Medical News Today: How can disc desiccation be treated?

The bones in the back have sponge-like discs between them. These discs can become dehydrated and lose flexibility, often as people age, resulting in desiccation. Treatment, that can include at-home therapy, depends on the severity of the desiccation, which can cause stiffness in the back and pain. Learn more here.
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We report a successful case of hepatic ductoplasty combined with hepaticojejunostomy (H-J) for the treatment of iatrogenic Bismuth type 2 stricture.Presentation of caseThe patient was a 68-year-woman who had undergone choledochojejunostomy (C-J) 6 years earlier due to bile duct injury after laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis. She complained of recurrent chills and upper back pain. Cholangiography and computed tomography revealed a C-J anastomotic stricture with hepatolithiasis. The diagnosis was reflux cholangitis with hepatolithiasis due to C-J stricture and a fistula between the reconstructed jejunal limb an...
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Li P, Tang W, Che B, Wang K, Zou K, Jin Z, Zhou F, Zhuang Y Abstract The present study investigated the efficacy of percutaneous kyphoplasty and alendronate sodium on thoracolumbar vertebral fracture, and the risk factors leading to the recurrence of fracture. In the present study, a total of 80 patients with thoracolumbar vertebral fracture who were admitted to the Affiliated Jiangyin Hospital of Southeast University Medical College between January 2014 and March 2016 for combination treatment of percutaneous kyphoplasty and alendronate sodium were enrolled. According to the recurrence of fracture, the pa...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2018Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and TraumaAuthor(s): Gayatri Upasana Acharya, Ajay Kumar, Rajasekar Sannasi, Asir John SamuelAbstractBackgroundIn sporting activities, patellar tendon is commonly subjected to overuse and it influences the athletes' career especially in elite basketball and volleyball players. A condition specific and self-administrated questionnaire is required for clinical and research purpose to rate disability. The Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment for patellar tendinopathy (VISA-P) questionnaire is widely accepted and a valid tool to asses...
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
BACK pain could be caused by having bad posture, sleeping in an awkward position, or by a minor injury. Adding this cheap fruit to your daily breakfast diet cold help to get rid of lower back pain symptoms.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Alpha-lipoic acid and spinal cord stimulation were effective for pain; studies were short-term with quality deficits. Spinal cord stimulation had serious adverse events. Further research should address long-term outcomes and other non-pharmacologic treatments. PMID: 30114983 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Depressed patients frequently report a broad range of body-related symptoms and phenomena such as decreased feelings of vitality; negative appraisal of the body, loss of sexual interest; and physical complaints like chronic joint pain, limb pain, back pain and gastrointestinal problems (Trivedi, 2004). Furthermore, studies have shown a positive association between depression and psychomotor retardation (Bennabi et al., 2013; Lecrubier, 2006) as expressed in, among others, decreased gait, restricted sensorimotor space (Fuchs and Schlimme, 2009; Michalak et al., 2009) and increased standing phases and slumped posture with re...
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
We report the case of a 40-year-old man diagnosed with GCTB of the thoracic spine. The only symptom upon presentation was progressive back pain with pain radiating to the chest. Magnetic resonance imaging showed that the soft tissue mass extended posteriorly into the spinal canal, causing severe spinal cord compression. We initially treated this case with Decadron (Fresenius kabi, Bad Homburg vor der Hohe, Germany) for 1  week. This led to a reduction of tumor size and decompression of the spinal cord. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no prior reports of primary GCTB sensitive to steroid therapy within th...
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2018Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): L.F.O. Maciel, F.S. Landim, B.C. VasconcelosAbstractIn a prospective, observational study between April and November 2017 we evaluated the correlation between temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and otological signs and other symptoms in a sample of 251 patients. First, a simplified anamnestic questionnaire was applied for the diagnosis of TMD and the following symptoms were recorded: otalgia, tinnitus, vertigo, pruritus of the ear, feeling of hearing loss, fullness in the ear, headache, pain in the eye, neck ...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
BACK pain could be prevented by making some diet changes, swapping your sleep position, or even by improving your posture. If you ’ve suddenly come down with lower back pain symptoms, this is what you can do to reduce the ache while you’re at home.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Spasticity is a hypertonic segmental reflex pathway caused by a central nervous system injury. Spasticity of the upper extremity causes loss of function, joint contracture, pain, and poor cosmesis. Treatment aims to reduce or change the pathophysiology underlying the hyperactive reflex from dorsal sensory rootlets through the intrinsic machinery of the spinal cord to the neuromuscular junction. There are many treatments for upper extremity spasticity including oral medication, physiotherapy, intrathecal baclofen, and lesional or neuromodulatory surgical approaches. Goals of treatment must always be clearly defined, but neu...
Source: Hand Clinics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
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