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I have scoliosis so I'm in a lot of pain I have tried massage therapy, exercise and heating pads it doesn't help. I've tried over the counter meds nothing helps. What would you suggest?

I have scoliosis so I'm in a lot of pain I have tried massage therapy, exercise and heating pads it doesn't help. I've tried over the counter meds nothing helps. What would you suggest?

Be seen: I would recommend that you consider being seen for a more specific cause of your pain. Scoliosis can lead to conditions that subsequently can cause pain, but scoliosis itself does not have to be associated with pain. A detailed exam, appropriate studies, can likely identify the cause of your pain and treatment options available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if ohip covers anything like massage therapy to treat bad posture caused by scoliosis?

Can you tell me if ohip covers anything like massage therapy to treat bad posture caused by scoliosis?

OHIP: Would recommend contacting Ontario Health Insurance Plan directly to find out what is covered. Take care. ...Read more

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Portuguese doctors wont operate on back because of severe scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. Whats best massage therapy and how many times per week?

Portuguese doctors wont operate on back because of severe scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. Whats best massage therapy and how many times per week?

Not a massage proble: This is not a problem that is treated primarily with massage therapy. Many risks associated with severe spine curvature corrections. You need to address this issue with a spine surgeon specialist after a full exam to know what is safe and what could potentially harm you if you were positioned incorrectly by a therapist. ...Read more

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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of sports massage therapy for athletes?

What are the benefits of sports massage therapy for athletes?

Loosening tight musc: It. Loosens tight muscles, aids with spasm, relaxes you, etc. Muscles glide on fascia, a slippery connective tissue, which also can become irritated or inflammed. It helps this as well. Finally, painful muscle, when pressed hard at the point of pain (called acupressure) will alleviate the pain afterwards and prevent spasm! ...Read more

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What is the difference between physical therapy and massage therapy?

What is the difference between physical therapy and massage therapy?

Lots: Massage therapy involves the placement of the hands on the patient for a variety of reasons. There are many different types of massage just as there are many different types of pt. Pt and massage can overlap a bit but in general a physical therapist has more training than a massage therapist and are trained in the rehabilitation of a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Yes, unless...: In most people, massage and stretching can improve the flexibility of any joint in the body. If there is an abnormality or disease process that interferes with the joint, the improvement may be limited. ...Read more

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What type of massage therapy focuses specifically on correcting muscle knots?

What type of massage therapy focuses specifically on correcting muscle knots?

Accupressure: Accupressure therapies focus on reducing muscle pain secondary to knots. Range of motion exercises then address underlying tightness that can lead to muscle knots. ...Read more

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I know that having an erectiion occur during massage therapy is common, but can someone tell me how the therapist may feel about it?

I know that having an erectiion occur during massage therapy is common, but can someone tell me how the therapist may feel about it?

Erection: Wrong Time: Hi any professional massage therapist is very aware of this common occurrence and should handle the situation with dignity. In most instances the massage just continues. With repeated massages the novelty wears off a bit and this unexpected erections don't occur as often. Please do not let this worry keep you from this important treatment. ...Read more

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Which types of massage therapy can treat adhd?

Which types of massage therapy can treat adhd?

None: There is no evidence scientifically or otherwise that massage therapy helps add/adhd.Anxiety, for example yes, but not add. See a trained doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture or massage therapy help with costochondritis pain? It's been 2 months now and i don't want to contintue taking so much pain meds

Could acupuncture or massage therapy help with costochondritis pain? It's been 2 months now and i don't want to contintue taking so much pain meds

Yes: Costochondritis inflammation can be reduced through placement of localized needles and use of major acupuncture points. I am often able to relieve the pain of a fractured rib with one ear "rib point". No, seriously - 1 needle. I am amazed every time - so are the patients. I wish i knew more about acupuncture when my rib was broken. ...Read more

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What is the best massage therapy?

What is the best massage therapy?

That depends: That depends on your needs. Yoni can enhance sexuality & help with sexual trauma. Kriya is very eclectic – your needs dictate which of many approaches is used. Deep tissue work is good for breaking down muscular scar tissue. Balanese and tantra are good with mind- body balance. Etc…. ...Read more

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What are the medical benefits to massage therapy?

What are the medical benefits to massage therapy?

Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more

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What does lymphatic massage therapy do?

What does lymphatic massage therapy do?

Improves Function: The lymph system removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products filters and cleans them. A lymph massage can be used to reduce swelling, help infections, may reduce scarring, improve circulation, etc. A facial is a common type of lymph massage. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy relieve carpal therapy?

Can massage therapy relieve carpal therapy?

Carpal tunnel: Maybe. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use, like driving or keyboard typing. Diabetes or obesity increases risk of onset. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. ...Read more

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What are health benefits of massage therapy?

What are health benefits of  massage therapy?

Many.: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is massage therapy right for me?

Docs can you explain, is massage therapy right for me?

Massage: Can be very effective at reducing stress and muscle soreness. Not for everyone. Try it and decide for your self. ...Read more

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How can massage therapy help injuries from cheerleading?

How can massage therapy help injuries from cheerleading?

Speed Healing and..: As with any sport, cheerleading can benefit from massage. Benefits include increased blood flow, range of motion, flexibility, and elimination of exercise waste (lactic acid); decreased muscle tension and neurological excitability; and an increased sense of well-being. It can decrease the chances of injury and decrease recovery time. It is part of a treatment plan. ...Read more

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