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Permanent pain in the lumbar area, intensifying in one point. Pain is so strong that the leg numbness reaches knees.

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Hello. For several years I’ve been feeling pain in the loin area. It is extremely aching in one place. Even knees are numb. It is hard to step and go. I go to callanetics classes. I do exercise. I am planning to visit a neurologist. I am going to do computer tomography. What treatment would you recommend?

When you arrive to us, we first send you to a neurologist, osteopath and rehabilitation doctor so that these specialists, if necessary, collegially determine the exact cause and level of the damage, and then assign an individual treatment plan. Physical activity should also be selected individually, since often poorly selected physical activity is ineffective and may even worsen the health condition. Therefore, we recommend that you consult a physiotherapist to select exercises for you and teach you how to do it. It’s also worth discussing with a physiotherapist what kind of physical activity you would be interested in doing.

Face is often covered with deep acne. Can it be because of food?

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Good afternoon, what food products I should stop eating, if I often have deep facial acne? As far as I’ve been asking doctors, everyone told me that this is because of food.

Food intolerance can be associated with a wide range of ailments such as skin rash, pruritus, eczema, atopic dermatitis, abdominal distension, constipation, weight problems, joint pain, migraine, depression, persistent fatigue.

Symptoms that occur due to food intolerance are usually not noticeable immediately after a meal. Therefore, it is difficult to understand which food affects us negatively. I would advise you to make a food intolerance test. This is a precise and advanced diagnostic method. Blood is taken from the finger and within 40 minutes, reactions are detected for 59 mostly edible products. It can help you find out more precisely the causes of your ailments, while avoiding harmful food, you can reduce the problems caused by food intolerance.

The most commonly intolerable products are: milk, wheat, eggs, legumes, nuts, soy.

When trying to get up, my hip is paralyzed, it seems as if it is going to wrench.

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My hip hurts for some time already. When trying to get up, my hip is paralyzed, it seems as if it is going to wrench. What can cause such symptoms? Thanks for the reply.

There are many reasons for a hip joint pain:
• In cases of elderly people, joint pain in the hip is often caused by arthritis.
• Work in a standing position.
• Long-lasting uncomfortable poses.
• Low physical activity.
• Hip joint pain is often not caused by the hip itself, but because of the problems with the lumbar spine, such as hernia, clamped nerve.
• Weak muscle in the loin area.

A feeling of pain, discomfort or dislocation may be caused by the incorrect elevation from lying position, weak muscle system, or due to pressure of the sciatic nerve.

You should visit a rehabilitation doctor and osteopath in order to determine the current cause of pain and receive targeted treatment, including all necessary procedures. Physiotherapist’s consultation would be very effective: specific exercises that relieve tight muscles would be chosen according to your needs. Healing massage would help you to restore your well-being by reducing stress and pain. All procedures must be prescribed by a specialist, who knows exact origin and cause of pain. Ergonomic training that helps you organize your daily activities properly can also be very effective prevention.

Heavy pain in the loin area, especially at night, after lying on back.

Complete question.  Hello, My loin hurts for some time already. The pain is especially noticeable at night, after lying on the back. What causes pain?

Lumbar system performs many important functions in the human body. These functions are maintenance of the body structure, movement and the protection of certain body organs. The lumbar spine protects the soft tissues of the nervous system, the spinal canal and the nearby pelvic and abdominal organs.

Lumbar pain can caused by:

  • Work in a standing position.
  • Sedentary work.
  • Hernia in the lumbar spine.
  • Physical work.
  • Irregular poses, improper lifting of heavy objects.
  • Weakened lower back muscles.

Pain occurring in the evenings and at night can be a consequence of daytime long-lasting, monotonous, irregular poses, fatigue. When back muscles or other tissues experience excessive strain, they tend to tighten, then they weaken and lower back pain develops.

Sedentary lifestyle – the most common cause of back pain. If you have a full-time sedentary job, it’s likely that you feel lower back pain. Many people are wrong thinking that sitting is less burdensome for the back than hard physical work or sports.

To determine the cause of lumbar pain, you should visit a rehabilitation doctor, an osteopath. It is necessary to test the condition of the back muscles using the KOTZ methodology, and thus find out which muscles are weakened and can cause back pain. By knowing the weak areas, your doctor would prescribe targeted procedures that will reduce the pain. Physiotherapy procedures can help to restore inactive muscles. Individual physiotherapeutic adapted spinal stretching exercises release tight muscles, thereby reducing the amount of pain. Healing massage improves blood circulation, relaxes tired muscles and reduces pain.

You should certainly protect your back with physical activity: wear an individually selected lumbar support that protects, strengthens and stabilizes movements. Here you will find great help in ergonomic training: it would help you to create your workplace in a way that is correct, harmless, comfortable as well as it would teach you to handle and carry difficult things properly. Ergonomics specialist would teach you how to get up from the bed in a safe way, without damaging the lower back.

The transverse flat feet caused deformation of toes and eventually inflammation of the metatarsal bones (metatarsalgia). Can you offer effective procedures?

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Hello, I have transverse flat feet, because of which my toes started to deform. It is metatarsal bone inflammation (metatarsalgia). I was wearing pads, but everything has complicated. Can you recommend pain-reducing exercises or massages?

Flat feet are a deformation that occurs when feet vault has descended or disappeared. Feet vault can be deformed by wearing narrow, soft, heelless shoes, when body is overweight, when a person often stands in the same posture or often jumps up or performs horizontal jumps and does that on a solid surface.

The main cause of flat feet is the weakness of the leg muscles and ligaments.

Heavy overload arises due to a change in the center of gravity. Therefore, we recommend first of all that you contact a rehabilitation practitioner, an osteopath, who will determine the causes of deformation and then assign the most appropriate corrective and treatment program for you.

Treatment would include: osteopathic corrections, physiotherapy procedures that reduce inflammation and muscle electro stimulation for weakened muscles. Also, it would include exercises for posture adjustments,   muscle strengthening or relaxation of stretched muscles. Both exercises and treatment procedures should be chosen individually for you, because doctor evaluates each case individually.

Massage does also  undoubtedly excellent supportive effect: improves lymphatic circulation, reduces pain, but it cannot replace treatment.

Osteochondrosis. What type of doctor I should contact and what would you recommend as a treatment method?

Complete question. Hello, tell me, please, what type of doctor I should visit knowing that I have osteochondrosis and what is the possible treatment?

Osteochondrosis is an arthrosis that affects spine, and more specifically, intervertebral disks. These disks are cartilaginous cushions that separate one spine from another. As the person is aging and being impacted by other factors, cartilage wears out faster than a new cartilage forms – the elasticity of the discs decreases, they flatten, the gap between the vertebrae decreases. Bone marrow formation is  often called osteophyte (“outgrowth”). When the bone surfaces of the vertebrae contact each other, rubbing each other, inflammation of the surrounding areas develop, it starts hurting. Gradually the spine loses flexibility, it becomes stagnant. The most commonly damaged spine is in neck and loin, as it is the most heavily loaded spine.

The exact causes of osteochondrosis are not known, but there are factors that increase the risk of the disease:

  • Older age (45 years or more);
  • Female gender;
  • Inborn joint or cartilage diseases;
  • Spinal injury during work or exercise;
  • Obesity;
  • Some diseases that alter the normal structure of the joint and cartilage (rheumatoid arthritis, hemochromatosis, Paget’s disease, gout and others).

Osteochondrosis treatment:

In case of osteochondrosis, it is advisable to first visit a doctor osteopath and a rehabilitation specialist. During consultation the causes of the disease are identified  and an individual treatment plan is provided.

In the case of osteochondrosis physiotherapy and healing massage are applied.  Relaxing and strengthening exercises prescribed individually by a physiotherapist, they will help you to free yourself from pain and live a fulfilling life. An anti-inflammatory massage will reduce swelling, eliminate muscle spasms, improve blood circulation and help to slow down the development of this disease.

Also, in order to stop the progression of the disease, it is necessary to sleep on the individually selected hard mattress, to raise and carry things properly; therefore it is recommended to visit ergonomic training.

Osteochondrosis is not curable by medicines. Drugs that are prescribed for osteochondrosis only reduce pain and inflammation.