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How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

Acupuncture: It is considered a viable additional or adjunctive therapy that can help contribute to relief. Acupuncture involves placement of almost microscopic needle tips into 'meridians'. It is not painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Can acupuncture work for sciatica pain?

Can acupuncture work for sciatica pain?

Possibly: Although not understood fully, acupuncture has shown good success in some pain syndromes. Only way to know is try it out. If after a few treatments you can't see a difference I would seek out a pain/spine specialist for other options. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Is acupuncture good for shoulder pain?

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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Is acupuncture recommended for sprained swollen ankle?

Is acupuncture recommended for sprained swollen ankle?

Sprain: I am not sure either , but as the other doc said rice - rest , ice compression and elevation certainly do work . Good luck. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture works for hip pain?

Does acupuncture works for hip pain?

Yes: Acupuncture is excellent for many types of hip pain. It works by improving blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, nerve conductivity and movement of chi. It is help for issues with bursa (fat pads), tendons, ligament and the joint proper. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture works for hip pain?

Does acupuncture works for hip pain?

It often does: Acupuncture can be especially helpful in situations like this. It may treat constellations of symptoms even if the exact cause is not known. Acupuncture is often used for hip pain. Discuss this option with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Relief for hamstring pain?

Depends on grade: If gr. 1, treatment is ice, rest ; activity modification. Gr 2 means some muscle damage but no loss of continuity, same rx 4 a longer time 4-6 wks.Gr.3=significant tear of muscle ; recovery is long, now months not was . If there is an avulsion of the attachments with boney involvement @ the knee or pelvis which becomes a surgical problem. 1 ;2 also use nsaids. ...Read more

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Broken c2-c6, t12, l3, shoulder scope, arthritis, carpal tunnel surgery. Horrible pain. Any suggestions for pain management besides pain pills?

Alternative therapy: Medications and other interventions that aren't thought of as traditional 'pain pills' can be helpful. Medications like various anti-seizure or anti-depressants can be tried as well as alternative therapies such as accupuncture, reiki, or guided exercise therapy are often helpful for many patients living with chronic pain. ...Read more

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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

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 more

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sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. is walking good?

sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. is walking good?

Back pain: The answer depends on the anatomical reason for your discomfort. Sciatica in your age group is usually a phenomenon which occurs secondary to a small disk herniation. More often than not, supportive treatment in the form of physical therapy and a short course or pain medication will work but you have to be patient :) In short, yes walking and even stretching are good. ...Read more

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Best pain meds for sciatic pain?

Another option: For sciatic pain is acupuncture. It can work well hand in hand with standard western medicine approaches. ...Read more

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Are ankle replacements an option for severe ankle pain?

Are ankle replacements an option for severe ankle pain?

For the right reason: Not all ankle pain means you need a replacement or even surgery. See a foot and ankle specialist to assist in tailoring appropriate treatment for your condition. ...Read more

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Using an ankle boot for possible fx and pain in ankle. Have numbness in toes and sole electric pain shoots out. Boot makes these unbearable. Pls help?

Using an ankle boot for possible fx and pain in ankle. Have numbness in toes and sole electric pain shoots out. Boot makes these unbearable. Pls help?

Nerve Irritation....: This is a sign that a nerve is irritated or being abnormally compressed. See your treating doctor. You may need some compression to get rid of some swelling. Rest, ice and maybe an anti-inflammatory medication would help too. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for Ayurveda medicine for arthitis knee pain swelling?

Any suggestions for Ayurveda medicine for arthitis knee pain swelling?

Maybe: I am not familiar with ayurveda as a significant help with arthritis. In fact, there are very few treatments i know that helps with the pain of arthritis. The best I have found to date is the acuknee. Acuknee.Com see what you think. ...Read more

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What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Ankle Pain (Definition)

It is simply that one's ankle hurts. A common scenario is that of an acute ankle sprain. Please ask again if there are more details or ...Read more