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Does Hgh Help With Back Pain
I want to take HGH to reduce my back pain, but i'm wondering if it will trigger an anxiety attack?
Decrease stresses : By making the hamstrings more flexible, your pelvis positioning can change reducing stresses across the lower back. ...Read more
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Results may vary: It probably won't hurt to try, but success isn't assured. Firming up the bed probably decreases the curve your spine is asked to conform to while you sleep, which may decrease pain. If this worked for everyone, there wouldn't be dozens of other remedies out there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to know cause: There are many possible causes, and first you need to know what it is. Is your weight good? Is it worse from standing? Your shoes or your posture may be important. Is it affected by fatigue? A lot of standing cashiers have this problem, and there may be a solution the veteran workers know about. For other people, a doctor visit, testing, and sometimes physical therapy are helpful. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes they most certainly can. They are well trained and very knowledgeable. I believe you should also see a person who specializes in backs like a rehab doctor (physiatrist) and a physical therapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, pain management doctor. All these different specialties bring something different to the table. I would choose one person to quarterback the plan forward, even you. ...Read more
Traction: By spinal decompression i will assume that you mean traction, such as using a vax-d or similar machine. The concept of traction is to restore lost disc height, which can result in improved spinal canal diameter and reduced nerve pinching. The problem with traction is that it is often temporary - in other words, once out of traction, the spine gradually settles back to its original state. ...Read more
Relief the pressure: Spinal decompression is a term that describes the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves of the spinal column. Spinal decompression can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically and is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis. ...Read more
What can be done to treat/ reduce pain? I heard injection of steroids into the spine will help with back pain. True? What else?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the spine (mid back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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