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Can the panchakarma techniques work for back pain?

Can the panchakarma techniques work for back pain?

Possibly: According to ayurveda, panchakarma can be helpful for many health issues by restoring balance and clearing toxicities from the body. Back pain, in particular, is addressed as a vata disorder for which the panchakarma therapy of basti treatments is prescribed. In addition, daily massage treatments can also be helpful for back pain. If it persists, however, consider a full medical consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How can I treat lower back pain with massage therapy techniques?

How can I treat lower back pain with massage therapy techniques?

Sure: Many people find relief with massage therapy. Ask questions about the technique your therapist uses, and if it hurts, speak up. Unfortunately, many people only get temporarily relief from massage. ...Read more

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Which exercises do experts commonly recommend for relieving back pain due to scoliosis?

Which exercises do experts commonly recommend for relieving back pain due to scoliosis?

Scoliosis: Unless your curve is severe (50-70° or more), your pain is probably typical mechanical or muscular. Degenerative is certainly another source. Scoliosis patients are no more likely than those with straight spines to have pain. I would recommend pilates/piyo/yoga for core strength. If that fails, then potentially seeing a mckenzie certified pt would be best. This would require a doc's rx. ...Read more

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What are good techniques for back pain relief?

What are good techniques for back pain relief?

Identify the cause: If possible. Usually muscular and benign, but can be something else. Once serious issues ruled out, stretching and core strengthening as well as general cardiovascular aerobic exercise form the basis for a healthy back. Sometimes stress plays a huge roll, as well, in back pain. Being active, avoiding fear and immobility are crucial. Again, be sure it's nothing serious and then get moving! ...Read more

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Can the epidural and cortisol shot work effectively for back pain?

Can the epidural and cortisol shot work effectively for back pain?

Depends on: Pathology in your spine. If you have just a small inflammation in an area from a minor injury, then it can be very, very effective. If you have major disc issues, foraminal narrowing, or other issues, you may need more than one and they should be done in conjunction with physical therapy to help build core strength and correct the issues so it does not become chronic. ...Read more

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Does laser pain therapy work for a ruptured disk and chronic back and neck pain?

Does laser pain therapy work for a ruptured disk and chronic back and neck pain?

Watch for gimmicks: Lasers are sometimes used in certain minimally invasive spine surgeries for herniated discs that have failed to respond to nonop care. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Yes: It's best to see a physical therapist or doctor of osteopathic medicine to help stretch out contracted muscles and release tension from baby. ...Read more

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How can I improve the most out of back pain therapy?

How can I improve the most out of back pain therapy?

Do your exercises: The way to get the most benefit out of any type of physical therapy is to do the exercises that you are given and practice them at home. If you do not do the home exercises, you will likely not benefit from therapy. It is liking taking piano lessons. If you do not practice in between lessons, you will not get any better. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment/supplement for stress that results to back pains?

What's the best treatment/supplement for stress that results to back pains?

Relaxation technique: First, you must address the reason for your stress. For instance, if you have school stress, talk to a counselor to find solutions. Practice relaxation techniques (calm mediation, listen to nature sounds, deep breathing, or exercise) to take your mind off the immediate stress. For your back pain, it could be tight muscles. Do stretching exercises or get a nice massage. ...Read more

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How do you cure chronic upper back pain from years of poor posture and stress? The stress and anxiety absolutely killed the upper back/shoulder area.

How do you cure chronic upper back pain from years of poor posture and stress? The stress and anxiety absolutely killed the upper back/shoulder area.

Thoracic pain: 27 is awfully young to have chronic pain without a cause. My first inclination would be scheuermann's disease. Not really a disease as much as a genetic tendency for abnormal, painful discs and kyphosis (or a stooped posture). Occasionally disc herniations may also cause axial (back only) pain. Regardless, if problematic and requiring more than some occasional meds, see a spine doc. ...Read more

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What is the best pain med to help with severe chronic back pain when all other options have failed? Have tried trig point inject, phys therapy

Try osteopathic tx: Why not try osteopathic medical treatment by a trained do, or osteopathic doctor, who can do a complete musculoskeletal diagnosis of your condition, and also take into consideration past and recent traumas, medical conditions, etc.? This could be affecting the fatigue from your chronic pain. Go to the aoa.Org website, and look up a doctor in your town, and get a second opinion and treatment. ...Read more

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Can the back 2 lift machine work for hip and back pain?

For some: I have patients who have reported to me that the back to life machine works for back pain. I have not heard report about hip pain but patients whose hip region pain was related to the back did report relief. This is only information reported to me by patients using the product. ...Read more

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How to relieve tension in neck and throughout back without massage? Any tips for at home consistent therapy or exercises?

How to relieve tension in neck and throughout back without massage? Any tips for at home consistent therapy or exercises?

Biofeedback can: be helpful for muscle pain as well as for the anxiety and depression seen in your history. It is natural and non-invasive and can empower you to manage these conditions w/out the machines eventually. Peace and good health. Please see a licensed professional such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in biofeedback. ...Read more

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Any good back pain relief medicine, patch, any thing that would help muscle pain in the back area?

Any good back pain relief medicine, patch, any thing that would help muscle pain in the back area?

Over the counter: If over the counter anti-inflammatory medications do not help then it may be useful to see a physician if pain continues past a few weeks. ...Read more

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What can causes a 24/7 knee pain for several months that can't relived with rest or pain killers and the pain don't increase with exercises?

One possibility: Your complaints could indicate several problems, the first abnormality that comes to mind is avascular (aseptic) necrosis of the bone within the knee joint, either distal (lower) femur or proximal (upper) tibia. Depending on degree of pain with activity or rest, an inflammatory disorder (such as gout) or even infection are possible. I'd have any pain evaluated by a doctor that occurs at rest. ...Read more

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