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Disadvantages Massage Therapy
Carpal tunnel: Maybe. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use, like driving or keyboard typing. Diabetes or obesity increases risk of onset. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please, see bellow: Music therapy has been effective as therapeutic modality to relive anxiety, enhance mood, to help with relaxation, as well as among many other conditions it is proven to be effective in parkinson's disease when combined with movements. I explored the effect of music in my book: 'you playlist can change your life' http://www.Brainmusictreatment.Com best, dr. M. ...Read more
Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ayurveda: Ayurvedic therapy can be effective for numerous musculoskeletal symptoms. However results can vary greatly based on the experience and expertise of the healer as well as the severity of the injury and receptivity of the patient. I would seek treatment from a reputable healer preferably referred to you by people you know. The risks to therapy are negligible so giving it a try seems worth while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many.: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more
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
Not the way you mean: Fibromyalgia is a brain problem, not a joint, muscle, tendon or bursa problem. Massage doesn't "help" fibromyalgia the way it may help muscular soreness after vigorous exertion. The pleasurable sensation merely acts as a counter-sensation to fibromyalgia & is only temporary. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition with no "cure," only symptomatic treatment at the neurochemical level, ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most times: Physical therapy is more rooted in science than most chiropractic care. Certainly there is very little evidence to support manipulation and endless visits for adjustments. Ultimately, however it is important to find someone with experience and both pt and chiro are dependent on the skill of the individual. ...Read more
Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more
What are the differences between surgery, aromatherapy, acupuncture, orthopedic therapy and pediatric therapy?
Too broad for answer: Your ? Asks for descriptions involving several therapies for an unknown condition. Without specific background information, no comments can be made. Public site answers are also limited to 400 characters, making a synopsis of all disciplines unrealistic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mixed results: Magnet therapy has been around for over 100 years. The studies on these therapies have been inconclusive as to their effectiveness of joint pain. I have some patients who use magnets and swear by them and others who have tried them and get no relief. I do not believe there is any harm in using them but I do not generally recommend them ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many benefits: There are numerous theories about how massage therapy may affect the body and studies are underway to look at benefits. Current research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy may be effective for anxiety, low back pain (short term benefits noted), may help to relieve pain and improve mood in cancer patients, can improve function in neck pain. ...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
Why would s/he?: Someone already trained in shiatsu massage is presumably competent to practice his/her own area of complementary and alternative medicine (cam). Unless s/he wants to also learn about other treatments and systems of healing that are part of cam, it seems unnecessary. An "overview" course in cam would probably be less in depth in any one area than needed to really practice that modality well. ...Read more
It depends: The treatment that worse the best with the least risk and disruption to your life would seem the best to me. Everyone responds diffrently. Sometimes simple stretching will do the trick and other people will require orthotics or surgery. Your local podiatrist will be able to take of this for you. Podiatrist see this all day long and are very successful at treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Typically not: Talk therapy is something provided by a mental health counselor. ...Read more
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