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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?
All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Under eye twitch has remained for over two weeks despite relaxation techniques, sleep, and no caffeine use. Tried chiro, eye dr, acupuncture and magnesium supplements..nothing. ?
Neurologist: See neurologist. Also Google wheat and nervous problems. ...Read more
Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!
Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder tendonitis for 6 months. Seen orthopaedic, given NSID, did 7 physio. Slightly better. Rehab exercises at home. Weekly ultrasound, TENs help?
Probably not: If treatments not helping consider ultrasound guided tendon injection of platelet rich plasma to enhance healing. Ultrasound guided needling of the tendon can be done at the same time to cause increased blood flow in the affected area. Remember this is not really tendonitis (implies inflammation) but degenerative tendon changes called tendonosis or tendonopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strained hamstring, piriformis, illiosoas, Clean MRI and X-ray of hips. PT for 2 months. Still horrible pain. Can't sit for 20 min. Stretching ?
Progressive, extremely severe thoracic back pain at night, for months. Tried chiro, massage, accu, nsaids, antacids.MRI w/o contrast was normal.Ideas?
Diagnose: What you really need now is a diagnosis. Why would a 30 yo have sever back pain with a normal MRI? It suggests it may be non musculoskeletal. Things like pancreatitis, ulcer disease, and a variety of medical conditions can cause back pain. You may need to start over with a detailed exam and further studies to explain the source of your pain. Then appropriate treatment can be given. ...Read more
Possibly: I'd recommend you consult with an experienced physical therapist who has worked with acupuncturists. Sometimes response to acupuncture depends as much on the patient as it does the therapy itself, and a lot depends also on the cause of the pain. Be wary of any practitioner who tells you that they can treat anything and every-thing through their trade. Talk to others who have tried it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?
Bad tension HAs w/ pain in back, by shoulder blades, neck, jaws, temples. No relief with OTC meds. Massage only help very short term. Any suggestions?
ALL sensations=from: interpretation in brain/mind. Plus mind/brain controls entire body starting far before birth. Except from heart, muscle cells only contract after direct signal/neurotransmitter to each individual cell membrane. Muscle contraction ?es blood flow yet ?es demand. Thus sustained induces ischemic muscle pain/soreness; ? likely basis of pain. Study: John Stossel Pain, John Sarno, Robin McKenzie, etc. ...Read more
Had plantar fasciitis for about 15-16 weeks. I do ice, stretch, nightsplints, massage therapy, exercises, heat, rest, good shoes, custom orthotics? What else
Can hair dressers and massage therapists give head neck shoulder massages around swollen lymph nodes?
Yes: That is very ok as long as u enjoy it to your full satishfaction. ...Read more