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Physical therapist or chiropracter for back pain?

Physical therapist or chiropracter for back pain?

Both: At our institute we have both. I feel thar formal physical therapy is important. I feel that a well-trained chiropractor can also help. If either makes you feel worse, then i would stop that type of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayo Adu
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Chiropractors (Definition)

Chiropractors are licensed professionals who practice a form of alternative medicine in treating patients with health problems relating to the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They usually focus on manipulating and adjusting the spine ...Read more


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Could massage help in back pain treatment?

Could massage help in back pain treatment?

Massage: Massage usually helps with muscular stiffness by improving the blood flow to the muscles. Back pain from the spine may lead to muscle spasms which could be effectively treated with proper physical therapy and in some cases a mild muscle relaxant medication. If the pain radiates down the leg, better have it checked with an MRI. ...Read more

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Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

Consider a DO: You might want to seek out an osteopathic physician (do) who uses osteopathic manipulation to treat low back pain. Not only can they use similar manipulative techniques as the chiropractor, they can also treat whatever medical problems you have, giving you a full-spectrum of care. ...Read more

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Could chiropractors help with back pain?

Could chiropractors help with back pain?

Often: Chiropractors are often helpful especially with musculoskeletal pain. Sometimes their treatments treat the cause, while other times just help the pain without medications. The cause of the pain is always a factor in what will/will not help. They have been around a long time and help many people. ...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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Best OTC medicine for lower back pain pobably a back spasm?

Best OTC medicine for lower back pain pobably a back spasm?

Try heat too: Ice is great if you have pain, tenderness, swelling and inflammation but ice will leave you tight and sometimes increase spasms. Follow the ice with heat (15-20 min. Only) and that will help relax the muscles. Otcs like Ibuprofen can also help at times. If symptoms persist, talk to you doc about rx options. ...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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How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

Acupuncture: It is considered a viable additional or adjunctive therapy that can help contribute to relief. Acupuncture involves placement of almost microscopic needle tips into 'meridians'. It is not painful. ...Read more

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Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

DEFINITELY: Massage is very good for muscle tension and so would heat. Some exercising is also beneficial. Get guidance from your physician. ...Read more

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Breastbone and back pain in between shoulders.. Help should I see a chiro or doc?

Breastbone and back pain in between shoulders.. Help should I see a chiro or doc?

See M.D. first: You need to get this diagnosed. A regular MD like your family doctor is a good place to start. Chiropractors operate under an outmoded and discredited theory of disease causation. They offer a deep massage but nothing in the way of diagnosis or cure. ...Read more

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Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?

Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with  chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?

Ortho eval: Shoulder mri, and general medical evaluation is what i would recommend. I think you need to increase the level of commitment to finding the cause. ...Read more

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What is better for lower back pain, chiropractic therapy or physical therapy?

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 more

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Would getting a massage help or hurt my back pain?

Would getting a massage help or hurt my back pain?

Nerve irritation: If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it.Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in testicles and sciatic pain. No meds, exercises or stretching help?

Sciatica and testicl: It is very unusual to have sciatica with associated testicular pain. Although it is not prudent to postulate two different causative factors, this must be considered. You should get in for an. Evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Can massage or stretching exercise relief sciatica pain or it is contraindicated??

Can massage or stretching exercise relief sciatica pain or it is contraindicated??

Sure: Most times Massage/Stretching will help muscle pain due to the back pain. If it doesn't help enough, recommend seeing your doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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Should i see a chiropractor or orthopedic doctor for chronic lower and mid back pain?

Should i see a chiropractor or orthopedic doctor for chronic lower and mid back pain?

Primary care doctor.: Chiropractor can sometimes help. See primary care doc before orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more