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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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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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Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Partly: A carefully designed program with myofscial release stretching and aerobic exercize would be needed the latter would still be the more important part. ...Read more

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Does magnet therapy help arthritis?

Does magnet therapy help arthritis?

Mixed results: Magnet therapy has been around for over 100 years. The studies on these therapies have been inconclusive as to their effectiveness of joint pain. I have some patients who use magnets and swear by them and others who have tried them and get no relief. I do not believe there is any harm in using them but I do not generally recommend them ...Read more

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Ozone therapy and physical therapy combined work for lumber bulged discs?

Ozone therapy and physical therapy combined work for lumber bulged discs?

there are indication: That many people have gotten excellent relief with ozone and accompanying that with physical therapy can be beneficial. Prolotherapy is also excellent to use and ozone offers additional benefits with prolotherapy. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org 4 information and to find a doctor. ...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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Can massage therapy help fibromyalgia?

Can massage therapy help fibromyalgia?

Not the way you mean: Fibromyalgia is a brain problem, not a joint, muscle, tendon or bursa problem. Massage doesn't "help" fibromyalgia the way it may help muscular soreness after vigorous exertion. The pleasurable sensation merely acts as a counter-sensation to fibromyalgia & is only temporary. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition with no "cure," only symptomatic treatment at the neurochemical level, ...Read more

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Does microcurrent therapy work on arthritis?

Does microcurrent therapy work on arthritis?

Sham: I have never heard of this treatment, it is very likely a sham that will cost you money but will not help you out. I would stick to mainstream medicine. ...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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Does chiropractic treatment work?

Helpful for many: Chiropractic has been shown to be helpful for many conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain. It focuses on nerves, joints and muscles. So, any condition that involves those, may be benefitted by chiropractic. ...Read more

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How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

Ayurveda: Ayurvedic therapy can be effective for numerous musculoskeletal symptoms. However results can vary greatly based on the experience and expertise of the healer as well as the severity of the injury and receptivity of the patient. I would seek treatment from a reputable healer preferably referred to you by people you know. The risks to therapy are negligible so giving it a try seems worth while. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises after bunion surgery?

Physical therapy exercises after bunion surgery?

Yes: They are good...Range of motion for motion, and then modalities to decrease any swelling. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

It can be of benefit: Physical therapy can be helpful in strengthening, decreasing pain, improving proprioception / balance, and improving range of motion. ...Read more

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What is better for lower back pain, chiropractic therapy or physical therapy?

Neither..: 7.5 percent of caucasian patienists are b27 positive, a marker that relates to inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, called sacroiilitis. This problem can be also associated with psoriatic arthritis (phil mickelson-golfer) and other types. You need medication for this to stop inflammation causing the problem. Of course exercise and massage are ueful for sore muscles, but a correct DX is needed. ...Read more

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Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

If feels good: Not sure of the existence of studies specifically looking at this, but if you were my patient, i would tell you that if it makes you feel better, do it. Some patients, however, don't have relief and see it as a waste of time and money. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy cure tendonitis of the shoulder?

Can massage therapy cure tendonitis of the shoulder?

No: To an extent the answer depends on which tendon is involved. Massage can aid in the recovery of injured tissue by stimulating blood supply, and in the case of a tendon mobilizing it. In general tendons do not repair if their is much tearing, but in the case of minor tears seen in inflammation (tendonitis) improve with gradual strengthening and judicial use of steroids for pain management. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help victims of brain aneurysm?

Does massage therapy help victims of brain aneurysm?

I think worthwhile: Chances are on your side. Anxiety, understandably, is a significant issue that accompanies a diagnosis of a brain aneurysm. You should continue to do most activities you are used to, including exercise but with gradual warmup. Please refer to the brain aneurysm center for women at www.Chicagoaneurysm.Com for additional helpful information that might be of interest to you. ...Read more

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Should I seek massage therapy for spinal arthritis?

Should I seek massage therapy for spinal arthritis?

Not recommended: Massage therapy is not going to significantly improve pain in spinal arthritis. It may provide temporary relief (minutes to hours) of the pain. ...Read more

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Is water physical therapy effective?

Is water physical therapy effective?

Can be: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be very effective, especially when we want to minimize weight bearing but want to maintain resistance. It is also a very effective form of exercise for those who have difficulty with full weight bearing. ...Read more

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