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Sex Therapy Pain
Yes: A sex therapist may help you learn how to relax before and during intercourse. Oftentimes vaginal pain is caused from the Kegal muscles tightening too much due to the anticipation of pain. This tightening of muscles actually causes pain once your partner tries to enter.You may be prescribred a set of vaginal dialors to gradually get used to a normal sized penis w/out pain. Do consult your OB 1st ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be, yes: Multiple muscle are used during sex which helps keep up mobility. Patients with back pain tend to feel "stiff all over." the body releases pain relieving chemicals during sex which also helps. One key component is to find a very comfortable position (try being on top) which is especially important during orgasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbar pain constantly for past 4 months after accident. Age 17. Taking pain killers and therapy. Limited activity & flexibility. Injections/surgery?
Neither..: 7.5 percent of caucasian patienists are b27 positive, a marker that relates to inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, called sacroiilitis. This problem can be also associated with psoriatic arthritis (phil mickelson-golfer) and other types. You need medication for this to stop inflammation causing the problem. Of course exercise and massage are ueful for sore muscles, but a correct DX is needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not for the fracture: Physical therapy after pelvic fracture will help with walking, transferring, and activities of daily living (adls) however it will not help with the healing of the fracture itself. Make sure you get up and walk around everyday to prevent clots in the legs and lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Difficult: This is a tough one. Itb symptoms can be very difficult to treat and often times persistent pt and time are the best answer. Topical nsaids such as voltaren gel or Flector Patch (diclofenac) may help. Consider massage therapy. Tens units (electrical stimulation) sometimes help. Lastly, local steroid injections are an option as well. ...Read more
Ulnar entrapment for 8 months. Physical therapy and 2 cortisone shot. Felt better but pain came back intense. Other options besides surgery?
Cervical spinal stenosis how to lessen pain and what pain meds work best had trouble with physical therapy because back is in spasm pain was unreal ?
Severe abdominal pain radiates to back & thighs. Diagnosed w/PCOS 4 months ago, no treatment. Spotting after intercourse. Help?
Not PCOS: Pain is not a usual symptom of PCOS. Pain is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. You need to see your doctor or an urgent care clinic for an exam and testing to find out what it is. Spotting after intercourse can be due to an infection or abnormal cells on the cervix. Get seen soon and feel better. ...Read more
Yes!!!: here's a You Tube video I produced with our physical therapists... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zybMbnVoU and here is a more in depth academic paper, with theory, "A phased rehabilitation protocol for athletes with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3812831/ ...Read more
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
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
Should i get physical therapy or muscle activation therapy following arthroscopic shoulder surgery?
Yes : You should follow post-surgery instructions which almost certainly would include physical therapy/rehabilitation. This is usually critical to getting back to optimal function. Your surgeon will refer you and you should follow the prescriptions from him and the rehab medicine specialists or physical therapists. ...Read more
Progressive, extremely severe thoracic back pain at night, for months. Tried chiro, massage, accu, nsaids, antacids.MRI w/o contrast was normal.Ideas?
Diagnose: What you really need now is a diagnosis. Why would a 30 yo have sever back pain with a normal MRI? It suggests it may be non musculoskeletal. Things like pancreatitis, ulcer disease, and a variety of medical conditions can cause back pain. You may need to start over with a detailed exam and further studies to explain the source of your pain. Then appropriate treatment can be given. ...Read more
Yes: At age 48 it is doubtful that PT will do much to correct this ...Read more
Yes: Aqua therapy can be very effective in treating back pain/injuries. As you understand, our spinal column is our primary weight bearing structure, so when it becomes diseased, its weight bearing ability diminishes and prior demands now become uncomfortable. Aqua therapy takes upon itself the gravity factor and relieves your back that way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer