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Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table? Lumbar stretcher? Yoga?

Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table?  Lumbar stretcher?  Yoga?

Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors treat kyphosis or put natural curve back into neck?

Can chiropractors treat kyphosis or put natural curve back into neck?

Claims: Claim are out there that they do - but I have not seen a true structural kyphosis improve with twisting and "adjustments". I often see patients who have been diagnosed with horrific sounding spine problems (and treated for them) by chiropractors and on careful exam and xray workup there is nothing at all wrong with them. Go see a trained spine specialist. Chances are your spine is all right. ...Read more

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Any back brace to correct hunched posture?

Any back brace to correct hunched posture?

Possibly`: I will sometimes use a corrective brace if there is no chance of improvement in improving posture with muscle strengthening program. It is not the best way to go in most cases as it only weakens the muscles more but will use it as a last resort. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor treat kyphosis or put natural curve back into neck?

Can a chiropractor treat kyphosis or put natural curve back into neck?

A chiropractor may : Be able to help treat the causes of the change of the beck's natural curvature if it is related to muscular issues by relieving those symptoms but if due to underlying degeneration or spinal stenosis then unlikely. ...Read more

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Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Evaluation first: The elderly are not restricted from exercise. You say that you have kyphosis. Is this due to fractures secondary to osteoporosis? You should see your pcp & be evaluated. A metabolic evaluation & cardiovascular evaluation should be performed. If calcium deficiency is found then take corrective diet changes. If a healthy heart is there, then contact a physical therapist & start an exercise program. ...Read more

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Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Will lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Will lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Chiro #1 for Back Pn: Chiropractic has been proven to be the #1 treatment for low back pain. Chiropractic is effective in treating this condition. Research demonstrates spinal manipulation and specific rehabilitation in conjunction the best management. Research also demonstrates that once you have back pain, it will reoccur. A Doctor of Chiropractic can help you manage it through adjustments and home exercise programs ...Read more

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Well a spinal fusion fix my swayback posture?

Well a spinal fusion fix my swayback posture?

Potentially: When the spine is being fused it can be repositioned into a more normal position. Sometimes with large deformities the spine position can only be changed so much without compromising neurological function. Talk to your spine surgeon about the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Knee to head in wrestling practice june'13. Stunned.Concussion.Cognative problems 3 weeks.Still vision off, balance off head/neck forward posturebad.

Knee to head in wrestling  practice june'13. Stunned.Concussion.Cognative problems 3 weeks.Still vision off, balance off head/neck forward posturebad.

Continue follow up : Concussions, even without loss of conciousness, can produce significant effect and can require long periods of time to resolve. If you have done all of the proper imaging needed to evaluate need for surgical intervention then time, close followup, therapeutic interventions and appropriate expectations about recovery process may be all that is needed. Do not return to activity without clearance. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would inversion table help kyphosis of lower back?

Hi docs, would inversion table help kyphosis of lower back?

May make U feel....: ...Better but will have no effect on the boney structure at all. ...Read more

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What does a lumbar traction table do?

What does a lumbar traction table do?

Apply traction: It is meant to apply traction on the spine in order to treat disorders of the back. ...Read more

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Core strengthening exercises to do after low back spinal fusion?

Core strengthening exercises to do after low back spinal fusion?

Core exercises: Neutral spine core stability exercises of mcgill can be done almost immediately even while in a brace, these include planks and "bird dog" as well as abdominal pull ins. The key here is to maintain a neutral spine. Videos are on youtube and may be adapted. Definitely coordinate this with your surgeon and physical therapist. ...Read more

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Could i put a herniated disk back into place with yoga exercises?

Could i put a herniated disk back into place with yoga exercises?

No: No but yoga can be a good low impact exercise routine. Nothing can "put a herniated disc back in place". Sometimes, over time, the disc fragment can shrink or be resorbed by the body. ...Read more

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How come riding roller coasters aggravate heart conditions?

How come riding roller coasters aggravate heart conditions?

Not all heart: It doesn't aggravate all heart conditions. Just some. Depends on what's wrong. ...Read more

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Hard blow to the floor playing vball.2 diff doctors, mri, arthrogram mri, xrays came back fine.Can't put any pressure when kneelin. Knee pain 24/7.Help?

Hard blow to the floor playing vball.2 diff doctors, mri, arthrogram mri, xrays came back fine.Can't put any pressure when kneelin. Knee pain 24/7.Help?

See Sports Expert: Recommend seeing a sports medicine fellowship trained physician. You could have multiple reasons for pain. Many times hairline fractures are not that easy to see right away. Also ligamentous issues are easy to miss as well. ...Read more

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Should I perform myofascial release with a foam roller or tennis ball?

Should I perform myofascial release with a foam roller or tennis ball?

Either: You can use either. A tennis ball will have a more focused point vs foam roller which is wider. Try each and see which one relieves your symptoms better. ...Read more

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Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?

Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?

Core strengthening: Core strengthening is the best non-surgical option for DDD at L5-S1. Also, I would recommend the "Treat Your Own Back" by Robin McKenzie ( a book) for additional exercises you may find helpful. ...Read more

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