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Can ceragem therapy be used for spondylolisthesis?

Can ceragem therapy be used for  spondylolisthesis?

Probably not: Unlikely, this is no data supporting the use of ceragem in spondylolisthesis. The absence of data does not always mean a therapy does not work but in this case very unlikely and possibly quite expensive for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone(spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more


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Can you cure ankylosing spondolytis by ceragem therapy?

Can you cure ankylosing spondolytis by ceragem therapy?

No: The treatment for as is early mobility and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. The more mobility exercises keep the joints active and delay spondylosis. Ceragem therapy works for some but does not cure it. ...Read more

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Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Depends on patient: Multi-cervical unit (mcu) can help some patients. It would be best that you are evaluated by a physician who can determine if you would be candidate for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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Ozone therapy and physical therapy combined work for lumber bulged discs?

Ozone therapy and physical therapy combined work for lumber bulged discs?

there are indication: That many people have gotten excellent relief with ozone and accompanying that with physical therapy can be beneficial. Prolotherapy is also excellent to use and ozone offers additional benefits with prolotherapy. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org 4 information and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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Is ceragem therapy an option for disc prolapse?

Is ceragem therapy an option for disc prolapse?

Not Really: Although Ceragem looks like a fancy massage bed it is unlikely to help with changing anything with the disc (almost nothing can do that without some change on your part, remember passive therapies do not fix anything). It may make you feel good while on it, once done likely your pain will return. Core strengthening will strengthen your spine and epidural steroid injection will help with pain. ...Read more

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Is ozonotherapy really effective for herniated disks?

Is ozonotherapy really effective for herniated disks?

Investigational: There are lots of investigational options out there for treatments such as ozonotherapy, methyl blue injections, stem cell therapies and homeopathic injections, prolotherapy, etc... Some of these have better results and also have more research going into them. Most if not all are not covered by insurance due to the investigational nature. I would consider stem cell therapy as an option overall. ...Read more

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Effective nonsurgical treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

Effective nonsurgical treatments for  ankylosing spondylitis?

Medical treatment: Surgery is an option rarely taken and is of last resort. There is no cure but treatment exists that can change the lives of people with as. Whereas a progression to spine fusion and immobility was common in the past, current medications can lessen or even sometimes prevent such complications. The keys are early diagnosis and treatment by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

It can be of benefit: Physical therapy can be helpful in strengthening, decreasing pain, improving proprioception / balance, and improving range of motion. ...Read more

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Does microcurrent therapy work on arthritis?

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Does microcurrent therapy work on arthritis?

Sham: I have never heard of this treatment, it is very likely a sham that will cost you money but will not help you out. I would stick to mainstream medicine. ...Read more

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How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

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 more

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Traction therapy for disc dehydration?

Traction therapy for disc dehydration?

Of some value!: There are number of options. Many patients of mine use gravity inversion devices. Some chiropracters have machines where specific traction force can be dialed in. Hospital based traction is virtaully non-existent in the us! ...Read more

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Is bowen therapy effective for fibromyalgia?

Is bowen therapy effective for fibromyalgia?

Possibly: Seems like everybody is looking for the "magic bullet" to treat fibromyalgia; if this "bowen" therapy works for you then so be it...But to date there have been no studies that I am aware of to demonstrate this. ...Read more

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Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

If feels good: Not sure of the existence of studies specifically looking at this, but if you were my patient, i would tell you that if it makes you feel better, do it. Some patients, however, don't have relief and see it as a waste of time and money. ...Read more

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Does chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Does chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Sometimes: Back manipulation provide some benifits especially if the problems are due to to facet joint disease. ...Read more

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Is water physical therapy effective?

Is water physical therapy effective?

Can be: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be very effective, especially when we want to minimize weight bearing but want to maintain resistance. It is also a very effective form of exercise for those who have difficulty with full weight bearing. ...Read more

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Does magnet therapy help arthritis?

Does magnet therapy help arthritis?

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 more

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Does chiropractic treatment work?

Does chiropractic treatment work?

Helpful for many: Chiropractic has been shown to be helpful for many conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain. It focuses on nerves, joints and muscles. So, any condition that involves those, may be benefitted by chiropractic. ...Read more

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6 months n 20 sessions of pt. Still neck n shoulder pain.How effective is steroid jab for herniated cervical discs n spondylosis? Risks?Other options?

6 months n 20 sessions of pt. Still neck n shoulder pain.How effective is steroid jab for herniated cervical discs n spondylosis? Risks?Other options?

See below: You mention two very different diagnosis (and injections). Cervical epidurals (for disc herniated discs) and cervical facet blocks (for spondylosis) are both very effective. If you have failed pt other than traction I am not sure what other conservative treatments there are. ...Read more