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Can Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy Help In Fibromyalgia Treatment
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
Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?
All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Proven effective: Research from controlled studies in mainstream medical journals proves homeopathy can be effective for both rheumatoid & osteoarthritis. See http://homeopathyusa.Org/home/eb/arthritis.Html & http://www.Homeopathic.Com/articles/using_homeopathy_for_ailments/homeopathic_medicines_for_arthritis.Html homeopathic treatment is highly individualized so it is best to consult a professional homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can help: Acupuncture instead of just being the only means if you combine a comprehensive life style modification will help, so follow the medical recommendation, rest, therapy, nutritional adjustment including increasing your vit d level - high dose regime and adding acupuncture for pain relief will provide the better option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear : Prolo is a type of treatment that has some strong advocates, but i'm skeptical about its benefits in this situation and many others for which it is offered. The important thing is to understand the 'why' behind your instability and to address that directly. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: It's the only treatment actually (other than doing nothing...) ...Read more
Chiro Specialists: While traditional spinal manipulation in the United States was originally performed by osteopaths to increase blood flow, Doctors of Chiropractic have specialized and recognized the importance of central (brain) nervous system changes with adjustments. Osteopaths typically do not manipulate today. Typically, physiotherapy utilizes modalities to relax muscles, and exercise to stabilize. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Helped not cured: Research has shown reiki helps in reducing stress & pain & thus would likely benefit many with arthritis.However, i haven't seen any information that suggests that it would totally cure arthritis.There are many types of arthritis & most are chronic & difficult to fully cure. However, there are many alternative therapies that can help: http://www.Arthritistrust.Org/menu_list/articlesimportant.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Aqua therapy can be very effective in treating back pain/injuries. As you understand, our spinal column is our primary weight bearing structure, so when it becomes diseased, its weight bearing ability diminishes and prior demands now become uncomfortable. Aqua therapy takes upon itself the gravity factor and relieves your back that way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can physical therapy cure sciatica? Is it possible to get rid of my sciatica with physical therapy?
Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Nerve and other kinds of pain may benefit from acupuncture. Results can sometimes be very impressive. But this art as well as science, depending on patient characteristics, underlying problem, diagnostic skills, needle techniques. Some people do not benefit at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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