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What is myofascial pain? Dr didn't explain. X-ray shows complete straightening of neck. Could this be the cause?
Myofascial pain: Myofascial pain is a fancy way to describe muscle pain. The fascia is the connective tissue that covers the muscles. This tissue can be damaged by injury, infection, inflammation and trigger points arise. The actual sites of the injury or strain prompts the development of these trigger points in turn causing pain elsewhere, aka referred pain. Yoga will help your neck regain proper curvature. ...Read more
Stretch: Most muscle strains are relieved with resting the part. Massage myofascial releases and modalities such as warmth hydrotherapy therapeutic ultrasound or tetanizing galvanic current help tremendously. Avoid repetitive microtraumatization and begin and end exercise with stretching sessions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Senior football player with apparent muscle strain to his right lower back including some knotted up areas and fluid. Treatment?
Heat, PT, massage: Muscle knots in your back can be painful, especially if they are big and aren't going away. Some knots may cause mild discomfort, while others may affect your ability to sleep, work and move. Try further exercises, heat pat, or physical therapy/massage. If they symptoms worsen, see your physician. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myofascial-pain-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20033195 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful muscular type pain in my mid back for 3 days. hurts to the touch and very painful to sneeze. Active but no new exercise. Likely muscle strain?
Probably: Given your age, about 70% of all cases of acute back pain are self limited and due to "myofascial" irritation/strain. Sometimes sneezing can aggravate pain if there is a small tear of the outer coating of the disc capsule but even so there is an excellent chance of total resolution. Stay active, lift using your legs ( don't bend your back forward) and consider ice packs/OTC NSAID for 3-7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much truth is there in the existence of myofascial syndrome? In what populations/situations does it tend to be most prevalent? Causes? Symptoms?
VERY TRUE!!!!!: I've been in medicine for 30 years and that syndrome is the scourge of humanity. 15 years ago i stumbled on it after taking an acupuncture course and it opened my eyes to a new view of the human body and pain. See my files, see my wellness suggestions, find a chiropractor, massage person and an acupuncturist. They all have to be used in combo. Self-care is mandatory, lo-carb, epsom salts soaking! ...Read more
You are right...: There are several MRSA stains & it is agreed that acquisition of SCCmec in methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) gives rise to a number of genetically different MRSA lineages. Community acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) for instance differs from Hospital-Acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) by molecular typing & has more antibiotic options but is more aggressive than HA-MRSA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: If you mean how many different organisms cause pneumonia, a very large number ranging from bacteria, to viruses and fungi. A strain typically is a genetic variant of a kind of organism, the flu virus can cause pneumonia, but influenza a can have slight variations making one type of strain of influenza slightly different from another ( why every year you need a new flu shot). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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