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Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy Fibromyalgia Treatment
A good tx option: Osteopathic medicine at the very least is another great treatment modality for many neuro and musculoskeletal conditions like back pain and headaches for example. When used properly and with good technique it is very effective and has few if any side effects. I have and continue to use it with many of my patients to very good effect and relief of their pain and discomfort ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low back pain on the right side. Doesn't seem to be getting better despite osteopathic manipulation and certain injection. Pain is constant ?
Back pain: Persistent pain despite conservative management is an indication for advanced imaging with an MRI scan. Extension of pain into the leg can signify nerve compression but sometimes there can be a pattern of back pain with walking and relief with sitting that can be due to spinal canal narrowing. At age 47, this can happen with a large disc herniation resulting in spinal stenosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, as long as: The manipulations are done with your neck in neutral or flexed, but never extended. The only serious complications during manipulation (chiropractic or osteopathic) is when the "cracking" techniques are done with your neck in extension. Maneuvers. If you are understandably stressed, ask for more soft tissue, muscle energy and fascial, and less articulatory and they should understand and respect it. ...Read more
Osteopathic manipulation and stretches have not helped my hip bursitis. I've stop exercising and am still experiencing a lot of pain. Why suggestions?
Bursitis treatment: There are multiple treatment options in treating hip bursitis. Conservative treatment generally consists of ice, anti inflammatory medication, physical therapy. Other options may include shock wave therapy as well as corticosteroid injections. Discuss with your md to confirm your diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: There are many medicines and treatments that can be used to treat fibromyalgia. The medicines used are not typically those used to treat "regular" kinds of pain but are typically antidepressants, seizure medicines and muscle relaxers. Non-medicine treatments that can help include massage, physical therapy and exercise therapies. Your aunt should look for a physician who specializes in fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes quite well: Neural therapy will not necessarily help everyone with fibromyalgia, but if someone has scar tissue creating "interference fields" it may be extremely helpful in reducing pain and improving function. Like many alternative therapies, there is little research demonstrating its effectiveness, but it is very safe and I have seen many patients have remarkable benefit from neural therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What works for you!: Treatment of fibromyalgia should involve multiple therapies. Good quality 7-8 hours of sleep every night is a really good start. Stress reduction strategies are also important. Making sure there are no other physical or psychological issues which could contribute to your pain is also essential, hence treatment should begin with a thorough physical and psychiatric evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tai Chi,Mild Aerobic: The answer is complex. Any physical therapy done should be mild with a focus on staying active to minimize weight gain. Therefore, all of us in PMR actually do recommend therapies but tailor them to each individual. This could include restorative yoga, aqua therapy, Tai Chi or Feldenkrais. I also recommend a support group to my patients and explore cognitive behavioral therapy. Keep me updated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Exercise and meds: The best way to manage fibro is with mild daily aerobic exercise. However if you need further help, there are some new medications approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Since they require a prescription, you will have to see your doctor to get them. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there any research that is getting close to figuring out the cause of fibromyalgia and a suitable treatment?
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D.O.s & OMT: Omt is literally a hands on approach to patient care. It is the art of healing touch applied to diagnosis & treatment of musculoskeletal problems and can help treat many other issues such as asthma, migraines, sinusitis, menstrual pain, and can complement & sometimes replace need for drugs & surgery. It involves both subtle soft tissue techniques & also manual movement of muscles & joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reuptake inhibitor: Milnacipran blocks reuptake of neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine, thus increasing the availability of those neurotransmitters at neuronal synapses. The mechanism is similar to duloxetine, which is also indicated for fibromyalgia (and major depression). It is taken orally, 100-200mg per day, and can cause side effects similar to other serotonin reuptake inhibitors (e.g. Fluoxetine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By itself?: The best thing about gerson therapy is its emphasis on excellent nutrition, very clean & anti-inflammatory. It's also a difficult therapy to keep up with, without help with all the juicing requirements. This treatment approach was developed specifically for various cancers. Fibromyalgia is not one of the conditions listed on the http://gerson.Org web site, so it's difficult to say yes or no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? anxiety reduction: There is no study to answer the question-does low frequency sound help fibro. However, low frequencies seem to produce a relaxing and calming response. Anything which can induce this state (such as meditation) will help most chronically painful conditions as pain tends to make us tense. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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