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How do I know if I should see a massage therapist or a chiropractor?

How do I know if I should see a massage therapist or a chiropractor?

See an MD: You should not see either of these providers until your issue such as pain or injury, has been evaluated by your family doctor and perhaps an orthopod. Use their recommendation for the next step which is likely to be a physical therapist. Massage therapist provide a gentle comfortable massage. Chiropractors provide a strenuous, sometimes dangerous massage and no cures. ...Read more

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Chiropractors (Definition)

Chiropractors are licensed professionals who practice a form of alternative medicine in treating patients with health problems relating to the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They usually focus on manipulating and adjusting the spine ...Read more


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How do I know if I should see a therapist for depression?

How do I know if I should see a therapist for depression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds and therapy. There is no shame in getting help. Evryone needs help for something at times. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you think I should see a chiropractor for trapezius pain?

Do you think I should see a chiropractor for trapezius pain?

Sure: A chiropractic is one option. I take care of a lot of traps as an acupuncturist. I care for a lot of men in the military & athletes. What they love for painful traps is gua sha. I have strong hands- & I use a buffalo horn to scrape the trap repeatedly. It ends up bruised with blebs on the skin - but it is the pain that you learn to love - it can really break down trigger points & speed healing. ...Read more

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How would I know if I need an orthopedist or a physiotherapist?

How would I know if I need an orthopedist or a physiotherapist?

Copd: Emt should know whatever available medical history to treat you appropriately. For example if they know that you have COPD they will not administer too much oxygen which may be detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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What should I do if seeing a therapist hasn't helped?

What should I do if seeing a therapist hasn't helped?

Therapist: Not sure what therapy is for in your case, but if u have reached an 'impasse', then talk to the therapist about options such as medication assessment or other modalities such as group therapy. ...Read more

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Do you think I should see a chiropractor for sciatica pain?

Do you think I should see a chiropractor for sciatica pain?

Possible: Many times conservative care can include chiropractic care. if you are not better soon (less than 10-15 treatments), then consider other options like a spine fellowship trained pain specialist. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to a chiropractor for a lumbar sprain?

Do you think I should go to a chiropractor for a lumbar sprain?

If your sure about: The diagnosis. Otherwise get investigated by seeing your pcp, then decide who you want to see. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do if injured by a chiropractor?

What should I do if injured by a chiropractor?

Orthopedic Surgeon: May wish to consult with an orthopedic surgeon. If you are asking from a legal standpoint - check out avvo.Com. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bad posture. Who should I see to fix this a doctor?

What do you suggest if I have bad posture. Who should I see to fix this a doctor?

Anatomical issue?: If you think your posture issue is due to an anatomical problem you can start with your primary care physician who can initiate referrals if indicated. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a chiropractor do more harm then good?

Go elsewhere: Why would you continue to see a practitioner of any sort who does you harm or cannot improve things without a proper explanation. Start with your family doctor to have your problem evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have back injury. Should i visit the gp or a chiropractor?

What to do if I have back injury. Should i visit the gp or a chiropractor?

Orthopedic spine MD.: see an orthopedic spine specialist, who could examine you, get xrays, and formulate a treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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Can i get a job as a therapist/social worker with an a.A.S? If not what steps do I take next? I want to be a psychologist but I have years to go help!

Can i get a job as a therapist/social worker with an a.A.S? If not what steps do I take next? I want to be a psychologist but I have years to go help!

Depends on job: Some agencies will have positions available for associate degrees, but you'll be competing with bs degrees. To become a psychologist, you need a phd or psyd. That means a bs, doctorate, internship, and "residence". There are several social work degrees that require less time. ...Read more

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What should I expect if I have to see a respiratory therapist?

What should I expect if I have to see a respiratory therapist?

Inhaled meds: Respiratory therapist provide inhalation therapy with meds and sometime chest physical therapy on doctors order.They can not prescribe the treatment. ...Read more

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I believe I may have tendonitis, is it best to see a medical doctor or physical therapist?

I believe I may have tendonitis, is it best to see a medical doctor or physical therapist?

It all depends.: One would need to know more about the "tendinitis". Inflammation caused by an injury would probably be best evaluated by a physician first. In all likely hood, he will direct you to a physical therapist if necessary. I would be okay if a patient sought treatment from a therapist for inflammation of a non-traumatic origination. Mild inflammation can easily be treated with NSAID, ice and /or heat. ...Read more

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I may need a joint fusion. Who do I see. What should I do?

I may need a joint fusion. Who do I see. What should I do?

Orthopedic Surgeon: If you need a joint fusion, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the area of the body or the joint in question. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a infected finger help please?

What do you recommend if I have a infected finger help please?

Get med eval now.: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot tell if I have a mental disorder or not, advice or insight would be really nice?

What to do if i cannot tell if I have a mental disorder or not, advice or insight would be really nice?

Consider seeing a: Psychologist for a diagnostic evaluation. Explain your specific concerns. Take care. ...Read more

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I get severe depression around my period. I sometimes think harmful things and want to see a therapist. What should I ask a therapist?

I get severe depression around my period. I sometimes think harmful things and want to see a therapist. What should I ask a therapist?

I would encourage : You to see both your gynecologist as well as a psychiatrist. It is important that you let both physicians know what you symptoms are and how they correlate with your menstrual cycle. Take care. ...Read more

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I think I have a rectal prolapse, can I leave it or do I need to see a doctor immediately?

I think I have a rectal prolapse, can I leave it or do I need to see a doctor immediately?

Rectal prolapse: It is unusual to have a rectal prolapse at your age but I would let a doctor have a look so that you get a correct diagnosis ...Read more

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I think i have a dislocated jaw & i want to get it check and fixed.Do i have to see a dentist or just go to a regular clinic will do or the hospital?

I think i have a dislocated jaw & i want to get it check and fixed.Do i have to see a dentist or just go to a regular clinic will do or the hospital?

Neither: Regular dentists often don't know much about the jaw joint. "Regular clinics" and ERs ditto. See an oral surgeon or TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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