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Dr. David Hardin Dr. Hardin
Wound care
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Partly: A carefully designed program with myofscial release stretching and aerobic exercize would be needed the latter would still be the more important part. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


Dr. Kevin Considine Dr. Considine
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the purpose of osteopathic manipulation therapy?

What is the purpose of osteopathic manipulation therapy?

A good tx option: Osteopathic medicine at the very least is another great treatment modality for many neuro and musculoskeletal conditions like back pain and headaches for example. When used properly and with good technique it is very effective and has few if any side effects. I have and continue to use it with many of my patients to very good effect and relief of their pain and discomfort ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Yes, as long as: The manipulations are done with your neck in neutral or flexed, but never extended. The only serious complications during manipulation (chiropractic or osteopathic) is when the "cracking" techniques are done with your neck in extension. Maneuvers. If you are understandably stressed, ask for more soft tissue, muscle energy and fascial, and less articulatory and they should understand and respect it. ...Read more

Dr. Ken Yonemura Dr. Yonemura
Neurosurgery
33 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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I have low back pain on the right side. Doesn't seem to be getting better despite osteopathic manipulation and certain injection. Pain is constant ?

Back pain: Persistent pain despite conservative management is an indication for advanced imaging with an MRI scan. Extension of pain into the leg can signify nerve compression but sometimes there can be a pattern of back pain with walking and relief with sitting that can be due to spinal canal narrowing. At age 47, this can happen with a large disc herniation resulting in spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine Dr. Erskine
Holistic Medicine
28 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi Dr. Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
22 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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Osteopathic manipulation and stretches have not helped my hip bursitis. I've stop exercising and am still experiencing a lot of pain. Why suggestions?

Osteopathic manipulation and stretches have not helped my hip bursitis. I've stop exercising and am still experiencing a lot of pain. Why suggestions?

Bursitis treatment: There are multiple treatment options in treating hip bursitis. Conservative treatment generally consists of ice, anti inflammatory medication, physical therapy. Other options may include shock wave therapy as well as corticosteroid injections. Discuss with your md to confirm your diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin Dr. Hardin
Wound care
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

Multiple ways: Pt can apply "modalities" of heat cold ultrasound electrical stimulation. They can do trigger point massage deep muscle massage as well as loosten you up with stretching and start you on a general aerobic exercise program. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

Sometimes quite well: Neural therapy will not necessarily help everyone with fibromyalgia, but if someone has scar tissue creating "interference fields" it may be extremely helpful in reducing pain and improving function. Like many alternative therapies, there is little research demonstrating its effectiveness, but it is very safe and I have seen many patients have remarkable benefit from neural therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock Dr. Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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I have fibromyalgia and rsds, what physical therapy techniques can I do?

I have fibromyalgia and rsds, what physical therapy techniques can I do?

Physical Therapy: The physical therapy available to you would be somewhat dependent on what you can tolerate. Myofascial release procedures are often quite helpful for fibromyalgia patients. Find a therapist experienced with both and follow what they suggest. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia to get rid of pain the rest of life?

What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia to get rid of pain the rest of life?

What works for you!: Treatment of fibromyalgia should involve multiple therapies. Good quality 7-8 hours of sleep every night is a really good start. Stress reduction strategies are also important. Making sure there are no other physical or psychological issues which could contribute to your pain is also essential, hence treatment should begin with a thorough physical and psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Moshe Lewis Dr. Lewis
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
21 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Is it possible that physical therapy can help, make worse or not affect fibromyalgia?

Is it possible that physical therapy can help,  make worse or not affect fibromyalgia?

Tai Chi,Mild Aerobic: The answer is complex. Any physical therapy done should be mild with a focus on staying active to minimize weight gain. Therefore, all of us in PMR actually do recommend therapies but tailor them to each individual. This could include restorative yoga, aqua therapy, Tai Chi or Feldenkrais. I also recommend a support group to my patients and explore cognitive behavioral therapy. Keep me updated. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Boomershine Dr. Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
15 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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My aunt has fibromyalgia. Are there any medications or treatment she can get?

My aunt has fibromyalgia. Are there any medications or treatment she can get?

Yes: There are many medicines and treatments that can be used to treat fibromyalgia. The medicines used are not typically those used to treat "regular" kinds of pain but are typically antidepressants, seizure medicines and muscle relaxers. Non-medicine treatments that can help include massage, physical therapy and exercise therapies. Your aunt should look for a physician who specializes in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Daniel McGee Dr. McGee
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is osteopathic manipulative therapy?

D.O.s & OMT: Omt is literally a hands on approach to patient care. It is the art of healing touch applied to diagnosis & treatment of musculoskeletal problems and can help treat many other issues such as asthma, migraines, sinusitis, menstrual pain, and can complement & sometimes replace need for drugs & surgery. It involves both subtle soft tissue techniques & also manual movement of muscles & joints. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Ho Dr. Ho
Psychiatry
26 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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What is the milnacipran treatment for fibromyalgia?

What is the milnacipran treatment for fibromyalgia?

Reuptake inhibitor: Milnacipran blocks reuptake of neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine, thus increasing the availability of those neurotransmitters at neuronal synapses. The mechanism is similar to duloxetine, which is also indicated for fibromyalgia (and major depression). It is taken orally, 100-200mg per day, and can cause side effects similar to other serotonin reuptake inhibitors (e.g. Fluoxetine). ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is Gerson therapy effective for patients with fibromyalgia?

Is Gerson therapy effective for patients with fibromyalgia?

By itself?: The best thing about gerson therapy is its emphasis on excellent nutrition, very clean & anti-inflammatory. It's also a difficult therapy to keep up with, without help with all the juicing requirements. This treatment approach was developed specifically for various cancers. Fibromyalgia is not one of the conditions listed on the http://gerson.Org web site, so it's difficult to say yes or no. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal Dr. Rosenthal
Pain Management
32 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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How does low frequency sound therapy help relieve fibromyalgia?

? anxiety reduction: There is no study to answer the question-does low frequency sound help fibro. However, low frequencies seem to produce a relaxing and calming response. Anything which can induce this state (such as meditation) will help most chronically painful conditions as pain tends to make us tense. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is there a natural treatment for fibromyalgia I currently take cymbals?

Is there a natural treatment for fibromyalgia I currently take cymbals?

Not just pills: Fibromyalgia treatment includes not only possible medications, but attending to all aspects of lifestyle: your diet; exercise; your sleep patterns; assessing and dealing with stress in your life, etc. Nutrients like mg and b vitamins are important, but you need a total program. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/art00701/fibromyalgia integrative/holistic medicine physicians can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley Dr. Badgley
General Practice
49 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Is ribose an effective treatment for fibromyalgia symptoms ? If so what dose should one take?

Is ribose an effective treatment for fibromyalgia symptoms ?  If so what dose  should one take?

Possible adjunctive: ? Re: Ribose for Fibromyalgia. This sugar-like natural organic molecule resides in human body & is raw material for mitochondrial production of energy-molecule ATP. FM begets ennui & Ribose might lessen. FM is etiologically multi-factorial. Cure: multi-dimensional via nutrition, exercise, aqua therapy, massage, acupuncture, Osteopathy, mindfullness therapies, yoga, biofeedback & Cannabis sativa. ...Read more

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