19 dic. 2016

What is lumbar spondylosis?



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Lumbar spondylosis refers to a degeneration of the discs in the lower spine, according to PubMed Health. These discs separate vertebrae and offer a cushion between the bones. Lumbar spondylosis is also often called degenerative disc disease. This condition causes lower back and leg pain.
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What is lumbar spondylosis?
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Lower back pain as a result of lumbar spondylosis can manifest at any age, even as early as a teenage years. PubMed Health explains that malalignment of the vertebral column or vertebral instability often results in cases of degenerative spinal diseases. Non-surgical treatment, or first-line treatment, includes drug therapy to aid in pain management as well as physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, cortisone injection and massage therapy. Surgical procedures, such as vertebral fusions and disc replacement, are commonplace treatment options implemented after non-surgical treatment has failed to manage symptoms effectively.

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What are some interesting facts about polio?


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Polio is a virus that formerly ravaged populations the world over in widespread epidemics, but has in modern times, been nearly eradicated. The virus is transmitted via the fecal-oral route and primarily affects newborns and young children.
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A visual symptom of the way polio attacks the body is by way of partial or total appendage paralysis, typically in the legs. Regardless, over 90 percent of people who carry the poliovirus show no symptoms of the disease. Polio is named after the Greek word for "gray," as in the gray matter of the central nervous system.
Hundreds of thousands of polio cases were reported annually until the first polio vaccines were developed and perfected during the 1950s. Since the vaccine's widespread adoption, polio cases have plummeted down to only several hundred reported cases worldwide. Unfortunately, an anti-vaccine culture and poor hygiene led to worldwide breakouts of the disease reported in May of 2014 by the World Health Organization.
According to the Disabled-World.com, one of the most famous faces of polio was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States. He contracted the illness at the age of 39, but it was largely hidden from the public view throughout his political career. Other well-known sufferers of polio to different degrees are author and futurist Arthur C. Clarke, musician Neil Young, actress Mia Farrow and golfer Jack Nicklaus.
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How do doctors treat post-polio syndrome?


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Because symptoms vary, there is no one treatment for post-polio syndrome, according to the Mayo Clinic. A variety of treatments are implemented to help patients manage symptoms to be as comfortable and independent as possible.
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As of 2015, many medications have been studied to help alleviate post-polio syndrome, but none have been found to be very effective, Mayo Clinic reports. Currently, physicians recommend over-the-counter and prescription pain medications to help ease muscle and joint pain.
Sleep apnea is common among post-polio syndrome patients, and sometimes doctors recommend treatment for the condition, Mayo Clinic states. Patients may need to wear a device to open their airways or refrain from sleeping on their backs.
Physical therapy exercises may be prescribed, Mayo Clinic says. Most exercises are designed to strengthen muscles without creating muscle fatigue. It is important that patients with post-polio syndrome not over-exercise to the point of fatigue because it typically takes a lot of rest to recover. Sometimes speech therapy helps patients learn to overcome difficulty swallowing.
Occupational therapy is very common because most post-polio syndrome patients must learn how to conserve energy, Mayo Clinic states. This involves learning how to pace oneself and rest periodically with the assistance of a cane, wheelchair or scooter. Occupational therapists also help patients make their homes safe and convenient as well as determine ways to perform household tasks while conserving energy.

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