Other Minor Surgical Procedures


Acne Scar Laser

There are 2 major categories of laser used in acne scar therapy. They are the resurfacing (aka ablative) lasers and the non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers literally remove the outer layers of the skin, burning away scar tissue and stimulating the dermal collagen to tighten, reducing the amount of scar visibility. The ultrapulsed carbon dioxide laser and erbium YAG laser are most frequently used in laser resurfacing.

Because the skin is injured and unprotected tissue exposed, great effort must be put into wound care and infection prevention. The skin may remain reddened for several months or a year afterwards. Non-ablative lasers trigger changes within the dermis without injuring the epidermis. They are the “lunchtime” form of laser therapy. Smoothbeam is the newest FDA approved laser for this treatment. Smoothbeam targets and heats the sebaceous gland, helping reduce sebum and acne formation. Heating the collagen helps tighten the dermis, resulting in less visible scarring.

Another option is the yellow pulse dye laser. The yellow light laser also helps treat keloidal scars, flattening and reducing redness as well as helping control itching of the raised scar. A topical anesthetic like LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream – 30gm is applied about an hour before the procedure. The surface of the skin is cooled to prevent the laser from damaging the epidermis. A patient will feel both the cold spray as well as some amount of stinging and heat during the session. The application of a topical anesthetic an hour before the procedure makes this tolerable. The procedure takes about an hour. Typically 3 sessions a month apart are performed.
Another non-ablative laser, the N-Lite is used to trigger collagen formation. Three or more treatments may also be required to obtain acceptable improvement.

Acne Scar Removal

Many times, those who have fought with severe acne in their lives don’t get a break once the acne is gone. Not only do they have the acne throughout their younger and sometimes even up to the middle age years, but the battle can keep on when the acne is gone because they are left with unsightly acne scars. If this sounds like you or somebody like you know, then please read this article because I’m one to give you some very important information about different methods of acne scar removal.

The method of acne scar removal that is maybe the most common and well known is called laser resurfacing or dermabrasion. This practice treats the outermost layer of skin. Because it deals with the outermost layer of skin, and the recovery time for this procedure is quite long. Our outer skin deals with sun, wind, dirt, and other substances and forces that slow down the healing procedure.

Another method of acne scar removal is using collagen injections. Receiving collagen injections is more of a mild procedure than laser resurfacing. Basically, a dermatologist or other qualified practitioner will inject collagen into the patient’s skin. Then, this collagen will fill in the acne

After Pain

People used to think they just had to put up with severe pain after surgery. Today, your nurses and doctors can do many things before and after surgery to prevent or relieve your pain.

Abdomen

The abdomen  is the body space between the thorax (chest) and pelvis. The diaphragm forms the upper surface of the abdomen. At the level of the pelvic bones, the abdomen ends and the pelvis begin.

The abdomen contains all the digestive organs, including the stomach, small and large intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. These organs are held together loosely by connecting tissues (mesentery) that allow them to expand and to slide against each other. The abdomen also contains the kidneys and spleen.

Many important blood vessels travel through the abdomen, including the aorta, inferior vena cava, and dozens of their smaller branches. In the front, the abdomen is confined by a thin, tough layer of tissue called fascia. In front of the fascia are the abdominal muscles and skin. In the rear of the abdomen are the back muscles

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is a pain that is felt in the abdomen. The abdomen is an anatomical area that is bounded by the lower margin of the ribs and diaphragm above, the pelvic bone (pubic ramus) below, and the flanks on each side. Although abdominal pain can arise from the tissues of the abdominal wall that surround the abdominal cavity (such as the skin and abdominal wall muscles), the term abdominal pain generally is used to describe pain originating from organs within the abdominal cavity. Organs of the abdomen include the stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

Occasionally, pain may be felt in the abdomen even though it is arising from organs that are close to, but not within, the abdominal cavity. For example, conditions of the lower lungs, the kidneys, and the uterus or ovaries can cause abdominal pain. On the other hand, it also is possible for pain from organs within the abdomen to be felt outside of the abdomen. For example, the pain of pancreatic inflammation may be felt in the back. These latter types of pain are called “referred” pain because the pain does not originate in the location that it is felt. Rather, the cause of the pain is located away from where it is felt.

Acne Scar Removal

Many times, those who have fought with severe acne in their lives don’t get a break once the acne is gone. Not only do they have the acne throughout their younger and sometimes even up to the middle age years, but the battle can keep on  when the acne is gone because they are left with unsightly acne scars. If this sounds like you or somebody like you know, then please read this article because I’m one to give you some very important information about different methods of acne scar removal.

The method of acne scar removal that is maybe the most common and well known is called laser resurfacing or dermabrasion. This practice treats the outermost layer of skin. Because it deals with the outermost layer of skin, and the recovery time for this procedure is quite long. Our outer skin deals with sun, wind, dirt, and other substances and forces that slow down the healing procedure.

Another method of acne scar removal is using collagen injections. Receiving collagen injections is more of a mild procedure than laser resurfacing. Basically, a dermatologist or other qualified practitioner will inject collagen into the patient’s skin. Then, this collagen will fill in the acne scars.

Acute Pain

When a body talks people should listen, especially if that body is talking with acute pain. Acute pain is not an agreeable thing to have, but it is one that can reveal a lot about what’s going on with a person, both physically and mentally. Acute pain is not impossible to treat, nor are several remedies needed. Once the font of the acute pain is pinpointed, the pain can usually be reassured fairly quickly and the ailment fixed.

Acute pain is a pain that strikes quickly but usually only for a stunted period of time. Acute pain is usually caused by a particular injury or ailment that can specifically be treated. Chronic pain is its counterpart, which is a long-lasting, prolonged pain that may result from a number of different restrained or unknown factors.

After Pain

People used to think they just had to put up with severe pain after surgery. Today, your nurses and doctors can do many things before and after surgery to prevent or relieve your pain.

Alcohol Injection Pain

Researches made in the last 20 years have showed that daily moderate alcohol drinking  (especially red wine) has beneficial effects in fighting against heart attacks and strokes, controlling insulin levels (thus a possible cure for diabetes), delaying age-related dementia, impeding osteoporosis and certain cancers (especially the prostate cancer).

Light alcohol consume has been also linked to less incidents of emergency-room visits, gallstones and intestinal disorders and even bouts of the common cold and highly concentrated alcohol is one of the most usually employed disinfection.

Ankle Pain

The ankle is a “hinged” joint capable of moving the foot in two major directions: away from the body (plantar flexion) and toward the body (dorsiflexion). It is formed by the meeting of three bones. The end of the shinbone of the leg (tibia) and a small bone in the leg (fibula) meet a large bone in the foot, called the talus, to form the ankle. The end of the shin bone (tibia) forms the inner portion of the ankle, while the end of the fibula forms the outer portion of the ankle. The hard bony knobs on each side of the ankle are called the malleoli. These provide constancy to the ankle joints, which function as weight-bearing joints for the body during standing and walking.

Ligaments on each side of the ankle also provide stability by tightly strapping the outside of the ankle (lateral malleolus) with the lateral collateral ligaments and the inner portion of the ankle (medial malleolus) with the medial collateral ligaments. The ankle joint is surrounded by a fibrous joint capsule. Tendons that connect the large muscles of the leg to the foot wrap around the ankle both from the front and behind. The large tendon (Achilles tendon) of the calf muscle passes behind the ankle and attaches at the back of the heel. A large tendon of the leg muscle (posterior tibial tendon) passes following the medial malleolus. The peroneal tendon passes behind the lateral malleolus to connect into the foot.

Appendix Pain

One of the earliest signs of appendicitis is appendicitis pain. In fact, for many appendicitis situations, appendicitis pain may be the only indicator a person has that something is wrong. And yet, abdominal pain is not elite to just appendicitis. Many people may mistake their appendicitis pain for a very bad bout of gas. Yet, if appendicitis pain is overlooked, a person could put themselves at risk for serious complications of the disease. That’s why this article was created. Through this article you will learn what separates appendicitis pain from the types of abdominal pain associated with other conditions. Of course, don’t use just this article to settle on  if the abdominal pain a person is having is really appendicitis pain. You won’t know 100% for sure until you get that person medically evaluated. Anyway, the factors that make abdominal pain elite to appendicitis are outlined below.

Location:

Appendicitis pain starts in the naval area then progresses to the lower right side of the abdomen. This area is known as the McBurney point and it is near where the appendix is located. The specific location of the McBurney point is at the uppermost portion of the right side of one’s pelvic bone. It should be noted that while the McBurney point is near the appendix, the pain is not in the precise location of where the appendix is.

Arm Pain

Arm pain is a horrible sensation ranging from mild distress to unbearable pain in either or both upper extremities of the body. The pain sensation can be due to actual injury, tissue damage or noxious stimulation of nerve fibers.

Arm pain may be caused by injury or overuse of the arm or mechanism of the arm. In this case, once the problem is treated, the pain will resolve. Arm pain may be the result of referred pain from another part of the body. For example, in a heart attack, many people, especially women, experience pain in the arm or jaw for the reason that the sensory information originating in the heart and arm go after the same neurological pathways to the brain. That is why it is significant not to ignore any new onset of arm or jaw pain, in particular  when accompanied by other risk factors or symptoms of heart disease.

Arthritis Pain

There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and autoimmune diseases in which the body attacks itself. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection. Gouty arthritis is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint, causing inflammation. There is also an uncommon form of gout caused by the formation of rhomboid crystals of calcium pyrophosphate. This gout is known as pseudogout.

Most types of arthritis require people to cope with pain, stiffness, fatigue, and physical limitations. The way they manage these aspects of their illness influences their ability to engage in meaningful, obligatory and discretionary activities, including the domains of work, family life, leisure, and social relationships. As social beings, with specific roles and responsibilities, humans engage in a range of life activities. Pain, along with other symptoms from arthritis, threatens the ability to participate in these activities and may compromise psychological and social well-being . Among a group of older adults with arthritis, those with greater pain disability experienced more psychological distress, higher unemployment and lower self efficacy. Three life domains will be described here: work, family life, and leisure.

Arthritis Pain Relief

Arthritis pain relief medicine can seem like a miracle to those who suffer this debilitating disease, but with more and more of the widely prescribed drugs that seemed to be working so well for people being pulled from the shelves and recalled because of widespread side effects, many people are turning to alternative medicine for arthritis pain relief.

Atlas of Pain Management Injection Techniques

This reserve conveniently places at your fingertips every important pain management injection technique used today – in a straightforward, beautifully illustrated manner that lends itself to ready implementation in any clinical setting. From head and neck to foot and ankle – and everywhere between – this reference equips you to perform a complete range of clinical injection techniques with greater self-reliance.

Atlas of Pain Management Injection Techniques

This reserve conveniently places at your fingertips every important pain management injection technique used today – in a straightforward, beautifully illustrated manner that lends itself to ready implementation in any clinical setting. From head and neck to foot and ankle – and everywhere between – this reference equips you to perform a complete range of clinical injection techniques with greater self-reliance.

Back Ache

There are many reasons for a patient to experience back ache. Pain in the back is one of the most ordinary health complaints regardless of age, occupation, gender, or health. Back pain has befallen a real problem in the last 50 years. In fact, the situation has become serious as the back pain epidemic continues to grow more each year. There is a huge array of painful conditions affecting the back and spine. Many of these conditions are related to age, activity, or circumstances. A part from the type of pain you have, I bet you would do about anything to be rid of it.

Back and Leg Pain

Approximately 80% of the population is overwhelmed at one time or another by back pain. Related leg pain occurs less frequently. Pain can be inconvenient and weakening, preventive daily activities. Leg and back pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, not all of which originate from your spine.

For the rationale of this article, we will focus on lumbar radiculopathy, which refers to pain in the lower extremities in a dermatomal pattern. A dermatome is a specific area in the lower extremity innervated by a exact lumbar nerve. This pain is caused by firmness of the roots of the spinal nerves in the lumbar region of the spine. Diagnosing leg and back pain begins with a comprehensive patient history and test

Back Hip and Leg Pain

Everybody knows what back pain feels like, but what causes it? Common sense says back pain is caused by a pulled or strained muscle or a injured or uneven spinal vertebra, and common sense is often right, just not always.

Back pain specialists within the field of choice medicine have a host of other theories-and the clinical evidence in the form of healed patients, to support them. While back pain may of course be precipitated by a physical strain, back pain also may be caused by chronic constipation, old surgical scars, and imbalances in the body’s vital energy flow.

Back Injection for Pain

Injections include another relatively traditional treatment option for low back pain. They are normally considered as an option to treat low back pain after a course of medications and/or physical therapy is concluded, but before surgery is considered. Injections can be useful both for provide pain relief and as a diagnostic tool to help identify the basis of the patient’s back pain.

Back Injection Pain

Injections include another relatively traditional treatment option for low back pain. They are normally considered as an option to treat low back pain after a course of medications and/or physical therapy is concluded, but before surgery is considered. Injections can be useful both for provide pain relief and as a diagnostic tool to help identify the basis of the patient’s back pain.

Back and Leg Pain

Approximately 80% of the population is overwhelmed at one time or another by back pain. Related leg pain occurs less frequently. Pain can be inconvenient and weakening, preventive daily activities. Leg and back pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, not all of which originate from your spine.

For the rationale of this article, we will focus on lumbar radiculopathy, which refers to pain in the lower extremities in a dermatomal pattern. A dermatome is a specific area in the lower extremity innervated by a exact lumbar nerve. This pain is caused by firmness of the roots of the spinal nerves in the lumbar region of the spine. Diagnosing leg and back pain begins with a comprehensive patient history and test.

Back Pain

There are many reasons for a patient to experience back ache. Pain in the back is one of the most ordinary health complaints regardless of age, occupation, gender, or health. Back pain has befallen a real problem in the last 50 years. In fact, the situation has become serious as the back pain epidemic continues to grow more each year. There is a huge array of painful conditions affecting the back and spine. Many of these conditions are related to age, activity, or circumstances. A part from the type of pain you have, I bet you would do about anything to be rid of it.

Back Pain Epidural Injection

Back pain affects millions of people. Even when back pain is only mild it can stop you from enjoying normal daily life. When back pain is severe, it can bring your daily activities to a total stop and steal all of the pleasure from your day.

Providentially, there are many treatments that can help reduce and stop back pain. One such treatment is the use of pain relieving injections. Injections are used to deliver pain reducing medicine to the source of the pain.

Back Pain Help

Back pain can have a profound effect on your life; on the things you enjoy doing, on your family, your well being and your social life. From time to time it helps to speak to someone who has had to deal with the same problems and who is able to point you to places where you can get more information or sustain.

Back Pain Left Side

If you have left side back pain you may have non-specific lower back pain.  This is the most ordinary type of back pain.

Without a consideration it is impossible to be sure of the exact cause of anyone’s pain, therefore I recommend that you go along to a doctor or physiotherapist and have an assessment. This will do two things, it will rule out any of the more serious causes of back pain and put your mind at rest, and you will also get specific advice for your problem.

Back Pain Leg Pain

There are many reasons for a patient to experience back ache. Pain in the back is one of the most ordinary health complaints regardless of age, occupation, gender, or health. Back pain has befallen a real problem in the last 50 years. In fact, the situation has become serious as the back pain epidemic continues to grow more each year. There is a huge array of painful conditions affecting the back and spine. Many of these conditions are related to age, activity, or circumstances. A part from the type of pain you have, I bet you would do about anything to be rid of it.

While leg pain is regular occurrence after injury, there are many non-traumatic causes of leg pain. Pain in the legs can be there because of conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and skin. Most often, inflammation of tissues is the end result of these diseases, and the inflammation is the basis of pain

Back Pain Lower Left Side

If you are exhausted of dealing with pain in lower left side of back, you are most certainly not alone. Millions of people deal with this issue every day. Unfortunately, there are almost as many causes of this pain as there are people suffering from it, which make it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. By ruling out the most common causes of pain in lower left side of back, you can identify and treat the underlying cause, finding an effective and permanent solution. Here is a plan for finding the cause of your own uneasiness

Back Pain Management

If you visit your doctor to get some advice on back pain management, you’re likely to be told that you should take some pain killers and muscle relaxants. But the problem with this advance is that medication can be addictive, and all it does is mask the pain, not correct the underlying problem. If the problem is severe, it might even be recommended that you undergo surgery. Unluckily, the results aren’t always satisfactory with this plan either. Sometimes you’re simply exchanging one problem for another.

Back Pain Muscle

Back muscle pain is a very common form of back pain. Most of adults will suffer from moderate to severe muscular back pain at some time in their lives. Muscle pain is not often serious, but can be extremely painful to suffer.

Back Pain Relief

Back pain or backache is one of the complaints of people these days. A reason why patients tend to consult doctors for their health problems. Back pain has been heartwarming workers exposed to standing, sitting or even lying for a long period. Our back plays an important role in our daily life as our spinal cord supports us in everything we do, so a need to take care of it is necessary.

Back Pain Right Side

Right side back pain is a common problem. Most of adult people undergo this pain regardless of the gender. Descriptions differ from lower back pain to right side back pain but it’s all the same. It’s caused by poor standing, sitting and sleeping posture, muscle imbalance and injury, excessive weight and poor methods of lifting weights.

Back Pain Solutions

Have you ever pulled a muscle in your back and had to experience a few weeks of soreness and pain?  Perhaps you suffered for a few days after you slipped and fell, or maybe you hurt your back while playing a sport.

This kind of pain, while admittedly legitimate, cannot begin to compare to the pain that is experienced by those who have chronic back pain.  This kind of pain is long lasting, and difficult to pinpoint.  Yet, once diagnosed, there are certain things that can be done to provide relief for chronic back pain.

Here are some other ways that you may find relief from back spasms:

  • Tens unit
  • Therapy
  • Heat
  • Gentle stretching
  • Massage

Back Pain Specialist

  • There are many types of health practitioners that care for patients with spinal conditions, and each has a slightly dissimilar role. Selection of the most appropriate type of health professional—or team of health professionals—largely depends on the patient’s symptoms and the length of time the symptoms have been present.

Back Pain Symptoms

If you have troubling symptoms, such as back pain, you aren’t alone. Between 70% and 80% of all people will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime.

In fact, back pain is the second most frequently reported reason for visiting a doctor, and after the common cold, is the next leading reason for missed workdays for people under 50

Below are some common symptoms. To learn more, click on the symptom that you have been experiencing:

If any of the following symptoms occur, contact a doctor immediately:

  • Pain is worse when you cough or sneeze
  • Pain or numbness travels down one or both legs
  • Pain awakens you from sleep
  • You are finding it difficult to pass urine or have a bowel movement
  • Pain is accompanied by loss of control of urination or bowel movements

Back Pain Treatment

  • Muscle relaxants
  • Exercise
  • It’s important to remain as physically active as possible. While bed rest may provide some temporary relief from your symptoms, prolonged bed rest will make your symptoms worse.
  • Recommended exercises for back pain include walking and gentle stretching.
  • Your back pain may be so severe that you need to have some time off work. However, if this is the case, you should aim to return to work as soon as possible. While you may not feel any immediate benefit, research has shown the people who continue to work during an episode of back pain recover quicker than people who stay at home.
  • Compression packs
  • Many people with back pain find that using either hot or cold compression packs helps reduce pain. You can make you own cold compression pack by wrapping a bag of frozen food in a towel. Hot compression packs are often available from larger pharmacies. You may find it useful to use one type of pack after the other.

Back Pain Treatments

The most trying aspect in treatment of back pain is that there is no “magic bullet.” Most individuals recover completely by simply avoid strain to their spine. Patients often find help from ice, heat, and medications. If the basic steps do not alleviate back pain, the next step is to seek medical evaluation. Depending on the symptoms and the length of the problem, your physician can properly put in order a treatment schedule

Back Pains

There are many reasons for a patient to experience back ache. Pain in the back is one of the most ordinary health complaints regardless of age, occupation, gender, or health. Back pain has befallen a real problem in the last 50 years. In fact, the situation has become serious as the back pain epidemic continues to grow more each year. There is a huge array of painful conditions affecting the back and spine. Many of these conditions are related to age, activity, or circumstances. A part from the type of pain you have, I bet you would do about anything to be rid of it.

Back Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many common causes of this problem. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.

Back Pain

There are many reasons for a patient to experience back ache. Pain in the back is one of the most ordinary health complaints regardless of age, occupation, gender, or health. Back pain has befallen a real problem in the last 50 years. In fact, the situation has become serious as the back pain epidemic continues to grow more each year. There is a huge array of painful conditions affecting the back and spine. Many of these conditions are related to age, activity, or circumstances. A part from the type of pain you have, I bet you would do about anything to be rid of it.

Bone Pain

The term Bone pain or Ostealgia, generally is used to refer to pain felt within a bone. Bone pain is not to be baffled with arthritis pain, where is a catch-all phrase meaning pain in a joint, typically with inflammation and stiffness. Bone pain strictly means pain emanate from bone tissue. “This pain is deep, nagging and has a permanent character.”

Burning Pain

Burning back pain is a common description given by many patients to describe their suffering. Burning is a sensation that is associated with many types of pain syndromes, from gastro-intestinal to headaches. The body views extreme heat as a source of pain, so it is common for many painful conditions to produce actual or perceived heat. A burning sensation is possible in a specific location of the back or may radiate from a central point into the limbs.

Bursitis

Is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless useful gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, pressure group relying upon the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuate the problem.

Bursitis Pain

On the time these sacs can become inflamed as a result of injury, trauma, disease state or repetitive motion. This condition is called bursitis. In cases where the bursa actually becomes infected due to bacteria, this situation is called septic bursitis.

While there is no specific cure, there are many effective treatment options.

Depending on the severity of your inflammation, your doctor may suggest a range of treatment options for your bursitis. Bursitis treatment varies depending on whether you have a bacterial infection in the fluid of the swollen bursa. Also, your doctor’s bursitis treatment plan may vary if the cause of your bursitis is an underlying condition such as gout or arthritis. In such cases, bursitis treatment may be more difficult.

Calf Leg Pain

Pain that occurs in the calf muscle on the lower part of the leg often is the result of a pulled or torn calf muscle. This is called a calf strain or a calf pull. It occurs when part of the muscle of the lower leg (gastrocnemius or soleus) is torn away from the Achilles tendon.

A calf strain is similar to an Achilles tendon tear or rupture, but occurs higher up in the back of the leg. A sign of a calf strain is similar to that of an Achilles tendon rupture – you may think you’ve just been hit in the leg and hear a “pop.” There is sudden pain at the back of the leg, pain, swelling or bruising in the calf muscle, and you have difficulty standing on the toes.


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