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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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Dr. William Dabney
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Alexander Technique (Definition)

Alexander Technique programs teach the ability to change and improve postural and movement habits to rid of harmful tension in the body. It teaches techniques to relieve chronic stiffness and ...Read more


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How effective is reiki in managing chronic pain?

Try it: There is no specific answer as it depends what is causing your chronic pain. My advise to patients is that if the therapy is not harmful, it is worth a try. So, i recommend you try it and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Can guided imagery help cancer patients cope with chronic pain?

Can guided imagery help cancer patients cope with chronic pain?

Yes: Guided imagery and hypnotherapy can also change how our brain processes pain. The experience of pain is related to the source of the pain signal and what the brain does with that pain signal. I've had people with broken legs sitting and smiling because they felt no pain. Guided imagery can change the perception of the pain. ...Read more

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Can the panchakarma techniques work for back pain?

Possibly: According to ayurveda, panchakarma can be helpful for many health issues by restoring balance and clearing toxicities from the body. Back pain, in particular, is addressed as a vata disorder for which the panchakarma therapy of basti treatments is prescribed. In addition, daily massage treatments can also be helpful for back pain. If it persists, however, consider a full medical consultation. ...Read more

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Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Relaxation: Relaxation techniques are excellent for dealing with responses to psychological stressors so as to blunt the physiologic chemical response to such a stimulus thus decreasing the "flight or fight" increase in heart rate and blood pressure inherent to such. ...Read more

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How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery? I'm a yoga instructor. Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity. What are my odds?

How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery?  I'm a yoga instructor.  Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity.  What are my odds?

Let me explain: You said yourself (inherent ligaments laxity) so this the tissue we have to work with so the result are variable and some time we have to go for bone block, if the reconstruction failed. ...Read more

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Is hypnotism effective in treating chronic pain?

Is hypnotism effective in treating chronic pain?

Sometimes: Hypnosis was commonly used long ago for anesthesia. Some patients with chronic pain respond remarkably to hypnosis. In others the response is less or none. As opposed to many other uses of hypnosis such as to stop smoking, a deep level of hypnosis seems to correlate with relief of pain. It is worth a try because when it works for pain it can be quite effective. ...Read more

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Harrington rod op 32 years ago (dorsal&lumbar). Age, 46. Difficulty walking, sciatica & osteoarthritis pain. What exercises and nutrition could help?

Harrington rod op 32 years ago (dorsal&lumbar). Age, 46. Difficulty walking, sciatica & osteoarthritis pain. What exercises and nutrition could help?

SWIMMING: would be very beneficial for you! Make sure your diet contains enough Calcium (or obtain Calcium Supplements) and vitamin D (You should check these with your PCP! You ahould also consider a "fresh" evaluation by a SPINE Specialist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How effective is magnetic field therapy in pain relief for cancer patients?

Not sure: I haven't heard of magnetic field therapy helping cancer patients with their pain but it may help with some arthrtis pain symptoms in others, but most accounts of this are anecdotal unfortunately. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried the alexander technique as a pain relief for labor?

Has anyone tried the alexander technique as a pain relief for labor?

Not sure: Not really sure how it would apply to labor as it is a postural exercise technique but you could contact an alexander practitioner to find out more. ...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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Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Cervical Spondylosis. Pain Mgmt is helpful but they are running out of ideas. Muscle relaxants aren't working. other Tx?

Tough : Myofascial pain is tough to treat and is all about maintenance. Good manual physical therapy within myofascial release is key. Cervical spondylosis is common as we age. Hopefully your pain management provider has offered or done some diagnostic blocks to help identify your pain. Ablation therapies could possibly help. Opioids are not very effective for myofascial pain. ...Read more

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Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr.Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?

Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr.Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?

Yes!: Bingeing and eating disorders are like other addictive conditions where one can nevertheless develop strategies to live a full and contented life. There is always the possibility of a "flare-up". The key sometimes is to be consistent with these strategies no matter what and to make the goal to binge less whatever frequency that turns out to be. ...Read more

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Pincered t-spine at t-9 in 1988. Incessant buckling led to paraspinal swelling; cumulative trauma disorder. What treatment modalities are available?

Pincered t-spine at t-9 in 1988. Incessant buckling led to paraspinal swelling; cumulative trauma disorder. What treatment modalities are available?

multiple: The treatment of chronic thoracic pain can range from the conservative, to the much more aggressive. Conservative options, which presumably yo have done can include medications, activity restrictions, and non -invasive treatments such as therapy. More aggressive options usually fall under either interventional pain management or surgical approaches. Sitting down with a spine specialist can help. ...Read more

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Post spinal surgery rehabilitation, what are some good excercises, foods and pain reduction tips?

Post spinal surgery rehabilitation, what are some good excercises, foods and pain reduction tips?

Same good habits to : Use even if never had any surgery! avoid prolonged positioning: sitting, driving or standing. Sit with chair that has arms ; high back. Exercise regularly in terms of cardio, flexibility ; core strengthening while keeping weight under control with no specific restrictions other than good calcium and vitamin intake especially vit d. Avoid smoking ; get a good night's sleep with a firm mattress. ...Read more

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Are there any studies re efficacy of Accupuncture for chronic osteo arthritic pain? A local acupuncturist graduated from Shandong medical university

Acupuncture 4 joints: Lots of studies. Acupuncture relieves pain. We would consider it more for acute pain relief. For chronic pain there is one theoretical negative: if you relieve pain some feel it may allow the arthritis to progrss faster without the pain signal to limit activity. You wouldn't want to cut the nerves to a joint and allow someone to abuse it. No problem with using it for hip bursitis or some headaches ...Read more

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