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Physical Therapy Covered For A Back Muscle Issue
Different: A physiatrist is a medical doctor who takes a history, reviews your records, & examines you to identify the source of your pain & give a medical diagnosis. A physical therapist can evaluate your neck and design therapies (stretching, strengthening, manual therapy, heat, traction, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization). Best to get a diagnosis first, them customize therapy for the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Can massage therapy be good for L5 s1 3mm retrolisthesis where I have a herniated disc? Is a tens device better therapy?
Both can help: Massage will help with some of the sore muscles that are aggravated by the irritated nerves and the tens unit is very good for pain control by something called "gate theory", both modalities work in different ways and both can be of benefit. Physical therapy is the best for this though, so keep that up! strengthening the supporting musculature and core will help stabilize the slip and herniation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If it has been recommended by your doctor i would have it. ...Read more
Neither..: 7.5 percent of caucasian patienists are b27 positive, a marker that relates to inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, called sacroiilitis. This problem can be also associated with psoriatic arthritis (phil mickelson-golfer) and other types. You need medication for this to stop inflammation causing the problem. Of course exercise and massage are ueful for sore muscles, but a correct DX is needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?
Yes.: It can improve muscle and nerve function, and improve circulation to the area. A damaged area of tissue will have altered voltage on the surface of the cells. The status of this voltage can affect healing, especially if it is low. I do not see much downside to using it in conjunction with other therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Physical therapy can absolutely treat the problem but depends on whatever else may be wrong such as a rotator cuff tear, or a fracture. Is this a first time dislocation? What kind of work do u do? Did you have to have the shoulder put back in place in the hospital? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?
Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When is it appropriate to seek a second opinion for back problems. Been seeing a physical rehab x1yr. Pars defect and facet issues.
Is deep tissue massage better than physical therapy for a hurt hamstring and the gluteus maximus ? ?
Range of motion: 19 year old gentleman with a question about improving flexibility in his leg. You are absolutely correct. You should visit a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who can evaluate you and write a physical therapy prescription to evaluate and treat your knee. Depending on your history, an orthopaedic surgery consultation would be indicated if a manipulation under anesthesia would benefit ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often should a chiropractic manipulation be conducted for minor lower back pain and maintenance?
Low back pain: Chiropractic care is an integral part of treatment for arthritis of spine and back injuries. In general, the treatments are 2 to 3 times a week for the first month and then taper off. If the pain persists or recurs despite repeated sessions, alternative treatment such as physical therapy or cortisone injections may be a better treatment alternative. ...Read more
How effective is orthopedic surgery for biceps tendonitis? Have had on and off tendonitis for over a year and physical therapy has not help ed
Yes!!!: here's a You Tube video I produced with our physical therapists... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zybMbnVoU and here is a more in depth academic paper, with theory, "A phased rehabilitation protocol for athletes with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3812831/ ...Read more
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