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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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1 -- color in AV edition only) Shriner Bill Berlin pushes hospital patient Manuala Ogaz, 18, during a cherry picking outing Friday in Leona Valley.
Blades said that in recent years, as some clients have grown older and as their children or grandchildren have chosen not to pick, the farm has begun to offer a picking service.
It's a lot of work,'' said Rosetta Caruso, a Santa Monica resident who began picking tomatoes from area farms about six years ago.
Digging under the heavy tomato stalks for the red pearls she thought would suit her sauce, Caruso and her husband, Enzo, continued picking despite the midmorning heat.
You can help clean up pollution by picking up trash at your school, home, or other places.
2) ``The things I would do on Earth Day are picking up litter, recycling and helping other people recycle,'' says 8-year-old Kelcey Soderstrom of Walt Disney School in Burbank.
The pickers bring their own bags and boxes - along with ladders if they are so inclined - and park officials supply picking poles for a $1 deposit.
Beneath a nearby tree, 9-year-old Terza Brostoff of West Hills used a picking pole to reach some of the high branches while her mother, Judy Stehr, 48, bagged their harvest between bites of yellow grapefruit.
The annual fruit picking also promotes a healthier orchard by getting the fruit off the trees, park officials said.