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Doctor insights on: How Does Low Frequency Sound Therapy Help Relieve Fibromyalgia

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How does low frequency sound therapy help relieve fibromyalgia?

How does low frequency sound therapy help relieve fibromyalgia?

? anxiety reduction: There is no study to answer the question-does low frequency sound help fibro. However, low frequencies seem to produce a relaxing and calming response. Anything which can induce this state (such as meditation) will help most chronically painful conditions as pain tends to make us tense. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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Does magnetic therapy help back pain and how?

Does magnetic therapy help back pain and how?

Variable: Magnet therapy has been around for over 100 years and keeps popping up every 25 years or so. I have some patients who get relief of pain from magnets and others who do not. The exact mechanism of magnet therapy is not known. The effectiveness of magnets is sketchy in my opinion. ...Read more

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Does sports therapy really help improve ADHD symptoms?

Does sports therapy really help improve ADHD symptoms?

It will not hurt: Adhd involves the condition of "need to move". It is hard to sit still and to focus on tasks. Getting involved in sports helps to control movement and to focus on tasks. It may not cure the disorder, but it would help acquire skills that can be used in other settings. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy in helping relieve dizziness?

How effective is physical therapy in helping relieve dizziness?

Unpredictable: Dizziness is very common. If the drs thing that it ones fron the inner ear there are specific movements of the head that can accommodate the crystals of the inner ear removing the vertigo. Most dizzy pts that are above 65 have sensorial degenerative ataxia which has no treatment. If pt takes blood pressure medicines orthostasis is very common. Make sure pt has no heart arrhythmias or stroke. ...Read more

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How does magnet therapy help with energy levels?

How does magnet therapy help with energy levels?

This is still open: The body has to make chemical energy that must be tranduced to electrostatic energy. That is probably why acupuncture and possibly magnet swork. ...Read more

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How does indomethacin help with sciatica pain?

How does indomethacin help with sciatica pain?

ANTINIFLAMMATORIES: For true sciatica indocin is rarely strong enough. It has more complications than Aleve (naproxen) : two tab twice a day is about the same. TC3 may be needed. Hopefully, you will be one of the 80% who suffer and the get completely well. Actively rest and resume activity as soon as you can. ...Read more

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How does Lyrica (pregabalin) help with pain relief ?

How does Lyrica (pregabalin) help with pain relief ?

Main mechanism: It is believed to increase the rate of GABA synthesis in the brain. However, its main mechanism of action appears to be antagonism of NMDA receptors and calcium channel blockade. ...Read more

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How does chiropractic therapy help treat back pain?

How does chiropractic therapy help treat back pain?

I do not believe in: Single approach, we must include other speciality in the treatment beause some we need surgery or other modalties for a good outcome. ...Read more

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How can I relieve arthritis pain with physical therapy?

How can I relieve arthritis pain with physical therapy?

PT for arthritis: A physical therapist can assist you with activities of daily living to reduce the stress on the joints affected with arthritis. Also treatments like wax dips to deliver heat to the joints and other exercises can be taught to help you. ...Read more

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How does cranial sacral therapy help with tmd/atypical facial pain?

How does cranial sacral therapy help with tmd/atypical facial pain?

Depends: Cranial sacral therapy is a viable alternative in certain cases of tmd. I often get referrals from chiropractors who say the adjustments that they perform on the patient does not hold. The bite (occusion) may be incorrect or out of alignment, causing the adjustments to fail. I would consult a TMJ specialist in conjunction with cranial sacral therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how contexual cognitive behavioural therapy cure back ache?

Back pain needs: to be evaluated by your doc. After that you can use cognitive therapy to help change thought patterns and reduce/relieve pain. See the work of John Sarno, MD about back pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does the calmar therapy help with pain?

Does the calmar therapy help with pain?

Possibly: The calmar device is an fda approved medical device for the treatment of chronic pain. I'm unable to find any published literature that evaluated whether it works or if it is more effective than alternative treatments, such as tens units. ...Read more

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How does acupuncture help with migraines and pain?

How does acupuncture help with migraines and pain?

Acupuncture: A number of chemicals/neurotransmitters can be impacted by acupuncture: serotonin, norepinephrine, substance P,GABA, Dopamine, B- endorphin, ACTH, Dynorphins, Leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin. Acupuncture also blocks obstructions in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and Chi. Different forms of acupuncture have different impacts on the body. The strongest form of > ...Read more

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How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

See below: No correct answer here. Everyone is different and everyone's healing ability is different. In general, i would expect to see some improvement after about 10-15 pt sessions. ...Read more

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How does a cortisol shot work to relieve sciatica pain?

How does a cortisol shot work to relieve sciatica pain?

Improved Pain: from Epidural Steroid Injection and decreased Inflammation around the nerve roots and Increased return to activity level as your body is healing from the herniated disk. ...Read more

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How should far infrared therapy help to relieve my painful arthritic joints?

How should far infrared therapy help to relieve my painful arthritic joints?

Laser therapy: 808 and 905nm wave laser therapy does lessen joint pain and swelling, working at the cellular level. I've used it for the past 3 years. Stacked treatments work best. ...Read more

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Does microwave therapy help arthritis patients and how?

Does microwave therapy help arthritis patients and how?

Potentially: I had answered this question on an earlier post; check it out. It depends upon the type and severity of the arthritis; and the skill of the therapist. Cheers! ...Read more

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How does Prozac (fluoxetine) reduce pain? Helps with my back pain/my neuropathy in my foot. Doesn't seem to help all pain (fibromyalgia = not as much help)

How does Prozac (fluoxetine) reduce pain? Helps with my back pain/my neuropathy in my foot. Doesn't seem to help all pain (fibromyalgia = not as much help)

Chemicals: Prozac (fluoxetine) is approved for chronic headaches but otherwise lacks indication for chronic pain such as neuropathy. It may help improving the pain by improving underlying depression, even if it was subtle or undiagnosed. Improvements in depression are linked to heightened pain tolerance. ...Read more

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