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Exercises For Intercostal Neuralgia
McKenzie: Several exercise approaches can help low back pain, and physical therapists can instruct in williams and mckenzie approaches. Some specialized therapists can use felderkreis approaches. Best to have direct expert instruction prior to using these techniques. Although pilates is touted, need an expert to select safest approach. ...Read more
1st things 1st: Before a good physical or rehab therapist would start exercises (which there are!) they'd want to be sure you are healed enough to move ahead. Seek a good PT to eval and plan a program specifically for you. That's the safe way to avoid hurting yourself more. Ask Dr for referral to PT. Best! ...Read more
Sometimes: It depends on what and where the cause of the pain is. For some conditions it can be very helpful. However it is usually more diagnostic then therapeutic. ...Read more
Yes and No: Short answer is that any opiate or narcotic, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine etc, will help just about any pain. But one develops rapid tolerance to such drugs and in time they become less effective. Most all neuralgias are much more effectively treated with more "nerve specific" meds like Gabapentin and carbamazepine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Intercostal neuritis: The most common treatment after medication is a local injection at the point of pain with a medication that can block the pain. ...Read more
Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?
Yes.: It can improve muscle and nerve function, and improve circulation to the area. A damaged area of tissue will have altered voltage on the surface of the cells. The status of this voltage can affect healing, especially if it is low. I do not see much downside to using it in conjunction with other therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly. Try to: talk in a comfortable position with your neck not bent at an angle,and see if this helps. ...Read more
Burning pain, muscle spasms, back nerves inflamed. Neuro gave Pregabalin for 15 days. suggested hiv related myelin problem. Will short pgn course help?
Will deep tissue massage/myofascial release work on the occipital region, neck and shoulder help heal or worsen occipital neuralgia ?
Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?
Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more
Post nerve decompression surg for occipital neuralgia & migraine-now spasms that are electrical, tazer like - very painful-need advice on what to do.
Can chronic myofascial pain on neck/face unilateral be cured if you exercise stretch muscles and watch posture?
Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low 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 2 more doctor answers
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