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How can I perform back and neck exercises for neck physical therapy?

How can I perform back and neck exercises for neck physical therapy?

See below: Check these websites out for some excellent at home neck and back exercises: http://www.Des.Umd.Edu/os/erg/neck.Html http://www.Des.Umd.Edu/os/erg/back.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


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Can physical therapy manipulation in the back/neck cause pain after or for a few days? Does it take time?

Can physical therapy manipulation in the back/neck cause pain after or for a few days? Does it take time?

Post PT Session Pain: Hello. I tell my patients to expect to have some increased pain especially with the initial PT eval & even with the 1st & 2nd visit. By the 3rd or 4th visit, patients should start noting benefits. Benefits might be small but these benefits do stack up over the course of PT. PT has been fruitful for a large % of my patients. Different reasons for plateaus with PT. (need surgery, no motivation, etc. ...Read more

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Getting physical therapy on neck for my migraines. The stretches are giving me migraines. Do I continue through or ask for different exercises?

Getting physical therapy on neck for my migraines.  The stretches are giving me migraines.  Do I continue through or ask for different exercises?

Stop and redirect: If the physical therapy is making you worse you need clarification and continuing may or may not be wise. A good rule is stop, discuss with your physician, but be certain the diagnosis is correct. This may not be migraien but a different tuype of headache. Ask your physiciasn to have you see a neurologist. You may need imaging including X-ray, CT and/or MRI. ...Read more

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How is physical therapy used in the non-surgical treatment of back and neck?

Very effective: In general, the goals of back pain exercises and physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to prevent further recurrences. ...Read more

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Does back/neck mobilization or manual physical therapy hurt? How effective is it?

Does back/neck mobilization or manual physical therapy hurt? How effective is it?

Yes, but worth it: Physical therapy involves moving, which can sometimes cause acute pain, but long term studies show significant benefit to therapy for many chronic and acute conditions. ...Read more

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I have neck, shoulder and mid back pain. I have tried physical therapy, chiropractic, accupressure, but nothing seems to help.?

I have neck, shoulder and mid back pain. I have tried physical therapy,  chiropractic, accupressure, but nothing seems to help.?

Time for re eval: Seems like a further evaluation is in order to see if these are separate but overlapping regional problems or really related to a cervical or neck diagnosis which now includes a good history and physical and then some imaging including x-rays and a mri. Medication and/or pain management procedures may be indicated based on this workup. ...Read more

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My pelvis bone was recently pivoted & rotated due to a wreck. I've had 2 months physical therapy &my doctor won't have my neck, back seen? It killsme

My pelvis bone was recently pivoted & rotated due to a wreck.   I've had 2 months physical therapy &my doctor won't have my neck, back seen? It killsme

See below: Probably time for your doctor to consider referral to a specialist for further evaluation. A physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) could help. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

Physiotherapy programs, or physical therapy, work to improve movement capacity in those recovering ...Read more