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Alexander Technique Programs Chronic 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery? I'm a yoga instructor. Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity. What are my odds?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Harrington rod op 32 years ago (dorsal&lumbar). Age, 46. Difficulty walking, sciatica & osteoarthritis pain. What exercises and nutrition could help?
Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!
T12 paraplegic with severe nerve pain in legs. Have tried spinal blocks, laser treatments acupuncture medical marijuana & meds/no relief Suggestions?
Type 1 diabetic bilateral adhesive capsulitis for 4 years-manipulation under anesthesia on left-no help-extensive physical therapy.-no help-now what?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Neck, shoulder, lower back, knee, ankle pain. Tendonitis that don't recover. Docs can't find structural problem. Chronic pain? Gait? Treatment option?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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