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I will wait an hour for dr. CAPLAN

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I will wait an hour for dr. CAPLAN
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

Hello. I'm here!

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

how can I be of service ?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the English is my second language. I am from Russia For me easier to type
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

no problem. feel free.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
please type to me. I am afraid missunderstuding by hear words in English
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

no problem. I'm happy to type. no problem.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

do you have a specific question?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
did you receive my question on I need to type it again?
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

I didn't receive any question from you yet.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
My question is: I have sever arthritis in low back area. I exercise and it helps . Now I found the pain clinic which perform the
homeopathic shot in the low back. People said it help. But it are AGAIN needle! May it give the same side effect /trigger virus
of shingles / like I had after acupuncture?
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for the question. I understand. IF exercise helps, I do not recommend moving to anything with a needle. If exercise helps, you should be doing more exercise.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

The next step after exercise would be oral medications, such as these:

  • - Ibuprofen (Advil/Alleve/Motrin), 600mg every 6 hours, 800mg every 8 hours,
  • - or Naproxen 500mg every 12 hours,
  • - or Acetaminophen (Tylenol), 1000mg every 8 hours ( each of these doses by timing, not symptoms)

For the general public, these may be safely taken to help build up anti- inflammatory levels during an illness. Ibuprofen is best taken with food to avoid stomach discomfort, and both Naproxen and Ibuprofen may be safely taken together with Tylenol for additive effect. Those who take these medications as prescribed, with consistency over several days, typically feel more relief than when they are taken sporadically.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

I would not suggest injections unless these medications do not work for you.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you. I will do that /exercise/
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

here are some options for exercises

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

Here is a selection of orthopedic stretches and exercises for you:

https://goo.gl/aL8Tsl

http://goo.gl/dH0lYm

http://goo.gl/RFGqCi

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

Was I able to address your question to your satisfaction? Can I clarify, or address any other related questions for you today?

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 4 months ago.

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