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Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

No: Chiropractic uses a deep massage based upon a faulty theory about bodily function. While the massage can temporarily make you feel better there is no cure from their work. Never let a chiro massage your neck. This is a more fragile structure and deep thrusting massage is dangerous there have been cases of paralysis and blood clots from chiros. See an orthopod for this. ...Read more

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Could a deep pressure back massage lead to chest pain?

Could a deep pressure back massage lead to chest pain?

I could: If you broke a rib or two by the pressure...Have yourself checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Where r the accupressure points to ease stress?

Where r the accupressure points to ease stress?

Acupressure points?: Not easy to describe but , but u can see see some one trained in acupuncture and he /she may answer question. ...Read more

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Stiff, sore, and tight neck/ will chiropracter, masseuse or pt help?

Stiff, sore, and tight neck/ will chiropracter, masseuse or pt help?

Any May Help: Any of these folks may help.But only try 3-4 sessions. If it does not help by then, it probably will not. ...Read more

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Sharp neck pain related to hugh blood pressure?

Sharp neck pain related to hugh blood pressure?

Yes - Stress maybe?: High blood pressure more typically triggers headaches. A common relationship between the two is stress - which causes muscle tension/cramping/neck pains and may drive your blood pressure up at the same time. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help reduce muscle tension in my hips?

Will acupuncture help reduce muscle tension in my hips?

Possibly: Try it, it should not cause problems, in the hands of an experienced acupuncturist. ...Read more

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In what ways do massage chairs reduce muscle spasms?

In what ways do massage chairs reduce muscle spasms?

Complex: Different stimulation modality like massage, vibration heat, cold etc change the spinal cord threshold and decrease firing by motor neurons. ...Read more

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Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.

Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.

Depends where your: scoliosis is located? It can affect the back muscles above and below it to cause muscle strain. MFTP Tx and massage are only temporizing measures. Your best bet is to see a NMM/ OMT Dr. (DO, Doctor of osteopathic medicine), who is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist to help you evaluate the degree of scoliosis, if it's a double scoliosis, and help decompress your spine and muscle strains. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle knots in the neck/shoulder region? Will massage help? Will trigger point injections helps?

What causes painful muscle knots in the neck/shoulder region? Will massage help? Will trigger point injections helps?

Myofascial pain: You're not alone--This is a very common but poorly understood disorder. We weren't evolved to be spending all day with our shoulders crunched up, typing on computers! Ergonomic changes help some people, and massage and trigger point injections also help some people, as you mention. Discuss ergonomics with your PT, she/he may be a good resource for you. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture helps relief the pressure?

Will acupuncture helps relief the pressure?

Maybe: But what do you mean by "pressure", and where is it, and what have you been told about it. We need specifics to advise you. ...Read more

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Diagnosed plantar fasctis. Done ice, stretch, strength, heat, massage. Tender with massage. Pain with movement along fascia. Could be any else advice?

Diagnosed plantar fasctis. Done ice, stretch, strength, heat, massage. Tender with massage. Pain with movement along fascia. Could be any else advice?

NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possible reasons (plantar fascitis or calcaneal apophysitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Extremely paainful back, shoulder, neck muscle pain meds, massages barley help consistant muscle pains what to do?

Extremely paainful back, shoulder, neck muscle pain meds, massages barley help consistant muscle pains what to do?

See details: See a doctor, have the issue evaluated to determine the cause and then you will know your options. A rheumatologist is a good place to start. It may be fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help neck pain?

Can acupuncture help neck pain?

Yes: Study results vary, but most studies show a modest effect of acupuncture on neck pain. It's very low risk, lower than the risk of taking medications, even over the counter medications such as ibuprofen. Here's a link to a recent study on the effects of acupuncture for chronic neck pain: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3373337/. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in testicles and sciatic pain. No meds, exercises or stretching help?

Throbbing pain in testicles and sciatic pain. No meds, exercises or stretching help?

Sciatica and testicl: It is very unusual to have sciatica with associated testicular pain. Although it is not prudent to postulate two different causative factors, this must be considered. You should get in for an. Evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?

Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with  chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?

Ortho eval: Shoulder mri, and general medical evaluation is what i would recommend. I think you need to increase the level of commitment to finding the cause. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture work to relieve pain from bulging disk?

Can acupuncture work to relieve pain from bulging disk?

Yes: Acupuncture is a great HEALING tool. What I mean is: It opens up the energy channels, the blockages to healing. In this way it allows the innate healing powers of the body to cick in. And yes they are tremendous. They can do changes on all levels - biochemical, physiological, anatomical, symptomatic ( pain relief ) , psychological ( pain and physicsl suffering leads to depression,..), spiritual. ...Read more

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