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Chiropractic And Asthma Treatment
Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids. Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols, combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis. ?
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
Depends: Its tough to say with knowing your history. However, typically, asthma exacerbations are treated by increasing the frequency of rescue medications either by inhaler or nebulizer. Depending on dose, you inhaled steroid my be increased. Oral steroids are very common practice. If the exacerbation is really bad, you may need to be hospitalized and placed on heliox. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more
Different: A physiatrist is a medical doctor who takes a history, reviews your records, & examines you to identify the source of your pain & give a medical diagnosis. A physical therapist can evaluate your neck and design therapies (stretching, strengthening, manual therapy, heat, traction, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization). Best to get a diagnosis first, them customize therapy for the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are steroid epidural injections and physical therapy effective treatments for severe spinal stenosis?
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
Not definitely known: Mild to moderate scoliosis if flexible can sometimes lend itself to some chiropractic manipulation and management of pain if present.Virtually no formal research exists documenting chiropractic's effectiveness in managing scoliosis. Some studies currently being conducted. Most treatment is done with bracing or surgery with spinal fusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain management doctors- what type of interventional treatment do offer to patients with sympathetically maintained pain?
Interventions: Typically, injections such as lumbar sympathetic or stellate ganglion blocks can be used in conjunction with physical therapy and non opioid nerve pain medication. Also, spinal cord stimulation has been used effectively to reduce symptoms if other interventions fail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CONTROLLER MEDS: In my opinion Controller meds which include inhaled Steroids with long acting Bronchodilaters also inhaled in combinations if taken correctly work best and sometimes one can add Montelucast(Singular) to that to control Asthma and reduce the incidents of acute attacks and exacerbations to minimum For acute attacks reliever meds like Albuterol or Levalbuteral are used with oral steroids sometimes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a C5 herniation. What is the recommended treatment for pain management? Surgery? Chiropractor? Physical therapy?
Depends: Surgery maybe recommended if you are having weakness. If no true weakness conservative treatment with osteopathic manipulation, chiropractic manipulation, and/or physical therapy may all help. Often a short course of steroids may be appropriate. Other medications that may help include anti-inflammatories and medications such as neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and flexeril. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is wet cupping therapy or medicinal bleeding effective for the treatment of nasal allergy and asthma?
No: Bleeding was prevalent among some practitioners in the us in the late 1700's and early 1800's but abandoned.Cupping was often used with respiratory illnesses until the early 1940's. It is still used occasionally by non- physicians. There is no proven medical benefit for either and significant patient injury is an occasional complication. ...Read more
What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?
Highly individual: Many, if not most, patients will benefit from physical therapy as part of conservative therapy for a herniated cervical disc. Pain control medicines, muscle relaxants & anti-inflammatories are first line.Physical therapists can instruct in avoiding painful positions & appropriate exercise as well as treat with ice/heat, traction, ultrasound, TENS, bracing. Home therapy follows after a few sessions ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon
See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous.Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither..: 7.5 percent of caucasian patienists are b27 positive, a marker that relates to inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, called sacroiilitis. This problem can be also associated with psoriatic arthritis (phil mickelson-golfer) and other types. You need medication for this to stop inflammation causing the problem. Of course exercise and massage are ueful for sore muscles, but a correct DX is needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How do doctors treat a patient with both asthma and SVT with daily symptoms of chronic coughing and wheezing?
Good question : Asthma control needs a comprehensive evaluation, control of co-morbid conditions as rhino-sinustis, GERD, etc is important, adherence to treatment plan for controller medications, not including LABA, is needed, for breakthrough symptoms or asthma flares, levoalbuterol, which doesn't cause tachycardia, can be used for opening up the lower airways, the bronchi, regular follow-up is important ...Read more
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