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Is Sex An Effective Therapy For Back Pain
Can be, yes: Multiple muscle are used during sex which helps keep up mobility. Patients with back pain tend to feel "stiff all over." the body releases pain relieving chemicals during sex which also helps. One key component is to find a very comfortable position (try being on top) which is especially important during orgasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Aqua therapy can be very effective in treating back pain/injuries. As you understand, our spinal column is our primary weight bearing structure, so when it becomes diseased, its weight bearing ability diminishes and prior demands now become uncomfortable. Aqua therapy takes upon itself the gravity factor and relieves your back that way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It can be very helpful for some people although it can be difficult to determine who the best candidates are. It is safe so a trial of it can be done to see if it helps. ...Read more
I have chronic lower back pain. I chose physical therapy instead of an epidural injection. Which is more effective or should I do both?
Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inconclusive: There isn't enough evidence to draw sound conclusions on the effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments for back pain, however, there is quite a bit of anecdotal evidence. I would caution that chiropractic adjustments of the neck have been known to cause vertebral artery dissections, which can lead to debilitating strokes and/or death. I would strongly advise against this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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