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Do you have questions about headaches or Migraines? Many of our readers do, and each week, and Dr. John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert answer some of them. Dr. Krusz is a world recognized headache and Migraine expert, often conducting groundbreaking research at his clinic in Dallas. Here are this week's questions and answers...
Hereditary Migraines - Effectiveness of detoxification and new medication? Full question and answer .
Can Depo-Provera increase Migraines? Full question and answer .
Headache in morning and afternoon. Reason? Full question and answer .
Imitrex successful for Migraines, but new aches, heat, and hot flashes? Full question and answer .
Age Migraines begin? Diagnosing without imaging? Full question and answer .
Serious headache paralyzed me for 3 days? Full question and answer .
Mother has had Migraine and stroke symptoms, lesions on MRI? Full question and answer .
Normal to have wetness in ears before or after Migraine? Full question and answer .
Total hip replacements (arthroplasties) are becoming much more common in North America than they ever have been. Although the percentage of complications haven't increased, the reality is because more people are having the surgery, more people are having problems. One serious problem associated with hip replacements is infection. A deep infection in a knee replacement can cause complications that end up requiring revision surgery to correct. Doctors and researchers have been looking for ways to decrease the number of people who develop infections in their replacements, including giving antibiotics before the surgery. Another method uses, in conjunction with antibiotics beforehand, a bone cement that has an antibiotic inside. The idea is that this will further drop the risk of infection. Not all doctors agree that it should be used routinely however. They feel that the cost of the bone cement doesn't justify the few infections it may prevent. They also worry about antibiotic resistance...
Most people who experience “sciatica” are really experiencing the shooting, searing sensation of neurogenic pain (pain coming from a nerve) as discussed in the previous article, “Sciatica: What is it?” As mentioned, nerve pain can affect both the arms and legs depending on whether the pinched nerve is in the neck or low back. When a nerve is pinched by a herniated disc, the nerve becomes inflamed. Thus, the most potent anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, are used to control the inflammation around the nerve and stop the nerve pain. These steroids are placed next to the nerve by a procedure called an epidural steroid injection (ESI). For the past 50 years, millions of dollars have been spent on epidurals despite the fact that these injections do not cure the problem. ESI’s only temporarily provide symptom relief for nerve pain. Sally, a young woman who has just herniated a disc, still has burning pain that goes all the way down her leg. Relentlessly, ...
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