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I have neck pain really bad, all the time from an accident. Physical therapy doesn't help.. Nothing does. Is there surgery available? What to do?!

I have neck pain really bad, all the time from an accident. Physical therapy doesn't help.. Nothing does. Is there surgery available? What to do?!

No simple answer: Neck pain from an accident can have multiple potential causes. Pt is a great place to get started, but there are plenty of other conservative treatments to consider. Surgery for neck pain without any spinal instability is very ineffective. I would ask to be evaluated by a spine/pain specialists to discuss the situation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Aquatic Therapy (Definition)

Aquatic therapy programs offer treatments and exercises done in a pool to help relieve health issues such as low back pain and neck pain. The exercises can also help strengthen muscles to prevent future ...Read more


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Cold laser therapy for neck pain?

Cold laser therapy for neck pain?

Cold laser therapy: An article published in the lancet reports that low-level laser therapy (lllt) reduces pain after treatment for non-specific neck pain. The article is the work of dr roberta chow, brain and mind research institute, university of sydney. He concluded lllt reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain. ...Read more

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Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Depends on patient: Multi-cervical unit (mcu) can help some patients. It would be best that you are evaluated by a physician who can determine if you would be candidate for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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I have neck pain and have tried physical therapy but nothing helps. Next steps?

I have neck pain and have tried physical therapy but nothing helps. Next steps?

Spinal injection: The most important aspect of fixing anything is knowing specifically what is wrong. To DX spine pain, neither the history, physical exam or MRI can definitively reveal the cause of pain. The most specific method is to anesthetize the purported pain generator (the structure the doctor thinks is causing the pain), and ask the patient if the pain was eliminated. If positive f/b long-term treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best therapy or medicine for chronic back & neck pain?

Several: There are many medications and therapy programs for neck and back pain. Medication may include anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and pain medication. Therapy should focus on restoring proper spinal function, improving posture, and strengthening the core. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medical therapies for back and neck pain?

What are some alternative medical therapies for back and neck pain?

Many options: Check with your doctor first, but acupuncture, acupressure, herbal supplements, yoga, reiki, gentle massage, stretching, water exercises are just a few therapies available. ...Read more

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Does laser pain therapy work for a ruptured disk and chronic back and neck pain?

Does laser pain therapy work for a ruptured disk and chronic back and neck pain?

Watch for gimmicks: Lasers are sometimes used in certain minimally invasive spine surgeries for herniated discs that have failed to respond to nonop care. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more