neck. To travel from the spinal cord to your arm they have to go through spaces between the vertebra that make up your...

Back and Neck Injury: Mri results, CPPD, tramsitional lumbosacral vertebra
CPPD, tramsitional lumbosacral vertebra: Hi Kristy, A transitional lumbosacral vertebra is when the last lumbar vertebra (L5) or the first sacral vertebra (the top of your sacrum) are formed improperly and end up being a combination of the two. This is something you would have had from birth and...

Back and Neck Injury: mri results - fall, disc protrusion, numbness
disc protrusion, numbness: Arf! Without knowing the particulars of your incident, it can be from the fall. Pressure on the nerve roots from a disc protrusion can cause tingling sensations. Muscular contractions triggered by the fall (reflexive reaction to pain and the sudden...

Back and Neck Injury: NEck and shoulder pain, thecal sac indentation, postural reflexes
thecal sac indentation, postural reflexes, c4 c5: Dear Madhu, Medication of any kind is not an effective approach to disc degeneration or disc compression. That includes muscle relaxers, which have side-effects that interfere with ordinary mental functioning. Generally, the precipitating condition...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck & Lower Back Pain - Reversal of Cervical Lordosis, reversal of cervical lordosis, degenerative disc disease
reversal of cervical lordosis, degenerative disc disease, normal cervical lordosis: Hi Hassan, All the findings above are suggestive of degenerative disc disease. When there is disc space narrowing, this can compress the nerves that are going from your neck to your arms. If the nerve is being compressed, it can lead to neck pain, neck...

Back and Neck Injury: Back and Neck Pain, Neck pain, disc bulge
Neck pain, disc bulge, MRI findings: Hi Jena, To summarize your MRI findings, you have degenerative joint disease in your cervical spine (neck). What this means is that over time your neck has been repeatedly injured and this has led to the joints in your neck developing a type of arthritis....

Back and Neck Injury: Neck and back Pain, Degenerative disc disease, Facet degeneration
Degenerative disc disease, Facet degeneration, MRI: Hi Megan, The overall finding from your MRI is that you have degenerative disc disease in your neck and upper back. Your spine is made up of little blocks called vertebra and in between each vertebra is a disc. The discs are like gel packs that provide...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck pain and dizziness, Neck pain, Dizziness
Neck pain, Dizziness, Facial pain: Hi Rosa, You may have a whiplash type injury which can cause neck pain, dizziness, blurry vision, and radiating pain to your face. However, you may be having symptoms of something more serious that relates to the arteries in your neck. You need to see your...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck pain - what exercise to avoid?, Exercise, Cervical disc bulge
Exercise, Cervical disc bulge: Hi Consuelo, Are you training at the gym with a personal trainer? When working out, the most important thing to prevent injury is proper technique. So it may not be the actual exercise you are doing, it might be the technique that you are using to do the...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck pain and twitching, involuntary muscle contractions, full size chevy
involuntary muscle contractions, full size chevy, spinal decompression: Hi Andrew, Unfortunately this wasn t treated early but it can still be helped tremendously. The herniated discs are no problem since most Chiropractors reduce these using towel traction or spinal decompression. The disc causes pressure on the nerve...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck pain from whiplash injury, Disc bulges, Conservative care
Disc bulges, Conservative care, Chiropractic: Hi Nan, Have you had chiropractic or physical therapy? Normally surgery is left as a last resort for cervical (neck) disc bulges. There are many forms of conservative therapy that can be used to help with your neck pain and numbness in your left hand depending...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck trouble - what gym excercise to avoid?, neck pain, pain down the arm
neck pain, pain down the arm: Consuelo, Avoid any exercise that causes you to build muscle tone in the muscles of the neck or upper back. TENS is not a treatment; neither is a collar; they only relieve pain, while the condition causing the pain -- excessively tight muscles -- remains....

Back and Neck Injury: neck grinding, grinding, neck
grinding, neck: Andrew, Your neck muscles are so tight that vertebrae of your neck are rubbing against each other. If your neck was even tighter, you would have more restricted movement and no noises. If your neck was loose, you would have free movement and no noises....

Back and Neck Injury: neck/back injury, trauma, memory loss
trauma, memory loss, blacking out: Dear Robbie, Yes I would definitely opine that the numbness and tingling is a direct result of the previous trauma, however, the memory based symptoms and blacking out would not be considered to have a direct relationship to the injury itself. It is likely...

Back and Neck Injury: neck and back pain, diffuse disc bulge, disc herniation
diffuse disc bulge, disc herniation, rotator cuff injury: Rosa, My advice is to seek out the work of the only doctor that can help you, this is an Upper Cervical Specific Doctor of Chiropractic. You see, what you are doing with the drugs is attempting to mask the symptoms, and that not only doesn t get you well,...

Back and Neck Injury: neck pain after car accident, Whiplash, Cervical disc herniations
Whiplash, Cervical disc herniations: Hi Lisa, With disc bulges and herniations, sometimes treatment is based on trial and error. A conservative plan of management that includes a variety of treatment modalities (exercises, mobilizations, laser therapy, massage, electrical modalities, traction,...

Back and Neck Injury: neck and shoulder head aches, whip lash, diver instructor
whip lash, diver instructor, harmful drugs: Gary, The problem is that you suffered from an Upper Neck Injury and never to this day have had it addressed. Taking drugs will not ever solve you problem because that deals with the effects of your problem not the cause of it. Are you able to come to the...

Back and Neck Injury: neck and shoulder pain, pain, bulging discs
pain, bulging discs, shooting pain: Branden, Your doc is in the dark -- almost. You ve said it, yourself: you re on muscle relaxers. That means that your doc recognizes that you have muscles in contraction. All the disc bulges trace back to tight back muscles, triggered into reflexive...

Back and Neck Injury: neck twisted for 10 weeks, degenerative disc disease, neck muscles
degenerative disc disease, neck muscles, brushing my teeth: Bernadette, We need to get you under the care of an Upper Cervical Specific Doctor of Chiropractic. This is not at all the same as the Chiro you had gone to before, and this is exactly what you are needing to get well. Send me your location and I will...

Back and Neck Injury: numbness, protective reflexes, lawrence gold
protective reflexes, lawrence gold, muscular tension: Sounds like a lift and twist injury -- basically, muscle spasms. If your balance is precarious (because you re standing on an uneven surface), you re already tight in particular ways. Add to that, a lift and twist movement, and that can be enough to set...

Back and Neck Injury: Please Tell me what my CT scan means, paracentral disc protrusion, neck and back injuries
paracentral disc protrusion, neck and back injuries, vertebral levels: Tara, You have multiple misalignments in your spine and that has caused the disc between the C5 and C6 vertebrae to shift over or stick out . Therefore you should be seeing a chiropractor for this, so I am glad that you are. It is true that this will take...

Back and Neck Injury: pain, elbow joint, neck bone
elbow joint, neck bone, st louis mo: Kimberly, More than likely we have found that the cause of that pain in your arm is coming from your neck. You see the nerves that supply the arm come out of the neck, and any neck-bone misalignments can be the cause of this. I highly suggest that you go...

Back and Neck Injury: back pain, back spasm, weight training
back spasm, weight training: Ed, The clue you have given me is that you do power lifting. Sounds like you have a back spasm caused by overtraining. You may read my article on weight training at somatics.com/page4b.htm for more explanation, along with my brief articles on back...

Back and Neck Injury: pain after adjustment, adjustment, spasm
adjustment, spasm: Gail, Without the X-rays, I ll tell you what happened: nerve impingement Your sister now has muscles in spasm and bones out of alignment. The impingement is the result. The order of causality is this: The adjustment forcibly stretched muscles...

Back and Neck Injury: back pain from bulging disc, bulging disc, back pain
bulging disc, back pain: Hello, Carolyn, The bulging disc and the pain you re describing point to muscular contractions in the involved areas. Ice may bring temporary relief, as may chiropractic, but cortisone is worthless in this situation; you need some training in muscular...

Back and Neck Injury: Back pain/injury, breathing difficulty
breathing difficulty: Hi, Theresa, I m glad to tell you that, however painful it may be, the situation is probably not as serious as you fear. Your description sounds like the blow of the fall triggered protective muscular contractions of the muscles between your ribs or...

Back and Neck Injury: pain in lower back, retrolisthesis, spondyllisthesis
retrolisthesis, spondyllisthesis: Hi, Lynn, That s a significant displacement. With regard to a possibly herniated disc, bring that question to your doctor s attention; it deserves consideration. The thing about most PT is that it emphasizes strengthening and stretching, whereas displacements...

Back and Neck Injury: Back pain and muslecramps, nerve root irritation, spinal taps
nerve root irritation, spinal taps, idiopathic intracranial hypertension: Dear Willette, I do not think that the spinal taps are in anyway related to your current pain complaints. Spinal taps are almost exclusively performed in the lumbar spine, and the most common side effect is headache pain due to dural (outer covering of...

Back and Neck Injury: Back pain, urine problems., upper back pains, cause dehydration
upper back pains, cause dehydration, robin mckenzie: The book is good, but it does not help to correct the cause of the problem. An Osteopath in 1950 would have been a good option but these days they are Medical Doctors, so I would not recommend the treatment route at this time. What you need is a doctor that...

Back and Neck Injury: recent tingly, tingly hands and feet, saint louis missouri
tingly hands and feet, saint louis missouri, back and neck pain: Raeanne, Well it is apparent that your situation has progressed an gotten worse from just a back and neck pain to additional symptoms such as the tingly hands and feet. I am sorry to say this, but since your condition is progressing and you are under the...

Back and Neck Injury: Severe back damage + chronic migraines = connection?, car crash, headaches
car crash, headaches, sclerotogenous pain: Dear Sue, Sorry it has taken me a few days to get back in touch with you, I had to leave town for a few days on short notice. You should print this out Sue...it is long and you will likely need to read it over a few times. First, sorry to hear of all...

Back and Neck Injury: Severe neck Pain, Neck pain, High blood pressure
Neck pain, High blood pressure: Hi David, Your mother may have strained her neck or she could have something more serious due to her age, diabetes and high blood pressure. Since she has seen her family doctor and he does not think that the neck pain is related to something too serious,...

Back and Neck Injury: Shoulder/arm pain, car crash injuries, MRI
car crash injuries, MRI, neck: Dear Liam, Hwerer are the answers to your questions: 1. Is this what is call a disc herniation? Yes and no...a disc protrusion is often less than an herniation. A bulge/protrusion is usually termed is it is 3mm in size, but a herniation needs to be...

Back and Neck Injury: Shoulder blade pain, leg length discrepancy, shoulder blade pain
leg length discrepancy, shoulder blade pain, ankle ligaments: Hi Smita, As your bodies base of support, the positioning of your feet and ankles can affect the way the muscles and joints in your back move. When you have a weak lateral ligament on your right ankle, this can result in stretching of the muscles on the...

Back and Neck Injury: Sore upper back and trouble breathing, Upper back pain, chest pain
Upper back pain, chest pain, coughing: Hi Faye, There are several things that be causing your back and chest pain. I would recommend that you see a Chiropractic doctor as soon as possible to determine what is causing your pain and recommend the appropriate treatment. Your symptoms could be caused...

Back and Neck Injury: Spine problem, Low back sprain/strain
Low back sprain/strain: Hi Esben, You may have strained a muscle, sprained a joint or injured a disc in your low back. I would recommend that you see either your family doctor or chiropractic doctor to assess you and recommend the appropriate treatment. If it was just a little...

Back and Neck Injury: severe spinal stenosis, upper cervical spine, neural foramina
upper cervical spine, neural foramina, cervical subluxation: Jim, You do not need to take early retirement because of this. What you should know is that your spinal canal is the most narrow at the top and it gets wider as you go down the spine. Now, although you may have some spinal cord pressure it is most likely...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal injury and breathing problems, Breathing difficulties, Musculoskletal
Breathing difficulties, Musculoskletal: Hi John, Spinal injuries, especially in the thoracic spine [mid-back] can lead to breathing difficulties. Your ribs attach to your thoracic spine so when the the thoracic spine is injured, this can affect the movement of your ribs. In order for you to breath...

Back and Neck Injury: spine hurts!, bench presses, strict adherence
bench presses, strict adherence, weekend warriors: Dear Esben, The most likely cause of the pain is a strain in the lower fibers of the trapezius musculature or the medial fibers of the latissimus musculature. The fact that you felt the first indication of pain while bench pressing actually supports this....

Back and Neck Injury: sports injury, j shawn, neurological tests
j shawn, neurological tests, chiropractic physician: Dear Kimberly, I don t think he needs to go to the hospital at this point, but I would encourage you to get him examined by a local sports injury physician. Preferably a chiropractic physician with a sports certification or an sports injury trained orthopedist....

Back and Neck Injury: Thoracic pain, cervical subluxation, thoracic region
cervical subluxation, thoracic region, heavy thing: Rose, You are experiencing the effects of a Nervous System Interference. This Nervous system Interference is caused by an Upper Cervical Subluxation. I can examine you to locate and correct the cause of your ill health if you wish. we do not employ any...

Back and Neck Injury: Trapped Nerve in Neck Causing Weakness in Left Arm and Tingle in fingers., Cervical spine radiculopathy, Conservative treatment
Cervical spine radiculopathy, Conservative treatment: Hi Matthew, Your mother is suffering from a nerve impingement in her cervical spine, most likely caused by a disc bulge. Therapy geared at reducing the pressure on the nerve in her neck would be very beneficial. I recommend that she see a Chiropractic doctor...

Back and Neck Injury: Upper back pain, Syringolyelia
Syringolyelia: Hi Etal, From your MRI results it looks like you have Syringomyelia. Syringomyelia is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx (which you have in your mid-back), expands and elongates over time, destroying a portion...

Back and Neck Injury: whip lash injury, headaches, pins and needles
headaches, pins and needles, whiplash: Tammie, The headaches with pins and needles indicate excessive muscular tension in your neck, which also causes bulging and changes of cervical (neck) curvature. That kind of thing often happens in motor vehicle accidents. If you were my client,...

Back and Neck Injury: "wrist" injury cause neck pain?, Brachial plexus, burner
Brachial plexus, burner, stinger: Hi Julia, You may have suffered from a traction injury to your brachial plexus. When your partner did not loosen his grip on your writs, your arm was pulled while your neck was probably turning. The nerves that go into your arms and hands actually come...

Back and Neck Injury: Back, micro traumas, nerve roots
micro traumas, nerve roots, low back pain: Hi Matt, Sorry I didn t get back to you immediately, I was overrun with work. Normally, sudden acute onset of severe localized back pain can be associated with chronic, repetitive micro-traumas that, in time, manifest into a sudden onset of severe pain....

Back and Neck Injury: C1 to C0 ligament/tendon failure, upper cervical spine, burst fracture
upper cervical spine, burst fracture, ligaments tendons: Carl, Most surgeries are unnecessary although some of them are necessary. From the sounds of it I would tell you to hold off on any further surgery and let me look at the pictures that they are looking at. I will then be in a much better position to give...

Back and Neck Injury: Cervical and Lumbar- MVA, cervical spine, st louis missouri
cervical spine, st louis missouri, hip socket: Fiaza, Can you send me the pictures from the MRI? Also,Do you have any films (MRI or X-Rays) of your Cervical Spine in the last 6 months? If not can you get some taken and send them to me? Email any pics to: Brainstem1@Yahoo.com and I will see if I can...

Back and Neck Injury: Chronic nack spasm, neck pain and headaches, neck spasm
neck pain and headaches, neck spasm, exercises stretches: Hi Jessie, There are many things that can cause chronic neck spasms such as poor posture, a bad pillow, lack of physical exercise and stress. If you have been suffering from neck pain and headaches for the past eight years it may be caused by your posture....

Back and Neck Injury: Chronic pinpoint pain in upper back, spine pain, chiropractic
spine pain, chiropractic: Dear Mairi, I do not think that the previous doctor you saw did a very good job of examination or explanation. First of all the covering of the spinal cord is called the meninges and it cannot be evaluated by x-ray...it can only be seen on MRI. Second,...

Back and Neck Injury: Constant headaches and cracking in back of skull, headaches
headaches: David, Now that the doctors have ruled out fracture, what s left is the neuromuscular reflexive reaction to the blow: muscular contractions at the neck and base of head. You may read my article on headaches, which explains, at somatics.com/page4b.htm....

Back and Neck Injury: Crushed vertebra, vertebra, arnone
vertebra, arnone, bone pain: Megan, There is a good chance that this is all related to the injuries sustained from the car accident. But, the only way for me to know for sure is to do an exam and possibly even take some pictures of your spine to see what is going on there. If you...

Back and Neck Injury: chest and back strained, muscles between ribs, sharp chest pains
muscles between ribs, sharp chest pains, spastic muscles: Hello, Joel. I can t tell you how long the pain will last. I m not sure, from your description, that you are having/have had heart palpitations. Your description sounds like chest muscles in spasm. If you were my client, I would be evaluating your...

Back and Neck Injury: chronic nausea and tinnitus, chronic nausea, cervical spine
chronic nausea, cervical spine, state of victoria: Scott, The best advice that I could give you right now is for you to locate an Upper Cervical Specific Doctor , as this is the doctor that could possibly help you to get well. You must be aware however that their are many imposters out there. You will...

Back and Neck Injury: dizzy everytime i lie down and get up, open heart surgery, dizziness
open heart surgery, dizziness: Dear Brich, It s a frequent problem with open-heart surgery. To open the chest, they fold back the ribs, which interfit between vertebrae. The muscles that attach ribs to the spinal column go into protective contraction. Pain follows. The dizziness...

Back and Neck Injury: Explanation about Cervical MRI, headaches, neck muscle tension
headaches, neck muscle tension, disc bulge: Hi, Jill, Headaches and back pain come from the same cause as disc bulges: excessive muscular contractions of the paraspinal muscles. You may read my brief articles on headaches and back pain at somatics.com/page4b for a clear understanding a recommended...

Back and Neck Injury: L5 herniation, foot drop, non surgical spinal decompression, spinal decompression
Back and Neck Injury: L5 herniation, foot drop, non surgical spinal decompression, spinal decompression, scar tissue

Back and Neck Injury: neck pain and headaches, pain pills, chiropractor
Back and Neck Injury: neck pain and headaches, pain pills, chiropractor

Back and Neck Injury: persistant low back pain, methven, vertebrae
Back and Neck Injury: persistant low back pain, methven, vertebrae, l4

Back and Neck Injury: is my friend going to grow a tail, chiropractic doctor, tailbone
chiropractic doctor, tailbone, pimple: Hi Ashley, How old is your friend? There are some spinal problems that can lead to the appearance of a tail but they are rare and are usually present during childhood. I would recommend that your friend see her family doctor or a chiropractic doctor to...

Back and Neck Injury: Hip and Leg Spasms (start after a 3rd epidural shot), spasms, car accidents
spasms, car accidents, auto accidents: Dear Alan, I would recommend Hanna Somatic Education. DDD is commonly a result of reflexive muscular contractions triggered by injury, causing disc compression and breakdown. Hanna Somatic Education ends muscle spasms by quieting the reflex in control...

Back and Neck Injury: Interpreation and what to do of Nect CT scan, disc bulge, disc herniation
disc bulge, disc herniation, chiropractic: Dear Lazar, Mild cervical spondylosis is just fancy terminology for degenerative arthritic changes to the spine. This is often visualized by some small lipping and spurring around the endplate of the vertebra where they attach to the disk or at the joint...

Back and Neck Injury: L4-5 & S1 Disc Bulge, Schmorls & annular tear, discectomy, disk replacement
discectomy, disk replacement, spinal decompression: Dear Tracey, Your disk pathology sounds fairly extensive at this point. When the thecal sac is being indented you are only a small distance away from actually compressing the spinal cord itself. Not to mention that the bulge is affecting both of the exiting...

Back and Neck Injury: L4-5 S1 protrusion with a tear, disc bulge, pain managment
disc bulge, pain managment, chiropractic: Dear Renee, First of all you are not doomed...what the heck is that? Can t believe your doctor told you that you would be permanently disabled forever. Just because he cannot ascertain how to treat your injury does not mean that he should blindly send...

Back and Neck Injury: L5 herniation, foot drop, footdrop, arnone
footdrop, arnone, permanant: Can you please send me the pics of the MRI? The epidural has risks and should be considered a second to last resort just before surgery. There may very well be other safer options that could yield even better results for you. Please send MRI pics to Brainstem1@Yahoo.com...

Back and Neck Injury: L5-S1, disc compression, compressed disc
disc compression, compressed disc, back pain: Kerry, The best and the most common are two different things. The most common: chiropractic adjustments, strengthening and stretching, inversion table, massage. In my opinion, the best: clinical somatic education. This is an approach that retrains...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back injury, nerve conduction studies, mckenzie method
nerve conduction studies, mckenzie method, lower back injury: Hi Sonia, How old is your husband? If your husband s MRI is showing that he has a bulging disc it is very possible for him to be in pain on a daily basis. I would recommend that you find a chiropractor who specializes in disc problems and offers a variety...

Back and Neck Injury: Left Lower Back Pain, lower back pain, pain in the left side
lower back pain, pain in the left side, back sprain: Hi Alec, You do indeed need to see a Chiropractic doctor so that they can determine what is wrong with your back. In the meantime you can try alternating hot and cold packs to see if that helps with the muscle tightness. I would see a doctor as soon as...

Back and Neck Injury: loss of muscles, with pain in neck, facial spasms, sending signals
facial spasms, sending signals, emgs: Dot, I am very concerned with the medication you are taking to stop the nerves from sending signals to your brain, do you know that this is how your cells function, by communicating with your Brain? If you stop that from occurring you are shutting down...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Results, back pain
back pain: Dear Ebert, This is a reading of a not very serious condition. The disc protrusions indicate excessive muscular tension in the muscles local to the area. Your spine is otherwise in good condition. In my opinion, your next step would be to undergo...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI readings, MRI findings, disc tear
MRI findings, disc tear, disc bulge: Dear Casey, Sorry about the lateness of this response but my office has been a madhouse with the holidays and patients all trying to schedule in before I close my clinic for Christmas. Your MRI results have fairly common findings, but they are significant...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI results, central canal stenosis, thecal sac
central canal stenosis, thecal sac, annular ligament: Tina, My preview answer was: It means that muscles in your neck went into contraction and are compressing your discs, and yes, the pain probably comes from the tight muscles. See my article on whiplash injuries at somatics.com/page4.htm. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI results ans next step to treatment, disc buge, disc tear
disc buge, disc tear, chiropractic: Dear Tina, Rehabilitation times for a herniated or bulging disk will vary from patient to patient. The first thing I will say is please be patient and do not expect quick relief. Epidural shots are often ineffective at reducing pain transmission and will...

Back and Neck Injury: mri of c-spiine and mri l-spine reports, thecal sac, disc protrusion
thecal sac, disc protrusion, c spine: Noreen, This basically means that you have multiple spinal bones that are mis-aligned and in some of those areas the discs are affected as well as some nerves, this is not normal. Let me ask you a question; with all of this trouble do you have any numbness...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck Crack Injury, arteries and veins, upper spine
arteries and veins, upper spine, chemistry test: Steve, The first thing that you do is NEVER do that again EVER! There is a network of nerves, arteries, and veins in your neck that are vital to proper function. You could be seriously jeopardizing your health by manipulating that area without being a trained...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck Injury, whiplash injuries, headaches
whiplash injuries, headaches, pinched nerves: Hi, Lisa, You need to check things out with a neurologist to rule out anything severe or irreversible, then see a clinical somatic educator to deal with the protective reflexes that are keeping your neck muscles so tight that they hurt and pinch nerves....

Back and Neck Injury: Neck and Back MRI, foraminal stenosis, disc bulge
foraminal stenosis, disc bulge, spinal bones: Sonja, It sounds like there is advanced degeneration and instability in his/her Cervical Spine. The spinal bones are growing extra bone in an attempt to create stability, this extra bone can impinge upon nerves and also can press on the discs. Are there...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck and back pain, muscle spasm, upper back pain
muscle spasm, upper back pain: Andre, Sounds like you have a muscle spasm ( marble sized lump ) in the posterior scalene muscles or possibly levator scapulae muscles, which relate to head position and connect neck to the shoulder blades or the region nearby. X-Rays would not show...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck and back pain, shoulder blade, medical mystery
shoulder blade, medical mystery, doctors visits: Andre, Please send me the MRI s and X-Rays of your Spine. I will then be in a much better position as to guide you in the right direction. You may email them to me at Brainstem1@Yahoo.com and then I will need a few days to look them over. If I can help...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck Surgery, neck surgery
neck surgery: Dear Leslie, People often ask how long a muscular condition will go on (untreated) -- but it s a question that can t be answered. It s typical for muscles surrounding a surgical area to go into reflexive contraction. That would account for difficulty...

Back and Neck Injury: Neck Twitch?, Spasmodic torticollis
Spasmodic torticollis: Hi Ryan, From what you have written it is likely that you are suffering from Spasmodic Torticollis. Spasmodic torticollis is a condition in which your neck muscles contract involuntarily. This puts a lot of strain on the muscles of your neck which is why...

Back and Neck Injury: neck movement after c1 fracture and c4+c5, c4 c5, movement restrictions
c4 c5, movement restrictions, aesthetician: Joe, Since over 60% of your rotation comes from the C1-C2 area, you will have some movement restriction in your neck for sure. At this point do they have you on any physical therapy? That would be an important part of regaining as much movement as possible...

Back and Neck Injury: neck pain, whiplash injuries, lawrence gold
whiplash injuries, lawrence gold, disc herniations: Hi, Tammy, The herniations are an effect, not the cause, of the spasms. Spasm is a common protective reaction to that kind of situation. I explain the situation in more detail in my article on whiplash injuries at somatics.com/page4b.htm. Spasms...

Back and Neck Injury: neck pain and headaches, degenerative disc disease, neck stiffness and pain
degenerative disc disease, neck stiffness and pain, neck pain and headaches: Hi Jean, Your MRI findings may be linked to to your chronic neck stiffness and daily headaches. Your MRI suggests that you have Degenerative Disc Disease in your neck and this is a form of arthritis. Because the joints in your neck are not moving as well...

Back and Neck Injury: neck pops and pain, dizziness, chiropractic
dizziness, chiropractic, trauma: Dear Kelley, I do not personally know any chiropractic physicians in the western part of the state, but I did a bit of research for a few doctors who have been through some advanced coursework. I have listed their m=names and contact numbers below. I...

Back and Neck Injury: neck, shoulder,upper back, rear end crash, sclerotogenous pain
rear end crash, sclerotogenous pain, referred pain: Dear Janeal, First thing...the fact that you were hit by a truck pulling a trailer alone makes your risk for initial injury and chronic injury more likely. This is simple physics...as the impacting force becomes larger, the transmitted force into your...

Back and Neck Injury: nerve pinching painful hamstring, SI joint, running injury
SI joint, running injury, chiropractic: Dear Rachel, A chiropractic physician would be a good choice, specifically one who has some advanced training with athletes and sports injuries. I would suggest that you ask them to specifically check your gait while walking and running, ankle biomechanics,...

Back and Neck Injury: Pain in the hip, misaligned vertebra, canal stenosis
misaligned vertebra, canal stenosis, degenerative changes: Maria, Although Yoga is very good for posture and muscle tone as well as flexibility and strength, it cannot re-align a misaligned vertebra. And a mis-aligned vertebra is most likely what you are suffering from which can cause your problems. How can we...

Back and Neck Injury: Post C5,6,7 ACDF done in 2002, cervical fusion
cervical fusion: The answer is yes to all of your questions. It is possible that any one of these conditions could cause your symptoms. I would venture to say that it is more likely related to your neck condition however. You need to make sure to find a good physical therapist...

Back and Neck Injury: back pain, mysterious pain, idiopathic pain
mysterious pain, idiopathic pain, neck pain: Irina, That sounds like a typical muscle spasm. Sometimes, muscle spasms fade out; at other times, they must be addressed by retraining control of the involved muscles. You may read my brief article on idiopathic pain at somatics.com/page4b.htm,...

Back and Neck Injury: persistant low back pain, extra vertebrae, spine surgeon
extra vertebrae, spine surgeon, chiropractic case: David, Of the 3 Chiropractors that you went to, did any of them take nervous system readings to see where the problem could be? Did any of them take nervous system readings to know when there was a need to adjust? Did any of them take readings to know when...

Back and Neck Injury: piriformis muscle, knee pain, piriformis syndrome
knee pain, piriformis syndrome, sciatica: It doesn t explain the spasms in your left buttock. That s another issue. Muscles don t cause each other to be tight or flaccid. The brain regulates muscles, so the brain causes tightness or flaccidity. It s a matter of conditioned reflexes, where the...

Back and Neck Injury: post sergical pain, cervical fusion
cervical fusion: The injections usually only provide temporary relief, so it is not uncommon to have more than one done. I would strongly suggest you try physical therapy as well if you haven t already done so. Physical therapy combined with some kind of manual therapy program...

Back and Neck Injury: Severe back pain and leg pain, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis
spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis: Dear James, I do not think that the hip replacement has anything to do with the pain you are feeling. I understand this surgery very well and have actually seen the procedure performed a few times in the operating room. With what you have described,...

Back and Neck Injury: Sudden Back Pain, Stiffness, durnin, st louis mo
durnin, st louis mo, arnone: Nick, I do agree with Dr Durnin, and I would like you to do one more thing for me; go in front of a mirror with your eyes closed and standing up straight. Then open your eyes and look to see if the top of your right ear is higher than the top of your...

Back and Neck Injury: Sudden Back Pain, Stiffness, chiroweb, durnin
chiroweb, durnin, dr timothy: Hi Nick, You probably pinched a nerve thrashing your neck around and need it adjusted. I recommend seeing a Chiropractor after icing it down to have it evaluated. Good Luck! Dr. Timothy K. Durnin drtimothydurnin@comcast.net Lansingspinaldecompression.com...

Back and Neck Injury: Surgery Low Back, upper cervical chiropractic, bowling green ohio
upper cervical chiropractic, bowling green ohio, pains in legs: Darlene, There is a very select group of doctors that should be able to help you. Just know that there are less than 500 of us in the world and therefore many times people travel hours in one direction to come for care. Your situation is no different, I...

Back and Neck Injury: syrinx, nerve impingement, c spine
nerve impingement, c spine, burning fingers: Well Nancy, There is no question that you need some help and ?I want you to know that it is all going to work out just fine, especially if you are able to follow my recommendations. I would like to send you to a specialist that can help you but the 1 that...

Back and Neck Injury: T-11 Compression Fracture, Compression fracture, vertebroplasty
Compression fracture, vertebroplasty: Dear Heather, Vertebroplasty is a very effective and minimally invasive procedure that should be performed in a relatively short period of time after injury...all the literature I have read on this topic state that it cannot be performed after 8 weeks post...

Back and Neck Injury: thoracic pain, forklift truck, thoracic spine
forklift truck, thoracic spine, arnone: Antony, You have a rib that is out. Ask your Chiro to put it back in and you will feel a lot better. Also, let me know hoes this goes and for some reason if that doesn t solve your problem write me back for Plan B. Yours in Best Health, Dr Arnon...

Back and Neck Injury: tub slip whiplash injury, whiplash, nerve impingement
whiplash, nerve impingement, headaches: Hi,Justin, It simplifies down to this: Whiplash injuries provoke a protective, postural reflex that involves a tightening of the neck muscles. Headaches come most often from tight muscles. (You may read my article on headaches and whiplash injuries...

Back and Neck Injury: Upper Back Pain for a 17-year-old, Competitive swimmer, Spondylolisthesis
Competitive swimmer, Spondylolisthesis, Back pain: Hi Jamee, This is a common problem in competitive swimmers that stop training. Because swimming requires a lot of back strength, swimmers usually have very strong back muscles and this can create an imbalance when they stop training. You may be suffering...

Back and Neck Injury: Cervical Strain in the Shoulder, cervical ribs, acute trauma
cervical ribs, acute trauma, cervical strain: Dear Jai, This doesn t make any sense. A cervical strain would be injury either form an acute trauma or overuse to the muscles in the neck. This can be self limiting, or require treatment to improve posture, reduce muscle spasms, and pain, but should...

Back and Neck Injury: Crushed Vertebrae, crushed vertebrae, compression fracture
crushed vertebrae, compression fracture, j shawn: Dear Richard, Unfortunately, I do not think that your wife is a candidate for vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty. Fractures usually take anywhere from 6-10 weeks to heal and stabilize. The expansion procedure for fixing a compression fracture of the vertebra...

Back and Neck Injury: c2-c3 nerve damage, radiofrequency neurotomy, facet joints
radiofrequency neurotomy, facet joints, headaches and neck pain: Dear Staci, Sorry to hear of your collision and ongoing symptomatology. I completely understand your frustration with trying to get answers and solutions to your pain and problems. It is never easy to tolerate pain especially within the absence of true...

Back and Neck Injury: To do a cervical fusion or not?, buldging disc, shoulder acromioplasty
buldging disc, shoulder acromioplasty, rear impact collisions: Dear Kandi, The first thing I would do here is consult an attorney. Your insurance company is giving you the run around. Nucleoplasty is not and experimental procedure...thousands of them have been performed and they are much less invasive than a fusion....

Back and Neck Injury: cervical spinal stenosis, cervical spinal stenosis, nerve roots
cervical spinal stenosis, nerve roots, spinal stenosis: Dear Kelly, First let me apologize for not getting back to you sooner, I have been very sick for the last week with a bronchiole infection. Anyway, sorry to hear about all the remaining issues and new disk problems. The fact that you have moderate stenosis...

Back and Neck Injury: compression fracture, compression fractures, compression fracture
compression fractures, compression fracture, lawrence gold: Dear Matt, Your rowing has probably caused you to become musclebound, with attendant muscle fatigue and soreness. One wonders what got you to the doctor who discovered the compression fractures, other than pain. I can t answer your questions about the...

Back and Neck Injury: compression fracture, compression fractures, compression fracture
compression fractures, compression fracture, biost: Compression fractures usually heal nicely without any complications in 6-8 weeks so I wouldn t worry about it too much, especially if they were mild. I think the supplements are a good idea too. My only concern is if you didn t have any acute traumas (i.e....

Back and Neck Injury: c2-c3 nerve damage, john hopkins hospital, steamboat springs
Back and Neck Injury: c2-c3 nerve damage, john hopkins hospital, steamboat springs, binder and binder

Back and Neck Injury: herniated discs, diagnosis
Back and Neck Injury: herniated discs, diagnosis

Back and Neck Injury: neck popped during squats(315), back on the rack, spine
Back and Neck Injury: neck popped during squats(315), back on the rack, spine, little bit