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Osteomalacia And Its Physiotherapy Management
Physical therapy steroid injections and meds hvnt helped my knees MRI shows loss of cartilage bone on bone due to severe arthritis do I nd surgery?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is physiotherapy including isometric/static exercises and ultrasound therapy good for bone bruise?
I have a C5 herniation. What is the recommended treatment for pain management? Surgery? Chiropractor? Physical therapy?
Depends: Surgery maybe recommended if you are having weakness. If no true weakness conservative treatment with osteopathic manipulation, chiropractic manipulation, and/or physical therapy may all help. Often a short course of steroids may be appropriate. Other medications that may help include anti-inflammatories and medications such as neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and flexeril. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the best medicine or injection for restoring joint function and relief pain of knee osteoarthritis?
Nutrition, supplem't: Start with good nutrition and try: glucosamine (500 mg 3x/ day), same (don't take if bipolar or with prostate cancer) 400 mg on empty stomach (may eventually take up to 800 mg 2x/ day) and must have b-complex with the same, and wait 2-3 months to see if these are helping. Both have good evidence for treating osteoarthritis and are safe. Physical therapy can help any misalignment in muscles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is the Spinecor brace for adult scoliosis a good treatment for relieving back pain and mobility?
Has anyone prescribed the Spinecor brace to patients?
Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body ( my pelvis is tilted and I limp,because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?
Is spinal surgery necessary for a disc tear between C7 and t1? Has pt alone been found to be successful for this type of injury?
Poorly understood dx: JHS is symptomatic hypermobility. Many individuals who have hypermobility never have pain or require any treatment. When hypermobility is found associated with pain, or a few other criteria (see Brighton criteria) it is termed JHS. It is presumed to be caused by a defect in collagen but rarely have collagen related genes been implicated (TNXB gene). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of pain management treatment can a pain management specialist provide for chronic ankle injury to Anterior Tibialis and Post Tibial tendons.
How often should a chiropractic manipulation be conducted for minor lower back pain and maintenance?
Low back pain: Chiropractic care is an integral part of treatment for arthritis of spine and back injuries. In general, the treatments are 2 to 3 times a week for the first month and then taper off. If the pain persists or recurs despite repeated sessions, alternative treatment such as physical therapy or cortisone injections may be a better treatment alternative. ...Read more
Ideas/exercises to improve quality of life with scoliosis? 18 y/o female, competitive equestrian/swimmer, moderate lumbar and thoracic curve, and struggle with posture and keeping my left shoulder up. Neuro advised me against chiro.
CRPS- L foot, mild-mod., many treatments, pain being managed meds, GMI, ADO leg brace. Pain spec. says scs- trial first Is this necessary, useful?
Yes: If you are having symptoms of pain, then yes it is indicated and sometimes helps. You have been through a lot, good luck! ...Read more
Kyphosis(70degree)with lordosis age20
doctors said there's no necessity for surgery
they suggest brace and physical therapy
Can my back became better?
Change is constant: I don't know the specifics of your situation so I can't predict a prognosis for you. However, the body is always changing and responding to the forces being placed on it. Have you explored yoga, in particular Iyengar yoga? Iyengar yoga uses props and pays careful attention to alignment. It is generally considered one of the safer styles of yoga and could be beneficial. ...Read more
What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.
Depends on a number: of factors, which your Spinal surgeon should be able to discuss with you. See a Spinal surgeon so as to get properly get Diagnosed and management would then be initiated for you. Good luck. ...Read more
After injections and pt for patellofermoral doesn't work what is left to relieve pain and problems with knee and leg?
Scope or gel shots: If the above treatments havent been successful, you may need to consider an arthroscopic procedure which may require a lateral release which may help your pain from the patellofemoral joint also another option might be do consider viscosupplementation shots such as synvisc or orthovisc. ...Read more
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