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How To Treat Vertigo With Massage Therapy
Massage/Cerebral An.: It is unlikely that massage therapy would "help with" a cerebral aneurysm. However, if as a result of the massage therapy the patients blood pressure was reduced or the patient was able to modify other risk factors, such as quitting smoking, the risk of aneurysm rupture might be reduced slightly. Always discuss therapies such as this with the physician treating your aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scoliosis & pain: Scoliosis often causes pain in the muscles of the back due to the asymmetric stress of the curvature. This may be in the form of myofascial pain with trigger points that may respond to injection of local anesthetic followed by stretching. Scoliosis may also produce spasm that may respond to the application of ice, medications such as cyclobenzaprine or injection of Botulinum toxin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The pt will allow stretching and strengthening of the neck muscles. ...Read more
Can physical therapy cure sciatica? Is it possible to get rid of my sciatica with physical therapy?
Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find an Expert: Cbt has been shown to help people with cfs. It is important to find a therapist who has experience with cfs. Cbt is a form of psychotherapy that helps you challenge automatic negative thoughts that can produce negative physical symptoms. Giving you tools to help you think, act and communicate differently. Thinking positive thoughts instead, resulting in less symptoms. Mind/body connection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to find orthopedist to evaluate and treat cervical muscle spasm with physical therapy? May be causing nummular headache according to neurologist.
Not nummular: Nummular headache is considered to be inflammation of a branch of the trigeminal nerve in the scalp. The headache is highly localized, doesn't move around, and typically sharp. Usually a small area (hence the name. ... Coin-sized area). I do not see how a muscle spam in the neck (far away from scalp) could cause a highly localized nerve problem. More likely, you have two separate problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A type of therapy: Guided imagery is basically (simplistically) using imagined images to modify emotions and physical symptoms i.e. Imaginiing a knob on the part of the body and turning it down. This technique could help with anxiety and depression from pd and decreased energy or pain. Talk to a therapist who does this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression treatment: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Improve Physical Health, Emotional Health, Intellectual Health, and Spiritual Health. Have Balanced Diet. Drink lot of water. Have regular bowel habits. Have good sleep. Exercise-walk, hike, swim Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery,Yoga, Meditation Do Tai Chi and Qigong Feel Blessings of your Body and Mind. Feel Wonders of Universe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conditioning for one: Addiction describes the psychological need to engaged in a certain behavior, use a certain substance, or something similar and can involve a large variety of entities. Over time an addict has closely associated the substance or behavior with postive reinforcement. The most common example would be euphoria from a drug. The key is to extinguish the behavior by having a negative reinforcement instead. ...Read more
Depends...: This depends on the source of your sweating problem. If it is biologic, then probably not. If it is anxiety related, then maybe, but there are far more effective treatments for anxiety such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Evidence for the effectiveness of hypnosis is limited at best. ...Read more
Sometimes quite well: Neural therapy will not necessarily help everyone with fibromyalgia, but if someone has scar tissue creating "interference fields" it may be extremely helpful in reducing pain and improving function. Like many alternative therapies, there is little research demonstrating its effectiveness, but it is very safe and I have seen many patients have remarkable benefit from neural therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many benefits: Physical medicine (a medical specialty known as physiatry) can provide stroke rehabilitation by strength training, core strengthening, gait training, coordination training, assisting with activities of daily living (adl's) etc. All of these are to assist in improving or maintaining independence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Violating rights: Conduct disorder involves chronically violating the rights of others, impulsivity and defying authority, and breaking laws. It is related to childhood maltreatment and lack of skill development. Behavior therapy can use behavior modification techniques such as rewards and punishments or cognitive behavioral therapy to change how a person thinks and thus behaves. Family therapy is also needed. ...Read more
Doc thinks very tight SCM muscle is the cause of dizziness.Stretching daily, 2x week massage therapy for 2 weeks, still bad. How long to get relief?
Depends: It depends on the specific cause. Having a tight SCM does not directly cause dizziness, but there are conditions that can cause a tight SCM and dizziness. It is somewhat a generalization, but most dizziness is either middle ear or intracranial related or from a system is cause such as low blood pressure, medication reaction, cardiac source etc. So, primary diagnosis must first be pursued. ...Read more
Can you tell me if ohip covers anything like massage therapy to treat bad posture caused by scoliosis?
Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?
Recently treated for benign vertigo with physical therapy.Can I safely ride on a plane for very long flight to africa?
I have cervicogenic dizziness.Are there any natural therapies to calm the irritated nerves by brain stem?IceHeat? Combo? Other?Massage made it worse
Dizziness: Have you tried balance training with a PT? This can often give good results. ...Read more
Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loosening tight musc: It. Loosens tight muscles, aids with spasm, relaxes you, etc. Muscles glide on fascia, a slippery connective tissue, which also can become irritated or inflammed. It helps this as well. Finally, painful muscle, when pressed hard at the point of pain (called acupressure) will alleviate the pain afterwards and prevent spasm! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots: Massage therapy involves the placement of the hands on the patient for a variety of reasons. There are many different types of massage just as there are many different types of pt. Pt and massage can overlap a bit but in general a physical therapist has more training than a massage therapist and are trained in the rehabilitation of a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know that having an erectiion occur during massage therapy is common, but can someone tell me how the therapist may feel about it?
Erection: Wrong Time: Hi any professional massage therapist is very aware of this common occurrence and should handle the situation with dignity. In most instances the massage just continues. With repeated massages the novelty wears off a bit and this unexpected erections don't occur as often. Please do not let this worry keep you from this important treatment. ...Read more
That depends: That depends on your needs. Yoni can enhance sexuality & help with sexual trauma. Kriya is very eclectic – your needs dictate which of many approaches is used. Deep tissue work is good for breaking down muscular scar tissue. Balanese and tantra are good with mind- body balance. Etc…. ...Read more
Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more
Improves Function: The lymph system removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products filters and cleans them. A lymph massage can be used to reduce swelling, help infections, may reduce scarring, improve circulation, etc. A facial is a common type of lymph massage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carpal tunnel: Maybe. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use, like driving or keyboard typing. Diabetes or obesity increases risk of onset. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many.: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more
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