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Will Physical Therapy Help A Reverse Curvature In A Cervical Spine
It depends...: The cervical spine can appear more straight on x-ray if a patient is having neck pain. This is caused by muscle spasms and how a patient might hold their neck when in pain. Physical therapy can help this by relieving the neck pain. However, if a patient has a reverse curvature of their spine from abnormalities in their cervical discs or bones, this will not be corrected by physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a 32 degree curve of the spine due to scoliosis. Will going to a chiropractor help with the constant pain?
Is there a downside to having a disc removed, such as in the instance of a completely herniated disc? Can a herniated disc heal through phys. Therapy?
How necessary is it to take a MRI when x Ray has been done to see reverse lordosis & possible herniated disc in cervical spine?
What exercise modification of a floor abdominal crunch would you prescribe for an individual who has a bulging cervical disc(s)?
Reverse Crunch: Lie down with head comfortably on towel or small pillow. Bring one knee up to 90 degress, then the other. Press arms into the floor. Tighten stomach and draw knees closer to chest, lifting buttocks if possible. May use object between knees also. Breathe and count with each contraction. Holding breath will aggravate discs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is not the device: That is necessarily useful. It is making sure the right person is having the correct surgery for the appropriate indications by the "right" surgeon. There are lots of good devices on the market for spinal fusion surgery. The type of device is the least important factor in this scenario. ...Read more
Myofascial release: Treatments include myofascial release and targeted injections to temporarily relieve any pain and muscle spasms you may have. Stretches are tough to do as the thoracic spine is a fairly rigid structure. ...Read more
What would be better to do for kyphosis lordosis and 4 disc bulges in my neck, chiropractic care or neuromuscular re-education- nmr
Let me explain: I do believe the way to handle it to get the proper diagnosis, then set plan for management, this problem will be with you for ever and possibly get worse with time. I advice to see a spine specialist and have him give a solid advice how to proceed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regards a flat lower spine, what's the difference between a lumbar spine exercise therapist, a physiotherapist and chiropractor and who best to help?
See below: Physiotherapist who specializes in treatment of the spine. ...Read more
Reduce pain: The therapist can show you ways to strengthen your core (back and tummy) muscles, improve flexibility, work on leg strength, improve body mechanics (how you move and lift), and overall fitness. This may be enough to get you over the disk herniation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mild cervical spine dextroconvex scoliosis.Can you recommend me correction exercises or a health site that provide explained exercises for this?
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