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Do massage chairs help alleviate lower back pain?

Do massage chairs help alleviate lower back pain?

As answered prior: As stated if the massage chair helps your symptoms use it. Otherwise enroll in a formal physical therapy program . If your pain persists see an orthopaedic spine specialist ...Read more

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Does bucky pillow or massaging chair help back pain?

Perhaps: Both can be simple things to give support while resting. Both are passive, so by themselves, they may not be enough. Stay physically active. Regular exercise (aerobic, stretching, strengthening) is good for general health, and good for spinal health. ...Read more

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Lower back and neck exercises needed for slumping over keyboard?

Lower back and neck exercises needed for slumping over keyboard?

Have a Ball!: Use the cobra stretch to relieve back strain. Extend your arms while laying on your stomach. Rest your weight on your arms and let your low back relax and stretch. Also, get your neck out of your shoulders (turtle head out of the shell). Also, try sitting on a ball while working at computer.This will force you to use good posture. ...Read more

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Are Massage Rolls Effizient for curing back pain?

Cures are elusive: We love the use of massage rollers for myofacial or muscle release. However, few items out there actually cure back pain. That said if you have received instruction in how to use these, proceed and see how they help. If not, i would recommend working with a personal trainer or physical therapist at least once to understand how to benefit the most from these. Good luck and keep us posted. ...Read more

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Can I use icy hot for sciatic pain in lower back?

Yes, you can: But the ointment will not cure or fully control the sciatica, only provides slight relief temporarily. Need to pursue medical help and consider approaches of physical therapy, osteopathic manipulation, injections, or even surgery. Get pro-active and explore your options. ...Read more

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Pulled lower back leaning over then standing back up radiates to sides. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and using heat pad. Should I add Flexeril? Or? Should I rest?

Pulled lower back leaning over then standing back up radiates to sides. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and using heat pad. Should I add Flexeril? Or? Should I rest?

Try this...: Hello, Sandy...Tylenol (acetaminophen) is good a blocking sensation of pain at level of brain, but you may benefit from an anti-inflammatory (such as motrin or aleve) which quiet pain at site of injury as well as relieve inflammation. Flexeril may work but is hit or miss. Applying heat is beneficial in cases like this. You can rest a bit, but too much rest creates stiffness and is counter-productive. ...Read more

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I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

Back pain: I would be very very careful with the heat as Lidoderm causes numbness which can mask the temperature and lead to burns. ...Read more

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Pain and tingling in the feet and toes. Feet feel hot. I bought new shoes and inserts. I am on my feet 8 hrs a day. Ibprofin doesn't help.?

Pain and tingling in the feet and toes. Feet feel hot. I bought new shoes and inserts. I am on my feet 8 hrs a day. Ibprofin doesn't help.?

Tight shoes: I would check to make sure the shoes fit properly. If the shoes are too tight they may cause symptoms such as pain and irritation. There are plenty of reasons why you may be experiencing pain and tingling. I would recommend seeing a physician if this persists. ...Read more

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Getting pain in both feet arch and heel of feet just came on after wearing flat shoes for aweek?

Support Your Arch: Your foot needs support.When one wears flats, all the pressure is in your arch.The supporting bone structures, tendons and muscles now need to fully support your feet all day and everyday.If you don't wear good supportive shoes and good arch supports, eventually the muscle, tendons and joints become fatigued and pain begins.Get back in to good supportive shoes and soon it should resolve. ...Read more

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When must I use cold therapy over heat therapy for back pain?

When must I use cold therapy over heat therapy for back pain?

Yuo could either one: Cold therapy produces vasoconstriction, which slows circulation reducing inflammation, muscle spasm, and pain. Heat therapy induces vasodilation: drawing blood into the target tissues. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients, and removes cell wastes. The warmth decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion. ...Read more

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Suggestions to eleviate full mid back muscle spasms each morning? Ive tried stretching, jacuzzi,Aleeve, massage etc non injury related.

Suggestions to eleviate full mid back muscle spasms each morning? Ive tried stretching, jacuzzi,Aleeve, massage etc non injury related.

Epsom salts: Try taking a warm soaking bath in Epsom Salts (Magnesium sulfate), 1/2 to 1 cup in the bath water. Magnesium is the best muscle relaxer. It may take multiple baths to treat the muscle spasms. Make sure that you are drinking enough water to keep your urine pale yellow to clear. ...Read more

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Tingling down leg five days after massage. Possibly from walking on back?

Tingling down leg five days after massage. Possibly from walking on back?

Could be: And if anyone hasn't told you, walking on the back sounds like a great idea but it's too much weight and force on the spine from above. I'd recommend against it. As far as the tingling, it could be from a nerve being pinched. Hopefully the aggressive massage didn't cause a disk problem. See your family md for eval. ...Read more

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Pain after foot massage?

Less vigorous: There are certain structures or conditions that over vigorous foot massage can inflame. 1st is the nerves in your hoot. They are in between the metatarsal heads and can be enlarged (morton's neuroma) and hurt by undue pressure. Unstable toejoints or fixed deformities of the toes can also become inflamed by ill applied massage. Remember not all pain during massage is beneficial! ...Read more

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Having terrible pain starting in my feet and moving to my legs and knees, when on my feet. Not relieved by OTC meds, only helps to sit down?

Having terrible pain starting in my feet and moving to my legs and knees, when on my feet. Not relieved by OTC meds, only helps to sit down?

Tendinitis: Make sure you are stretching the muscles in your legs from top to bottom (hip to heel) prior to standing in the morning and after rest. Do not walk barefooted or in flat shoes. Use arch supports. Watch your weight.... Ice massage your feet and use antiinflammatories with care and caution. You should see your podiatrist for further eval and reccs... ...Read more

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