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Can A Chiropractor Help With Tailbone Pain
Often: Chiropractors are often helpful especially with musculoskeletal pain. Sometimes their treatments treat the cause, while other times just help the pain without medications. The cause of the pain is always a factor in what will/will not help. They have been around a long time and help many people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes perhaps.: Most pain from crps is nerve pain predominantly although a component of pain from muscle spasms may be present also. In this regard therefore, muscle relaxant use could potentially be of some help. The main thrust of treatment in crps however is aimed at the nerve pain, this being the most pain the patients suffer from. ...Read more
No: A brace is very unlikely to help with sciatica. If you back muscles are weak, pt may help that and a back brace may be helpful for certain positions such as times when you will be standing or sitting for very long but it will not help with the underlying sciatica. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The pain from a herniated disc is due both to pinched nerves and to reactive muscle spasms. The heat will help relieve the muscle spasm related pain. Typically nerve pain will be more responsive to application of cold packs. Generally speaking, pain is a very subjective experience. Whether heat or cold works better for you depends on your individual sensation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Never give up : None of us have perfect bodies..Herniated discs move. You will have tough days buth there are others would be less. Fish oil, collagen, vitamin d move free, exercise exercise and exercise. If you do not do yoga or exercise, then do not complain! Cymbalta (duloxetine) and old antidepressants Elavil and Doxepin are helpful to some extent. Bottom line is never give up and there is always a better tomorrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chiropractor: Possible, many time the pain you've experienced is not due to the scoliosis especially if it is less than 15 degrees. Not a substitute for exercise but may be a wonderful adjunct. Many excellent chiropractors that can advise you on life long back maintenance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Pilates focuses on the transversalis muscle (among others) to stabilize the spine. It can be helpful by reducing muscle spasm, correcting postural imbalances, and reducing anxiety. In my opinion, studies looking at pilates as the only treatment have been disappointing. It is best used in conjunction with strengthening of the back muscles and depending on the disc configuration, mckensie pt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Epidurals are often used to help relieve pain from a protruding disc compressing a nerve. Epidurals place anti-inflammatory medication on top of the protruding disc which can help reduce pain and inflammation. If your shoulder pain is coming from a pinched nerve in your neck then it may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. Alternatively epidural steroid injections and stem cell therapies can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Traction: By spinal decompression i will assume that you mean traction, such as using a vax-d or similar machine. The concept of traction is to restore lost disc height, which can result in improved spinal canal diameter and reduced nerve pinching. The problem with traction is that it is often temporary - in other words, once out of traction, the spine gradually settles back to its original state. ...Read more
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