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Can I use therapeutic bath devices to help the pain?

Can I use therapeutic bath devices to help the pain?

Yes: Various aquatherapy devices can be very helpful for pain. As to whether you can use one, it is impossible for me to know without knowing your medical history. Best to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Hydrotherapy (Definition)

Hydrotherapy programs use water treatments, often at health spas, to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. Such treatments help manipulate the movement of blood within the body. They can be offered via saunas, steam baths, foot baths, and cold ...Read more


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Rhizotomy yesterday. Using ice and Aleve (naproxen) to help with pain. Can I also use a TENS machine?

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Rhizotomy yesterday. Using ice and Aleve (naproxen) to help with pain. Can I also use a TENS machine?

Yes, you can: There is no contraindication for using ice packs and tens unit to help for pain. If concerned ask your interventional neurologist for more information. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I use at home to help with hemorides? Are there any home remedies that i can do or use from home to help with the discomfort and pain?

Sitz bath: You could get a sitz bath or improvise. A sitz bath enables to sit in a bowel of warm water for an extended period of time. The warm water helps the hemrroids to shrink back in and relieves the discomfort. Avoid adding any salts like epsom salt or table salt as this may burn or irritate the area. Pure aloe vera gel can also help. These would work for external hemrroids. ...Read more

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What natural methods can I use to aid the relief of constipation?

What natural methods can I use to aid the relief of constipation?

Diet high: In fiber and at least 80-100 ounces of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid every day, more if you exercise or travel a lot by plane or take meds that tend to contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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Can I use an at home chemical to help with the wrinkles above my lip?

Can I use an at home chemical to help with the wrinkles above my lip?

Be careful!: I am not sure what a "home chemical" is but i would be very careful in applying anything to this area without guidance from your dermatologist for the treatment of wrinkles. Some of the nicotinamide products will cause plumping but not removal. ...Read more

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What benefit, if any, is there in using a TENS Unit hand held device to try to decrease back pain? Prescribed by MD.

What benefit, if any, is there in using a TENS Unit hand held device to try to decrease back pain? Prescribed by MD.

For some, less pain: It doesn't 'correct' the cause of the pain, but for some it does reduce their pain. The stimulation seems to 'confuse' the nerve endings and they send fewer, weaker pain messages to the brain. Nerves may be unable to handle multiple signals and this over-rides the pain. ...Read more

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As the day processes i need to free off my back and crack it to try and illeviate some pressure. Only yoga regularly seems to work. Help please.

As the day processes i need to free off my back and crack it to try and  illeviate some pressure. Only yoga regularly seems to work. Help please.

Back pain: Sounds like you have your answer with yoga. You can augment your results by doing a neutral spine core strengthening program such as described by dr. Mcgill. This includes placks and bird dog positions as well as "pull ins". Videos available on youtube. Also helpful is making sure that the flexibility or your quads and hamstrings are symmetric front and back, right and left. ...Read more

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Can neuromuscular release technique...Will that help with sciatica pain?If not can you recommend or suggest once and for all what will resolve pain?

Can neuromuscular release technique...Will that help with sciatica pain?If not can you recommend or suggest once and for all what will resolve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What effective methods or medicines can you use to reduce painful backaches when on your period?

What effective methods or medicines can you use to reduce painful backaches when on your period?

Common sense remedy: Gentle stretching, hot or cold packs to the affected area and of course, if necessary, nsaids such as ibuprofen. Longterm use of omega 3 fatty acids has been shown to act as an anti- inflammatory and may result in decreased pain. Exercise has been shown to diminish uncomfortable physical and psychological menstrual symptoms. If your back ache is not helped by these things, consult your doc. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with the pain of contractions? Can i place a heating pad on myself? Would it help?

What can I do to help with the pain of contractions?  Can i place a heating pad on myself?  Would it help?

Heating pad: And tylenol (acetaminophen) may help. You're already taking tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine which should help. If you're talking about contractions related to pregnancy, call your oby right away and ask for advice. Take care! ...Read more

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Assuming they would work, where can I put TENS electrodes to help with opiate-induced constipation? Which nerves stimulate peristalsis?

Assuming they would work, where can I put TENS electrodes to help with opiate-induced constipation?  Which nerves stimulate peristalsis?

Physiology, Marilyn: You've got 2 things wrong: Gut muscle is smooth not striated muscle, & peristalsis is intrinsic to the gut, maintained by myenteric plexuses throughout the intestinal walls. Sympathetic NS stimulates it & parasympathetic NS inhibits it. There isn't any one nerve that controls peristalsis. For more information consult any basic physiology textbook. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to help with back pain during pregnancy besides ice, heat, and massage. Im to the point i can barely sit or stand?

Whats the best way to help with back pain during pregnancy besides ice, heat, and massage. Im to the point i can barely sit or stand?

See your OB : Person! they would recommend proper follow up , possibly including orthopedic consult. " old adage-- drugs are harmful". ...Read more

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What is the best oil I can use to help with joint pain?

What is the best oil I can use to help with joint pain?

Omega 3 oils: Omega 3 fatty acids will reduce the inflammatory response, so if the joints are inflamed the good sources are fish and fish oil, evening primrose oil an others. These will not do it promptly-it takes weeks to months to replace fatty acids on the cell wall which are involved in the inflammatory response. No oil ingested will "lubricate" the joints. ...Read more

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How can you use accupressure method on hand in order to heal leg pain?

How can you use accupressure method on hand in order to heal leg pain?

Best to consult a : Physician who practices acupuncture or see a licensed acupuncturist, who can most likely to be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from mild scoliosis aside from using a fabric brace and doing physical therapy?

What can I do to relieve the pain from mild scoliosis aside from using a fabric brace and doing physical therapy?

Find source of pain: Scoliosis is rarely a cause of pain. Work with your specialist physician to find the source of your pain and then move forward with other treatment options. If you have not yet had an mri, then this could be a helpful test. ...Read more

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I have apo-cuclobenzaprine 10mg for my back, can i use this medication to help with the pain relief of hemorhoids and fissure?

Pain relief: I am sorry to know that you are having pain today. While cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant, it is unlikely to help your hemorrhoid pain. I would recommend Analpram which is a hydrocortisone treatment that will treat the hemorrhoid pain at the source. Cyclobenzaprine can also have other side effects, and is unlike to work as well as Analpram does. Contact your doctor for additional recommend. ...Read more

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Can I use therapeutic bath devices to help the pain?

Yes: Various aquatherapy devices can be very helpful for pain. As to whether you can use one, it is impossible for me to know without knowing your medical history. Best to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

THERAPEUTIC BATH: Oatmeal bath are used for itchy, dry skin lesions. Lavander for relaxing bath and peppermint is for comfort of those achy muscles. ...Read more

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What do I do with my pimples? How do therapeutic baths work?

What do I do with my pimples? How do therapeutic baths work?

See Dermatologist: If you still are having acne at 42 years of age you most likely have hormone related acne which needs professional help. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I was wondering to what extent are hot baths "therapeutic"?

Alters circulation: Hot baths can cause superficial vasodilatation which increases blood supply to the superficial tissues and muscles. Muscle soreness and overuse strains may be helped to resolve by hot bands. This is due to the enhanced blood supply and circulatory exchanges of nutrients that occur. Don't stay in too long, as that can cause a drop in blood pressure or cause dizziness. ...Read more

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What is hydrotherapy and how does it relate to gout?

What is hydrotherapy and how does it relate to gout?

Water therapy: Hydrotherapy is using circulating water to help reduce swelling and improve circulation. I have not ever used it for treating gout but i would say a cold water bath would help reduce the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What is so special about hydrotherapy pools for rehab?

What is so special about hydrotherapy pools for rehab?

Good: It reduces gravity and so body weight and provide gentle resistance which is what you want while having rehab. It also increases circulation and decreases stiffness as water temp is higher than environment. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to get colon hydrotherapy?

Is it healthy to get colon hydrotherapy?

Not really: In most cases, it is not dangerous, but there is no proof that it is beneficial, so why have an uncomforatable and costly procedure? Repeated use may lead to electrolyte imbalance and bacterial overgroth in the colon. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Help please! is colon hydrotherapy safe?

Help please! is colon hydrotherapy safe?

It has risks: There is a risk of perforating the colon and the procedure is unnecessary. ...Read more

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Decided to try colon hydrotherapy. What does it feel like?

Decided to try colon hydrotherapy. What does it feel like?

Unconventional stuff: I would advise you to stay away from such od ball interventions which have not medically proven useful. You can get into more trouble than you asked for. So just eat healthy and go to your family doctor for any medical advice. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of colon hydrotherapy and what does it cost?

None: Colon hydrotherapy is just a fancy name for an enema, and unless you have constipation that hasn't responded to other measures, you don't need one. Any amount of money spent on it is wasted., . ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy, should I do this? What does it involve?

Colonic hydrotherapy, should I do this? What does it involve?

They are crooks: If you go to an enema parlor, you will be seen by a kindly, unhurried practitioner who will make you feel very comfortable, tell you things that aren't true ("toxic bowel settlement" and so forth), and reassure you that the treatment will greatly improve your health and that you had better keep coming back. Don't get involved with these people. ...Read more

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What are your experiences with patients who had colon hydrotherapy?

Colonic therapy: I usually find that these patients attempt many different kinds of therapy and treatments that are not mainstream nor proven to be of any value at all. ...Read more

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What is colon hydrotherapy treatment?

Stay away from enema: Sounds like someone want to flush out the colon using water. This,is,also,called an enema. I do not believe this is helpful and frown on my patients using coffee or lemon water cleanses, due to,the dangers of injury to bowel,tissue. If your bowel function is not producing BMs every day or every other day, see your doc to get on a diet or activity regimen to,fix,this. Resist the cleanses. ...Read more

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How benefitcial is a colon hydrotherapy treatment?

How benefitcial is a  colon hydrotherapy treatment?

Not: To the patient: no benefit - potential harm - discomfort and inconvience. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/colon-cleansing/an00065 to the therapist: big benefit! your hard-earned money. ...Read more

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Could I do colon hydrotherapy if i'm lactose intolerant?

Could I do colon hydrotherapy if i'm lactose intolerant?

Would advise against: I would advise against any colonic hydrotherapy in any one given potentional side effects. ...Read more

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May I go to colon hydrotherapy when I slightly bleed from rectum? Thanks.

May I go to colon hydrotherapy when I slightly bleed from rectum? Thanks.

No: You need to see your doctor and have the bleeding evaluated to find the cause. Colon cleanses are not recommended and medically unnecessary. ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Neither: Colonic therapy is not proven to treat anything and can cause colon perforation and infection. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Are there any scientific studies evaluating the efficacy of colon hydrotherapy (colonics)?

Are there any scientific studies evaluating the efficacy of colon hydrotherapy (colonics)?

No: No scientific studies have ever shown a benefit to colonics. In fact, what many people do not realize is that the colon lining gets nourished from free fatty acids in the stool. Basically the poop in the colon nourishes the colon! any therapies geared towards removing waste are potentially damaging to the colon! ...Read more