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Question by phoozball: Back Spasms, Exercising, Medication, torn disc…what else?
I have had back spasms since I started my new job. I figured I tore a disc while working but the job passed it off as “passing a stone” I threw my back out on Mother’s Day, went and saw a back specialist who told me I tore a disc and it would be 3 months for total healing. Back’s been feeling good and all of a sudden the spasms started again, sudden and increasing. I do exercise, stretch, and if they get too bad take muscle relaxers with pain meds. What more can I do other than go back to the doctor? It’s not that the doc is outta the question, but paying for a specialist is definitely more expensive and I already know he’s gonna tell me to start PT which is something that is being done anyways.
Answer by jenx
My husband has had degenerative disc disease for over ten years. I am not sure what a torn disc is. But if it is anything like my husbands, there is no permanent cure,except maybe an operation. His doctor told him that he would have to watch how he bent down or even how he twisted. He was in traction once because the pain got so bad he couldn’t even move.You will need to be careful of how you bend, lift, and turn. The pain will recur some times. The muscle relaxers and the pain med is the only other thing that you can do. But if it gets worse you should really go back to the Dr’s. When my husband first went to the Dr’s, they said it was just a strained muscle. Yours could be like my husbands, so if it gets worse go to Dr’s.
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Question by Just Me: I have a sick child who meditates, I need help with one of her “meditations” to keeps medication down.?
Just a disclaimer, I am a mom of 4 and this child has seen doctors and urgent care today, we are just trying to get ideas to get through the night before we go back in the morning…
Right now she is sick and running high fever off and on. The medicine to reduce it has been making her tummy upset and we have been doing guided visuals successfully to have the fever reducers work before she has a chance to vomit.
Now we need to get the antibiotics down. She is getting extremely ill and unable to hold these down at all as they are nasty. Full dose is back up in 30 seconds and half dose within 15 minutes.
Here is the deal, we have her typical guided imagery which is a meadow and cool grass, warm sun, a bunny from behind the tree to pet (she is a kid after all), and another one which is a brook she stands in to watch goldfish. Both of these do amazing for her with details we add, but she is the type if I use these and RUIN it with the “bad med” I doubt I can do these for her again.
OK, the asking point is I need a imagery to keep her calm enough to bring the med in and to continue to keep the med down. Just general ideas, I am pretty good with details on my own. Anyone do these with kids?
I am going to keep the answers open still but the idea of a room of kittens and puppies is pretty good as long as I do not overwhelm her. I am about to go run to the store and get a cherry soda and make her a milkshake with it hidden in it but maybe she will have no idea and think this is “it” having ice cream in the middle of the night with a puppy room!
To the other person, thank you for the time really but this is not my first rodeo, I have fed her saltines and sprite with her meds. I already know this, but thank you.
You know I cannot wait for the whole “vote for best answer” option as so many know it alls want to post about everything but an answer to what was posted… I never asked about your UNINFORMED MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS.
News flash, parents and doctors have a clue. There is a reason I am asking for advice through tonight after she has been to the doc today and to go back since (here is the real shocker) it unfortunately is not working as hoped.
WHERE did I say she was throwing up at the doctor??? This has happened SINCE adding the antibiotic. And let us go there. Just because they are over prescribed does not mean they are not needed you idiot. I am normally nicer but do not go there with my kid unless you really have whohas. She has a kidney infection that we were blessed with until tonight of not making her extremely ill and hoped it was caught in time.
And since you have to be capt. obvious of every aspect… She never presented with bladder issues either.
OK, I was a bit upset, but still… Answer what is asked and do not try to Monday armchair quarterback.
Answer by bgibbslmt
For the antibiotics she probably needs some food in her stomach. Many people vomit when taking them on an empty stomach.
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Take a deep breath…
Inhale deeply and feel the air filling your lungs, expanding your abdomen…
Let your exhale be relaxed and slow…
How did that feel? If you noticed your shoulders dropping or your face muscles releasing, you’ve already started to reap the fruits of meditation.
We all know that sitting down, being silent, and breathing deeply can calm the mind. However, research shows that meditation can also powerfully enhance physical health. In a West Virginia University study on “mindfulness” – the meditative practice of bringing attention to the present moment – participants experienced an average 54 percent drop in psychological distress, and a 46 percent decrease in medical symptoms. Meditation can increase blood flow, slow heart rate, normalize blood pressure, improve sleep, and boost immunity. It’s even been shown to increase serotonin levels (which relieve depression), and to slow the progression of HIV. How is this possible? What exactly is happening in a body that meditates?
In meditation, healthy breathing is both a means and an end.
Many of us hold our breath or breathe shallowly when we’re stressed. Breath-holding deprives us of oxygen, a key player in the body’s production of ATP energy – the fuel we need to function in daily life. Without enough oxygen, we physically can’t produce energy.
Breathing also feeds our muscles and clears out carbon dioxide. Simply by resting our awareness on breathing, a meditator can regulate and slow the respiratory rate and give cells a plentiful supply of the air they need. As it calms the body and mind, meditation helps de-activate the sympathetic, “fight or flight” nervous system. The sympathetic mode is triggered by danger or stress. It doesn’t care if we’re being chased by a tiger or rushing to meet a deadline; it literally gets us ready to run. It pumps out adrenaline, speeds heart rate and breathing, raises blood pressure, and shuts down digestion and reproduction.
Because of our stress, many of us are stuck in perpetual fight-or-flight overdrive – making ourselves candidates for adrenal exhaustion, insomnia, infertility, stroke, and heart attack.
Meditation gives us a break from stress and allows the parasympathetic, “rest and digest” system to take its turn. Meditation also has the power to alter brain chemistry. Neuroscientist Richard Davidson conducted brain scan tests on Tibetan monks who were long-term meditators, and found “unusually powerful gamma waves” associated with higher levels of focus, memory and learning ability. “Longtime practitioners (of meditation) showed brain activation on a scale we have never seen before,” said Davidson, who detected a high level of activity in the monks’ left prefrontal cortex – the brain region associated with happiness and positive emotions. “Their mental practice is having an effect on the brain in the same way golf or tennis practice will enhance performance… the trained mind, or brain, is physically different from the untrained one.
Meditation shines a light on the body and its sensations.
“The goal of mindfulness is for you to be more aware, more in touch with life and whatever is happening in your own body and mind at the time it is happening – that is, the present moment,” explains psychologist Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center. Meditators are more likely to notice what’s happening in their bodies and more aware of illness as soon as it appears. Over time, meditation also helps to ease the fears and anxieties that tend to feed on disease, so a meditator may be able to handle illness and aging with more stability and calm. Whether our meditation rests on awareness of breathing, yogic movement, or visualizations of golden light, we are making an investment in our physical well-being. So take another deep breath. Consider it a deposit into your long-term health savings!
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Article by Brody Long
Homeopathy and pediatrics could be a combination that many aren’t accustomed to wondering explicitly. In fact, homeopathy is frequently used to treat youngsters throughout several parts of the developed world. Though most understand terribly very little about homeopathic medicine, following Chinese medicine, homeopathy is that the second most prevalent branch of medication on the planet.
Homeopathy is used to treat diseases in youngsters ranging from semi-serious sicknesses to the common cold. Although homeopathy works in an exceedingly variety of ways in which, its most elementary operate is to help strengthen and focus a child’s immune system when they are sick primarily based on the symptoms and root cause of the ailment. Once their own immune systems become stronger, they’re in a position to fight off diseases a lot of effectively.
What makes homeopathy significantly suited to pediatrics is that the drugs is often sweet and appealing, and has very little to no aspect effects. The pleasant style combined with the low incidence of side effects like nausea or drowsiness, ensures that the child will be more probably to require the medication on a daily basis.
Typical Applications of Homeopathy in Pediatrics
Homeopathic treatment usually falls into two categories; either acute or chronic conditions. Acute conditions discuss with a sick child that’s littered with such sicknesses as colds, sore throats, or the stomach flu. Chronic conditions discuss with ailments like allergies, asthma or any range of skin diseases.
Whether or not addressing acute or chronic conditions in children, homeopathy has proven to be quite effective. Within the case of acute conditions, folks often will treat the child familiar with homeopathy. But, within the case of chronic conditions, meeting with a well-trained homeopathic skilled may be necessary to treat the child.
Over the Counter Merchandise
Folks who opt for to treat children with an acute condition at home may think about a home prescription kit with homeopathic remedies in 12c or 30c concentrations. Home prescription kits containing homeopathic remedies will be brought on-line or at stores and range from to 0 dollars. Several homeopathic product are out there as over the counter medicines.
Oldsters will additionally purchase manuals and books on homeopathy for below .
Homeopathic medicines are freed from artificial colors and chemicals and are typically considered safe for infants and children.
Homeopathic medicines come in pills and liquid form. The drugs that’s prescribed depends on 3 things: the type of medication that’s being given, its strength, and the condition of the patient.
Some Different Interesting Facts concerning Homeopathy
? Homeopathy is based on clinical and experimental data.
? The founding father of homeopathy was Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician, who developed the fundamental principles of homeopathy in the late 1700s.
? Homeopathy is recognized by medical professionals and government agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA), and is regulated as medicine.
? Sugar pills are commonly used as a binding agent in homeopathic drugs and as carriers for the medicine.
? Homeopathy uses the principles of dilutions to achieve very low concentrations of high efficiency herbal and alternative remedies.
? Homeopathic medicine will work fairly fast in acute cases. In chronic cases, the medication works at a slower pace.
? When a person is uses homeopathic treatments they must abstain from bound foods like tea, low and alcohol.
? Homeopathic medicines are based mostly on naturally occurring remedies, are sometimes not patented and are thus cheaper then other varieties of typical medicines.
? Homeopathic medicines typically do not have any aspect effects.
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Question by ღღ Cupcakez – Jayden’s Mommy: Can someone explain how homeopathy “medication” works?
I have looked up information online about how homeopathy “medication” works, but I just do not understand it at all. Can you explain it in a simple way? As an example, I have a homeopathic cough and cold medication for my child and it seems to work well, but the “ingredients” and numbers next to them do not make sense to me. Why is homeopathic medication not recognized by the medical community?
Answer by cat38skip
That’s simple: It Doesn’t Work!
Unless you can show a double blind study that shows that it performs any better than a placebo, It Doesn’t Work.
can You say ~ Snake Oil ????
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