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Sat, Jun 27 7:53am · 90 year old mom to have teeth removed - 6 years post oral cancer in Head & Neck Cancer

My mom had oral cancer and follow up radiation 6 years ago. She has dementia and it has been hard to make sure she looks after her teeth properly, and that has been exacerbated by severe dry mouth post radiation during this period. Now she needs a few teeth removed including 2 molars on the radiated side. We had multiple oral surgeons and dentists concur on the need for this. One is saying she might need hyperbaric oxygen treatment to heal, which, when I investigated the treatment, looks like it might be quite tough for my mom – both the daily nature and the confined sitting time. Any views or recommendations on any of this to help her through it or what to expect? Thank you!

May 6, 2019 · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Does anyone know about the new drug from Amgen? I asked my mom's dr. about it today as it was approved by the FDA a couple of months ago but they don't have it yet. It sounds like it's far above the other bone-building drugs in terms of effectiveness. However, who knows how long it will be until it's widely used? I think it's called Evenity.

May 6, 2019 · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right place. I posted about a year ago to do with my mom and Prolia. She has had another two shots with no side effects! She may be due for a bone density scan – I have to ask.

Feb 19, 2018 · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I'll definitely update on my mom after every shot… 6 weeks now and no side effects to date:) Good luck with your decision. It is hard.

Feb 15, 2018 · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi, My mom is 87 and has very few health problems, aside from osteoporosis and slightly elevated blood pressure. Her Dr. wanted her to start Prolia and I also read some pretty terrifying stuff online. However, because she is 87 and has a great risk of falling, combined with the fact that my mom\'s dr\'s office has so many people on Prolia – they do over 100 shots per month – and they have never seen a worse side effect than a skin rash, we decided to go ahead. She had her first dose about a month ago and so far so good. If that changes I will update here. She will have a shot every 6 months. She\'s also doing PT to get generally stronger as well as improve her balance.

Feb 8, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

There seem to be a few places around the country including that provided by the volunteer mentor. However, the orthopedist my son saw said there’s nothing he can do about his condition or to prevent it from getting worse. He’s only around 20 degrees as I mentioned but may still grow as he’s 15 years and 5 months old only. In any case, we’ll try Schroth this summer because I want a tool for him to manage this that he can use his whole life, if needed. https://schrothbestpractice.com/

Feb 6, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

That sounds like it might have been the Schroth Method, as she was German. It seems to be the protocol in Europe but not to be as widely known here. Non-invasive, based on exercises people can learn and do themselves.

Jan 29, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

I've been researching for my 15 year old son who has a much more moderate curvature but there's so much horible stuff online about braces and surgery and your child is just 12 so perhaps you can avoid surgery?  I am no expert but I was disappointed to see how there doesn't seem to be an agreed upon protocol to treat scoliosis..  I may take my son to this guy for 4 days in June:
Schroth Method | Boston| Massachusetts| New England | SCOLIOSIS 3DC℠

Schroth Method | Boston| Massachusetts| New England | SCOLIOSIS 3DC℠ Scoliosis 3DC, located near Boston offers Schroth Method instruction for adults and adolescents with scoliosis.