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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

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 more

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Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Fibromyalagia: This is fibromyalgia and not directly related to Lyme. Your physician needs to direct you to a fibromyalgia program which includes: 1. Exercise - the pain is in the muscles 2. Sleep evaluation and treatment 3. Stress evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table? Lumbar stretcher? Yoga?

Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table?  Lumbar stretcher?  Yoga?

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 more

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Shoulder tendonitis for 6 months. Seen orthopaedic, given NSID, did 7 physio. Slightly better. Rehab exercises at home. Weekly ultrasound, TENs help?

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 more

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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 ?

Pain: Consider a chiropractic exam and treatment. I suspect you may have underlying structural issues if imaging is okay. I would also find a good masseuse for treatment. ...Read more

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Is yoga beneficial for shoulder tendonitis?

Is yoga beneficial for shoulder tendonitis?

Could be.: You can try yoga, and use shoulder symptoms as a guideline. If the yoga activities seem to irritate the shoulder, you may need to stop. ...Read more

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Wills massage chairs help ease Parkinson's disease?

Wills massage chairs help ease Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease: Although a massage chair may temporarily alleviate any muscular discomfort it has no effect in parkinson's disease progression or symptoms manifestation. However, physical therapy has been found to be effective in mobility, posture, balance and even mood. ...Read more

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Is massage good to help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Is massage good to help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Some FMS patients cannot tolerate massage at all. Start with a therapist who has worked with fibro patients before and is willing to listen carefully to you during the massage. You might also want to try osteopathic manipulation or craniosacral therapy. ...Read more

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Progressive, extremely severe thoracic back pain at night, for months. Tried chiro, massage, accu, nsaids, antacids.MRI w/o contrast was normal.Ideas?

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

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Is acupuncture good for shoulder pain?

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 more

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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?

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?

Core strengthening: Core strengthening is the best non-surgical option for DDD at L5-S1. Also, I would recommend the "Treat Your Own Back" by Robin McKenzie ( a book) for additional exercises you may find helpful. ...Read more

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Does a massage chair help ease Parkinson's disease?

Does a massage chair help ease Parkinson's disease?

Yes!!: Anything that can fight the rigidity or stiffness & loss of rom of the joints will help a person with pd to move better & have less imbalance! a good example of an internet available stretching handout is. ...Read more

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Will a trigger point massage cure shoulder bursitis?

Will a trigger point massage cure shoulder bursitis?

May or may not: The correct trigger point may help the pain at that site, but not necessarily if it is bursitis which can improve with exercise, heat, ice or even an injection. ...Read more

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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?

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