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Can massage help to improve torticollis?

Can massage help to improve torticollis?

No: Massage may help muscle pain due to the spasm of the torticollis, but it won't make the torticollis any better or worse. Torticollis happens in the brain, but massaging the brain directly is difficult and tends to be counterproductive. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Hebb
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Spasmodic Torticollis (Definition)

Torticollis is a hyper spasmodic condition of the neck in which the neck and/or head is abnormally positioned in an asymmetric position. Also called Wry neck, the top of the head is tilted in one direction and the chin in another direction. Common causes are drug side effects (probably most common), and injury to the neck and cervical nerves. ...Read more


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Need doctor's help! will massage help dystonia?

Need doctor's help! will massage help dystonia?

No: It may briefly relieve pain from the spasm of the dystonia, but it won't make the dystonia any better or worse. Dystonia happens in the brain. ...Read more

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Is there a stretch I can do to help improve posture?

Is there a stretch I can do to help improve posture?

Air squats: A good functional exercise is the air squat. Here's a link that describes how they can be done. http://goo.gl/v75cg. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy help fibromyalgia?

Can massage therapy help fibromyalgia?

Not the way you mean: Fibromyalgia is a brain problem, not a joint, muscle, tendon or bursa problem. Massage doesn't "help" fibromyalgia the way it may help muscular soreness after vigorous exertion. The pleasurable sensation merely acts as a counter-sensation to fibromyalgia & is only temporary. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition with no "cure," only symptomatic treatment at the neurochemical level, ...Read more

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Which acupressure-points do I need to massage to help my back muscles relax?

Which acupressure-points do I need to massage to help my back muscles relax?

Vague/complex QUESTN: ACUPRESSURE POINTS IN WHOLE BACK - LOWER ONLY ARE MANY . EASY TO FIND IF SOME ONE JUST GIVE GENTLE PRESSURE ON PARASPINAL MUSCLES AND MODERATE PRESSURE CAN MAKE YOU JUMP- JUMP SIGN MEANS SORE POINT GIVING SPASM AND PAIN. IF PERSON GIVING MASSAGE CAN PRESS AND HOLK FOR A 30 SECONDS --RELIEF WILL BE NOTICED ..MULTIPLE POINTS PRESSURE &MODERATE MASSAGE CAN RELAX MUSCLES.MUSCLE RELAXANTS HELP ...Read more

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Can massage help pain, or is exercise better?

Can massage help pain, or is exercise better?

No need to choose: Depending on the type of pain, both massage and exercise can be helpful. In general muscle related pain responds well to massage and exercise. ...Read more

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Can massage help a tethered scar?

Can massage help a tethered scar?

Sometimes: Massage is very helpful for remodeling scars, especially scars that are still forming. Topical silicone, steroid injections and surgical revision are also possible ways to help. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for details. ...Read more

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How can massage therapy help swollen feet?

How can massage therapy help swollen feet?

Compression: the constant massaging or pressure causes the swelling or edema to move from the feet and ankles temporarily ...Read more

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How to improve posture?

How to improve posture?

Ergonomics: One way is to improve ergonomics. Work posture can be habit firming and effect everyday posture. Also, work on core strengthening exercises to support better posture. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How can stimulation help in muscle rehabilitation?

How can stimulation help in muscle rehabilitation?

Exercise substitute: Inactive muscle cells eventually die, and they can't be replaced. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is designed to deliver small electrical stimulations to trigger skeletal muscles (as opposed to gut muscles) to contract without needing to physically perform exercise. Such treatments are only helpful in certain conditions, with more effectiveness at maintaining rather than building muscle mass. ...Read more

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Can massaging someone help exercise your arthritis?

Can massaging someone help exercise your arthritis?

Yes to pain relief!: Arthritis pain can be difficult to manage long term. Non medical therapies are great. Exercise, acupuncture and so on. If massaging gives pain relief, then it is definitely a worth while treatment modality. ...Read more

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Can ice help to reduce sciatica pain?

Can ice help to reduce sciatica pain?

Possibly: However, it will be temporary as it takes a lot to get down into the spine which might not work. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...Read more

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Can particular stretching exercises help treat sciatica?

Can particular stretching exercises help treat sciatica?

Maybe: It is conventional to use exercises for the treatment of sciatica and a variety of back conditions. These exercises should be specifically tailored for your particular needs. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help children with torticollis?

How can physical therapy help children with torticollis?

See below: The pt will allow stretching and strengthening of the neck muscles. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Yes, unless...: In most people, massage and stretching can improve the flexibility of any joint in the body. If there is an abnormality or disease process that interferes with the joint, the improvement may be limited. ...Read more

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How can massage therapy help injuries from cheerleading?

How can massage therapy help injuries from cheerleading?

Speed Healing and..: As with any sport, cheerleading can benefit from massage. Benefits include increased blood flow, range of motion, flexibility, and elimination of exercise waste (lactic acid); decreased muscle tension and neurological excitability; and an increased sense of well-being. It can decrease the chances of injury and decrease recovery time. It is part of a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Could anyone suggest me some good yoga exercises to improve posture?

Could anyone suggest me some good yoga exercises to improve posture?

Supermans: Lying on stomach and arching back and hold for 15 seconds ... Chest and knees off ground about 3 inches... Aka supermans.... These help alot. ...Read more

Dr. Henry Sondheimer
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Torticollis (Definition)

A condition in which the neck is twisted abnormally to one side. The head is tilted in one direction, while the chin is turned to the other. Torticollis may either be inherited or may arise from neck trauma or the ...Read more