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Is acupressure a good treatment for pain following a bad car accident?

Is acupressure a good treatment for pain following a bad car accident?

Acupressure: Acupuncture/acupressure is a non medication based method of treating pain that has been used for thousands of years. Many people find this treatment helpful. However, acupressure by itself is often not as effective as when combined with medication and other modalities. Many injuries can occur from a car accident and it is essential to have a comprehensive workup for any symptoms you have. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


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It sometimes feels like my back is being electrocuted, should I try acupressure as treatment?

It sometimes feels like my back is being electrocuted, should I try acupressure as treatment?

Be assessed: I am not sure what you are referring to. If you are experiencing "body zaps" that would be best assessed by a neurologist. However, it you are referring to spasm of muscles then both acupressure and acupuncture would be likely to be beneficial. Take care. ...Read more

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Is acupressure effective and safe treatment?

Is acupressure effective and safe treatment?

Acupressure : Yes. It can be a very good addition to the regular medicine options to treat problems. Acupuncture is also a valid alternative medical practice. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident over a year ago, but made the mistake of trying to work and do treatment and heal all at the same time and my injuries to my n?

I was in a car accident over a year ago, but made the mistake of trying to work and do treatment and heal all at the same time and my injuries to my n?

Rest: Rest is necessary for healing, but after a year you have probably reached maximum medical improvement if you have been undergoing active treatment of your problems. ...Read more

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If you have a herniated disc from a car accident what's your treatment?

If you have a herniated disc from a car accident what's your treatment?

Depends: Depends on how the herniated disk is bothering you. If symptoms tolerable and improve with time, simple measures (medicine, gentle exercise) will work. More severe symptoms may respond to injections or surgery. If it causes severe weakness or trouble with bladder control, surgery is usually necessary. ...Read more

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My friend was just diagnosed with LSMFT to the hip bone? Can this be triggered by a car accident? What are typical treatment options for this?

My friend was just diagnosed with LSMFT to the hip bone?  Can this be triggered by a car accident?  What are typical treatment options for this?

LSMFT not traumatic: Liposclerosing myxofibrous tumours (LSMFT), also known as polymorphic fibro-osseous lesions of bone, are rare benign fibro-osseous lesions that have a predilection for the intertrochanteric region of the femur. Trauma is not the cause. Regular follow up is warranted and tumor resection with interval imaging changes or increased symptoms. ...Read more

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Please advise! how much acupressure massage therapy should a clinically depressed person get?

Please advise! how much acupressure massage therapy should a clinically depressed person get?

As much as tolerable: Massage and acupuncture can be very helpful for depression and anxiety, so long as it is not adversely affecting your finances. ...Read more

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Got into a car accident earlier, i hit my arm and the pain won't go away. Do i need physical therapy?

Got into a car accident earlier, i hit my arm and the pain won't go away. Do i need physical therapy?

Maybe: You need a diagnosis as to what is causing pain, and then a treatment plan can be created. If this is being answered in a timely fashion, please consult a physiatrist, orthopedist or family practitioner for an evaluation if you are still experiencing pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel worse after going to chiropractic therapy for a car accident. My shoulder, neck, and back always feel worse the next day.

Is it normal to feel worse after going to chiropractic therapy for a car accident. My shoulder, neck, and back always feel worse the next day.

Try physical therapy: I think physical therapy is more effective than chiropractor therapy. Please do NOT have chiropractic neck manipulations. There is risk associated with these maneuvers. Physical therapy will be gentle on the body. ...Read more

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Hello I have a brain injury due to a car accident I start treatments this week the last two day my skin is crawling and im scraching like crazy ?

Allergy?: If your treatments involve a new medication, you may be allergic to it. Call your doctor today to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is cost and treatments available for 8cm forehead scar happened three weeks back due to car accident and stitches? Any best scar creams ?

What is cost and treatments available for 8cm forehead scar happened three weeks back due to car accident and stitches? Any best scar creams ?

Be patient!: Much to early to worry about your final scar appearance....Takes up to 2 years for final scar maturation. Hopefully a skilled physician did the repair. Best to minimize sun exposure and use a silicone based topical scar product. Ask your plastic surgeon for a recommendation. Many are readily available in pharmacies. ...Read more

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How long is it reasonable to allow symptoms of anxiety and depression to continue before treating? I've felt anxious and depressed (tired, unmotivated, apathetic, etc.) since my car accident 1mo ago. On Venlafaxine 225mg, been in therapy >2 years.

How long is it reasonable to allow symptoms of anxiety and depression to continue before treating? I've felt anxious and depressed (tired, unmotivated,  apathetic, etc.) since my car accident 1mo ago. On Venlafaxine 225mg, been in therapy >2 years.

Distress/impairment: determine need/effect of treatment. If doing well with venlafaxine and therapy before auto accident you may be experiencing temporary setback. If you were not doing well then medication and/or therapy must change if not effective after 2 years. Work with prescriber and therapist to determine progress and alternative/additional approaches. Review life skills/motivation. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Was in a bad car accident and that had made my back and hip issues worse. I'm thinking about a breast reduction. Would that be a good idea?

Maybe.: Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about the procedure and its potential benefits in your case. Like any procedure, breast reduction surgery is associated with potential risk/complications that should be considered along with the many benefits of the operation. Overall, breast reduction surgery performed for the right patient is highly beneficial. ...Read more

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Do you know if accupressure treatment is prrmanent or temporary?

Depends: If there is a chronic condition - it may take many sessions of acupressure. May see progressive temporary benefits which may eventually lead to permanent response. For more acute conditions the response may resolve the issue altogether. ...Read more

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How does accupressure help in the treatment of chronic renal failure?

How does accupressure help in the treatment of chronic renal failure?

It doesn't: I am unaware of any beneficial effect. I would recommend consultation with a board certified nephrologist for treatment of crf. ...Read more

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Is there accupressure treatment for enlarged heart valve with breathing difficulty?

Is there accupressure treatment for enlarged heart valve with breathing difficulty?

Stress/calm/balance: Although you can use acupressure to help calm yourself -it is not a treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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