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Pick

(pik),
Arnold, psychiatrist in Hapsburg Empire, 1851-1924. See: Pick atrophy, Pick bundle, Pick disease.

Pick

(pik),
Friedel, German physician, 1867-1926. See: Pick bodies, Pick disease, Pick syndrome.

Pick

(pik),
Ludwig, German physician, 1868-1935. See: Pick cell, Niemann-Pick cell, Niemann-Pick disease.

pick

1. A sharp, pointed, curved dental instrument used to explore tooth surfaces and restorations for defects.
2. To remove bits of food from teeth.

pick

a sharp-pointed instrument, of varying size and function, e.g. tooth pick, hoof pick.

hoof pick
consists of a palm grip and a stem with a sharp point. Used for picking out debris, especially stones, from between the bars and the frog of horses' hooves.

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Q. Can a low back pain start from picking up something from the oven? My mother has a low back pain. It started five days ago while she picked up a cake from the oven. the pain is always there, it bugs her while she sleeps and it excruciate while she is doing her regular physical activity. What can it be? should we go to our GP? Is there anything we can do to ease the pain except Tylenol? Just for the record my mom is 69 years old, and she has tuberculosis and a heart disease.

A. This is a case where your mom should have an examination by a professional. A chiropractor would be the specialist to deal with back pain and can make any appropriate referrals if necessary.

Q. I have a low back pain that radiates to my leg when i pick up stuff. Is it a disc herniation? I am a 43 years old bank teller. During the past 5 months I've suffered from a low back pain. The pain is not very strong, but it gets much worse while doing physical activity. When i walk or lift heavy things the pain is even stronger, and it radiates to my left leg. Can it be signs for disc herniation?

A. It's possible that you have a nerve impingement from a disc herniation, but not necessarily so. What you need to know is that even if you have a herniated disc, the question is what would the recommended treatment be?
90% or more of herniated discs resolve without surgical treatment within 6 months. MRI imaging is generally only indicated if one is considering surgery; in other words, your pain and neurological status is such that surgery is clinically indicated. Then, an MRI may be helpful for the surgeon. If surgery is not indicated based on clinical/symptoms, then it probably is unwise to get an MRI. They often show abnormalities that are simply 'red herrings' and often prompt people to proceed with surgery that really is not needed. Beware!

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For those who do not know what a pickax is, it is about three feet long from end to end, with a thick wooden handle attached to a metal tool.
Consistent with the Company's plan to consolidate its operations following the December 1, 2000, merger of Omnis and PickAX, Inc.
The acquisition of PickAX created significant amounts of goodwill.
1, 2000, a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnis Technology merged with PickAx, making Pick and its corporate group wholly owned subsidiaries of Omnis.
In November 2000, a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnis Technology Corporation merged with PickAx, Inc.
PLEASE NOTE: In this news release, statements that are not historical facts, including but not limited to statements (a) that include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" or words of similar importance or meaning; (b) that describe any of the plans, objectives or goals for future operations and products of Omnis Technology Corporation and its affiliates ("Omnis") or PickAx, Inc.
Execution is a just reward for those who unlawfully take away a life by pulling the trigger or swinging a pickax.
Karla Faye Tucker, the 38-year-old pickax murderer who charmed television audiences worldwide with her coquettish smile and talk of Jesus, was executed Tuesday despite an all-out legal blitz to spare her life.
Dean was hacked to death more than 20 times with one of his own tools - a 3-foot-long pickax - as he lay sleeping in his northeast Houston apartment.
It was proven that this woman was a killer of two people with a pickax.
Their last sight was a pickax in the hands of this woman and her friend.
7 issue of the Daily News regarding the fate of Karla Faye Tucker, convicted of murdering two people with a pickax 14 years ago, left out a few pertinent factors.