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Joint Pain Nicotine Therapy Patches
Possibly: Bit not common. Go on a break from your patches and see the results. ...Read more
Varies: That is a very difficult question for any physician on here to answer. Many factors need to be considered such as appropriate diagnosis of the symptoms, severity of injury/pathology, cause of injury (ie inflammation vs structural), durations of symptoms, premorbid condition, social hx such as smoking, type of therapy implemented, etc.Key to therapy is your diligence and appropriateness of therapy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Regular stretching, core strengthening, proper posture & mechanics, massage, acupuncture, some topical treatments, osteopathic manipulation & more can all be effective low back pain treatment. The si joint is complex and takes much of burden of forces transferred from the upper body. By restoring proper function, omm can help provide sustained relief from low back pain due si dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: History is full of accounts of "spa therapy" and in the 19th and 20th centuries and even today, many people believe in the healing powers of water therapy, particularly when that water is full of minerals. Athough I do not think anyone really knows how it may work, there are many people who feel better when they go into salt water. I would never discourage someone from doing it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When doing physical therapy for muscleskeletal & joint pain, is it best to do TENS/Heat/Massage/Ultrasound before the exercises & stretches or after?
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 3 more doctor answers