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Do You Get Drug Tested Before Physical Therapy
Home Program: Physical therapy is normally started as early as possible in an injury. A home program is the start of a physical therapy program and can be initiated at the prescribing doctor's office. This can include some form of bracing/taping, some form of anti-inflammatory like icing or contrast bathing, some form of exercises, and some form of exercises. Dr rich blake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May Not Be Able To.: It is not always possible to get other people to do things they don't want to do. You can make the suggestion to go, offer to go with him, do the home exercises with him, etc. Sometimes making it into or tying it to a social activity, will increase their desire to participate. Check out local adult centers and fitness groups. Whatever his decision, be supportive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If it has been recommended by your doctor i would have it. ...Read more
Depends: Id pt. Is in bed, all muscle, groups are moved and stimulated to prevent atrophy and prevent clots. If pt. Is not intubated and cannot talk well, needs speech therapy. If there is any particular paralysis of arm, leg or face so treatment goes there to stimulate muscles. Pt will try to move the pt. So he/she can stand up & walk o the bathroom and act as independently as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that once your TMJ go into spasm you can never get it out ...Despite treatment and physical therapy?
No: That is fortunately not correct. With proper diagnosis first followed with proper treatment most TMJ muscle related problems will go away. The key is proper diagnosis. With basic muscle spasm the doctor must check the bite and deprogram the muscles with splint and phyical therapy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I am 50 and diagnosed w a torn labrum. Will it get better with physical therapy? If not how long would it take me to get back to 100%?
Torn labrum healing: no simple answer. was the neck involved, and is all the shoulder pain from the labral tear or was there an impingement to the rotator cuff? this answer needs an orthopoedist or pmr eval with appropriate x rays and range of motion, hands on testing. 1: how is range of motion, 2:when/where is the pain. have you had a steroid shot or ulta sound? may not heal on its own, needing surgical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: If the rotator cuff tear is small and the muscles have not atropied significantly between the time of the tear and the time of the reconstruction, you should get much if not all of your function back. For this to happen it is very important to do your rehab after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can physical therapy cure sciatica? Is it possible to get rid of my sciatica with physical therapy?
Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had shoulder instability for a little over a year and physical therapy hasn't helped. Should i get surgery?
I have a prolapsed disc in my lower back. Can physical therapy reverse this or is the best i can hope for to get the pain to a manageable level?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a fellowship trained pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 3 ruptured disk in my neck. I am trying to figure out if I should get surgery or stick with physical therapy?
Mom was prescribed celebrex (celecoxib) for siatica pain, did not take after reading terrible side effects, is drug safe or is physical therapy be better choice?
Pretty Safe: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a poor pain reliever but a good anti-inflammatory. However if it does not help you may want to see if her doctor can prescribe her a stronger anti-inflammatory medicine or even a Medrol dose pack (steroid). If physical therapy and these don't help, then evaluation by a spine specialist would be warranted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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