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Is It Possible To Do Acupuncture On Myself For Back Pain
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
Do you think it is safe for me to get surgery on my back to remove my herniated disks or to be put on a pain pump the pain meds they have me on bother?
Careful: I would educate yourself to all options for back pain. Therapy, chiropractor, meds, injections, radio frequency, spinal cord stimulation are all less invasive than pain pumps and or surgery. Find a good surgeon and pain medicine doctor and ask lots if questions. Good luck and be careful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can back pain be from scoliosis? How do you know if scoliosis is getting wore? Is there a way to tell at home? Back pain isbetween lower back and butt
Don't see why not?: Of course after the healing is complete, you should be able to everything, that you could do previously. ...Read more
As usual, it depends: Low back pain can be caused by many things including bulging or herniated intervertebral discs, nerve impingment, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, or muscle spasm. If rest and over the counter analgesics don't provide relief, you should be evaluated by a spine specialist to determine the cause of your pain and begin a targeted treatment regimen, which may include pt, medications, or injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be okay for me to swim for exercise if my SI joint keeps "coming out" on both sides? I need to exercise for strength but normal methods hurt.
Is there a back brace I can buy online to help pain and weakness from Spinal Stenosis? I do exercises but find it hard to stand for long. Thanks
I have so many knots in my arm that it hurts to even massage. What is it? How can I relieve the pain?
Have it evaluated: It is impossible to even guess without being to examine the arm. See a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more
Can you go to a pain clinic for endometriosis on kidney? I. Always in severe pain, my doctor doesn't want to touch it.
Pain.: Yes you can go to a pain clinic. ...Read more
What to do if I have a bit of muscle on my back but i need a chiro to realign my spine and scapula would it still be possible?
I have pain in my back around to my side. It is a burning and tingling pain. I want to know if it is possible to have shingles without breaking out?
Rashless shingles: It is a common misconception that one has to have a rash to be diagnosed with shingles. It is not that rare to have pain, itching and other symptoms due to shingles without any visible rash. The symptoms should however still occur in what is called a dermatomal distribution; one that corresponds to a typical nerve territory. ...Read more
My pain consultant suggests i now try ketamine instead of my usual pain meds. What are the side effects? What will it do to my body? How does it work?
I want to know if it's possible to cause a lot of soft tissue damage to a hip joint from falling on it. What tests should I get done to treat the pain?
Get a diagnosis: With persistent pain in the hip after a fall the first step is to be evaluated by a physician. An x-ray to evaluate for fracture would be a good idea. Possibly just a contusion or trochanteric bursitis. Hip pain can also be from a back injury. Not possible to diagnose without evaluation and a work up. ...Read more
Is it true that by going to the chiropractor it can cause me to have a stroke? After i went for my first session no feel like my nerves are insane
Extremely rare : Its usually reported at a rate of one in a million, usually involving an elderly person who has arteriosclerosis receiving a high thrust neck adjustment. Chance of a serious complication by taking an Aspirin or other over-the-counter pain medications is higher than a stroke from an adjustment. As your regular doctor to refer you to one he feels comfortable with. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am hurting in my rib cage area to the point it hurts to wear my bra. I started working out could that be a stained muscles? And do I need to go to the doctor? Is there a home remdy I can do to relax the pain?
How does physical therapy help lower back arthritis? I suffer from artritis in my lower back and my doctor wants me to go to physical therapy, I am concerned that i will pay for something that will do absolutly no good but the back pain has become incresi
SOME BENEFITS: Although part of goal is create less discomfort, the ultimate success should be gauged based on increased flexibility and strength which can prevent another episode of deterioration, and eventually protect you from acquired injuries secondary to trivial exertion. Have found the best rehab programs include mckenzie back exercises, but feldenkreis approach is also of value. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a Metatarsal fracture and it really hurts when I put weight. How long is it going to be like this? And what's the best to do to help it?
Rest and patience: A metatarsal fracture will take 8-12 weeks to heal like most bones in the body. Initially, reduced weight-bearing, ice and elevation for the first couple weeks helps reduce pain and start the healing process. Progress of healing should be monitored by your orthopedic surgeon with x-rays. Some require surgery if healing doesn't progress as expected. Increase calcium intake to 2 gm/daily x 2 mon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been four days, i could not go to bathroom.I had a constipation problem.It will pain thought.Please give me the best way to move it out without pa?
Constipation: I cannot see anything in your profile to tell me if you are on any medication or have any medical conditions. But, the first step would be to drink three liters of water in the next hour if that does not help you may need to get to your family medical clinic. ...Read more
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