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Is sex an effective therapy for back pain?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is bio-hormone therapy for back pain effective?

Is bio-hormone therapy for back pain effective?

Probably not: If the cause of the back pain is not hormonal it is unlikely that hormone therapy will help. There are some hormones that have an effect on muscles but they usually do not cause relief of back pain. ...Read more

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Is aqua therapy effective in helping disc/back pain and injuries?

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 more

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Is spinal decompression therapy effective in relieving back pain?

Maybe: Try it. If your symptoms get better continue treatment. If it makes you worse than discontinue treatment. ...Read more

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Is spinal decompression therapy effective to relieve back pain?

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

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I have chronic lower back pain. I chose physical therapy instead of an epidural injection. Which is more effective or should I do both?

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 on the cause: There r many causes of back pain. B evaluated by a spine specialist, once u know the cause, he/her will decide what 2 do based on experience ; training. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture or massage therapy more effective for joint and low back pain?

Acupuncture: The cause of your back pain is what will determine what you should do. Both of the approaches you mentioned treat symptoms. You need to find out what is causing your pain. Injury, misuse, over use, congenital. Issues are all possibilities.. ...Read more

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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

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 more

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Is chiropractic treatment safe, effective and cost-effective for back pain?

Is chiropractic treatment safe, effective and cost-effective for back pain?

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 more

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How effective is a RF neurotomy for lower back pain treatment? Do most people get relief? What is the next step if it doesn't work?

RF Neurotomy: Hello. Are you scheduled to do this? If you had a great response to medial branch blocks (MBBs) (anesthetic placed by the nerves with > 50% relief), then your outcome with RF should be good. Those with ...Read more

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