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Can physical therapy help a reverse curvature in my cervical spine?

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Probably not


But it an help with the symptoms you may be having as a result of this. Cervical traction and physical therapy can help with the neck pain along with nerve root impingement in many cases before surgery is needed.
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Will physical therapy help a reverse curvature in a cervical spine?

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Dr. Addison Stone
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It depends...


The cervical spine can appear more straight on x-ray if a patient is having neck pain. This is caused by muscle spasms and how a patient might hold their neck when in pain. Physical therapy can help this by relieving the neck pain. However, if a patient has a reverse curvature of their spine from abnormalities in their cervical discs or bones, this will not be corrected by physical therapy.
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what kind of physical therapy should I do for cervical spine nerve damage?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
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What kind/level?


first see a rehab doctor or neurologist to be sure physical therapy won't be dangerous. If it isn't serious you are likely to need strengthening of any affected muscles with neck and arm range of motion. Cervical traction is useful for some disc ruptures. Again see the doctor first. You might have something that could cause paraplegia or a tumor or a disc needing surgery or epidural injections.
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Back pain

Interesting Fact

A 2007 study showed that acupuncture was more effective than physical therapy for backache.

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Can physical therapy help mild reversal of the cervical curvature?

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Indirectly


we see the reversal when the muscles are in spasm and the neck is in pain. When the pain goes away and the muscles relax their guarding we see a return of normal curvature.
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Would physical therapy be beneficial in treating cervical dystonia in addition to botox?

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Dr. Otto J. Placik
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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
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Dr. Steve Springer
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Absolutely


I would think that line of therapy would be quite synergistic.....especially a good home regimen of stretching exercises.
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Pain Management

Do's And Don'ts

DON'T do physical therapy on your own. Only with trained professionals, because form is important!

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Can you help cervical stenosis i have had 4 physical therapy treatments which left me with pain i didn,t have before?

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Possibly


cervical stenosis refers to narrowing of the central spinal canal or neural foramina where the nerves exit and is usually due to a combination of degenerative discs, arthritic changes and sometimes a congenitally small canal. In milder cases, therapy, medication, traction and sometimes injections can be helpful. in more severe stenosis surgical decompression may be needed. Eval is needed to decide
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Prolotherapy, prolozone, or Platelet rich plasma during physical therapy? Which best odds for mild but troublesome bulging cervical disc?

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Dr. Thomas J. Dowling
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Get another opinion


as a mild bulging disc in your neck is not the issue nor are the treatments your are mentioning other than some short term PT. Time is the best healer as is the judicious use of some medications and other possible pain management techniques but get an opinion from an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon first.
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Cervical spinal stenosis how to lessen pain and what pain meds work best had trouble with physical therapy because back is in spasm pain was unreal ?

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Orthopedic Surgery
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Cervical spine pain


Each case is different. See orthopedic spine doctor or pain management. Consider postural changes, sleep changes with different pillows/positions, gentle massage, yoga, meditation, modalities/laser therapy, acupuncture.
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How to find Orthopedist to evaluate and treat cervical muscle spasm with physical therapy? May be causing nummular headache according to neurologist.

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Not nummular


Nummular headache is considered to be inflammation of a branch of the trigeminal nerve in the scalp. The headache is highly localized, doesn't move around, and typically sharp. Usually a small area (hence the name. ... coin-sized area). I do not see how a muscle spam in the neck (far away from scalp) could cause a highly localized nerve problem. More likely, you have two separate problems.
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Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

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Anterior hip pain


The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip( lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray.
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