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Does massage therapy work for back pain , shoulder pain ? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives?

Does massage therapy work for back pain , shoulder pain ? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives?

Yes : If the presentation us primarily muscular symptoms, massage can give temporary relief but does not address the underlying cause or causes unless it was muscular in origin. Otherwise, depending on the cause of the pain, treatment can range from time, medication, exercise and sometimes injections ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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I am experiencing severe back pain, shoulder pain (quality: under the right shoulder) , neck pain, back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper) and...

I am experiencing  severe back pain, shoulder pain (quality: under the right shoulder) , neck pain, back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper)  and...

Pain: The cause of your pain needs to be diagnosed. Please see your doctor. If you have done that and pain continues please get a second opinion. You may need a pain management doctor. Search for John Sarno, MD, on the web for some mind-body help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can nerve conduction study be done for upper back pain , shoulder pain and neck pain?

Can nerve conduction study be done for upper back pain , shoulder pain and neck pain?

Yes: After taking a history, and a thorough orthopedic and neurologic examination an EMG /NCV may provide help diagnosing and treating these complaints ...Read more

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Back pain shoulder pain neck pain pain I'm my right arm can not breath good and tight chest pain under my right are and and leg pain all together ?

Back pain shoulder pain neck pain pain I'm my right arm can not breath good and tight chest pain under my right are and and leg pain all together ?

Chest pain: this type of symptoms in young female may represent possible viral pericarditis or pneumonia, since you have leg pain, blood clots also possible. If symptoms are chronic, it may be due to fibromyalgia. You may need at least chest x-Ray and possible echocardiogram and some blood work, please seek medical care if symptoms worsen or severe. ...Read more

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I have occasional burning sensation upper back. Combined with right abdominal gnawing .Also up back pain shoulder pain. My gallbladder is 9%?

I have occasional burning sensation upper back. Combined with right abdominal gnawing .Also up back pain shoulder pain. My gallbladder is 9%?

Might have: Biliary dyskinesia where the gallbladder functions poorly. Are your symptoms related to eating or is it just a random occurrence? Review your tests with the doctor who ordered them to see if you should have a referral to a gastroenterologist or if a referral to a general surgeon is indicated. If there is true biliary dyskinesia, some patients find relief with gallbladder surgery (but not everyone). ...Read more

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Is it gallbladder? Lower back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, abdominal pain (under right rib as well as in the center of abdomen). Constant diariah

Is it gallbladder?  Lower back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, abdominal pain (under right rib as well as in the center of abdomen).  Constant diariah

Doubtful: While gallbladder stones can cause some of your symptoms, the diarrhea, lower back, and neck pain are not usually associated with gallbladder disease. Your physician can order an ultrasound to check your gallbladder, but more work-up may be needed in this case. ...Read more

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Sore breasts head aches back pain shoulder pain abdominal pain tired a lot queezy am i pregnant?

Maybe: If you are having pregnancy symptoms, then a home urine pregnancy test would be positive. They are very accurate. If it's negative, your symptoms are not due to a pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've experience abdominal cramps headache, breast tenderness thrist back pain shoulder pain for 5 days and my period it's not due yet?

I've experience abdominal cramps headache, breast tenderness thrist  back pain shoulder pain for 5 days and my period it's not due yet?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Plz help me, upper back pain and shoulder pain?

Plz help me, upper back pain and shoulder pain?

Not simple: Assuming no direct trauma to the bones or chest wall, can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even an odd chest tumor. ...Read more

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My daughter woke up Today with sharp upper back pain and shoulder pain. It hurts whenever she is bending down or coughing. What Can it be?

My daughter woke up Today with sharp upper back pain and shoulder pain. It hurts whenever she is bending down or coughing. What Can it be?

Rib/vertebral dysf: Sounds like rib or vertebral dysfunction.Must rule out lung or other serious problem, but key may be pain w/bending.Ribs/vertebrae can get 'locked' for seemingly no reason-even during sleep & hurt w/coughing or certain movements.A good history & physical incl hands-on osteopathic exam may be the best way to find the cause.Osteopathic manipulation can free them & relieve the pain. ...Read more

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I'm having extreme lower back pain, and shoulder pain. It's warm and swollen, should I go to the doctors? Any suggestion?

Go to doc now: hopefully you have gone by now, but something that is warm and swollen means infection or inflammation until proven otherwise. You need diagnosis first, then treatment ...Read more

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Ive been having alot of back pain, left shoulder pain and numbness in my arm. Also my legs feel sore. Ive also been extremely fatigued.

See your doctor: You are describing a lot of vague symptoms, but some are concerning. This could potentially be from a pinched nerve, or something more serious. See your doctor to be evaluated further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause neck and shoulder pain? How can a sprain on one place cause sprain somewhere else?

Can lower back pain cause neck and shoulder pain? How can a sprain on one place cause sprain somewhere else?

Neck and Shoulder : Lower back pain does not usually cause neck and shoulder pain. They may be related to a common problem or completely separate issues. Best to be evaluated to determine. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A ligament holds bone to bone. Injuring one ligament does not cause a sprain to another ligament unless there is trauma to both. ...Read more

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I do not have back pain I do have shoulder pain but doctor told me is my t5 t6 so he wants to give me injection of steroid in my bach how that gone he?

First see someone el: I think that you should get another opinion from a sports medicine doc or another spine ortho doc. If you have shoulder pain i don't think it is t6 or t5, ...I would first have someone take a look at your shoulder so a sports doc can see your shoulder and your back..A shoulder ortho surgeon can see your shoulder...Get another opinoin. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more