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Can a lower back pinched nerve be corrected with physical therapy.?

Can a lower back pinched nerve be corrected with physical therapy.?

PT for LBP.: It's not a cure for a pinched nerve, of course, but physical therapy may help your body function with it better. Always a good first step in the management of a pinched nerve, and for lower back pain in general.

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I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can this be taken care of in physical therapy?

I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can this be taken care of in physical therapy?

Depends: The determination of whether a compromised nerve can be treated with PT or other intervention (surgery) depends on the degree and type of issue causing symptoms. It seems that the best thing you can do is to speak with your physician to go over your test results in detail in order to make an educated decision.

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3 yrs ago diagnosed with pinch nerve, did physical therapy & chiro. Now again for ten months, severe pinching/pain in neck, shoulder, elbow, lwr back.

3 yrs ago diagnosed with pinch nerve, did physical therapy & chiro. Now again for ten months, severe pinching/pain in neck, shoulder, elbow, lwr back.

NSAIDs/Injections: I am assuming you had an appropriate workup that confirmed a pinched nerve. If not see a medical provider for testing. Other treatment options include anti-inflammatories, repeat PT, cortisone injections if appropriate. Muscle relaxers and analgesics could be helpful. Speak with your medical provider. Good luck

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Can a doctor determine someone having a pinched nerve without having done an MRI first, and would doing physical therapy be doing more damage to it?

Can a doctor determine someone having a pinched nerve without having done an MRI first, and would doing physical therapy be doing more damage to it?

Yes: Symptoms alone can strongly suggest a "Pinched Nerve". In most cases, as long as there are no ominous signs your doctor can see, PT is safe.

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I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon.

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What kind of physical therapy should I do for cervical spine nerve damage?

What kind of physical therapy should I do for cervical spine nerve damage?

What kind/level?: First see a rehab doctor or neurologist to be sure physical therapy won't be dangerous. If it isn't serious you are likely to need strengthening of any affected muscles with neck and arm range of motion. Cervical traction is useful for some disc ruptures. Again see the doctor first. You might have something that could cause paraplegia or a tumor or a disc needing surgery or epidural injections.

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I went to doc about my siatic nerve I got pain killers not helping much where or what website can I find physical therapy? Nerve from back problem

I went to doc about my siatic nerve I got pain killers not helping much where or what website can I find physical therapy? Nerve from back problem

Your best bet: Is to ask your Doctor for a REFERRAL to Physical therapy and if there is no response ask for a referral to a PHYSIATRIST (An M.D> with an interest in MUSCULO-SKELETAL disorders who will certainly know what kind of a program you will need, Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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Herniated disk on L5 and have dull achy pain on legs especially knees. MRI showed nerve not pinched but touching disc. Have done physical therapy?

Herniated disk on L5 and have dull achy pain on legs especially knees. MRI showed nerve not pinched but touching disc. Have done physical therapy?

Incidental finding: Disc is an incidental finding that doesn't correlate clinically to your target symptoms, should be ignored better to look for another diagnosis a diagnostic injection can confirm generalized leg and knee ache atypical description for an L5 radiculopathy

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What should I do? Please lead me on to the right direction. Hello. I feel off a balance beam when I was 10 1/2. I am now 13. First I had dorsal capolitis then I went to physical therapy and the pain started to go away. Soon I felt so well that I thought t

What should I do? Please lead me on to the right direction. Hello. I feel off a balance beam when I was 10 1/2. I am now 13. First I had dorsal capolitis then I went to physical therapy and the pain started to go away. Soon I felt so well that I thought t

Please: Please go immediately to your regular doctor and explain your situation and ask for an immediate referral. You can also call your er and ask for a referral so that you can be seen immediately. I understand that you cannot wait and are in so much pain, so please tell your parents and your doctor so that you can be immediately evaluated.

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Physical therapy only made my back hurt worse; now what can I do?

Physical therapy only made my back hurt worse; now what can I do?

See your doctor.: If therapy truly made you worse, maybe you suffered a new injury. A good physical exam and some imaging studies might be helpful. Treatment options include anti inflammatories, hot or cold modalities, gentle stretching and staying active as tolerated.

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Besides physical therapy, what other way can a dry disc in the back be treated?

Besides physical therapy, what other way can a dry disc in the back be treated?

OMM: I have no idea what a "dry disk" is but osteopathic manipulation has been proven in studies to be extremely effective at treating all sorts of back pain, often reducing the need for medication and surgery. Find a do who treats back pain with omm and see what they can do for you.

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Does back/neck mobilization or manual physical therapy hurt? How effective is it?

Does back/neck mobilization or manual physical therapy hurt? How effective is it?

Yes, but worth it: Physical therapy involves moving, which can sometimes cause acute pain, but long term studies show significant benefit to therapy for many chronic and acute conditions.

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How is physical therapy used in the non-surgical treatment of back and neck?

How is physical therapy used in the non-surgical treatment of back and neck?

Very effective: In general, the goals of back pain exercises and physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to prevent further recurrences.

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What do they do in physical therapy for the back?

What do they do in physical therapy for the back?

Hope this helps: Https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=20zybMbnVoU http://www. Spine-health. Com/video/physiatry-back-pain-video http://www. Aapmr. Org/patients/aboutpmr/Pages/WhyARehabPhysician. Aspx

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What should I expect to pay for physical therapy for my back?

What should I expect to pay for physical therapy for my back?

Costs vary.: Specific treatment used determine cost. At many clinics, each thing done can generate a charge. There is no flat fee unless you negotiate that ahead of time.

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How can I perform back and neck exercises for neck physical therapy?

See below: Check these websites out for some excellent at home neck and back exercises: http://www. Des. Umd. Edu/os/erg/neck. Html http://www. Des. Umd. Edu/os/erg/back. Html.

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What kind of physical therapy treatment is done for neck nerve irritation? Please help

There are variations: But it will focus on strengthening, range of motion increase and teaching proper mechanics and posture. You can read more about it at: www. Spine-health. Com hope that helps!

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What would cause my left hip to rotate back and not be able to return to neutral with physical therapy?

What would cause my left hip to rotate back and not be able to return to neutral with physical therapy?

Depends: There are more than one possibility. You should be evaluated by orthopedic surgeon. Possibilities include but are not limited to osteoarthritis, hip labral tear, impingement, avn, .

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