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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


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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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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

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 more

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Can physical therapy help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Can physical therapy help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

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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Can homeopathy treatment helpful in arthritis?

Can homeopathy treatment helpful in arthritis?

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 more

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Can physical therapy help with sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Can physical therapy help with sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Yes: The pt will use various heat modalities and start a program of "pelvic stabilization exercizes". ...Read more

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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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Can acupuncture therapy be effective for joint injuries?

Can acupuncture therapy be effective for joint injuries?

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 more

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Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Yes: There are many chiropractic offices that also provide physical therapy techniques and modalities (TENS, Ultrasound therapy, etc.) If combined with exercises and proper home care instructions, this therapy can be very viable. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

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 more

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I have shoulder instability, will prolotherapy help in addition to physical therapy?

I have shoulder instability, will prolotherapy help in addition to physical therapy?

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 more

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Would physical therapy be beneficial in treating cervical dystonia in addition to botox?

Certainly: But it really depends on how longstanding the dystonia has been present and the amount of fibrosis that will determine the extent if relief achieved with Botox and pt. ...Read more

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How are chiropractic and osteopathy or physiotherapy different?

How are chiropractic and osteopathy or physiotherapy different?

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 more

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Will physical therapy help for piriformis syndrome?

Will physical therapy help for piriformis syndrome?

Yes: It will help strengthen and increase range of motion in the area. Also can provide stretching and ultrasound to help with the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can arthritis be cured through reiki therapy?

Can arthritis be cured through reiki therapy?

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 more

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Is aqua therapy effective in helping disc/back pain and injuries?

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 more

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Can physical therapy cure sciatica? Is it possible to get rid of my sciatica with physical therapy? .

Can physical therapy cure sciatica? Is it possible to get rid of my sciatica with physical therapy?

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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 more

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Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Definitely: There have been a number of studies supporting the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain states. They should be used more often. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help nerve pain in patients?

Can acupuncture help nerve pain in patients?

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 more

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