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Sciatica And Reflexology
Herniated and bulging disc's some degenerating and narrowing of spine weakness in both legs and feet right side being worse, nerve pain nothing works
McKenzie: Several exercise approaches can help low back pain, and physical therapists can instruct in williams and mckenzie approaches. Some specialized therapists can use felderkreis approaches. Best to have direct expert instruction prior to using these techniques. Although pilates is touted, need an expert to select safest approach. ...Read more
Acupuncture will not: Cure a herniated or bulging disc nor will it correct a bony entrapment. However, it can markedly improve pain, range of motion, inflammation & circulation of the surrounding tissues. Most people would not voluntarily have multiple needles stuck into them if there wasn't a benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly, yes...: Anything from chiropractic, message, acupuncture, reflexology, herbs, aromatherapy, sugar pills.....Can help the some people, some of the time, more often if the recipient believes and trusts the therapist. But if it is a serious malady (cancer, heart, lung, kidney, inflamed or infected organs, anything that will not reverse by the body's own natural defenses), then it's time 2 c traditional doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body ( my pelvis is tilted and I limp,because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?
Would spinal fusion for spondilolisthesis help numbness and pain in legs and back and herinated discs?
Does nerve conductive study and emg prove nerve damage or nerve pain like sciatica? Can you have sciatic pain and normal results ftom these tests
Shows function loss: Emg and nerve conduction studies are very good at detecting nerves that have been damaged to the point where the nerves are losing function, but are not always sensitive to less severe damage that is causing nerve irritation without loss of function, or to disease elsewhere in the body, such as in the brain or spinal cord. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not recommended: Causes of sciatica should be evaluated by a sports medicine professsional in order to properly direct treatment. Pain may be coming from a herniated disk, arthritis in the neural foramina (opening in the bony spine that the sciatic nerve exits in the low back), or other areas. Physical therapy, medication, injections may be warranted depending on the severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Cervical Spondylosis. Pain Mgmt is helpful but they are running out of ideas. Muscle relaxants aren't working. other Tx?
Tough : Myofascial pain is tough to treat and is all about maintenance. Good manual physical therapy within myofascial release is key. Cervical spondylosis is common as we age. Hopefully your pain management provider has offered or done some diagnostic blocks to help identify your pain. Ablation therapies could possibly help. Opioids are not very effective for myofascial pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swimming good for bulge disc/herniated disc lower back? What this also help with tight, stiff muscles? Help to put pressure of pinched nerves?
Compressed disc between C5&6 - is bulging into my spinal cord (nerve pain). Best practitioner for conservative treatment - physio, biokinet or chiro?
Several herniated discs in lumbar spine causing numbness in both legs, buttocks and back. Will pt correct this? Tried pt 3yrs ago. Do again?
Ortho or Neuro: Get an ortho or neuro consult and follow their directives. Best of luck to you. Your case is too complex to handle in this's forum. ...Read more