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Can Electrical Stim Treatment Cause Injury
Is it ok to get electrical pulse therapy on upper back if three m pregnant? Accupunc put tinyclips on skin and it sent electrical stim pulses upprback
I was wondering is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment the same?
No: Electrical Stimulation is just that an electric current that discharges rapidly into the skin and muscles to release natural endorphins and sensations to relieve pain. Short Wave Diathermy is a type of microwave beam that heats the tissue below the surface of the skin to help bring collateral blood flow to heal tissue. ...Read more
Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!
Apples and oranges: Ask the provider (s) for referral sources and to help you deal w/ your specific type of pain in choosing. For some, apples hit the spot - others will pick an orange. Neither is credited by many physicians. You may need o try for yourself. ...Read more
In the last 2 years I've been getting an injury on my Achilles tendon from running, cause and treatment?
Sudden muscle spasm above left shoulder blade. Can't turn body to the right without pain. No injury. Cause and treatment?
Posture: Muscles around shoulder blades help hold the head and neck in proper alignment. Forward lean of head or shoulders increases the workload. Posture problems often lead to, this type of pain. Could be a positional problem with head n pillow. Get evaluated by pmr doc or ortho to get correct diagnosis and effective to plan. ...Read more
What is the treatment for ankylosing spondylitis? Injury due to slip & fall 2001, had p/t. Three herniated discs (l3/4/5)- caused foot to swell.
Conservative: Ankylosing spondylitis is a progressive condition mainly treated by rheumatologists. It is not due to trauma, but can be aggravated by trauma. The spine slowly auto-fuses and becomes stiff, but can also develop a kyphoscoliotic curvature. There are exercises designed to maintain posture, but in severe cases surgery may be required to correct spinal imbalance. ...Read more
Not yet: This is an area of active research, however there are no new, widely accepted treatments for spinal cord injury at this time. Several different technologies are being investigated in the treatment of sci including neural stem cell therapy, neuronal regenerative therapies, neuroprosthetics, and pharmacologic agents to lessen secondary spinal cord injuries. ...Read more
Old shoulder injury. Collarbone is popped out all the time, occasional pain and discomfort in joint. Cause and treatment? Thanks.
Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?
Injuries disrupt the flow of the lymphatics.
This results in swelling.
It is only temporary.
Solution: Co-band wrap or Ace-wrap for ~1week
and, keep using it (unless real painful)
[if bruising, you may need an x-ray] ...Read more
Does an OCD cause bruising on the upper portion of the foot? What are the risks of delaying treatment on an OCD Injury?
Very low risk: OCD will cause damage to whatever area is compulsively insulted. Infection is possible but seldom seen. Treatment often fails. ...Read more
28yr f, knee pain, MRI says joint effusion & chondromalacia. I swim for exercise. 0 injuries. What could cause this? Treatment possibilities? Thanks
? Of mid-20's female: ? of chronic knee pain with effusion. In a young female the observations which should be made are whether she has Hypermobility Syndrome (Brighton Criteria) & genu varum/valgus. Absent acute injury, repetitive gravitational stress can evoke non-linear patellar mobility & patellofemoral wear & tear. See an Osteopath & Podiatrist. Reconfigured shoes might help realign the longitudinal axis of leg. ...Read more
Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury I recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot
Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful.
What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more
What electrical problems of brain that cause poor sleep. Could it be detected by an EEG ordered by doctor. What could be the type of treatment?
Poor sleep & brain: Sometimes poor sleep is driven by brain activity. This often occurs with stimulants, like caffeine and amphetamines. Although there is altered brain activity with certain medications, this activity is not normally something that can be measured. An EEG would generally not help to diagnose causes of abnormal sleep. The one exception is when seizures occur during sleep. ...Read more
What are some treatments for migraines caused by cervical degeneration from old whiplash injuries that are "not bad enough for neurosurgery? "
Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made,
effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management.
However, migraine by definition is physiological disorders that are not associated with any other illness or pathology.
Re.: see headache or orofacial pain specialist.
Yes Botox is ok. ...Read more
Should physical therapy for cipro (ciprofloxacin) induced frozen shoulder be different than pt for frozen shoulder caused by an injury?
On my mri of head and neck, it was noted that I ve empty Sella, what are the causes of it, I ve only had Ct scans but no injury, or radiation therapy?
Quote:"Empty sella syndrome is where the pituitary gland shrinks or becomes flattened, creating a void in the boney sella turcica ("Turkish Saddle")wherein it resides at the base of the brain. ESS can be found in the radiological workup of pituitary disorders, or as an incidental finding."
So, it all depends on why they took the MRI, what symptoms you have. I'm sure your doc will discuss it with you ...Read more
Can having physical therapy ultrasound to the shoulder joint cause electrical shock in the shoulder and arm? Felt when over shoulder bone.
Stress injuries: Avoidance of the activity is the best treatment to avoid further injury. You treat any fractures or injuries like any other injury. If it is job related, you may need to change the particular job to something else. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more
Hi, I have picked up an injury, at first I thought it was my glute but I now believe it to be my glute. What's the best treatment? I'm a runner
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
I was in a car accident over a year ago, but made the mistake of trying to work and do treatment and heal all at the same time and my injuries to my n?
Rest: Rest is necessary for healing, but after a year you have probably reached maximum medical improvement if you have been undergoing active treatment of your problems. ...Read more
Prevent injury: This is a very broad question. Please be more specific about the question you wish to have answered. ...Read more
Dangers: For one, postponing treatment for self-injury can result in dangers that depend on the type and severity of injury. Some of these injuries can be fatal, and require immediate medical attention. Longer term, the tendency to self-injure needs to be treated since it will only worsen without it. This means addressing the illness and/or suffering that leads to self-injury. It won't just go away. ...Read more
See below: Ruptured or fractured spleen is usually from an accident, trauma, or injury. It can cause internal bleeding and left upper abdominal pain. Lab tests and likely a ct scan will make the diagnosis. Some lesser splenic injuries will heal on their own, and a major spleen injury would need surgery to remove the spleen. ...Read more
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