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Cold Laser Therapy Back Pain
Cold laser therapy: An article published in the lancet reports that low-level laser therapy (lllt) reduces pain after treatment for non-specific neck pain. The article is the work of dr roberta chow, brain and mind research institute, university of sydney. He concluded lllt reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yuo could either one: Cold therapy produces vasoconstriction, which slows circulation reducing inflammation, muscle spasm, and pain. Heat therapy induces vasodilation: drawing blood into the target tissues. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients, and removes cell wastes. The warmth decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom has a ruptured disk and chronic back andd neck pain, does laser pain therapy work to help pain?
Treat back pain: Laser therapy can help, but it is often best to use to take a step wise approach to treating ruptured discs. First, try conservative treatments like Ibuprofen and back/neck stretching. If that does not help, often an epidural steroid injection will relieve the discomfort. There are other minimally invasive options. Most important, if your mom smokes, she should stop. Smoking makes pain worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. traction helps!: I recommend these devices which provide controlled traction for the lumbar and thoracic spines.Consider the alternatives: 1.Traction in a hospital bed. Trust me, the nurses are no longer taught how to do this, and the pulleys and weights would be nowhere to be found. 2.Vax-d, utilized frequently by chiropractors.This device provides precise lumbar traction, but at a price. 3. Gravity inversion $99. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Depend: For initial back secondary to musculoligamentous strains/sprains cold packs to be applied to prevent swelling and reduce pain. After 24 to 36 hours apply heat to increase blood flow bringing the body healing squads. For longer lasting pain you are basically trying to control pain and as individuals we responds differently to each modality. So try & she what works best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?
Yes: It can be very helpful for some people although it can be difficult to determine who the best candidates are. It is safe so a trial of it can be done to see if it helps. ...Read more
I have lower back pain just pressing on my back brings pain is this sciatica? Heat and cold therapy doesn't always work.
Muscle Spasm: Trigger points are bands of taut muscle areas that hurt when pressed upon and radiate to other areas than just the painful spot that is pressed upon. Most times stretching and massage of that area relieves these spots, however sometime they continue and need to be addressed by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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