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Can A Massage Cause Injury
Massage no/ neck yes: Masage therapists are trained to avoid damage. With a neckinjury aproper evaluation is required. ...Read more
Yes: Sciatica refers to to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Trauma is one of the leading causes. Treatment is usually conservative as I can see from your procedures and medications. If that is ineffective then stronger antiinflammatories can be tried before epidural blocks which are more invasive. Good luck and well wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If done properly, a swedish massage should be relaxing. One of the five basic strokes used in swedish massage involves rhythmic tapping. I have seen untrained/poorly trained individuals attempt to use this technique on the head and scalp. In some individuals, it may cause a headache. But done properly, no headache and certainly, no death. ...Read more
Yes, indirectly: Uncommonly, the force of deceleration may tear the lining of an artery that supplies blood to the brain, called "dissection". When this happens, it can narrow or occlude the lumen of the artery limiting flow to the brain which can lead to stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know chiropractor neck manipulation can cause stroke from their violent twisting, but can a slow and gentle self neck manipulation cause a stroke?
TIA: When there is build up of material in the lining of the neck vessels aka plaque or atherosclerosis, firm manipulation of the overlying tissues may cause a tiny piece to break off and enter the brain. This piece may lodge in a small vessel. Thereby causing interruption of blood flow to that area. If the interruption is brief then transient stroke like symptoms may occur aka tia. ...Read more
How vigorous?: Injuries to the superior labrum can be caused by acute trauma or by repetitive shoulder motion. An acute SLAP injury may result from car accidents, a fall onto an outstretched arm, forceful pulling on the arm (such as when trying to catch a heavy object), rapid or forceful movement of the arm when it is above the level of the shoulder, shoulder dislocation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rhomboid: Injured rhomboid muscle should have little to do with breathing mechanism. ...Read more
No: Traumatic brain injury is defined as damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile. Stroke would represent a non-traumatic brain injury which does not involve an external mechanical force. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: I usually start 2-3 times per week but reduce frequency as you learn to do the ecercises on your own. ...Read more
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