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What are alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

What are alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

Well not sure: What treatments you are getting. In general muscle exercises and physical therapy are useful. Do they know why your spinal muscles are atrophied? Ask yuor doctor who is handling this. There is no quick cure. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Just a guess...: It may be because it is not covered by insurance and can be expensive, making it less likely to be prescribed. Drs may also want to come up with a source of the muscle tension and focus on treating that. Massage therapy can provide relief in some people and in some the tension comes back. Osteopathic drs are trained in manipulation treatments, some include muscle stretching/massage-like treatments. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

No really: No dependable alternative therapies exist. The cause of the paralysis is very important. A bell's palsy should probably be seen and treated by an ENT to ensure appropriate treatment (high dose steroids +/- decompression surgery). If the paralysis is complete, surgical options exists for the various problems associated with the paralysis. See a facial plastic surgeon w/ experience in this area. ...Read more

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Other than muscle relaxants and mouthguards, what are treatments for bruxism?

Other than muscle relaxants and mouthguards, what are treatments for bruxism?

TMJ/TMD Issues: Sometimes, treatment for tmj/tmd can lead to an improvement to diminishing bruxism or eliminating it. Tmj issues can reappear, so a mouthpiece is recommended, but needs to be the right kind. ...Read more

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What are traditional chinese medicine treatments for chronic muscle pain?

What are traditional chinese medicine treatments for chronic muscle pain?

Several: Acupuncture is the most well known based on the flow of energy through the body through what are called meridians. Each of these channels have points close the the skin surface. The basic idea is to help restore normal energy flow which in turn helps the muscle pain. There are also traditional chinese herbs to help restore balance or "harmony" in the body. Diet-try gluten/dairy free for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for muscle spasm?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for muscle spasm?

It depend: Fortunately, muscle strains usually heal with time in a couple of days or weeks because muscles in the lower back have a good blood supply to bring the necessary nutrients and proteins for healing to take place.If the pain is severe, the patient may be advised to rest, but for no more than one to two days. Pain medications and applying ice or heat may all help alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...Read more

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Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching), as well as anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications. Regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture and botox for limb dystonia?

How effective is acupuncture and botox for limb dystonia?

Botox: Botox (or other botulinum toxin) is the gold standard for limb dystonia. Acupunture is not known for helping with limb dystonia as much as just the pain. ...Read more

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What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

Want surgery?: There is NO surgery that is beneficial. Drugs such as Indocin, (indomethacin) Lithium, even Naproxen might be useful. OTC includes butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, riboflavin, CoQ-10. Did you see a doctor and discuss this? ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more

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Is there any immediate cure for muscle twitching?

Is there any immediate cure for muscle twitching?

See a doc: It is important to try to find the underlying causes of muscle twitching. Usually if this is done, the twitching can be "cured". There are many reasons for muscles to twitch including, fatigue, too much caffeine, thyroid disorders, disorders of calcium or magnesium metabolism, toxins and some neurological disorders. See your doc and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

Many options: You need to have a diagnosis first, whether it is a simple strain/sprain, fracture, disc herniation, spinal stenosis. Assuming the condition does not need immediate surgical treatment, simple first treatments include chiropractic manipulation, massage, traction, physical therapy, acupuncture, medications, core strengthening exercises. If no response, consider injections and subsequently surgery. ...Read more

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Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!

Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!

Apples and oranges: Ask the provider(s) for referral sources and to help you deal w/ your specific type of pain in choosing. For some, apples hit the spot - others will pick an orange. Neither is credited by many physicians. You may need o try for yourself. ...Read more

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Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Usually need no rx: Periodic limb movements are usually harmless and need no treatment. Lots of people have them. Rarely, they may cause insomnia or excessive sleepiness and may need treatment. Medicines like ropinirole or Pramipexole might help. If they do not, there are other medicines that might help. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for musculoskelatal problems?

What are some alternative therapies for musculoskelatal problems?

Complementary: Reiki, acupuncture, massage therapy, movement therapy , bioelectromagnetic therapy, chiropractic, osteopathic, therapeutic touch, yoga, relaxation, meditation and hypnosis may be considered alternative therapies. Some professionals might not agree that these are alternative. Some of them are now considered conventional. Also some are considered complementary (additive) instead of alternative. ...Read more

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What are the effective treatments or exercises for vertigo?

What are the effective treatments or exercises for vertigo?

Medications: There are medications for vertigo that effective in controlling vertigo. An exercise called apley's maneuver is also effective in some persons. ...Read more

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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. ...Read more

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Fasciculation (Definition)

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