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Can Massage Help To Improve Torticollis
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can help loosen muscles contracted due to overuse/injury besides corticosteroids and massage?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The pt will allow stretching and strengthening of the neck muscles. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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