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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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What can spinal decompression therapy do for neck and back pain?

What can spinal decompression therapy do for neck and back pain?

See below: The theory behind non-surgical spinal decompression is that significant distractive forces, when applied to the lumbar spine in variable directions, can create a negative pressure in the center of the intervertebral disc, thereby creating a suctioning effect or vacuum phenomenon in order to retract or reduce the size of the herniated or bulging disc's gelatinous internal nucleus pulposus, . ...Read more

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What will they do in physical therapy for trapezius pain?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the trapezius pain. If the pain is being caused by poor posture, the therapist will work on that. If it is a muscle strain, often, heat, stretching, some times electrical stimuiation and strengthening will help. If the pain is from a deeper tissue in the neck with referred pain (quite common), they will work to mobilize the neck with stretching, gentle manipulation etc. ...Read more

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What will they do in physical therapy for my upper trapezius pain?

What will they do in physical therapy for my upper trapezius pain?

Different modalities: Massage, stretching, range of motion exercises, heat/ice application, vibration techniques, ultrasound, possibly traction, nerve stimulation if needed, iontophoresis - these are some but not all the modalities that can and might be used in the treatment of a trapezius pain. It will depend on the cause of the pain, training and comfort of pt therapist and your progress. ...Read more

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What will they do at physical therapy for a neck sprain?

Stretching and heat/: They will do range of motion exercises and stretched as well as application of ultrasound, heat or cold as indicated. ...Read more

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Please give me some exercises for neck back .I want to strengthen muscles which support neck spine . ?

Please give me some exercises for neck back .I want to strengthen muscles which support neck spine . ?

Be careful: Suggest working with a licensed physical therapist. To avoid injury, please do not attempt any neck exercises without trained supervision. ...Read more

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Can I go to physical therapy to strengthen my groin after a hernia?

Can I go to physical therapy to strengthen my groin after a hernia?

Yes, but...: As long as there is no discomfort, you can attend physical therapy. This however will not fix the hernia. The only way to accomplish that is with an operation. ...Read more

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Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Yes you can: yes you can if it is making you more comfortable. you need to apply heat, and take muscle relaxant. and pain medication like naproxen or ibuprofen. not better get MRI to make sure that there is no internal damages ...Read more

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Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Yes: It's best to see a physical therapist or doctor of osteopathic medicine to help stretch out contracted muscles and release tension from baby. ...Read more

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How to relieve tension in neck and throughout back without massage? Any tips for at home consistent therapy or exercises?

How to relieve tension in neck and throughout back without massage? Any tips for at home consistent therapy or exercises?

Biofeedback can: be helpful for muscle pain as well as for the anxiety and depression seen in your history. It is natural and non-invasive and can empower you to manage these conditions w/out the machines eventually. Peace and good health. Please see a licensed professional such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in biofeedback. ...Read more

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Does laser pain therapy work for a ruptured disk and chronic back and neck pain?

Does laser pain therapy work for a ruptured disk and chronic back and neck pain?

Watch for gimmicks: Lasers are sometimes used in certain minimally invasive spine surgeries for herniated discs that have failed to respond to nonop care. ...Read more

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What type of exercises will they have me do in physical therapy for a strained hip flexor?

What type of exercises will they have me do in physical therapy for a strained hip flexor?

Lunges: The strained hip flexor muscle will tend to tighten. It is important to gently stretch a sore muscle. Start with warm-up of marching in place. Then, the hip flexor can be stretched by doing a lunge. With the strained leg behind the body while partially quatting onto the opposite forward leg you should feel the stretch in the groin. Hold for 15-30 sec and do twice. Include some brisk walking. ...Read more

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What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

Focus on quadriceps: Straight leg raises and quadriceps contractions are usually allowed and warranted to eventually allow for crutch free ambulation. Of course your specific injury and/or surgical intervention will ultimately dictate what you should do during your recovery. Your treating physician should be the best source of information for your specific knee injury. ...Read more

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Would an irritate nerve cause my neck to seize up? I tried stretching, heat, physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractors and my neck is still seized

Yes: You are alluding to a pinched nerve as in a herniated disc? This could cause muscle spasms, and from what i understand of your question, seizing of the muscles. Have you seen and MD for an evaluation of the neck and it's nerves? ...Read more

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How often must someone do stretching exercises for back pain?

How often must someone  do stretching exercises for back pain?

As often as you can.: I don't know what is causing your back pain, but it wouldn't change my response very much. Back pain is most commonly caused by posture, and muscle imbalance leading to spasm. Exercise should help promote awareness of your body and your posture, strengthen what you need to strengthen, and stretch what you need to stretch. Yoga is ideal for this. Body awareness will help prevent re-injury, too. ...Read more

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What is a therapy for strained neck muscles and shoulder?

Therapy: There is a variety of approaches. They depend on the presence of pain and other symptoms. Those include range of motion exercises, ultrasound stimulation, heat/ice applications, massage, tens unit applications, stretching techniques. Physical therapist will be able to decide on which ones to use. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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